- Written by Arshad Mahmood
An EEA family permit is a form of 'entry clearance' to the UK (similar to a visa). It is for nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who are family members of EEA nationals.
Although the UK is a member of the EEA, a non-EEA family member of a British citizen should not generally come to the UK using an EEA family permit. However, a non-EEA family member of a British citizen living abroad can apply for an EEA family permit to join the British citizen on their return to the UK if:
- the British citizen has been living in an EEA member state as a worker or self-employed person; and
- the family member, if they are the British citizen's spouse or civil partner, has been living together with the British citizen in the EEA country.
EEA family permit is issued for six months and before the expiry of the EEA family permit, the non-EEA national can apply for residence card as a family member of an EEA national. Similarly, a person who has entered the UK with family permit under Surrinder Singh principle, can apply for residence card as a family member of a British Citizen. Residence card as a family member of an EEA national is issued for five years in accordance with the EEA Regulations 2006.
Appeal Against Refusal Of Family Permit
If your application for family permit is refused by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), you will have a right of appeal against the refusal of your application. The appeal should be filed with the First Tier Tribunal within 28 days from the date of receipt of the refusal letter. We can represent you in relation to your appeal against the refusal of family permit.
Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your EEA Family Permit Application?
The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for family permit as family member of an EEA national. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for family permit as family member of an EEA national and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.
If instructed to represent you regarding your EEA Family Permit Application, we will do the following immigration casework for you:
- Our immigration solicitors will take Detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKBA in your immigration case;
- Our immigration solicitors will discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
- Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your EEA Family Permit application;
- Our immigration solicitors will consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discuss the same with you;
- Our immigration solicitors will complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you;
- Our immigration solicitors will prepare a sponsorship declaration for you, if necessary;
- Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the EEA Family Permit application;
- Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the Home Office, UKBA for an expeditious decision on the EEA Family Permit application;
- Our immigration solicitors will protect your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office and keep you informed about the progress on your immigration matter;
- Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your EEA Family Permit application;
- Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision.
Our Fees For EEA Family Permit Application
- We will charge you a fee from £700.00 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your EEA Family Permit application. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
- If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instrucing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly installment.
- The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.