My wife has a family permit visa and we're now applying to get an EEA residence permit.
It's required that we send our documents to prove identity:
Proof of identity and nationality, such as a valid passport, travel document or national identity card
But it also says
Your application may take up to 6 months.
Does that mean we'll stay 6 months without our passports? That's not a huge deal for me as I have my EU ID card but her only valid document here is her passport. What else can we use as a valid document for her if they'll keep it for 6 months?