EEA2 visa – Work and live in the UK as a family member of an EU citizen

I get a lot of traffic to this blog due to posts I have made about the EEA2 visa. The posts I have realised don’t provide much information and the amount of traffic suggests people are desperate for information, so I have prepared this more comprehensive post about the EEA2 visa and the process for applying.

What is the EEA2 Visa:

The EEA2 visa is available to family members of an EU national that aren’t EU citizens themselves. Under current UK law EU citizens have the right to abode and work in the UK. The visa is granted so that family members of an EU citizen can also live and work with the EU citizen in the UK. N.B. The visa only grants right to reside and work in the UK whilst the EU citizen is also in the UK, so you couldn’t work in the UK whilst your wife lives in Poland.

The visa I have was granted for five years and allows me to enter and leave the UK without restriction and allows me to work in the UK. It also allows me to register for a NI number and access NHS services.

Who is Eligible:

I believe any immediate family member, be that a wife, husband, child or parent of an EU national is eligible to apply for the visa. The visa also recognises civil partnerships (gay and lesbian relationships) and defacto partnerships. It is more difficult to establish you are in one of these relationships obviously, though it is not impossible – I was granted the EEA2 visa after proving that I have been in a marriage like relationship with m girlfriend for more than two years.

To prove that I was in a marriage like relationship with my girlfriend I had to provide the following documents:

  • Wills dated from two years ago that bequeathed belongings to each others
  • Lease agreements with both our names on them dating back more than two years
  • Joint bank statements dating back more than two years
  • Mobile phone records recording calls to each other from more than two years back
  • Digital photos that showed us together over a long period of time

Excerpts from the UK Border agency Website that highlights more information on the EEA2 visa are pasted below:

Registration certificates

A registration certificate is a document issued to EEA nationals that confirms that person’s right of residence under European law. You are not required to have a registration certificate to enter, live or work in the United Kingdom.

If you are a national of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia you are not eligible to apply for a registration certificate until you have completed 12 months of continuous employment in the United Kingdom.

Applications for a registration certificate should be made using application form EEA1. You can download it from the right side of this page.

Residence cards

Family members who come to the United Kingdom with an EEA national but who are not themselves a national of an EEA country can apply for a residence card, with some exceptions (see Family member residence stamp). The card confirms that person’s right of residence under European law. Residence cards are normally valid for five years and take the form of an endorsement that is placed in the holder’s passport.

Applications for a residence card should be made using application form EEA2. You can download it from the right side of this page.

Family member residence stamp

Residence cards are not immediately available to all family members. Family members who are not themselves nationals of an EEA country and who are in the United Kingdom with a national of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia are not eligible to apply for a residence card until the national of those countries has been employed continuously in the United Kingdom for 12 months. Until the 12 months is completed, a family member who is not an EEA national can apply for a family member residence stamp to confirm his/her right of residence under European law.

Applications for a family member residence stamp should be made using application form FMRS. This can be downloaded from the right side of this page.

Permanent residence

After you have lived in the United Kingdom for a continuous period of five years you can apply for confirmation of your permanent residence. You will need to have been living in the United Kingdom and in employment, self-employment, studying or self-sufficient throughout the five-year period.

For your residence in the United Kingdom to be considered continuous you should not be absent from the United Kingdom for more than six months each year. Longer absences for compulsory military service will not affect your residence. Additionally, a single absence of a maximum of 12 months for important reasons such as pregnancy, child birth, serious illness, study, vocational training or posting overseas will not affect your residence.

EEA and Swiss nationals will be issued with a document that confirms they are permanent residents in the United Kingdom. This document has no expiry date. Applications by EEA and Swiss nationals should be made using application form EEA3. You can download it from the right side of this page.

Non-EEA nationals will be issued with an endorsement that is placed in the holder’s passport. This endorsement is valid for 10 years. Applications from non-EEA nationals should be made using application form EEA4. You can download it from the right side of this page.

