Applying for an EEA family permit [Archived]

The following Immigration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Applying for an EEA family permit [Archived]
  • Authority
  • GOV.UK information pages on EEA family permit applications
  • Form and procedure
  • Alternative evidence of identity and nationality
  • Issuing an EEA family permit
  • Revoking an EEA family permit
  • Appeals

Applying for an EEA family permit [Archived]

ARCHIVED: this Practice Note is no longer maintained as it covers the implementation of EU free movement law in the UK prior to IP completion day, on which date domestic legislation implementing EU free movement law was revoked, subject to certain savings and modifications. For further details, including of the relevant savings and the position of CJEU case law, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Immigration?. The Practice Note has been retained in archived form for historical interest, because EU law as previously implemented in the UK remains relevant in certain limited situations. For historical versions of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1052, including immediately prior to revocation, see For the ongoing development of EU free movement law in EU Member States, see: Immigration, employment & share incentives (EU Law)—overview.

Non-EEA national direct family members of an EEA national have the right under EU free movement law to accompany or join the EEA national for as long as the EEA national has a right to reside in the UK. Entry and residence should be facilitated for third-country national durable partners and other family members of an EEA national, but this is not by right; see Practice Notes: Family members of EEA nationals: definitions and rights of entry and residence [Archived] and

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