LEXVISA is delighted that we recently received the news that our client and his son (“the Applicants”) were granted confirmation of their EEA Permanent Residence in the UK. In our initial consultation with the Applicant, we discovered the circumstances and facts surrounding his application and were instructed for the preparation and submission of the EEA Permanent Residence applications.
The Case for EEA Permanent Residence
The main Applicant is a Romanian national who first entered the UK in 2004 on a Work Permit Dependent Visa to join his wife, who is a British citizen resident in the UK, and has been exercising his Treaty Rights as an EEA national in the UK since Romania joined the EU in 2007. The second Applicant is the main Applicant’s son, who is also a Romanian national, was born in the UK in 2008.
Through our meticulous and thorough process, our immigration team managed to flag out any issues to the client of any potential issues with the application for EEA Permanent Residence and managed to prepare the application as strongly as possible by accompanying the EEA Permanent Residence application with our bespoke legal representations.
Requirements for EEA Permanent Residence Applications
- Applicants must be a national of an EEA country;
- Applicants must be a qualified person;
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate 5 years continuous residence in the UK; and
- Applicants must not have any excess absences from the UK.
You can also apply for EEA Permanent Residence if you are the family member of an EEA national who is a ‘qualified person’ and you are residing with them in the UK or you may apply if you came to the UK as the family member of an EEA national and then you retained a right of residence.
Applicants applying for EEA Permanent Residence are eligible to apply using the European Passport Return Service.
EEA Permanent Residence after Brexit
As result of the Brexit vote and the UK’s decision to leave the EU, free movement in the EU will end and EU citizens will urgently be required to acquire permission to stay in the UK. This has understandably created a great deal of uncertainty amongst EEA nationals who are in the UK and are unsure of what status they will have in the UK once the UK formally leaves the EU. However, there have been proposals to convert EEA Permanent Residence into Settled Status, and if you are an EEA national with concerns about applying for EEA Permanent Residence, do not hesitate to contact our specialist immigration lawyers to get professional advice on your next steps.
Using Legal Representation to Apply for EEA Permanent Residence
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct an immigration and visa legal representative to submit an EEA Permanent Residence application.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your application succeeds, all necessary documents must be provided.
This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successful EEA Permanent Residence Applications
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 visa and immigration application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation of your immigration and visa application 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. LEXVISA is just minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to successful immigration 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 Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.