European Nationals (EEA) Applications
For European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss nationals and their families there are several different types of EU residence documents available that confirm their status in the UK. The general rule is that an EU national or their family member do not need to apply for and possess a residence document in order to lawfully enter and reside in the UK, except for certain circumstances. This will change when Britain leaves the European Union, depending on if Britain leaves with or without a deal will determine the date the changes take effect. With the current uncertainty about Brexit it is advisable for EU nationals to apply for documents that confirm their status in the UK.
The types of document available are:
Family permit: Issued by the UK government to facilitate entry for non EEA national family members.
Residence certificate: Residence document for EEA nationals.
Residence card: Residence document for family member of EEA national.
Permanent residence certificate: Residence document for EEA nationals signifying that permanent residence is held. This document is needed to apply for British citizenship.
Permanent residence card: EU law residence document for family member of EEA national signifying that permanent residence is held. This document is needed to apply for British citizenship.
In addition to these documents, the UK government has introduced a new settlement scheme for EU, EEA or Swiss citizens who want to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.
At 121 Immigration Lawyers our team of expert lawyers stay up to date with latest development in EEA related immigration matters and can discuss the options that are available for you advise you on the best course of action. We can help with the applications for any of the residency documents, or settlement and British Nationality. Call us on 0121 285 5121 now or request a call back to speak with an expert advisor.