EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit
Non-EEA citizens may apply for a Family Permit under the EU Settlement Scheme if they wish to travel to and enter the UK with a family member who is a British citizen
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Family Permits under the EU Settlement Scheme are also available to non-EEA citizens who wish to join or accompany a close family member who is a person of Northern Ireland or a British naturalised citizen, or a family member of a British citizen who has lived in another EU country with that British citizen before 31 December 2020.

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How can we help you today?

EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit

At UK Immigration Solicitors, we are passionate about all thing’s immigration. As a multi award winning nationwide law firm, we are proud to offer a truly global service. We have assisted clients from more than 120 countries over the last 10 years. We are proud to innovate and lead the immigration law industry. Back in 2012, after carefully listening to the frustrations of clients who could not find reliable immigration advice online, we pioneered the provision of legal representation for immigration cases online. This was a revolutionary transition and since our innovations, there have been a whole multitude of online immigration service providers. UK Immigration Solicitors are immensely proud of our reputation and our ability to deliver a truly global, comprehensive service to our clients without the need for them to step foot outside of the comfort of their own home in most cases.

Faqs

UK Visas & Immigration requires the following requirements in order to grant you a SPOUSE VISA:

  • If your partner is a British national, holds indefinite or limited leave to remain under the Appendix EU or be entitled to limited leave under the Appendix ECA;
  • both of you are over 18 years of age;
  • the two of you have met in person and are legally married;
  • You intend to live together permanently; Your relationship is genuine;
  • Any previous relationships have ended permanently;
  • No public funds are required to support you in the UK;
  • You and anyone with you in the UK has adequate accommodation;
  • The level of English that you understand and speak is sufficient.
  • Depending on your circumstances, you may need to satisfy different requirements so it is strongly advisable to confirm your eligibility  in advance of making an application.

UK Visas & Immigration requires the following requirements in order to grant you an EU Settlement Family Permit:

UK Visas & Immigration will require you to satisfy the following requirements in order to qualify for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit:

  • – If you are the joining family member of a relevant EU citizen (either for Settled Status or Pre-Settled Status, or you have applied and are awaiting a decision);
  • – Within six months of the date of application, you will accompany or join the EEA citizen in the UK;
  • – Before the end of 2020, you have been in a family relationship;

 

In case you live with a British citizen in an EEA country, and your relationship with that British citizen started before 1 February 2020, you have until 29 March 2022 to apply for a family permit to return to the UK. You will need to have ‘reasonable grounds’ for not returning by 31 December 2020 if you started dating them on or after 1 February 2020. If you apply for a family permit, you will need to provide evidence of why you did not return by then.

The following are requirements for obtaining Pre-Settled Status from UK Visas & Immigration:

  • – Either you are an EEA citizen, or you have a valid passport issued by the EU
  • – The person you are related to is an EEA citizen; or
  • – As a family member of an EEA citizen, you have retained the right to reside in the country; or
  • – you have a derivative right to reside in the country; or
  • – If you’re a Zambrano resident, you’re eligible to vote; and
  • – you’ve lived in the UK since 31 December 2020; and
  • – Because you have not completed a continuous period of residence of at least five years, you are ineligible for Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
If you are successful in your application for a UK Spouse Visa, your visa will initially last for 33 months. Once this period comes to an end, and subject to you being able to demonstrate that you still meet all of the requirements and there have been no changes in your circumstances e.g. a breakdown in your relationship, you are required to extend your leave as a spouse. In the case of a spouse applying for leave to remain in the UK, you will be granted 30 months’ leave if your extension application is successful. In the real world, we understand that things don’t always go to plan. It’s important to understand that whilst the Spouse Visa is an immigration pathway to settlement, this is subject to ongoing compliance with the immigration rules. There are many considerations such as: is the relationship subsisting and genuine?? has there been any breakdown in relationship? Have there been any changes in income? Are there any criminal convictions? You may apply for indefinite leave to remain if you are married to a British citizen or a settled person for five years and have met the immigration rules along this journey. UK Immigration Solicitors are experts in this area and our team are able to ensure that you remain compliant with the rules throughout your immigration journey.
You may need to prove your knowledge of the English language when you apply. When you do not need to prove it You do not need to prove your knowledge of English or take a test if one of the following is true:
  • you’re applying as a child
  • you’re applying as an adult coming to be cared for by a relative
  • you’ve been in the UK on a family visa for 5 years and you’re extending it as a partner or parent
  • you’re over 65
  • you have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from meeting the requirement
You also will not need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of one of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, USA How to prove your knowledge of English You can prove it with an academic qualification, or by taking a test. Academic qualifications You can prove your knowledge of English if you have a degree or academic qualification that was taught or researched in English. If your qualification is from a UK university or college, you only need your degree certificate. If your qualification is from a university or college outside the UK You’ll need to provide a certificate from Ecctis (formerly UK NARIC) to show that your qualification is equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree or higher and that it was taught in English. There are 2 kinds of certificate:
  • a statement of comparability
  • a visa and nationality statement
You need a statement of comparability if you got your qualification from a university or college in one of these countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, USA If you got your qualification from a university or college in any other country, you need a visa and nationality statement. Take an approved English language test You can prove your knowledge of English by passing an approved English language test. You must pass at least level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale for your first visa application. You can choose to take a higher level test. If you pass level B1 or higher, you can use your test result again when you apply for settlement after 5 years. Your test still needs to be on the approved list of qualifications and your test certificate must not have been withdrawn by the test provider.
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Free Initial Assessment

