EEA applications are tailored for EEA nationals and their family members who are willing to make the UK their home, to work or study here.
EEA nationals have a free movement right under the EU law and can move within the EU for work or study purposes without any restrictions.
There are no restrictions imposed for EEA nationals who come to the UK for the first three months of their stay. After the three months they must become a so called qualified person to be able to stay in the UK under the EU Directive and EEA Regulations.
EEA nationals do not need to apply for any confirmation of their right to reside in the UK, but they can do if they wish so. It might sometimes be advisable to apply if they are planning of bringing their non-EEA family members to the UK. The document that an EEA national who is exercising his Treaty rights in the UK will be issued with is called a registration certificate.
Family members of an EEA national who is a qualified person for the purposes of EEA Regulations are allowed to come and join them in the UK.
Different rules apply for immediate family members of EEA nationals, their spouse or civil partner and extended family members. If you fall under any of these two categories and are planning of coming to the UK or are in the UK already and want to regularise, extend your stay in the UK or apply for permanent residence, please call us to speak to our EU law expert for advice of assistance.
Family members of EEA students are entitled to join them for the initial 3 months period. After the 3 months EEA students are only allowed to bring here their spouses/ civil partners and dependent children.
We can also provide you with an advice or assistance with an appeal if you have been refused EEA family permit or residence card. Our qualified EU law specialists will help you to draft detailed grounds of appeal, submit notice of appeal and represent you before the First-Tier or Upper Tribunal.