The cut off point for many people to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme was 30 June 2021, unless they have reasonable grounds to submit a late application. This deadline does not apply to people who wish to join their family members who have been granted either pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Such persons can make an application as ‘a joining family member of a relevant sponsor’.
Who can apply to join their EU sponsor?
Family members of EU, EEA or Swiss citizens who were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 can apply to join their sponsor at any time, provided that the relationship between the family members was formed by this date and continues to exist. Family members who are eligible to join their EU sponsor include:
- Spouse or Civil partner
- Durable partner, where the Home Office expects to see two years of cohabitation and evidence of the relationship being serious before 31 December 2020
- Dependent Child or grandchild
- Dependent parent or grandparent
How can you apply as a joining family member?
Applications to join your family member are made online. Your EU sponsor will need to provide their biometric passport/ID and evidence their relationship or dependency to you. Applications must be made from outside the UK. If you are a family member of an EU national who has been granted pre-settled or settled status in the UK, feel free to contact us to assist you with an application under the EUSS.
Successful application as a joining family member under the EUSS
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your immigration status and the merit of your EUSS application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation of your Sponsor Licence applications and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to successful EUSS applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Business Immigration Team so we can assess possible UK Visa routes and arrange your legal consultation.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.