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EEA Family Rights/Permits

I want to apply for EEA family rights/Permits?

If you are an EEA national or family member of an EEA national looking to settle in the UK, this page explains what EEA family rights are, who should apply for an EEA family permit, how to apply for EEA family rights & your next steps.

What are EEA family rights?

EEA family right’s allows for citizens of specific EEA member states to travel to the UK for work and residence without certain immigration restrictions applying. By way of European law, this right also extends to the family members of these EEA citizens irrespective of whether their family member(s) are themselves EEA citizens or not.

Who should apply for an EEA family permit?

An EEA family permit is a form of entry clearance. It specifically covers individuals from visa countries, but who are family members of individuals from inside the European Economic Area. Family members are defined as husbands, wives, civil partners, children, grandchildren, parents & grandparents. Before travelling to the UK a family member of an EEA national who himself or herself is from outside the EEA will need to apply for an EEA family permit.

How to apply for EEA family rights?

The majority of EEA nationals and the family members of these EEA nationals automatically retain the right to live and work in the UK by way of European law. However, if you are the family member of an EEA national you may wish to have your right of residency officially acknowledged by the UKBA in the form of a residence card or permanent residence card. To do this, you will need to apply for a residence card using either form EEA1 or EEA2.

Next steps

For further information on the EEA family permit application process or for help finding a qualified immigration solicitor or immigration lawyer to help you make an EEA 1 or EEA2 application then contact Immigration Insight or request a free call back today.

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