It is important for EEA family members to know their rights, especially when travelling from one member state to another. Even though freedom of movement has become a fundamental right for member state nationals, they can still face delays in their journeys due to incorrect documentation. This is a direct consequence of not knowing their EEA family member rights thoroughly.
The most common EEA family member right are the right to live, work, and study across the member state countries. These rights are also extended to those of a close relationship to the EEA family members such as family and married or unmarried partners, who hold a durable relationship.
Family members of EEA nationals often will be able to obtain a family permit or residency card in order to allow them to exercise EEA family member rights for a limited time. Those who are seeking to know whether it is possible to attain permits as family members of EEA nationals, need to be aware that there are large amounts of evidence required in order to prove that the relationship with the EEA national is genuine.
Individuals living outside the EEA who are family members of an EEA national may qualify for an EEA family member permit. These permits are valid for 6 months and do not offer permanent residence. If you are looking to apply for an EEA family permit, but you want to stay in the country for longer than 6 months, you will need to become a UK resident.
For individuals looking to attain permits, or seek residence in the UK and need advice, please contact our immigration specialists whom will be happy to advise you on your options. Our bilingual team will advise you on the correct application and help you through the process in order to ensure the best possible outcome.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.