EEA Family Permit Visa Application
Solicitors would be delighted to provide you with a free introductory
consultation to discuss your EEA Family Permit visa application.
the terms of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006,
European Economic Area and Swiss nationals have the right to request permission
to live and work in the United Kingdom on a permanent basis with their
dependants. If a non-EEA family member wishes to join an EEA sponsor, they
should apply for a Family Permit which allows a maximum of six months’
residency. If the applicant is currently in the United Kingdom, they can apply
for a residence card which is valid for five years. At the end of the five-year
period, they will have the opportunity to apply for Permanent Residence.
immigration text specifies the individuals that may qualify for UK
entry/residency under these regulations, which are as follows:
- Your spouse or civil
- Unmarried partner if
you are in a “Durable relationship”;
- Other Family
or grandchildren or both you and your spouse or civil partner, if under 21
years of age;
of both you and your spouse or civil partner.
Spouse or Civil Partner
you intend to bring your non-EEA spouse or civil partner into the UK to join
you, they must submit an application for a Family Permit. This is assuming that
the applicant is currently residing overseas. Upon gaining entry to the UK with
a Family Permit, the individual may then submit an application for a residence
is dependent on the sponsor’s ability to provide evidence of their legal
residency in the UK, their formalised marriage/civil partnership with the
applicant and details of their employment. The initial period of leave to
remain in the UK may also be conditional, requiring that the non-EEA national
stays with their EEA partner for the duration.
Solicitors can provide the support you need to carefully evaluate your options
and submit a complete and accurate application. If your application is
successful, you will receive a residence card valid for a period of five years,
after which you can apply for Permanent Residence in the UK.
Partner if in a “Durable relationship”
a couple is able to provide evidence of their ‘durable’ relationship, the
non-EEA family member may also be able to apply for a family permit. Once
again, a residency card can then be applied for which is normally valid for
five years, after which Permanent Residency can be sought. Despite the relative
vagueness of the term, UK immigration legislation regarding ‘durable
relationships’ isn’t as restrictive as the rules for general unmarried
partners. For example, there is no requirement to have been cohabiting for
minimum of two years to qualify.
the rules remain relatively complex and may be subject to the conclusions of
the individual handling your case. It is therefore important to carry out
detailed analysis of both your current situation and the extent to which you
can provide evidence of your durable relationship. Organise an obligation-free
consultation with Aristone Solicitors and we’ll help determine the best course
of action for your visa application.
Other Family Members
you and your spouse have children or grandchildren under the age of 21,
parents, grandparents or direct family members of any kind living abroad, they
may be able to join you in the UK with a Family Permit. In order to qualify,
each of the non-EEA family members applying should be able to demonstrate their
financial and emotional dependence on the individual or individuals currently
residing in the UK.
with direct family members, the non-EEA applicants may also be the niece,
nephew, cousin, aunt, uncle, brother or sister of the UK resident. Again,
eligibility is determined by way of the applicant’s ability to provide evidence
of their emotional and financial dependence, or the physical or psychological
health issues that demand the care of their UK-based family.
EEA Family Permit Law Firms in Luton
complexities of obtaining an EEA Family Permit visa should not be
underestimated. Even if your case appears relatively straightforward, intricate
terms and conditions must be taken into account to ensure your application’s
success. What’s more, there may be alternative entry permits and visas that are
more appropriate for your situation.
order to gain a better understanding of the options available, book your
obligation-free consultation with one of our experts today. Aristone Solicitors
specialises in all aspects of family immigration law, working hard to simplify
even the most complex cases. Call today to discuss your requirements in more