European Economic Area (EEA)

European Economic Area (EEA)

Post-Brexit EU, EEA and Swiss nationals who wish to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021 can apply under the EU Settlement Scheme.

To be eligible for this visa, you must meet several requirements : 

-You started living in the UK by 31 December 2020 or you are the family member of someone from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein who started living in the UK by 31 December 2020

-You lived in the UK for a continuous 5-year period

-The deadline for application was the 30th June 2021, but you can still apply if you have 'reasonable grounds' for not doing so. 

What will happen to EU migrants and their family members who are already in the UK?

The various types of endorsement which you can obtain, depending on your individual circumstances, are set out below:

Family Members

Family members of EEA and Swiss nationals have an automatic right to join their family in the UK. The same right does not apply to extended family members. Extended family members must be able to show that they are dependent on the European family member they wish to join in the UK in order to apply to come and stay here. 

Family members who are not EEA or Swiss nationals – Family Permits

If your family member/s are not EEA or Swiss nationals, they will need to apply for an EEA family permit before they can come to the UK. You have a right to sponsor your non European/Swiss family members as long as you are exercising treaty rights.

Registration certificates

An EEA national exercising a treaty right in the UK might request that he is issued with a registration certificate; this confirms the holder's right of residence under European law. 

If you require further information or assistance feel free to contact  UK Immigration Lawyers.

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