Making an application

There is no charge for applications under European law. You should make sure you use the correct application form. All application forms are available on the right side of this page.

The application forms contain details of all the information that you must supply to support your application. You must send the original documentation with your completed application form.

From 01 September 2008, all completed European application forms should be sent to:

European Applications
Home Office
PO Box 306
Dept 45
Liverpool
L2 0QN

Applications for registration certificates from EEA nationals can be made in person at our public enquiry office in Croydon, but this service is in high demand and appointments are booked up approximately two months in advance. You will need to make an appointment before you visit.

Details of the location of the public enquiry office, opening times and how to make an appointment can be found in the Contact us section.

Processing times

The time it takes to process your application will depend on the type of application you make and how you submit it.

If you make your application in person at Croydon public enquiry office, we will usually process your application on the same day.

Transfer of residence card or stamp

If you are issued with a new passport and want your residence card or family member residence stamp transferred you will need to make a new application. You should complete the appropriate application form and provide the required supporting documents.

How do I apply:

The link to the EEA2 visa application for is here – http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/applicationforms/eea/eea2.pdf

Some of the links below may be of use for people looking into the EEA2 visa:


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  • Frida & Luke

    THANK YOU!!!!! This information really helps us!
    God bless!

  • Mery

    Great Information!! Can you let me know how long it took you to have this Non-EEA residence card?
    Many thanks

  • matthewgain

    Glad this information is useful Mery.

    My application took about eight months to process.

    However as the application was in process I was able to reside and live in the UK under my previous visa conditions even though it expired during the application period.

  • kafi

    hi,

    I,from india, have been living in uk since nov,2002 as a student visa and my visa will expires on feb, 2012. I just married in oct,2009 & my wife is from poland and our relation from august, 2008.

    but she didnt stay in uk continuosly as she had continue her university. now , in may-2009 she is parmanantly moved to uk and we got marry in oct,2009. she is working here in full time since may,2009.

    so is it possible for me to change my student visa to marriage visa or eea family permit/residence card on basis of marriage with eu nationality. and my wife is here less than 12 month
    .
    and we have our marriage certificate, joint account statment,bank statement, payslip, tenants agreement, medical card, utility bill etc

    if i can , so could you please tell me the procedures or is there any other the requirement's and what kind of form we should send.

    many thanks for your co-oprarion.

    email: fenikaf@yahoo.com

  • ap

    hi,

    I'm currently leaving in uk with the eea2 visa. I'd like to leave uk for a short time travel. My question is how long I should come back to uk.

    Many thanks

  • Henry

    Thanks. That was really helpful information. Thanks to the author!

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    Good stuff, I have a couple of friends who would enjoy reading this. Thankyou ;-)

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      No worries.

      • Fitzy26

        I need my wife to came live. Whis me I am EEA but I can’t found the form onlain forms pls pls can same one help me thank you

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    it will serve as proof of your right to live and work in the . An EU national or their family member needs to spend a minimum of 5 years.

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    it will serve as proof of your right to live and work in the . An EU national or their family member needs to spend a minimum of 5 years.

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      It took around 9 months for me.

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  • Ksnarayana

    Hi, thanks for the information and is very clear. However, i would like to reconfirm my case. I’m an indian and got German citizenship in 2009. Feb 2010, i have moved to UK for the work and have secure job here, since March 2010.

    i was married and my wife is an Indian. She came to UK in 2008 for Masters study and completed and now she is working here in UK. She has post study work permit.

    as im German and living and working here in UK, i would like to change my wife visa status from Post study to Dependent wife visa.

    Now, i would like to know steps to follow to apply a EEA family (dependent) vise for my wife. in your application, you mentioned that, we have to submit EEA 2 application form. is it right in my case???

    => what about other important docuemnts we required to submit
    => we have married in India and i have Marriage certificate issued by indian Govt. is this valid ??

    thanks for help
    please reply to ksnarayana@gmail.com

    best regards
    Satya

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      Yes your wife should be able to apply for the EEA2 Visa.

