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EEA Family Permit
The duration of an EEA family permit is a form of ‘entry clearance visa’ to the UK is six months. Nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) can join their EEA family members who are exercising their treaty rights and residing in the UK. The non-EEA national can apply for a residence card as a family member of an EEA national before the expiration of the EEA family permit. The duration of this residence card is five years following the EEA Regulations 2016. A family member of an EEA National can renew it in five years or may apply for a permanent residence card if can satisfy all the Home Office requirements.
Residence Card As Family Member Of An EEA National
If a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland is living in the UK following the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016, their family members who are not EEA or Swiss citizens also have the right to come to the UK to live and work here. If you are a non-European family member of an EEA or Swiss national, and you have decided to go to the UK to join them, you can apply for a residence card. The residence card is your document which proves your right to stay in the UK under EU law.
Extended Family Member
According to the Reg. 8 of the EEA Regulations “Extended family members” are defined as meaning:more distant family members of the EEA national or of his spouse / civil partner who can demonstrate that they are dependent partners where there is no civil partnership, but they can show that they are in a “durable relationship” with the EEA national. For “extended family members” only the following requirements concerning dependency must be met: The extended family member must have established his/her dependence on the relevant EEA national in the country from which the EEA national moved to the UK.
According to the Reg. 8 of the EEA Regulations 2016 non-EEA unmarried partners of the EEA Nationals, who are exercising their treaty rights in the UK, can join their EEA National partners if they can prove that he or she is in a durable relationship with the EEA national. According to the above Regulations, unmarried partners are extended family members. The term “unmarried partner relationship” defines a relationship similar to marriage which has subsisted (continued in existence) for at least two years.
Permanent Residence Document
To qualify for a permanent residence document an applicant needs to show that he/she has been exercising her/his Treaty Rights in the UK for a ‘continuous period’ of 5 years. Permanent Residency is only valid in the UK. An applicant must prove that he/she has been a qualified person or a family member of a qualified person for five years. A qualified person is one who has citizenship of an EEA country or Switzerland, and either is self-sufficient, studying, self-employed, looking for work or working in the UK. Permanent Residency may be granted to close or extended family members of an EEA Nationals if they can prove that their relationship with their EEA National continues to subsist and they have maintained their qualified person status throughout five years.
If an EEA national is exercising Treaty rights in the UK, is a qualified person, then she/he may request the issuance of a registration certificate as confirmation of his/her right of residence under EC law. Switzerland is not part of the EEA, but Swiss nationals and their family members also have the same free movement rights as EEA nationals. Common question: why to apply for a registration certificate? You may apply for a registration certificate to confirm your immigration status to have fewer checks when applying for benefits and travelling.
Immigration Rules concerning fiancé(e) visa changed on 9 July 2012 and new rules apply to any application made on or after 9 July 2012. A fiance can make an application to the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for entry clearance as a fiance to join a person present and settled in the UK. And then he/she can get married in the UK after arriving in the UK as a fiance. If the application is successful, the applicant will receive six months leave to enter as a fiance, and must register the marriage in the UK within these six months to apply for further leave to remain in the UK by marriage.
Proposed Civil Partner Visa UK
From 9 July 2012 the Immigration Rules for applicants who wish to obtain the proposed civil partner’s visa changed and new rules apply to any further immigration applications made on or after 9 July 2012. A person asking for an entry clearance application as a Proposed Civil Partner can do it by submitting their application to the British Diplomatic Post Overseas (British Embassy/High Commission) to register a Civil Partnership in the UK with a person who is present and settled in the UK. Civil Partnership is a legally recognised relationship between two people of the same sex which exists under or under the Civil Partnership Act 2004.
UK Spouse Visa
The UK spouse visa is available to applicants who wish to join their British or settled partner here in the United Kingdom. We are here to provide you with friendly, reliable, efficient and professional immigration services. If you are not sure whether you are eligible for the visa, please see the information below or contact our Immigration lawyers to assess your situation. If the individual is outside the UK and wishes to apply for a spouse visa, then he/she should submit an entry clearance application to the British High Commission/Embassy/Consulate in the country of nationality or country of origin of the applicant.
The UK Civil Partner Visa
Same-Sex Partner the UK Visa
Unmarried Partner Visa the UK
Complex Applications under Appendix FM, including overstayers and Article 8 of the ECHR
Naturalisation As A British Citizen
Registration As A British Citizen
Registration Of A Child As British Citizen Children who are under the of 18 years (minors) can apply to the Home Office for registration as British citizens under the following sections of the British Nationality Act 1981. We are here to provide you with friendly, reliable, efficient and professional immigration services. Once a child reaches age 18, they will have to apply to naturalise as an adult.
Tier 4 (General) Student Visa
Tier 4 (Child) Student Visa
Short-Term Student Visa
A Short-term study visa is for those individuals who are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and planning to do a short course of study in the UK. We are here to provide you with friendly, reliable, efficient and professional immigration services. As a short-term student, you can stay for six months for study a short course (including English language course) or make research; or up to 11 months for studying the English language in the UK.