EEA Family Visa
UK Immigration Solicitors are a team of highly qualified, very experienced, specialist solicitors who are market-leaders in all areas of UK immigration law. We represent people across the UK and around the world, and our expert team of solicitors have a lot of experience helping people applying from the European Economic Area (EEA).
Even though there is a lot of general information available online, immigration law is very complicated and always changing, so it is difficult to keep up-to-date with the requirements and eligibility to apply. All of the general information is available online, but there are many small details in the full rules that require the keen eye of a qualified solicitor.
Why choose UK Immigration Solicitors?
- Expert legal advice: over 50 years of combined expertise from an award winning solicitors firm;
- Individual Service: professional legal advice tailored to your specific needs, no matter where you are in the world;
- Affordable: fixed payment plan with no hidden extra fees;
- Peace of mind: all of our solicitors are qualified UK immigration solicitors and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority;
- Confidence: we are proud members of Immigration Law Practitioners Association.
Contact us now for your
No obligation free assessment
Your FREE assessment call will be with an immigration specialist who will give you an accurate and honest appraisal of your situation based on the information you provide. We don’t do “guess work,” and we don’t make false promises based on statistics. The more detailed and specific you are with all the information you provide, the more accurate we can be with our appraisal of your case.
Why is it difficult to get an EEA visa?
Getting any kind of UK visa is a complex task and the UK place very strict guidelines on visa applications. The UKVI (Home Office) will never take the time to get to know you and your individual circumstances like we will: they will just look for the slightest mistake on a visa application which will almost certainly lead to it being refused.
UK Immigration Solicitors have a clear goal: to achieve a successful visa application on the first attempt. We are market-leaders in this industry because everyone who comes to us is provided with a bespoke service, tailored to their individual needs.
You can be absolutely confident when dealing with us that we have you and your family’s best interests in mind, and that everyone receives the same service no matter where they are in the world.
UK Immigration Solicitors – The 4 step process:
Step 1 - Free Assessment:
Step 1 – Free Assessment: As soon as you make that call or fill in our online form we will assess the general merits of your case in accordance with the UKVI Policy Guidelines, which you can find on the Gov.UK website. We can explain the requirements in an way that is easy to understand, and advise you on how your case might be affected. This first assessment is intended to establish whether we believe your case is one that has enough merit for a successful application.
(Step 2 - Preparing your Case)
Step 2 – Preparing your Case: Once you have instructed us, we will begin with a consultation conducted between you and your dedicated solicitor where you will discuss all of the intricate detail, material facts, and strategies relative to your individual circumstances.
Your application is partly dependent on the specified evidence you provide to support your application. Your solicitor will:
- Ensure the advice given to you is specific to your unique circumstances;
- Advise you of all the documentation that you need to provide which is relevant and precise to your individual case;
- Collate the documentation chronologically and in a way that clearly demonstrates to the decision maker that your application meets all the eligibility criteria to fully satisfy the UKVI requirements;
- Prepare supporting legal submissions which make clear how your application satisfies the rules in all of the relevant paragraphs of the UK Immigration Rules framework.
(Step 3 - Free Assessment)
Step 3 Keeping you up to date: Your solicitor will update you on the progress of your case at every stage of the process. This might be to gather extra information from you, or to let you know of any developments in your case, such as: responses from the UKVI; progress made in tribunals or hearings, and so on.
(Step 2 - Preparing your Case)
Step 4 Answering questions: UK Immigration Solicitors support you throughout your entire case. Your dedicated solicitor is always on hand to answer any questions or concerns you have and will continue to advise you every step of the way. You don’t need to be an expert because we are here to do that job for you.
The eligibility requirements are different depending on how you apply. Read the EEA family permit entry clearance guidance for more detailed information.
Applying as a family member or extended family member
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.
Family members who are adopted under an adoption order that is recognised in UK law are regarded the same as natural family. Read the guidance on adoption and settlement.
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 are 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.
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.
Call us now to begin a free assessment of your Immigration matter.
0203 3844389 if you are in the UK or 0044203 3844389 if you are outside the UK.