      Follow the process I have outlined then you will realise all the details.

  • Ksnarayana

    Hi, thanks for the information and is very clear. However, i would like to reconfirm my case. I'm an indian and got German citizenship in 2009. Feb 2010, i have moved to UK for the work and have secure job here, since March 2010.i was married and my wife is an Indian. She came to UK in 2008 for Masters study and completed and now she is working here in UK. She has post study work permit.as im German and living and working here in UK, i would like to change my wife visa status from Post study to Dependent wife visa.Now, i would like to know steps to follow to apply a EEA family (dependent) vise for my wife. in your application, you mentioned that, we have to submit EEA 2 application form. is it right in my case???=> what about other important docuemnts we required to submit=> we have married in India and i have Marriage certificate issued by indian Govt. is this valid ??thanks for helpplease reply to ksnarayana@gmail.combest regardsSatya

    • Alice

      hey matthew,

      great post and thanks for sharing — the whole uk visa website can be really daunting and unhelpful. which leads me to ask: were you able/allowed to work during the processing period?

      cheers

      • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

        During the time my visa was being processed I was able to remain on the previous visa I had been granted. I am not sure if you can go to the UK apply for the visa and work though? I hope that is helpful.

    • Sisca Belkadi

      hi matthew,
       
      i am glad i found this information, i am indonesian and my husband is french.  I have an EEA Visa now for 6 month staying in UK but now i need to extend my visa. do you think i am eligible to apply EEA2 and should my husband apply for EEA1? You said that it took 8 months to proccess the application, my visa expired in februari, if I apply now..during the process of my application, can i stay and work in UK while my visa expired. And the document that we submit for the application, the original or the photocopy? because i think its to risk to give my original pasport to them. if i should give them my original passport, can i ask them to send back the passport during the proccess in case i want to travel? Thank you so much for your help.. God bless you.

      • Chand

        Hi Sisca

        I am student in uk from 2009, and still i am student, during this period i got married to portuguese national. then i applied for EEA application as EU family member. Withing one week i got certification of application which states as EU memebr i can stay in UK and work Full time. This letter was valid for 6 months untill i get final decision on my application. Minimum decision perido is six months. I got my application decision within 3 months. and i got my all documents back with 5 years visa. As you apply for visa you get letter whcih states you can work or not untill application decision is made. And even your visa expires in application process time you can remain in UK on the basis of your inprocess of application as you will have proof of certificate of application.

        And you have to send all originals without originals you will not get final decision. And if you need passport you can ask for emmergency travel. but that may be delay your final decision. So i advise dont make any travel plan.

        Hope this will help.

         

        • Alizulqarnain38

          hi chand can u tell me plz how long it takes the acknowledgement letter 

        • Ghouri

           chand my name is Ghouri can you please email me your number or email address i need you help in this regard….
          email: ghouri_r@hotmail.com

    • pmin

      hi Matthew,

      Thanks for your informative post.

      You wrote:
      > However as the application was in process I was able to reside and live
      in the UK
      > under my previous visa conditions even though it expired
      during the application
      > period.

      Is this still possible? Is it documented somewhere (like
      on the border agency web site)?

      thanks,

      Patrick

      • pmin

        Here are some updates from me. I’m a Dutch citizen, and my
        partner is from the US.

        - it took about one month for the acknowledgement letter to arrive

        - after 3 months we got a refusal: I had not sufficiently proven that I work here: I work freelance for my own limited company. Even though I had read otherwise elsewhere, it was not possibly to certify my own employment (i.e. I could not write a letter myself, as the director of the company, stating that I’m employed by my company). Also, I had sent P60 tax certificates to prove I’m paying taxes here, but as these are sent only once a year in April, the latest one was too old. The refusal letter suggested I also send recent invoices for work carried out, and bank statements showing payments made by clients.

        I hope this information is helpful to someone. I’m very annoyed
        with myself that I hadn’t sent some more paperwork… :-(
        Yes, it is totally trivial to check that my company is active etc.,
        but they can only decide based on the papers you send (so
        they’re not going to check with HMRC, Companies House, etc.
        that what you write is true).

