Earlier today our team of expert solicitors received the brilliant news that a client (the Applicant), had been granted an EEA Family Permit as a family member of an EEA national currently residing in the UK. Our Solicitors prepared an exceptional application, making the application process itself a stress-free experience, by working with the Applicant ensuring all the requirements were satisfied in accordance with the Home Office’s requirements. The UK immigration process can be a cumbersome, clients often inform us of their past struggles.Successful EEA Family Permit applications can be made by LEXVISA Solicitors
The case for an EEA Family Permit
In our initial consultation with the Applicant and his partner, our solicitors were informed that the Applicant was a Canadian national residing in the UK on a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa. The Applicant met his partner on an online social media platform and started dating. Over the course, of their relationship, the couple got closer and decided to get married.
After speaking to our expert solicitors and receiving the comfort that our solicitors often assist clients in similar situations to his. The Applicant instructed us to prepare and assist with the submission of his EEA Family Permit application.
How we can assist submit a successful EEA Family Permit Application
It is not unusual for the Home Office to overlook documents submitted with an application, where the supporting documents are not submitted in clear and logical manner. Our Solicitors go the extra mile ensuring positive results by working alongside clients in collating the required documents for applications. In this case, our team of solicitors directly tackled all the issues involved in the Applicant’s application and highlighted how the Applicant met the EEA Regulations.
In this case, our team of solicitors directly tackled all the issues involved in the Applicant’s application by producing a detailed legal representations document outlining how each requirement is satisfied. In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors conducted a comprehensive review of the Applicant’s documents to ensure that he submits the correct documentary evidence in the correct format, which meets the Home Office’s requirements. We also prepared and assisted the Applicant with the application form and ensured the supporting documents were submitted in a clear manner to ensure the Home Office do not disregard important documents.
Apply for an EEA Family Permit
To make a successful EEA Family Permit Application, you must meet the Home Office’s requirements. A successful EEA Family Permit application will be made in accordance with the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 and the Free Movement of Person’s Directive 2004/38/EC.
An EEA Family Permit will be granted where an Applicant can demonstrate that they are from a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and qualifies as a family member or an extended family member under the EEA Regulations. To qualify as a family member Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are the spouse or civil partner of an EEA national or closely related to the EEA national. Alternatively, if you do not qualify as a family member you must then demonstrate that you are an extended family member of the EEA national. An extended family member could be an unmarried partner, brother, sister, uncle, aunt amongst other close relations. The important point to note is that the Applicant will have to demonstrate that you are dependent on the EEA national or a member of their immediate household.
There are also alternative routes available for Applicants to qualify for an EEA Family Permit such as the EEA Derivative Right of Residence, Surinder Singh route or with a Retained Right of Residence. It is important to note that the Home Office’s requirements are a set of rigorous rules. However, you should note that there are numerous ways you can satisfy these rules. It is imperative you obtain the correct guidance before submitting any application. The UK immigration rules are complex and so it’s advisable to seek legal advice to avoid refusal. You may wish to contact us if you have any questions regarding any of the requirements.
Successful EEA Family Permit 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 applications before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation of your immigration or 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. 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 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.
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