The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020 at 11 PM and entered a transition period, due to end on 31 December 2020. During this transition period, EU nationals can continue to enjoy their freedom of movement rights in the UK as they did before Brexit. The rights and status of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 30 June 2021. EU citizens and their family members who wish to remain in the UK after 30 June 2021 will need to apply for an immigration status to remain lawfully in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).
The EUSS family permit facilitates entry into the UK of an eligible non-EEA citizen family member to join or accompany an EEA or Swiss national residing in the UK who has been granted Pre-settled or Settled Status under the EUSS.
In order to apply for EUSS family permit, the applicant and sponsor must satisfy the below requirements.
To meet the above requirement, all the visa-nationals who wish to join their EU, EEA or Swiss National family members must evidence their relationship to their Sponsor and their travel plans to the UK. The nature of this application is more flexible than previous routes. Although there are limits on who qualifies, there are no requirements to show Knowledge of the English Language or satisfy any minimum income requirement.
Our Immigration lawyers at City Legal have immense experience in assisting clients with EUSS family permit applications. Our Immigration team carefully assess each of our client’s circumstances to ensure that the eligibility requirements are met. We are a multi award winning law firm and pride ourselves in being approachable, innovative and always going that extra mile to make sure our clients receive the individual attention they deserve. Our Immigration team maintains a high reputation and is committed to provide clear, transparent and reliable advice to our clients.