        Patrick

        • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

          Thanks for the extra info Patrick.

        • Sroberts

          Hi Pmin – we are in a similar situation, my wife Danish and self employed and me US. We received initial 6months visa for me and then applied for my 5yr and about after one month they sent everything back because not enough paperwork from my wife’s company. Are you still in the process of filing – can you share what documents you have resubmitted? We are trying to pull accountants letters and hmrc letters but not clear if they will be happy with amount of documents…also do you know if you can submit any of this in person in Liverpool as Croydon does not handle eea2 visas any more (as we have tried already to go there). The bigger challenge is that for both of us we travel frequently for work outside of the UK and need our passports so it is hard for my wife as she only has one passport…thanks for any feedback you can share.

          • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

            Hi Sroberts,

            I experienced a similar process as you. I would try and provide as much as possible. I included things such as digital photos with date stamps, the fact my partner was my next of kin at the doctor, the fact we be-quested our possessions to each other in our wills, that we had a joint lease, had joint bank accounts etc. I even sent emails highlighting how long our relationship was. The more the better. 

            I am not sure about presenting in person, but if it is an option do it and try and speak with the case officer. It is much harder to ignore a person that is in front of you.

            Regarding the travel component that is a tough one. My wife needed to travel with work and we requested her passport back, but it was a little tricky. We needed to send it back as soon as she was back in the country. I also left the country, but that was a major issue. They nearly didn’t let me back into the country regardless of the fact I had a letter from the Home Office confirming my passport had been returned during processing of the new visa.  

            I hope that helps.

          • Sroberts

            Hi Matthew – thanks for your reply. This is very helpful. Being US, before we moved here i got a second passport so that i could travel for work, which was extremely handy, i was told at passport control to take a copy of my main passport (picture and id page) and the 6 months visa page – the visa has now expired (1 June 12) and they have let me back in with the intent to re-apply for the 5yr and giving me 6months to do this. I had 2 trips in the last couple of weeks and they kept asking me questions, but nothing is dodgy so i have nothing to hide…my last trip was last week from Paris on eurostar and they took both my passports, the letter that i received back with insufficient information on my wife’s company and made me sit for about 15-20min while they got a stamp or did some checking??? Finaly they returned with all my documents and then apologized for the delay/wait and stamped my second passport with 6months to remain, it is not a residence permit but it let’s me stay…do you think it would be better to use an immigration company so that they could help make sure we have the correct details??? Again, our issue is not proof that we are married (we are going on 11yrs and are coming from living in belgium(18months) and before that 2 1/2 years in Holland – which i had no issues getting residence and visas…the challenge is that my wife is now in the uk  where she set up her own company and they need additional proof that she is paying national insurance and hmrc…my main annoyance is that this could make it a challenge for us to go away on holiday and that was what we were hoping to do in July…at least to ensure that my wife get’s her passport back.
            again thanks for feedback – sean  

  • Ksnarayana

    Hi, thanks for the information and is very clear. However, i would like to reconfirm my case. I'm an indian and got German citizenship in 2009. Feb 2010, i have moved to UK for the work and have secure job here, since March 2010.i was married and my wife is an Indian. She came to UK in 2008 for Masters study and completed and now she is working here in UK. She has post study work permit.as im German and living and working here in UK, i would like to change my wife visa status from Post study to Dependent wife visa.Now, i would like to know steps to follow to apply a EEA family (dependent) vise for my wife. in your application, you mentioned that, we have to submit EEA 2 application form. is it right in my case???=> what about other important docuemnts we required to submit=> we have married in India and i have Marriage certificate issued by indian Govt. is this valid ??thanks for helpplease reply to ksnarayana@gmail.combest regardsSatya

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  • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

    Yes your wife should be able to apply for the EEA2 Visa. Follow the process I have outlined then you will realise all the details.

