EEA Residence Card

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If you are from the EEA or Switzerland, you are not required to have a residence card. However, having a residence card has many advantages. It will help you re-enter the UK easily and quickly if you are returning after travelling abroad. The residence card is a quick way to show employers that you are allowed to be employed in the UK. Lastly, it will allow you to quickly and easily prove that you are entitled to services and benefits enjoyed by EEA or Swiss nationals.

If you are an extended family member (unmarried partner, or relative) of an EEA or Swiss national, you are required to apply for a residence card if you wish to live permanently in the UK.

Our team of dedicated lawyers will meet with you in person, via Skype, through email or on phone to handle your case. We will assist you to assess your eligibility as well as ensuring you have all the needed documentary evidence. We will help you properly fill out your application form for your permanent residence. We will prepare a letter of representation to accompany your application and the supporting documents. Communicate with the Home office through the application process. We will also provide you with additional help on your next course of action regardless of the outcome of your application.

Contact us for your EEA concerns. We will offer you personalized help since every case is unique. Due to the ongoing Brexit situation, it is essential that you work with a legal team who is up to date with immigration legislation.

FAQ

How long does an EEA residence card valid?

Under normal circumstances, the residence card is authorised for 5 years. However, due to Brexit, residence cards will be valid up to 31 December 2020. If you are an EU citizen, you and your family can apply for settled status under the ‘Settled status for EU citizens and their families’ scheme which will be fully opened by March 2019 according to the UK government.

How will Brexit affect residence cardholders?

Under normal circumstances, the residence card is authorised for 5 years. However, due to Brexit, residence cards will be valid up to 31 December 2020. If you are an EU citizen, you and your family can apply for settled status under the ‘Settled status for EU citizens and their families’ scheme which will be fully opened by March 2019 according to the UK government.

What are the fees?

The application will cost you GBP 65. You will have to provide biometric information, which can be done at certain Post Office branches for GBP 19.20.

 

How Can Optimus Law Be Of Assistance?

Applying for permanent residence, residence card, Registration Certificate, and other related documents can be confusing for many EEA and Swiss citizens. If you are in need of assistance in this department, our legal team at Optimus Law will help you successfully apply.

One of our dedicated lawyers will

  • Meet with you in person, via Skype, through email or on phone to handle your case.
  • Assist you to evaluate your eligibility as well as taking you through all the options available to you.
  • Help you properly fill out your application form for your permanent residence.
  • Ensure you have all the needed documentary evidence for your application
  • Prepare a cover letter to accompany your application and the supporting documents.
  • Communicate with the Home office through the application process.
  • Explain to you the implication of the decision made on your application, and advise you on what to do next.

 

Contact us for a free assessment. We will help you successfully apply for an EEA residence card as well as keep you updated on Brexit implications.

What Our Clients say

“Me and my sister have known Robina for a long time. From visa application to settlement, she had been helping both of us successfully. Robina is a very experienced solicitor and knows everything at her fingertips. Has always been highly reliable in her work so it is always nice to know someone that you can turn to when you need advice. I can’t recommend Robina highly enough to anyone that needs help or advice in immigration issues”
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