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EEA Residence Card

Immigration under EEA / EU Law

Apply for an EEA Residence Card to Remain in the UK

An EEA Residence Card is issued to non – EU family members of EU Nationals who are exercising their Treaty Rights in the UK. Moreover, you will have evidence of being able to live and work in the UK as a family member of an EEA National.

Although you can apply for Pre Settled Status it is useful to apply for an EEA Residence Card while you can as it means you will obtain a 5 year Residence Biometric Card to remain in the UK with your EEA National Family Member.

An EU National can apply for an EEA Registration Certificate as a qualified person and also add their non- EEA national family members to the application.

An EEA Registration Certificate and Residence Card is evidence that you are living and working in the UK.

The EEA National must be exercising their Treaty Rights if they have been in the UK for 3 months or more. They must be a qualified person as per the EEA Immigration Rules 2016 which means the EEA National must be exercising their Free Movement Rights in any of the categories below:

  • Worker
  • Self Employed
  • Student
  • Self Sufficient with savings or a 
  • Job seeker

So, if you are an EEA NAtional and have a non-EEA family member or an extended family member then they can can remain with you in the UK.

You can sponsor any of the following relatives:

You can sponsor any of the following relatives to remain with you in the UK:

  • Your Family Member
    • Spouse
    • Civil Partner
    • Child 
    • Parent
    • Grandparent
    • Grandchild
  • Your Extended Family Member
    • Unmarried Partner
    • Fiance
    • Brother or sister
    • Cousin
    • Aunt/ Uncle
    • Brother or Sister in Law

We have helped many EU Nationals and non-EEA Family members to remain in the UK with a Registration Certificate or an EEA Residence Card. The Residence card can only be applied from within the UK and is valid for 5 years. Following 5 years of Residence in the UK and as long as your EEA National family Member continues to exercise their Free Movement Rights you can look forward to applying for Permanent Residence or ILR in the future. You can apply for Pre Settled Status after you have received your Residence Card and then Settled Status or ILR in 5 years time.

Requirements for an EEA Residence Card

To be successful in your application for an EEA Residence Card or EEA Registration Certificate you will need to provide relevant evidence to the Home Office in support of your application which can include details: 

  • of your relationship with the EEA National Family Member
  • that you have met your EEA National Family Member
  • that you are dependent on your EEA National Family member
  • that your EEA National Family Member is a qualified person i.e. exercising their EEA Treaty Rights
  • that your EEA National Family Member can afford to house you and maintain you in the UK without recourse to public funds

You can only apply for an EEA REgistration Certificate or an EEA Residence Card within the UK as long as you meet the requirements. Usually an EEA Registration Certificate or an EEA Residence Card can take up to 6 months to be processed but we often see decisions come through within 3 months.

A Residence card is issued with a validity of 5 years in addition to a Biometrics Residence Card is issued to the applicant showing personal details including a picture of the applicant.

What we can do for you for a successful EEA Residence Card

We can initially advise you about the strength of your application. Furthermore, if there are likely to be any difficult issues we will advise you on these.

We can advise you about submitting the right documents so that you have the best possible application. 

It is our job to complete your application forms and also submit the application. This also includes advice on the Biometrics appointment. 

Our aim is to submit your appliaction smoothly and in addition provide up to date information at all times. This way you do not need to keep up to date with the UKVI changes.

We remain available during and after the submission of your application and until a decision comes through.

A legal representation letter is vital and will also support your application.

We will work hard and digligently and advise you fully on your application. This ensures you have the best chance of success.

Contact us to apply for your EEA Residence Card or EEA Permanent Residence Card

Why not give us a call and discover that we are the best Immigration Lawyers in London. We can lookafter your application. Our clients come from all over the world. So if you are not in London do not worry, we can assist you wherever you are in the world. GSN Immigration has helped clients for UK Visas from all over the world. The country list includes Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Tanzania, Morocco, Iran, Egypt, USA, Canada, Italy, Nigeria, Brazil, Columbia, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Vietnam, China to name a few.

We have assisted many clients to apply for an EEA Residence Card or an EEA Permanent Residence Card. We can assist you also.

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