Appendix EU Family Permit


Appendix EU Family Permit has been incorporated into the consolidated version of the Immigration Rules following Brexit and caters to those non-EEA nationals who wish to join their EEA national family members in the UK after 29 March 2019.

On this page, we have summarised immigration requirements to be met by non-EEA nationals in order to accompany or join their EEA national family member(s) in the UK. However, should you require more comprehensive immigration advice or assistance with such application, please do not hesitate to contact our Immigration team.

Requirements for entry visa to the UK

1) Applicants must submit a valid application using the GOV.UK website application process providing proof of their identity and nationality as well as provide their biometric data; and

2) The following eligibility requirements must be met:

  • The applicant is a non-EEA citizen;
  • The applicant is a family member of a relevant EEA citizen;
  • The relevant EEA citizen is a resident in the UK or will be travelling to the UK within 6 months of the date of application;
  • The applicant will be accompanying their EEA national family member(s) or joining them in the UK;
  • The applicant has not been granted an entry visa under this Appendix or has EEA Family Permit, which was issued under the EEA Regulations.

3) The applicant is not to be refused on suitability grounds.

If the application is successful, applicants would be granted an entry clearance visa for a period of 6 months which would be issued in the form of an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit. Upon arrival in the UK, applicants would be able to apply for limited leave to remain under the immigration requirements set out in Appendix EU of the Rules.

A visa granted under Appendix EU (Family Permit) may be revoked if applicants are subject to an exclusion order, an exclusion decision or an Islands exclusion decision.

To find out more about other UK visa categories, please click here.

*Please note that requirements may vary from case to case based on the nuances of your situation, and the information on this page is not intended to replace legal advice.