EU Settlement Scheme (2020) Family Permit: Information

EU Settlement Scheme

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EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit: Information and Requirements.

  1. What is a Family Permit?.
  2. Who can apply for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit?.
  3. To qualify for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit, you need to meet the following requirements:
  4. Who is a Relevant EEA Citizen?.
  5. The following persons are considered relevant EEA citizens:
  6. Who can apply for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit?.
  7. The following family members of relevant EEA citizens can apply for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit:
  8. EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit or EEA Family Permit?
  9. EU Settlement Scheme Deadlines and Late Applications.
  10. Avoiding Delays in EU Settlement Scheme Applications.
  11. Application Fee for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit.
  12. Fixed Fee for Legal Services.
  13. Transparency in Legal Fees.
  14. Get in Touch with Us.

 

EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit: Information and Requirements

The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Family Permit allows family members of EU citizens to come to the UK. This article provides information on the EUSS Family Permit and its requirements.

 

What is a Family Permit?

A family permit is a document that makes it easier for a family member of an EU citizen to travel to the UK or join them in the UK. It allows you to stay in the UK for up to 6 months and work or study while you’re there. You can also come and go as many times as you want before the permit expires.

 

Who can apply for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit?

You can apply for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit if you’re a family member of someone from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein. You may also be able to apply if you’re the family member of an eligible person from Northern Ireland.

Requirements for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit:

To qualify for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be the joining family member of a relevant EEA citizen who holds either Settled Status or Pre-Settled Status or has applied and is waiting for a decision.
  • You will be accompanying the EEA citizen to the UK or joining them in the UK within 6 months of the date of application.
  • Your family relationship began prior to 31 December 2020.
  • If you’re the family member of a British citizen and lived with that British citizen in an EEA country, and your relationship with them started before 1 February 2020, you have until 29 March 2022 to apply for a family permit to come back to the UK.
  • If your relationship with them started on or after 1 February 2020, you will need to have ‘reasonable grounds for not returning to the UK by 31 December 2020. You will need to show evidence of why you did not return by then when you apply for your family permit.

Family members of relevant EEA citizens can apply for an EUSS Family Permit. This permit allows family members to join or remain with their EEA-citizen family members in the UK.

 

Who are Relevant EEA Citizen?

The following persons are considered relevant EEA citizens:

EEA or Swiss nationals with settled or pre-settled status under the EUSS

Irish citizens who meet the criteria for settled or pre-settled status under the EUSS

Eligible persons of Northern Ireland who meet the criteria for settled or pre-settled status under the EUSS

British citizens with EEA or Swiss citizenship who lived in the UK as an EEA or Swiss citizen before gaining British citizenship.

 

Who can apply for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit?

The following family members of relevant EEA citizens can apply for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit:

Spouse, civil partner, or durable partner of a relevant EEA citizen

Child (or grandchild or great-grandchild) of a relevant EEA citizen or of their spouse or civil partner

Dependent parent (or grandparent or great-grandparent) of the relevant EEA citizen or of their spouse or civil partner

It’s important to demonstrate that the relationship existed before December 31, 2020.

 

EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit or EEA Family Permit?

The EEA Family Permit route is no longer available, and new applications cannot be submitted. Instead, eligible family members should submit applications for EUSS Family Permits.

Pending applications and appeals for EEA Family Permits submitted before December 31, 2020, will continue to be considered under The Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020.

Applications for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit can only be made from outside the UK.

 

EU Settlement Scheme Deadlines and Late Applications

The deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme was June 30, 2021. Late applications may be accepted in some circumstances.

 

Avoiding Delays in EU Settlement Scheme Applications

To avoid delays, ensure that all required information and documents are provided in the application.

Status of EU Settlement Scheme Applicants After June 30, 2021.

Those who applied before the deadline and have not received a decision can stay in the UK until a decision is made.

 

Application Fee for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit

There is no application fee for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit, and applicants are not required to pay the Immigration Health Charge.

Professional Legal Services for all Family Permit Applications:

Our law firm provides professional legal services for applicants of an EEA seeking to settle in the UK via a Family Permit.

 

Fixed Fee for Legal Services

We charge a fixed fee of £1000 per applicant for our legal services. The fixed fee is determined based on the complexity of the case and the casework required.

 

Transparency in Legal Fees

We believe in transparency when it comes to our legal fees. We strive to provide our clients with the best legal representation and assistance at a reasonable cost. Therefore, we ensure that our clients are aware of the fixed fee before any work is commenced, and we avoid any hidden costs.

 

Get in Touch with Us

Hire our specialist immigration lawyer to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your Family permit Visa application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your immigration matter.