EEA Family Permit
The EEA Family Permit is for those family members who are related to a European (or a European’s spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner).
In other words you must be:
- From outside the European Union
- The family member or ‘extended’ family member of a European national
Other ways you can apply for this type of visa are:
- With a derivative right of residence (you are the care of someone who ahs the right to be in the UK, the carer’s child, or the child of an EEA national who has previously worked in the UK
- Under the ‘Surinder Singh’ route (you are the family member of a British citizen who has lived and worked in another EEA country)
- With a Retained Right of Residence (you have the right to stay in the UK as the family member of an EEA national who has died, left the UK or is no longer your spouse or civil partner.
To qualify as a family member you must be:
- Spouse, civil partner
- Child or grandchild under 21 years old, or dependent child or grandchild of any age
- Dependant parent or grandparent
All other type of family members (including unmarried partners) are considered to be extended family members. However, they can still apply, it will just require additional documentation.
Requirements for EEA Family Permit
For this type of visa you will have to provide:
- A valid passport
- Evidence of your relationship to the European national (for example, a marriage certificate, civil partnership certificate, birth certificate or proof that you have lived together for at least 2 years as unmarried partners)
- Proof of your dependency on the European national (can be financial, emotional support or both)
You will have to prove that your European family member has a Permanent Right of Residence, has a Qualified Person certificate or is one of the following if they have been in the UK for more than 3 months:
If the European family member is a student or self-sufficient he or she must have comprehensive sickness insurance.
Upon receiving EEA Family Permit it will grant entry clearance for 6 months and will provide a temporary right to live, study and work in the UK. Nearing the end of the visa. The family member can apply for a Family member visa (or an extended family member visa depending on who they are).
Apply for an EEA Residence Card after 6 months of receiving a Family Permit.
Our Approach to UK Visas
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- Initial Consultation
- Document Collection
- Document review
- Finalisation of Immigration Matter
- Home Office Decision