In certain circumstances, we can assist you on a No Win No Fee basis.
Our EEA Family Permit Visa Solicitors in London can help those claiming asylum or who have a Human Rights claim.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.