  • Kmfedorova

    Hi Matthew,

    Thank you so much for a clear post on the matter. My question is fairly straightforward–when applying for a FMRS (a family memeber residence stamp) do they take into account your income?

    With many thanks for any help,
    K

  • Kmfedorova

    Hi Matthew,Thank you so much for a clear post on the matter. My question is fairly straightforward–when applying for a FMRS (a family memeber residence stamp) do they take into account your income?With many thanks for any help,K

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      I don't think your income should have anything to do with it, but I am not certain. Best to check with the Home Office directly.

  • Rodney

    Hi Mathew,
    I am a Portuguese national working and living in the UK and my wife and my two minor sons have joined me on an Indian Passport as an EEA dependant visa which is valid for six months and is expiring in the month of Oct 2010. I need to apply to extend their Visas. I was at the civic centre for the admissions of my children and the officer at the civic centre has told me to get it done as soon as possible otherwise their school admissions application forms will not be processed. Please can your goodself advice me what I need to do and what documents I need with the application to support it?
    Secondly I need to add the names of my wife and my children on my Resident Permit card can you please advise me how to do it. And last but not the least I need to change the address on my Resident Permit card as well. Please can you help me and advice me how to get it done? Thank you very much and hope you will do the needful. God bless you.

    • Rodney Pereira

      I AM WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY

      • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

        HI Rodyney, I am afraid I don't know the answers to your questions. Perhaps check with the Home Office.

        Sorry I can't be more help.

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    Wow, great info. Thank you so much. It really helps. Do you know something about F1 visa?

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      I am afraid I have no experience with the F1 visa. All the very best with your application.

  • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

    My visa took a long time to be processed – about 8 months. However I was able to live in the UK on the previous visa I had despite it expiring as the EEA2 visa was being processed.

    Once I got the visa it was for five years. After that I believe you will be able to apply for permanent residence, but best to check with the Home Office to be sure.

  • ema

    Hi. I need some help. I married with EU national and applied for EEA2 and been waiting for 3weeks but I haven't received any letter from home office. I had student visa which expired last week. Am I still allowed to work? I'm gonna ask if they received my application already but I'm worried about my work…….

    I did check a lot of website to get information but couldn't find answer. If you know some information, I would appliciate it.

    • Matthew Gain

      I believe because you are waiting for your visa to be processed that the provisions of your previous visa are still valid even though it has expired.

      Irrespective I would check with the Home Office to be certain.

      Hope that helps.

      • ema

        thank you very much. I will check tomorrow.

  • awais

    hey i have sent FMRS 6 weeks ago how long it take that i ll get my FMRS?

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  • Arcy

    Hi Matthew,

    I appreciate the time you took to put together this information.

    You have listed a few documents and pieces of evidence that you presented with your EEA2 application (which I did when I first applied for the EEA FP upon entering the country) but. did you send anything else?

    I want to be very very thorough with what I provide the department of immigration and it would be great to get a list of what people have sent so that it benefits us all.

    Cheers!
    I prov

  • Tamara

    Hello,
    thanks for your site. My husband has applied for EEA2 (I have Maltese passport) and we sent it in Aug 2010, we were told it would take about 14wks…so we thought booking and paying for travel to France in Feb 2011. we are now told we may not have our passports back by then. (stressing) Do they have anyway of paying a priority fee?
    Also when we sent the application my husband was not working and had not yet received a CIS number etc…which he now has…do I need to inform them of this or can it just go solely on my employment? would informing them of him working make it go any quicker? Thanks in advance. T

  • Tamara

    sorry, half finished one of my sentences. We thought booking and paying for travel to France Feb 2011 would be safe..so we have done so. (Hence the stressing due to the amount of money we may loose)
    Thanks, T

