EEA Nationals and Their Family Members, Application Forms: EEA Family PermitEEA Nationals and Their Family Members, Application Forms: EEA Family Permit: in my previous video I’ve given you an overview of all main applications forms, which the EEA nationals and their family members should use when making their applications. We’ve established that there are 6 forms and today I’ll start with the only one, which can be used by family members of EEA nationals, when applying from outside the UK. This form is called EEA Family Per.mit.
Who Can Apply?
There are 5 categories of EEA nationals’ family members, who can make this application:
- Non-EEA national direct and extended family members of EEA nationals, who are outside the UK and wish to join or accompany their EEA national relative to the UK.
- Non-EEA nationals who have retained a right of residence in the UK and who want to re-enter this country.
- Those family members who have a derivative right of residence in the UK.
- This form is also for family members of British citizens who qualify under Surinder Singh Route.
- And finally this form is for non-EEA nationals who have acquired a right of permanent residence in the UK. This applies to those applicants, who are outside of the UK and wish to re-enter the UK in order to make their permanent residence application.
What are the Requirements for Issuing an EEA family permit?
You need to prove two things:
- You belong to one of the above categories;
- Your EEA national family member is a qualified person (please watch a separate video where I explain the qualifies persons requirements)
What is the Procedure for Making This Application and How Much Does It Cost?
- This is an online application, unless you are from North Korea. In this case you should use form VAF5. So, complete the form;
- Submit it to the Embassy together
- With all the supporting evidence.
How Long is It Valid For?
Your family permit, when granted, will be valid only for 6 months. If you are an extended family member you should make sure that you apply for a Residence Card (or a Registration Certificate) before the expiry of an EEA family permit. Otherwise, you are at risk of becoming an overstayer.