EU Settlement Scheme

Family Permit

 

As the EEA Family Permit route is now closed and the new applications cannot be submitted, people who are eligible should instead submit applications for EUSS Family Permits. It permits non-EEA citizens to travel and enter the UK to join a close family member who is EAA citizen which holds a Settled or Pre-settled status.

 

Applications for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit can only be made from outside the UK and it will be available for 4 months if you arrive in the UK after the 1 of April 2021.

You can apply if you are:

  • Spouse of a relevant EEA citizen;
  • Civil partner of a relevant EEA citizen;
  • 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,

You will need to demonstrate that your relationship existed prior to 31 December 2020.

If you want to stay in the UK

If you wish to stay in the UK beyond the validity period of your EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit then you will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

If you have joined your family members arriving after 01 April 2021, you can apply within 3 months of arrival (and prior to the expiry of their family permit), or show reasonable grounds for not applying within this period. 

Unmarried Partner 

An unmarried partner can be considered for a family permit as an extended family member if they are in a ‘durable relationship’. It means they need to prove they have been living together in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least 2 years.

Application fees 

The EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit is free of charge and it is also not required to pay the Immigration Health Charge. 

If you would like to learn more about this visa type and how it suits you please feel free to contact us or ask us to contact you. Our initial consultation is free of charge! We can listen to your case and see how we can help you.