  • Fufilnikku

    hi Matthew
    Thanks a lot for the info you put up on this website. Like others on this post, i too have a query. It would be highly helpful if you could advise me a bit.
    I am from India and have been in UK for last 4.5 year on student visa for 1 year, fresh talent visa for 2 years and now student visa for 2 years while graduating this May 2011. I met my fiancee about 1.5 year ago who hails from poland. We are expecting our first child in may and have decided to tie the knot in march 2011. I have secured a job offer in Wales in an Engineering firm and planning to move their in june/july.
    My partner would start her maternity leave in 1 month’s time which means when we apply for EEA2 residence card, she would be on maternity leave possibly on maternity pay as well. The confusion is when we move to wales, she would have to leave her current employer and be still on maternity leave while i start my graduate job in wales. My student visa finishes on 31st October 2011 and my job starts in septmber 2011. We would have to apply for EEA2 in the month of october 2011 when i would have job confirmation letter from my employer and payslip to support our application but my partner wouldn’t be able to show any active employment due to her maternity leave. Could this have any effect on our application’s outcome? With my payslip, i believe i can easily show that it’s enough to support both of us.
    I currently work part-time. Another option i have is to apply for EEA2 soon after our marriage and show my part-time job letter from my employer and recent payslips and her maternity leave/maternity pay and employer’s letter of job.
    I know it’s a confusing one. I would really appreciate your valuable opinion about when to apply for EEA2 in my case. Many Thanks.
    Sushil

  • Adriano

    Hi Mathew,

    Thank you very much for your info, it did help me more than any other page in this website.
    I am an italian national living in the UK Since 1993, and paying taxes and National incurance contributions since then.
    I have lived for the last 3 years in Albania with my partner, and have a daughter who i registered as resident also in the UK while there. Now because of the troubled situation in Albania, i moved quickly in UK.
    Iwas self-employed, but because being a translator, i lost two big contracts in albania by not going down there, so i had to claim, but my wife(not married yet) visa is going to expire on the 19th of Feb 2011. what should i do?? i asked a solicitor for help, he told me 2000 pounds to make an application.
    having a daughter 2 years old. and not anticipating all this quick move, to be honest we have hit a financial low as well.
    hope you could give some advice.

  • Tatis2936

    good afternoon im a colombian national married to an spanish guy, we met in the uk and have been married for a year i still have my student visa for a year more and we want to apply for the EEA2 visa permit.do you think its the right form for in our case . thanks

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      I assume that would qualify you for an EEA2 visa. Best to check with the Home Office though.

  • karip

    This information is great ! just have one question, I’m peruvian and my husband spanish , I’m applying for the EEA2 but I heard that before I apply to the EEA2 ,my husband needs to apply to the EEA1 , is that correct? I will have problems if he doesn’t apply first to the EEA1?

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      I am afraid I don’t know the answer to this question.

  • Charlthurling

    Hey Matthew! 
    I’ve been in the UK with a two year working holiday visa from South Africa before and still is in relationship with my girlfriend from Poland. Thats why I came back on a 6month holiday visa. We are engaged and are getting married soon. My holiday visa expires on 10 October and I’m looking to get my application in just after our wedding on 20th September. Will I be able to stay while my visa is in progress? Or am I have to go back to SA and wait for my visa?

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      Yes I think you will be able to stay whilst it is being processed. 

  • Gabriel

    Hi,
    I have held the EEA2 visa for next to 5 years now. My visa expires in April 2007 (although I received lettre from the Home Office saying I could apply for work, as of Sept 2006). I’d like to have the British citizenship. But do I need to apply for the indefinite leave to remain first, or can i just apply directly for the UK citizenship as of April 2012? Thanks, G

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      Best to check with the Home Office on this one. I can’t help I am afraid.

  • Rockn776

    Hi my name Suman

    I been here 2years i am having a student visa 
    my question is the EEA2 visa is eligible for me are not ?

    thx

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      The EEA2 visa is for family members of EU nationals. If you are a family member of an EU national you may be eligible.

  • Vijj

    hi, i am in uk from 2009 november, could you please let me know whether we have any other route to apply for eea2 apart from marrying a European girl, my uncle is ready to give sponsor for me who lives in UK and having european citizenship, can i apply for eea2 with his sponsorship?

