EEA Family Permit
A European Economic Area (EEA) Family Permit is for people who are not EEA nationals to visit or join a EEA family member who reside in the United Kingdom. You can apply for an EEA family permit if you are:
• the spouse or civil partner of an EEA or Swiss national;
• A descendant (child or grandchild) of the EEA national or their spouse/civil partner under 21 years of age;
• A dependent descendant (child or grandchild) of the EEA national or their spouse/civil partner aged 21 and over;
• A dependant relative in the ascending line (i.e. parents or grandparents) of an EEA or Swiss national or his/her spouse or civil partner.
The following requirements will also need to be met in order to apply for a European Economic Area (EEA) Family Permit:
• Your EEA-national partner/ family member must be exercising his or her Treaty rights in the UK – i.e. self-employment, study, employment;
• You and the EEA national must either be legally married to each other (married couples) or be able to provide evidence of living together within the most recent two years (unmarried couples);
• You and the EEA national must have met already;
• You and the EEA national must demonstrate intent to live together;
• You and the EEA national must be travelling to the UK together, or the EEA national should already be in the UK;
• The family unit must not be dependent on public funds whilst in the United Kingdom.