EEA Family Permit
An EEA family permit is an entry clearance into the UK (similar to a visa). It is for nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area who are family members of EEA nationals.
A non-EEA family member of an EEA national will need to obtain a family permit before travelling to the UK if they are:
- A visa national – individuals who are citizens of the countries who normally need a visa to come to UK.
- Coming to live with the EEA national in the UK permanently. However, the non-EEA family member must accompany the EEA national.
- To join the EEA national here.
If the EEA national is outside the UK and is not travelling with them, the non-EEA family member must instead apply for a visa (if they need one) before they can come to the UK.
If a non-EEA family member is living in the UK and has a residence document confirming their right of residence here, they do not need to apply for an EEA family permit each time they enter the UK after travelling overseas. Although the UK is a member of the EEA, a non-EEA family member of a British citizen should not come to the UK using an EEA family permit. However, a family member of a British citizen living abroad can apply for a family permit to join the British citizen on their return to the UK if:
- The British citizen has been living in the EEA as a worker or self-employed.
- The family member has been living together with the British citizen in the EEA, if they are the British citizen’s spouse or civil partner.
We specialize in preparing EEA family permit applications. Speak to us today on 0203 640 5878 or fill the inquiry form below.
About Alliance Visas
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At Alliance Visas, we do not share your details with any third party. We provide a no obligation assessment without any cost to all applicants, please fill our assessment to find out your eligibility for a visa.