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      I think the EEA2 visa is only for family members of EU nationals. I am not sure if an uncle qualifies, but that may be worth investigating. 

      If your uncle sponsors you, you may not need to worry about another type of visa? Best to check with the Home Office though.

  • JOhn

    HEllo Matthew,

    I am have read your post and want to congratulate you and at the same time ask some question.

    first, my case is a little bit different.

    i am a mexican guy and came to the uk in 2010 ( to work as a language assistant)

    I met my partner after i week i was in the uk, ( we were together but not living together)

    my visa expired in june 2011 and then i went out of the country and came backto get my civil partnership.

    I got my civil partnershi in August and since then i have been living in the uk without a visa or any othe rpermit ( just as visitor),

    I have been out of the country and they have let me enter to the country,

    My civil partner is a self employed ( just this week)

    he wasnt working and well, i have no idea what to do, id really appreciate if u could help me, thanks

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      Hello,

      It is best to contact the Home Office. I think the fact your partner is not working may prove problematic. I also believe self employed may be tricky. 

      I am afriad that is the only advice I can provide. Good luck.

  • jignesh

    hey Matthew,i already applied for EEA 2 Family visa, i am here in London now, i would like to ask you that is it possible to get BIOMETRIC LATTER from other than LIVERPOOL home office, i get my latter from SHEFFIELD ?

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      I don’t know the answer to this. It is best to contact the Home Office. 

  • Dalbhangu

    i got married to polish girl in 2008 i have applied for visa as family member but due to some problem i got it in 2010 fmrs stamp and in 2011 i got resident permit card for 5 years but due to some problem she asked me to give divorce, we have own business and good income. but because she asked me for divorce i want to know that can i retain my visa rights under eeu law and can i stay in uk after divorce… i m indian by nationality. and can applied for pr.

    • Muhammad Akmal

      yes u will no have visa problem

    • alishba

      Hello can anyone plz help me I hv aplied eea2 famly permit application 8th august and recieved acknowledgmnt letter 11 days latr then recieved certificate of aplication whch saying I m not permit to work here until any decision will be taken can anyone plz tell me due to this will I nt recieve my visa? Or is this thing is any alarm for sumthng wrong?

  • Klio0

    Hallo Matt.
    I applied eea2 visa last june16 ,2012 .since that time i havent got any post from ukba,
    My question is how long be taken respond ukba.
    Reg
    Tom

  • Lucy

    Hi Mathew, i am a kenyan citizen but married to Italian and currently residing in Italy…is it possible to live and work in the Uk while my husband is still in Italy?

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      Yes I believe so. You would need to apply for the relevant visas. The EEA2 I think is the relevant visa, but you wold need to investigate. 

      • Muhammad Akmal

        hi matthew i am from pakistan my wife is romanian we got married in 2009 she is in uk now ples can u tell me how long she work an after i can apply visa to uk

  • The_prince_of_tennis90

    Hi mathew,
    I’m Vietnamese and i got my student type 4 visa. My visa was valid on 30/11/2012 and at the same time, I gave birth on 26/9/2012 and my son is 4months now. He is Bristish citizen. I have been sent my doct EEA2 to the UKBoder for over 1moths but I haven’t got any reciept yet. My question is do u know how long I have to wait to the UKBoder or I need to call the
    ?
    Thanks you,
    Chi

  • Haseebullah Naweed

    i got 5 years visa my partner is dutch and i got (family member of an EEA national,
    when i can get the indefinite visa and how?
    if someone can help me this is my email add,
    haseebullah_n@hotmail.com

  • HAJRIJE

    HELO BORDER AGENCY IM NEED STATUS DECLARACION FOR MY SON FOR COM IN UK. IM LIVE IN UK 1 YEAR 5 MANTHE . . MY SON LIVE IN BARCELONA 12 YEARS WITH MI , HE HAS BEN PERMANENTE RRESIDENCE ESPANIOL ASPECTOS LAVORALE A MOTIVO FAMILIAR THE CIUTADANA EU.IM SPANISH NACIONALITY . MY SONE WAS BORN IN ALBANIA HAVE GOT PASAPORTE ALBANIEN , NEET MY SON TO COME IN UK WORK ANDE LIVE her . . THANK YOU MUCHO GRACIAS .

