Get Expert Guidance from Best EEA Family Permit Visa Lawyers in London
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Harding Mitchell’s Immigration Lawyers in London are much experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to visa applications. Our team boasts of highly qualified, specialist lawyers who are known across the UK for their exceptional record in immigration law related cases. Harding Mitchell represents people from not only the UK but throughout the world facing issues with their applications for leave to remain in the UK under the EU law.
Why Our EEA Immigration Lawyers are the Best?
With many years experience and combination of professional viability and astounding success record, our firm has acquired a reputation of reliability and steadfastness across the UK
We offer personalised services where advice is tailored according to the specific needs and circumstances of our clients regardless of whether you reside inside or outside the UK
Our legal advisory service is fully affordable as there are not any hidden charges involved and all our payment plans are transparent and very reasonable
When you have the option of getting sound advice from qualified immigration solicitors in London, you can expect quality services and enjoy full peace of mind
Contact us confidently without any hesitation in all matters relating to your rights to remain in the UK as an EU citizen or a family member of an EU citizen
Our immigration team will offer free initial consultation in order to assess the merits of your case
We refrain from making false promises to our clients and instantly inform them about the chances of success. In this regard, it is important that you provide us with full, accurate and up-to-date information so that an honest analysis could be carried out.
How our Immigration Lawyers in London can help you with EEA Family Permit Visa Applications?
Our lawyers have professional expertise in European Free Movement Rights. It is a very complex branch of the country’s immigration law as European Free Movement deals with the rights of EU nationals and their dependants present in the UK as well as the rights of British citizens who are living and working in EU states who are entitled to bring their non British family members to the UK.
Why Getting EEA Family Permit Visa is so Difficult?
It is a fact that without professional help from qualified legal advisors, it is very difficult to get any kind of UK visa and EEA visa is no different. In the UK, the rules and regulations are quite strict when it comes to matters of immigration. Visa applications are scrutinised very sharply and Home Office will not hesitate in refusing your application if there is even a minor error.
Also, the Home Office does not have enough time to understand individual circumstances as they receive thousands of applications on a regular basis. Only immigration solicitors like us would understand your circumstances and will help in preparing a fool-proof application. Our goal is very clear from day one; we use all our resources and efforts to make your application successful in the very first attempt. Offering bespoke advice and services that are tailored according to individual needs of our clients is our priority.
EEA Family Permit Visa Requirements:
Applicant must be a family member of an EEA national. In your application you will provide evidence of the nationality of your EU sponsor and proof of your relationship with him.
Nationals of the following countries can apply for EEA Family Permit Visa:
Or British Nationals
Applicant must be residing in the UK and engaged in an economic activity of some sort such as owning/running a business, employment and/or studying no matter it is full time or part time
Applicant should be related to the EEA national like spouse, child or dependant relatives in the ascending line. This will require legally acceptable proof of relationship such as marriage certificate, birth certificate, home address, etc.
What is the Process of Applying for EEA Family Permit Visa?
Application for EEA Family Permit has to be sent to the British High Commissions or British Embassy and is submitted by the non-EEA national family member of an EEA national. It is important that the EEA national exercises Treaty rights in the UK.
In case of successful application, the Entry Clearance officer will grant entry permit for 6 months initially. The applicant won’t need to pass additional tests like English language test or provide proof of financial stability through savings or annual income.
The applicant won’t have to pay any fee to the overseas post while submitting the application. However, if agents like Teleperformance or VFS are hired by the Embassy then there will be nominal charges involved.
If you have provided evidence or documents that are not in English language then it is necessary that you get them translated in English at the time of application submission.
EEA Residence Card:
When permit is granted, the non-EEA national member can and should apply for an EEA Residence Card. Although the card can be applied for at any time but we recommend that it is acquired before the family permit expires. This card would serve as a proof of lawful presence in the country and will entitle the individual to seek employment, education and recreation/travel opportunities in the UK. This document will also confirm your right of residence which are recognised by European Law. This card is granted for 5 years if issued in the UK and up to 12 months if issued abroad. The card will be issued after obtaining biometric evidence form the applicant.
You can apply for Permanent Residency Card after a period of 5 years lawful residence in the UK is reached. This document will serve as a proof of right to reside in the UK permanently under European Law. Permanent Residence card is issued for 10 years. Once the period expires, a new card is issued for the next ten years. There is one condition though that card holder must not be absent from the UK for more than 2 years continuously.
Impact of Brexit:
The UK will begin the process of leaving the EU once the government triggers Article 50. Therefore, if you want to apply for EEA family permit then it is necessary that you submit your application as soon as possible.