Due to Brexit, the law relating to EEA Nationals is currently unclear and can be complex to understand , thus it is well worth discussing your situation with one of our immigration experts.

EEA Nationals have the right to free movement to the UK until the UK leaves the EU. Until such time they have an initial 3 months whereby they can live   in the UK, after which they need to exercise treaty rights to remain a qualified person and have a further extended right.

Being a qualified person is either:

  • A worker
  • Being self employed
  • Being self sufficient
  • Or a student

The latter 2 categories currently require the EEA National to have comprehensive sickness insurance unless they certify that they do not intend applying for settled status in future.

An EEA National’s direct family members have the same parallel rights and must be issued with documentation upon applying for it with a valid passport and if they can show that they are the direct family members and that the EEA national is exercising treaty rights.

An EEA national may also be able to bring other extended family members to the UK as long as certain further requirements are met.

As of 30 March 2019, all EEA Nationals and their family members who wish to remain in the UK after 31 Dec 2020 in case of a no deal Brexit or 30 June 2021 if the UK leaves with a deal, will have to register on line with UKVI for either settled or pre settled status, irrespective of whether you have previous documentation granted to you showing your right to be in the UK.

Irish nationals and their family members are exempt.

What we can do for you:

For any advice or application in relation to securing your right to be in the UK, please contact our team who have many years experience in helping hundreds of EEA nationals securing their right to be in the UK and helping bringing their family to join them in the UK.

Please call our immigration experts on 0808 166 8831 or email Andre or Melissa at a.minnaar@sydneymitchell.co.uk  or m.southall@sydneyneymitchell.co.uk and we will get in touch with you.  As an alternative, you can also complete our online enquiry form.

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