European Citizens in the UK

Our firm is able to provide assistance for you or members of your family (whether or not they are EEA or Swiss nationals themselves) by providing comprehensive answers and the best solutions in relation to a question:

Can I or my family come to, live in and work in the UK?

As an EEA or Swiss national, you have the right to live and work in the UK, what is known as the “right of residence” ,if you are working here and have obtained necessary permission to work (if this is required), you can support yourself and your family in the UK without becoming an unreasonable burden on public funds.

If you have a right to live the in the UK, your family may join you here. Your family is defined as:

  • your spouse (husband or wife) or civil partner;
  • any children or grandchildren of you, your spouse or your civil partner who are under 21 years of age or who are dependent on you; and
  • the parents or grandparents of you, your spouse or your civil partner.

If you are a student, only your spouse or civil partner and dependent children have a right of residence. Other relatives (including extended family members such as brothers, sisters and cousins) do not have an automatic right to live in the UK. To be considered, they must be able to show that they are dependent on you.

If you and your partner are not married or in a civil partnership, you must be able to show that you are in a durable relationship with each other.

If your family members are not EEA or Swiss nationals, they may need to apply for an EEA family permit before they can come to the UK. This permit is similar to a visa.

If you are a national of Bulgaria or Romania, you must obtain our permission in order to work in the UK.

If you are a national of any other EEA country or Switzerland, you will not need to apply for our permission in order to work in the UK.

When you have lived in the UK for a continuous period of 5 years, you can apply for confirmation of permanent residence.

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