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An EEA family permit is provided to family members of EU nationals when they apply for confirmation of their right to enter the UK. The EU national family members include the spouse, children under the age of 21 or above the age of 21 but still financially dependent on the parent, grandparents, and dependant parents Other family members who may also be entitled to a family permit.
The EEA area includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden and the United Kingdom.
If you are a national of a country that falls within the European Economic Area, you will be automatically eligible to having the right to live, work and study in the UK.
EEA FAMILY PERMIT
Non-EEA family members, who are subject to immigration control, may need to apply for an EEA family permit before coming to the UK either on a temporary or long-term basis. An EEA family permit is a form of entry clearance to the UK and is designed to make movement around the member states easier for non-EEA family members.
The EEA citizen you’re joining must either:
• be in the UK already
• be travelling with you to the UK within 6 months of the date of your application
If they’ve been in the UK for more than 3 months they must either:
• be a ‘qualified person’ (working, looking for work, self-employed, studying or self-sufficient)
• have a permanent right of residence
Qualifying as a family member
You must be the EEA citizen’s spouse or civil partner, or related to them (or their spouse or civil partner) as their:
• child or grandchild under 21 years old, or dependent child or grandchild of any age
• dependent parent or grandparent
Qualifying as an extended family member or unmarried partner
You can apply as an ‘extended’ family member’, eg brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin, nephew or niece.
You must be able to show that you’re dependent on the EEA citizen or a member of their household, or have a serious health condition and rely on them to care for you.
You can also apply as an unmarried partner if you can show that you’re in a lasting relationship with the EEA national.
Extended family members and unmarried partners aren’t guaranteed to get a permit. Your individual circumstances will be considered when you apply.
You can apply as the family member of an EEA national student if you’re either the student’s:
• spouse or civil partner
• dependent child, or their spouse or civil partner’s dependent child
For students, children of all ages must be dependent on the EEA citizen.
You must apply as an extended family member if you’re otherwise related to an EEA national student and want a family permit.
An EEA family permit is valid for 6 months. You can leave and enter the UK as many times as you need within that time.
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