My husband and I are applying for our Chinese visas. Because he is French and we live in the UK, he needs to provide "proof of legal status":
"(4) Proof of legal status (applicable for those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)
If you are not applying for a visa in the country of your citizenship, you must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates of residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal stay provided by the relevant authorities of the country where the Visa Centre is located."
He doesn't have a "certificate of legal stay". He is an EU citizen so he doesn't need a visa or residence permit to live in the UK. He is self-employed (he runs his own company).
So are there any other documents he could provide as proof of legal status? Could he just provide a bank statement or council tax / utility bill as proof of address?