Family members and the European law
By Danielle Cohen Immigration Law Solicitor LinkedinDanielle Cohen has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer and a reputation for offering professional, honest and expert advice.
EEA national has a right to reside in the United Kingdom under the 2006 Regulations.
As confirmation of this right of residence, non-EEA national family members may apply for a residence card, which if issued, will be valid for 5 years, or shall be valid for the envisaged period of residence in the UK of the EEA national. A residence card takes the form of an endorsement in the non-EEA national’s passport and confirms a right of residence for a given period.
The UK currently imposes no requirement for the non-EEA national family member of an EEA national to obtain a residence card. However such persons may be inconvenienced if they do not obtain a residence.
Persons who qualify as family members are set out in regulation 7 and extended family members are covered by regulation 8 of the 2006 Regulations.
“Only if a person has been recognised as an extended family member and issued with a residence card (or EEA family permit or registration certificate) is he to be treated as a ‘family member’, with consequential rights deriving from EU law.”
Until an applicant is recognised as an extended family member and issued with a residence card (or EEA family permit or registration certificate) he has no rights deriving from EU law.
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