You can apply for EEA family permit or UK residence card as an extended family member of an EEA national who is resident in the UK. Our specialist team of EU law solicitors can provide expert legal advice and representations for your application for EEA family permit or residence card as an extended family member of an EEA national.

Definition Of Extended Family Member

Extended family members’ is defined in Regulation 8 as meaning:

  • more distant family members of the EEA national or of his spouse / civil partner who can demonstrate that they are dependant
  • partners where there is no civil partnership but they can show that they are in a "durable relationship" with the EEA national.

Pre-arrival and Post-arrival Dependency

For extended family members only the following conditions in relation to dependency must be satisfied:

  • The extended family member must have established his/her dependency on the relevant EEA national in the country from which the EEA national moved to the UK. This is consistent with the wording of Article 3(2) of the Directive, which states that the person must be a dependant of the EEA national in the country from which they have come;
  • The dependency must have existed immediately before or very recently before the EEA national came to the UK; and
  • The extended family member must have come to the UK at the same time as the EEA national or just before or very recently thereafter.

Article 3(2) of the Free Movement Directive provides for Member States to facilitate entry and residence, in accordance with their national legislation, for

  • “any other family members, irrespective of nationality, not falling under the definition in point 2 of Article 21 who, in the country from which they have come, are dependants or members of the household of the Union citizen having the primary right of residence, or where serious health grounds strictly require the personal care of the family member by the Union citizen”; and
  • “the partner with whom the Union Citizen has a durable relationship, duly attested.”

Various Types Of Extended Family Members

Under Regulation 8 there are four kinds of extended family member:

  • a person who is a relative of an EEA national or his/her spouse or civil partner and who is financially dependent on the EEA national or is a member of his/her household, and who either (i) is accompanying the EEA national to the UK / wishes to join him there, or (ii) has joined him in the UK and continues to be dependent on him or to be a member of his/her household;
  • a person who is a relative of an EEA national or his/her spouse or civil partner and, on serious health grounds, strictly requires the personal care of the EEA national or his/her spouse or civil partner;
  • a person who is a relative of an EEA national and would meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules (other than those relating to entry clearance) for ILR as a dependent relative of an EEA national were the EEA national a person present and settled in the UK;
  • a person who is the partner of an EEA national (other than a civil partner) and can prove that he is in a durable relationship with the EEA national.

Until an applicant is recognised as an extended family member and issued with a residence card (or EEA family permit or registration certificate) he has no rights deriving from EU law.

How Can We Help?

As your legal representatives, our EU law solicitors can represent you in your application for EEA family permit or residence card as an extended family member of an EEA national and carry out all the work on your leave to remain application until a decision is received from the Home Office UKVI. If instructed to represent you regarding your EEA family permit or residence card as an extended family member of an EEA national, the immigration casework to be carried out by our EU law solicitors will include the following:

  • Assessing your eligibility for EEA family permit or residence card as an extended family member of an EEA national by considering all your personal circumstances;
  • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application for EEA family permit or residence card as an extended family member of an EEA national;
  • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application for EEA family permit or residence card as an extended family member of an EEA national;
  • Assessing your documents to ensure that the documentary evidence is as per requirements of the Home Office UKVI immigration Rules;
  • Completing and submitting the online application form to apply for EEA family permit or residence card as an extended family member of an EEA national by gathering all the relevant information from you;
  • Booking your appointment with the application centre for enrolment of biometrics;
  • Preparing a detailed cover letter to introduce and support your application;
  • Uploading online all the relevant supporting documents before you attend your appointment for enrolment of your biometrics;
  • Liaising with the Home Office UKVI for a timely decision on your application.

How Much We Charge?

Unless your matter is very complicated, our fixed fees for EEA family permit or residence card as an extended family member of an EEA national application are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fee
One-off immigration consultation/advice for EEA family permit or residence card as an extended family member of an EEA national £80 (inclusive of VAT)
One-Off leave to remain Application Checking Service / Documents Assessment £240 (inclusive of VAT)
Full service for EEA family permit or residence card as an extended family member of an EEA national to  cover all the work until decision by the Home Office UKVI From £1,500 + VAT To £2,500 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the EEA family permit or residence card as an extended family member of an EEA national application.