EU nationals and family members
As a general rule, European nationals (there are restrictions placed on some EU nationals) are permitted to enter and remain in the UK without restriction. Family members of EEA nationals who are themselves EEA nationals may also enter and remain in the UK without restriction.
The changes in policy since 9th July 2012, has also impacted EU Nationals and directions on removal are being enforced for those not exercising treaty rights in the UK. Get legal advice to ensure you have protected your rights under European Law. Call ICS Legal on 0207 237 3388 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete our visa assessment form by clicking here.
Family members of EEA nationals who are not themselves EEA nationals may, in certain circumstances accompany the EEA national to the UK and remain here with them. Although such individuals are not European and should apply for a visa, it is important to note that the rules governing admission to the UK and continued residence are stipulated by European Law, and not the UK’s own ‘Immigration Rules’. Therefore dependents are not required to meet the stringent Immigration Rules.
If you are an EU national moving to another EU country to take up employment or self-employment or to provide a service, you have the right to move to another EU state. Members of your immediate family, whatever their nationality, have the right to immigrate with you or to join you in your country of employment. With regard to other members of your family, the country where you are working is obliged "to consider favourably" any applications from them to join you.
Members of your family who come from a non-EU country may be asked for an entry visa by the country of employment. This visa is granted easily and should be free of charge. You should send your enquiry to email@example.com so one of our Immigration lawyers can assess the case or you can complete our visa assessment form by clicking here.