EEA Residence Card
What Is An EEA Residence Card?
Non-EU Family members from the EEA (European Economic Area countries) can apply for the EEA Residence card. This card is a visa category that allows the holder to live and work in the UK without restriction. Those who remain living and working in the UK for five years can then apply for the EEA Permanent Residence Card. Under this visa, family includes spouse (or unmarried partner), children under 21, and dependent members of the household who rely on the EU citizen, and live in the same household.
A First Class UK Residence Card Service
A Y & J Solicitors are honoured to work with families, and provide them with the opportunities available to UK residents. They will work with you in every step of the application process, from initial consultation until you are holding your EEA Residency Card. Clients are treated with the utmost respect and consideration, and can always expect hassle-free services, regular updates, and clear communication.
‘Centre of Life’ Requirement For The UK Residence Card
A court ruling named ‘Surinder Singh’ requires that all British nationals provide proof of exercising EU Treaty Rights in support of family applications for EEA Residency. Consequently, there has been an increase in the number of applications being refused. The most common reason for rejection is failure of a ‘Centre of Life’ test. It includes criteria for Length of Residency, Primary Residence, and Degree of Integration in an EEA nation. A Y & J Solicitors strongly encourages that you use the services of an immigration law expert to ensure you satisfy the requirements.
EEA Residence Card – Eligibility and Requirements
- The EU citizen must be exercising their EU treaty rights
- Proof that you are the family member of the EU citizen
- Proof that you are part of this EU citizen’s household, and/or are the dependent of this EU citizen
An EEA Residence card is valid for up to five years. After five years residence in the UK, the applicant can apply for the EEA
EEA Permanent Residence Card – Eligibility and Requirements
- Proof that this EU citizen is exercising their EU treaty rights
- You must have been living in the UK with this EU citizen for the past five years
- Proof that you are the family member of this EU citizen
Once you have an EEA Permanent Residence Card, and have satisfied all other UKVI requirements, you can apply for British Citizenship.
To Apply Successfully For Your EEA Residence Card, Get In Touch
Our highly qualified lawyers at A Y & J Solicitors understand exactly how the EEA Residency Card and EEA Permanent Residency card applications are processed. Contact us today to ensure that your application is submitted right the first time, and you can enjoy the hassle-free experience of having the best immigration law experts working for you.
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