European Visas - EEA Residents Permit
We can assist you if
you want to apply for a residence permit. You may need
to register under the Worker Registration Scheme before
you are eligible to apply for a residence permit.
A residence permit simply
confirms that you have a right to live in the United
Kingdom under European Community law.
You will need to apply
for a residence permit if your family members want to
apply for a residence document.
A residence permit is
normally valid for five years. However, residence permits
may be issued for a shorter period if you are working
or studying in the United Kingdom for less than 12 months.
A residence permit will
not normally be given if:
- You are in the United Kingdom for a short visit;
- You are looking for work;
- You will work and live in the United Kingdom for
less than three months; or
- You do not work in the United Kingdom and cannot
support yourself without help from public funds.
Your family's rights
If your family are EEA
nationals, they have the same rights to live and work
in the United Kingdom as you. The information in this
section will be most relevant to members of your family
who are not EEA nationals (non-EEA family members).
Can my family join
me in the United Kingdom?
Yes, if you have a right
to live in the United Kingdom, your family may join
Under European Community
law, your family includes:
- Your husband or wife;
- Your, or your husband's or wife's, children or grandchildren
(if they are under 21 or, if they are over 21 and
dependent on you); and
- Dependent relatives, for example, your husband's
or wife's parents and grandparents.
If you are a student,
only your husband or wife and your dependent children
can join you.
What about my other
Your other relatives
(such as brothers, sisters, cousins and so on) do not
have an automatic right to live in the United Kingdom
for your other relatives to join may be considered if
you are working in the United Kingdom and:
- They are your dependant; or
- They were living with you before you came to the
Please fill out this
form in order for us to assist you further. Alternatively,
please contact us on 020 7706 8745 or email us at