  • Anna

    Did you apply for this while still in the UK? Or did you have to go back to Australia to apply for it? I’m on a tier 5 visa, but near to the time that expires i would have been living with my italian partner for two years, so was going to apply for here (UK) is that possible?

  • Monika

    Hi guys question on EEA3: I am living in UK for 8 years, at the time no one asked me to register with Home Office, as I am from Poland- we supposed to do so until 2011. Now I want to apply for EEA3, as I have no confirmation from Home Office, do you think I can just send them tax+ employment details?

  • Manikandan Ezhumalai

    Hi Matthew,

    Hi. I am an Indian living in UK with the PSW visa right now and I am working for full time. I got married last sept 2013 in India with my girl friend who is French Nationality. We have forwarded everything to france govenrment (marriage certificate in india, age proof, address proof in india of her & my address proof in uk, etc). And then I came back to uk with her in sept end. Since she got french passport it was easy for me to bring her to uk soon.

    In december we got a call from french embassy in uk stating that we got the France Marriage certificate from the french government. So we went and collected it.

    My wife started wotking full time from December and she meets treaty rights. My PSW visa expires in 21st April,2014.

    I am planning to apply by next week EEA2.

    I have got the following documents:

    1. French Marriage certifcate (in French Language)

    2. Working proof of both from the employer

    3. bank statements in same address

    4. Tenancy aggrement

    5. Photos of my marriage and some photos before marriage when we were in relationship for 5 years in india. (I have marriage video as well)

    My questions are:

    1. Do I have to translate the french marriage certificate to english before I apply?

    2. We have to move to different addres as landlord given us notice. We will be moving only April End, before this I will aplly form current address.

    i) Will this affect the application?

    ii) How to send the change of address details after I moved to new address?

  • James Mack

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    Thanks to Dr.okunade once again….

  • James Mack

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  • Silvia Chakma

    Hi
    I am an EEA 2 applicant .My husband is working at the present moment .
    I would like to apply for EEA 2 application.
    could anyone post a sample of EEA 2 application please ?
    Thank you all fr your kind response.

    Kind regards
    Silvia

  • james bond

    Hi matthew,
    My name is francisco, i need your help please i am in uk working.
    I came here almost 4months ago, my eea visa getting expire so i need to renew.
    The date is 15/07/14. can i know how and were, what application, form need to be fill.
    Or else you can send me the application on my email please jbond5627@yahoo.com.

    Thank you
    Have a nice day.

  • Gerry

    I had PSW visa and it was about to expire in March 2013. before expiring this visa i applied as a family member of European Citizen (Un-married partner). after 6 months in September 2013 I was refused. I went for appeal and got a hearing date on 07 May 2014, but on 06 May 2014 i got a fax from UKBA that they have withdrawn their decision (refusal) and a new decision will be made within a reasonable time. today is 04 July and still there is no response from UKBA. My un-married Partner is pregnant and baby is due in September (after 2 months). I just want to know what should i do now ? If UKBA does not respond in next two months and then i have an European National child, Should I apply as a father of EU Nation child instead of un-married partner visa ?

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  • Lali

    Hi Matthew,
    My case is complicated and I don’t know where to find the right help.
    I have an eea2 valid until 2018. My husband and me moved to NYC because he was transferred for work. Now we want to go back to the UK. I have a job offer but they are asking whether if I am eligible or not to work there. I don’t know the answer because we have been out for a year, my husband and me.
    I would love some help I can’t find it anywhere and we want to move back

    Thanks !

    L

  • Saqi

    If a EU citizen is working in Uk can he get visa for a non EU Living in UK for the past 7 years,and he is EU citizens real sisters Son.