Revieve a free, no obligation assessment. The free assessment is carried out by an expert member of our Assesments Team. We’ll identify your needs and objectives and figure out what your options are and whether you meet the requirements. We’ll also explain exactly how we can help and issue you with a no obligation detailed proposal to take your case on. You decide if you want us to help you through the journey having now understood your options.

1-1 Legal Consultation

If we can help you and you have accepted our proposal of service, we’ll get you booked in for a one to one legal consultation with a lawyer.

This is normally done over the phone but can be facilitated in person too if necessary.

During the legal consultation with a fully regulated expert solicitor, we will explain of the detailed requirements of your chosen visa type and check and rectify any problems and create a legal strategy and documentaton list.

We’ll also give you a step by step guide of your tailored road map.


Documentation

During the legal consultation, our lawyers will discuss documentary requirements. We’ll explain exactly which documents you’ll need to support your application. We’ll work with you to ensure we have everything we need and address any issues your personal circumstances present. Together, we’ll ensure we have all of the required documentation.

Strategic Assistance

It’s rarely the case that you will have the correct documents available in a format which is acceptable to UKVI without our help.

Too often, we see clients have followed poor internet guides, made assumptions or followed a strategy which worked for someone they know.

We ensure we have a winning strategy in place and provide proactive advice on how to overcome any challenges you face.



File Submission

We’ll work with you through every step of the way to ensure that we have everything we need are we are both happy with your application by sharing a draft with you. Once you have confirmed you are happy with our prepared application, we will submit this for you via secure transmission. We assist with all elements of booking necessary appointments and related processes.

Visa Granted

Having submitted your application, we’ll guide you on how long we can expect the process to take.

We will monitor the application decision and where possible, will proactively review and liaise with the Home Office.v

We’ll deal with any queries raised and make any required legal respresentations for you.



UK Visas & Immigration requires the following requirements in order to grant you a SPOUSE VISA:

  • If your partner is a British national, holds indefinite or limited leave to remain under the Appendix EU or be entitled to limited leave under the Appendix ECA;
  • both of you are over 18 years of age;
  • the two of you have met in person and are legally married;
  • You intend to live together permanently; Your relationship is genuine;
  • Any previous relationships have ended permanently;
  • No public funds are required to support you in the UK;
  • You and anyone with you in the UK has adequate accommodation;
  • The level of English that you understand and speak is sufficient.
  • Depending on your circumstances, you may need to satisfy different requirements so it is strongly advisable to confirm your eligibility  in advance of making an application.

Free Initial Assessment

Revieve a free, no obligation assessment. The free assessment is carried out by an expert member of our Assesments Team. We’ll identify your needs and objectives and figure out what your options are and whether you meet the requirements. We’ll also explain exactly how we can help and issue you with a no obligation detailed proposal to take your case on. You decide if you want us to help you through the journey having now understood your options.

1-1 Legal Consultation

If we can help you and you have accepted our proposal of service, we’ll get you booked in for a one to one legal consultation with a lawyer.

This is normally done over the phone but can be facilitated in person too if necessary.

During the legal consultation with a fully regulated expert solicitor, we will explain of the detailed requirements of your chosen visa type and check and rectify any problems and create a legal strategy and documentaton list.

We’ll also give you a step by step guide of your tailored road map.

Documentation

During the legal consultation, our lawyers will discuss documentary requirements. We’ll explain exactly which documents you’ll need to support your application. We’ll work with you to ensure we have everything we need and address any issues your personal circumstances present. Together, we’ll ensure we have all of the required documentation.

Strategic Assistance

It’s rarely the case that you will have the correct documents available in a format which is acceptable to UKVI without our help.

Too often, we see clients have followed poor internet guides, made assumptions or followed a strategy which worked for someone they know.

We ensure we have a winning strategy in place and provide proactive advice on how to overcome any challenges you face.

File Submission

We’ll work with you through every step of the way to ensure that we have everything we need are we are both happy with your application by sharing a draft with you. Once you have confirmed you are happy with our prepared application, we will submit this for you via secure transmission. We assist with all elements of booking necessary appointments and related processes.

Visa Granted

Having submitted your application, we’ll guide you on how long we can expect the process to take.

We will monitor the application decision and where possible, will proactively review and liaise with the Home Office.v

We’ll deal with any queries raised and make any required legal respresentations for you.


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