EEA Family Permit
After the Brexit on 1 February 2020 EEA or Swiss nationals who are on a settled or pre-settled status in the UK can bring their family members to the UK on EEA family permit under EU Settlement Scheme EUSS.
The family members who can be sponsored on EEA family permit must be from outside EEA or Switzerland. Immediate and extended family members of EEA or Swiss national can apply for EEA family permit UK. For an EEA family permit application to be successful, it is important for the sponsor and applicant to meet the eligibility criterion set by the Home Office. EEA family permit application must demonstrate the true circumstances of the applicant and his/her dependence on the EEA National family member in the UK.
It is advisable to get professional EEA family permit guidance from a competent UK immigration lawyer for a successful visa application. Our qualified UK Visa Consultants carry out a thorough assessment of our clients’ circumstances to present evidences in support of a strong EEA family permit visa application.
Deadline To Apply For UK Family Permit
After the Brexit on 31 January 2020, the UK Government has laid down deadline to apply for UK family permit and settled or pre-settled status under EUSS. Family members of EEA nationals exercising treaty rights in the UK can sponsor their close and extended family to join them in the UK before 30th June 2021.
Those who are not in the UK by 30th June 2021 date, must have applied for pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme including their sponsor and prove that their relationship began before 30th June 2021. For further information please call UK Visa Consultants to book an appointment to discuss your UK Family permit before30th June 2021 so that you do not miss out on your last opportunity to join your family members in the UK.
Who Are EEA Immediate Family Members Of EEA Nationals?
EEA close or immediate family members include:
- Wife/ husband
- Dependent parents or grandparents
- Child under the age of 21 or dependent child of any age
- Grandchild under the age of 21 or dependent grandchild of any age
Who Are EEA Extended Family Members For EEA Family Permit?
EEA extended family members include:
What Is The EEA Family Permit Fee?
There is no fee for EEA family permit. The application is submitted free of charge.
EEA Family Permit Documents Requirement
EEA family permit documents that the applicant has to provide in support of the visa application are:
- Proof of relationship with the EEA or Swiss family member.
- Valid passport
- Valid identity card
- Other supporting documents, depending on the circumstances.
If you are Applying for an EEA family permit, your individual circumstances will be considered by the Entry Clearance Officer when making decision on the EEA family permit application. You might need to provide other documents according to your circumstances in support of EEA family permit application. Identifying what other documents to enclose might be confusing and time consuming for many applicants. Consulting an experienced UK immigration lawyer in Pakistan for your EEA Family permit application may prove beneficial for you. Our best UK Visa Consultants can decide what documents to attach to obtain a family permit for you. UK Visa Consultant can advise their clients on complete documents required for a successful EEA family permit application.
How UK Visa Consultants Can Help You With EEA Family Permit Or Refusal Of EEA Family Permit
We are one of the leading Visa & Immigration Consultants Lawyers in Lahore, Pakistan. Our UK Immigration and Visa Consultancy firm is centrally located in Phase 2 DHA Lahore Pakistan. For our Office directions, please click here. Haly Tower in DHA Lahore is a well known landmark and there is plenty of basement parking area available for our clients. Our client can benefit from valet service when they arrive. Please give us a call before you arrive so that our friendly and helpful staff can give you our office directions and other details.
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Initial Consultation for EEA Family Permit
It is our SOP (standard Operating Procedure) to offer paid visa initial consultations who wish to apply for UK EEA Family Permit. This enables us to gauge prospects of your UK Visa & Immigration matter and accordingly decide if we can assist you. If we, after the UK visa consultation, believe that we can prepare your UK Visa Application or appeal against UK Visa refusal, we then quote our fee. Our fees depend on the time we anticipate to prepare your UK Visa Application therefore these vary for everyone. Rest assured we do not surprise our clients with any hidden charges. Clients can visit our offices or take initial consultation via WhatsApp, FacTime, Zoom, Skype, GoogleMeet and other platforms. We have been successfully advising our clients across the globe for the last 15 years.
Preparation of EEA Family Permit
Our experts UK Visa Consultants in Lahore Pakistan are equipped with latest and modern technology. We analyse our clients’ personal, familial and financial circumstances. We advise our clients on the required documentation for their UK EEA Family Permit, prepare draft letters of support, covering letter and document check list etc. Our UK Immigration Lawyers in Lahore Pakistan are expert in UK Visas & Immigration. Call us today to book your initial consultation with us either in person or remotely.
Refusal of EEA Family Permit
We have successfully overturned many UK visa refusals by appealing the decisions in the UK. Our expert UK Visa Consultants in Lahore have necessary knowledge and expertise to direct you in the right direction.
APPEALS AGAINST EEA FAMILY PERMIT REFUSAL
EEA family permit refusal decision can be appealed in the Firs-tier Tribunal in the UK. However, if EEA family permit is rightly refused by the Entry Clearance Officer and there is no case working error, then the refusal should not be appealed rather a fresh family permit must be applied.
Now deadline to apply for EEA family permit is approaching soon, it is highly advisable to seek legal guidance from expert UK Visa Consultants who can advise you on your refusal of EU Family Permit application from Pakistan.
Our Immigration lawyers in Pakistan advise you on how to file appeal against UK family permit refusal in the First-tier Tribunal UK before 30th June 2021. Accordingly our UK Visa Consultants can advise on how to select a right barrister for your EU Family permit court hearing and preparation of appeal bundle.
FAQs – EEA FAMILY PERMIT
After the Brexit on 31 January 2020, the deadline to apply for either pre-settled or settled status in the UK, the EEA family member needs to be in the UK by or before 30th June 2021.
If both EEA and their Family members, either immediate or extended are not in the UK by 30th June 2021, they both must:
- have applied for pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme,
- proof their relationship began before 30th June 2021 (or before 31 December 2025 for family members of Swiss citizens)
The initial EEA family permit is valid for 6 months which means that during this period the holder of this visa can leave and enter the UK as many times as they want.
You can live and work in the UK on EEA family permit as a dependant of EEA citizen if he/she is a qualified person.
EEA family permit is a non settlement visa which allows the non-EU family member to live in the UK for 6 months. Once the EEA family permit expires, you can apply for EU Settlement Scheme if you and your EU sponsor meets the eligibility criterion.
It depends which country in the Europe you are travelling to. Not all EEA countries lie in the Schengen area. To travel to a Schengen country, one has to have a Schengen visa.
Once the application is submitted, it takes 2-3 weeks for the decision to come.
Considering that EEA application deadline is 31 December 2020, all EU Family permit application which are made under EUSS (EU settlement Scheme) before the deadline shall attract a right of appeal. All appeals against the refusal of EEA family permit from Pakistan must be filed in First-tier Tribunal UK.