The FCA has published an application form for use by AIFMs seeking the authorisation of a UK European long-term investment fund (ELTIF) or approval to manage a UK ELTIF or both. The form may be used by a UK AIFM or an EEA AIFM for the authorisation of a UK ELTIF, to apply for approval to manage a new UK ELTIF or to apply for approval to manage a UK ELTIF that has previously been authorised. The form also covers applications relating to internally managed ELTIFs. Firms cannot use the form to apply to market the units or the shares of the ELTIF within the UK and other Member States. The FCA has decided to cover both authorisation and approval applications in the one form, as an ELTIF cannot be authorised without an approval of an AIFM to manage the ELTIF. The ELTIF Regulation applies from 9 December 2015.