EEA Family Permit
Family members of an EEA national are entitled to work in the UK without restrictions as long as EEA national is excercising their treaty rights as a qualified person. (Study, Self Employed, Employed or Self Sufficient). EEA family permit is an out of coutry application. It can be obtained from any British high commision, High commission or Consulate abroad. It is not necessary for an applicant to travel to the applicant’s country of origin to apply. EEA family permits are valid for 6 months from the date of issue and may be used for muliple entries with in that time. Family members can include spouses, partners, civil partners, children (up to the age of 21 an older in some circumstances) and other dependant relatives in some cases. The family member of an EEA national who is excercising treaty rights is entitled to be issued with a 5 year EEA family permit unde the EEA rugulation allows unrestricted work. This is possible even if the family member has no legal immigration status at the time of application, or is in the UK under a different immigration category.
Extended Family Members
Extended family members’ is defined in Regulation 8 as; distant family members of the EEA national or of his spouse / civil partner who can demonstrate that they are dependant. Partners where there is no civil partnership but they can show that they are in a “durable relationship” with the EEA national.
Under Regulation 8 there are four kinds of extended family member;
*a person satisfies the condition who is a relative of an EEA national or his/her spouse or civil partner and who is dependent on the EEA national or is a member of his/her household, and who either (i) is accompanying the EEA national to the UK / wishes to join him there, or (ii) has joined him in the UK and continues to be dependent on him or to be a member of his/her household;
*a person satisfies the condition who is a relative of an EEA national or his/her spouse or civil partner and, on serious health grounds, strictly requires the personal care of the EEA national or his/her spouse or civil partner;
*a person satisfies the condition who is a relative of an EEA national and would meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules (other than those relating to entry clearance) for ILR as a dependent relative of an EEA national were the EEA national a person present and settled in the UK;
*a person satisfies the condition who is the partner of an EEA national (other than a civil partner) and can prove that he is in a durable relationship with the EEA national.
Permanent Residence Card
Right of permanent residence is automatically acquired after living in the UK for 5 years as an EEA national or as their family member. A ‘permanent residence card’ can be obtained as evidence of the right. Once the right is acquired, it can only be lost through exclusion (usually following criminal activity) or absence from the UK for 2 consecutive years. A permanent residence card is very important for a family member who is not an EEA national. It is also advantageous for an EEA national to have a permanent residence card, as help establish the position of family members, and in applying for naturalisation or proving automatic acquisition of British citizenship.
We carefully check that your minor qualify according to the guidelines of Home office UKVI.
We will help you gather the documents required for the application before submission both In country or out of country applications.
For overseas clients, we will guide you the entire step by step process to make it easier and stress free.
To check your eligibility call us on Tel: 020 7859 4527 | Skype:Solutionvisas | firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively, fill out our Free initial assessment form and we will get in touch with you on how to apply for EEA Family Visa.