Applications for EEA and non-eea family members to stay and work in the UK
These permits are for nationals of countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland who need to submit EEA Applications. Learn how you and members of your family (whether or not they are EEA or Swiss nationals themselves) can come to live and work in the UK.
If you are not an EEA or Swiss national, or the family member of an EEA or Swiss national, you should check under Immigrating to the UK section to see what category you fall into. If you are unsure contact our office and we can offer a free visa assessment.
The different types of EEA Applications
- EEA Family Permit
- EEA Residence Card
- EEA Permanent Residence
Which EEA Application type applies to you?
EEA Family Permits are an EEA application for those non-EEA family members of an EEA national. An example of this would be an Indian national married to a French national. Under EU law the Indian national is able to come to the UK to visit or work by applying for an EEA Family Permit.
After you arrive in the UK then an EEA application is made for a residence card which is valid for 5 years.
After 5 years have passed and providing your EEA partner has continued to qualify through work, study or self sufficiency then you can apply for Permanent Residency.
What can Permanent Residents do?
Once make your final EEA application for permanent residency and get approved you are free from immigration control in the UK and are entitled to the same benefits as a British Citizen. After you have has your PR for 12 months you are then eligible to apply for British Citizenship in the UK. This will mean you can obtain a British Passport and also travel to many countries in the world without having to apply for a visitor visa. Find out if you qualify for an EEA Permit or other type of EEA Application today by contacting WM Immigration
How We Can Help?
Here at WM Immigration we have experience in dealing with many different Immigration applications. Our expertise and professionalism will ensure you are given the correct immigration advice. We understand the stress of making your visa application and will endeavour to give you the best chance possible of success. Our company has an established reputation and will provide advice regarding of your location.
Services We Offer
- Eligibility Check
- Tailored guidance on how to meet specific requirements
- Document check
- Review of Application Forms
- Assistance with booking appointments
- Same Day Visa Representation
Visa and ILR Application Premium Service
If you don’t want to wait months for your immigration application to be processed in the UK, we can assist you in getting it processed at the Home Office Premium Service Centre. We can have you booked in for an appointment in a matter of weeks and you will get your visa approved same day. No more stressful waiting! Our experienced representatives will attend with you to ensure a smooth application.