EEA (European Economic Area countries) family members can apply for an EEA Residence Card. A ‘family’ includes a spouse or unmarried partner, children under 21 and any other family members who are part of the same household and / or remain dependent upon the EU citizen. The main advantage of this type of visa is that there are no work restrictions for the permit holder or their dependants. Applicants may then apply for an EEA Permanent Residence Card after five years. Article 10 allows

A Personalised Visa Service For Your Family

YDVISAS’ highly qualified lawyers will ensure they understand your requirements in detail and will assist you at every stage, from initial consultation until EEA Residence Card delivery. Through our expert advice, we aim to make everything for you and your family smooth and hassle-free, such as through checking and updating you about the latest processing times.

The ‘Centre of Life’ requirement

Under ‘Surinder Singh’, British nationals are required to prove that they are exercising EU Treaty Rights to support their family member’s application. There are many reasons these applications can be refused. Currently, the most common one is failure to pass the ‘Centre of Life’ test. This ‘Centre of Life’ test includes Length of Residency, Primary Residence & Degree of Integration in an EEA nation.

EEA Residence Card

Who Can Apply? Check Your Eligibility

Are you:

  • A family member of a citizen of an EU country who is taking up residence in the UK in accordance with EU treaty rights?
Check The Requirements

You must prove that:

  • You are the family member of an EU national.
  • You remain a member of the same household as the EU national and / or dependent of an EU national.
  • The EU national is exercising EU treaty rights.
What About The Future?
  • The EEA Residence card is granted for up to five years.
  • Applicants can apply for the EEA Permanent Residence Card after five years of residence in the UK. This is providing that the EU national has exercised treaty rights throughout this period.

EEA Permanent Residence Card

Who Can Apply? Check Your Eligibility

Are you:

  • A family member living together with the citizen of an EU country who has lived in the UK for last five years in accordance with EU treaty rights?
Check The Requirements

You must prove that:

  • You are the family member of an EU national.
  • The EU national is exercising EU treaty rights.
  • You have been living together for the last five years.
What About The Future?
  • Applicants can apply for British Citizenship providing they have an EEA PR card and satisfy the requirements.

What’s Next? Speak To An Expert

For expert advice and professional help with immigration matters, please contact our award winning law firm on 020 7404 7933 or email us at contact@ydvisas.com. You can also use the form to make an enquiry.

Applying for an EEA Residence Card or EEA Permanent Residence Card is a major step in your life, so it’s vital to get it right the first time.

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