EEA Family Permit
If you are a family member of a national from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland you can apply for a Family Permit to come to the UK. There are two types of applications that can be done for a family depending on your circumstances. For close or extended family member of an EEA or Swiss national an application can currently be made for an EEA Family Permit. With the lead up to Br-exit the government has also introduced a new family permit that only allows close family members to come to the UK and on the condition that the European national has the new settled or pre-settled status.
Currently you can still use the EEA Family Permit to join your close or extended family member. If your application is successful you will be issued with a family permit that is valid for 6 months, allowing you to freely enter or leave the UK in that period. You can extend your stay in the UK if your EU national sponsor is a qualified person (working, self-employed, self-sufficient, looking for work or studying) or has Permanent Residence Document.
Our expert lawyers have detailed knowledge and experience of Family Permit applications and can help you in meeting the requirements and making a successful application to join your family member in the UK. We can also help extend your stay in the UK if you are here on Family Permit. Call us on 0121 285 5121 now or request a call back to speak with one of our expert advisers.
EEA Family Permit-FAQ
You may be able to apply for an EEA Family Permit if you are a national from outside the EEA and Switzerland and meet one of the following conditions:
- You are a close family member of an EEA or Swiss national such as a spouse, civil partner, dependent child or grandchild dependent parents or grandparents (of EU national or his spouse/civil partner).
- You are an extended family member of an EEA national or his spouse such as a brother, sister, cousin, uncle, niece or nephew. You must also meet. requirement of being dependent on the EEA national or were a member of their household before they came to the UK.
- You previously had the right to reside in the UK as the family member of an EEA national who was a ‘qualified person’ or had permanent residence in the UK and have retained the right of residence.
- You have lived in another EEA country with a British family member and are taking the ‘Surinder Singh’ route.
- You have a derivative right of residence.
There are exceptions and additional requirements for each category, speak to our Immigration Lawyers to find out if you meet the eligibility for a family permit.
What can 121 Immigration Lawyers do for you?
Our immigration lawyers can help you with the Permanent Residence Document application process and ensure you have the all the necessary documentation that is required for a successful application. We can help by:
- Discussing the options that are available to you and ensuring this is the most appropriate application for you.
- Advising you about the requirements and the relevant documents that are required for the application.
- Reviewing the documents to ensure they are satisfactory for the application.
- Provide a detailed letter of representation, which will outline how you meet the requirements of the Family Permit, with reference to the relevant UK Immigration Laws
- Completing and submitting the relevant application form on your behalf.
- Advising you the timescale and liaising with the home office until a decision is made.