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12 03, 2018

Grey Areas in the EEA Family Permit UK Immigration Rules

By | 2018-03-17T10:42:49+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: EEA Family Permit|Tags: |

The EEA Family Permit UK Regulations impose a requirement that “an EEA family permit issued under this regulation must be issued free of charge and as soon as possible” (Regulation 12(6) of the Regulations). However, there remain grey areas, which end up affecting the lives of the family of EEA members. One such Example [...]

27 12, 2017

EEA Family Permit UK vs Love and Happiness: The Case To Beat All Others

By | 2018-03-17T13:13:10+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Categories: EEA Family Permit|Tags: , |

“I kiss my son good night on skype every night. I miss being there for my wife when she has to stay up all night trying to put him to sleep” says Nitin S. (name changed) a 34 year old Indian national who is married to Deepali a Portuguese national living in the UK. The [...]

30 06, 2017

Brexit triggers good news for property rents in London

By | 2018-03-19T06:59:20+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: EEA Family Permit, Settlement Permissions, UK Investors Visa, UK Settlement Visa, UK Visa News|Tags: |

London rents are falling due to a supply overhang prompted by Brexit uncertainty, policy changes and flagging demand Prime central London (PCL) rents leapt by 5.1 percent in the five years from the first quarter of 2011 to 2016, while real (inflation-adjusted) wages stagnated (at best). Meantime, the elusive dream of homeownership sailed further into [...]

22 06, 2017

Brace: Hard Brexit Ahead!!

By | 2018-03-19T06:59:34+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: British Citizenship, EEA Family Permit, UK Visa News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Queen’s speech on Wednesday laying down the Legislative agenda for the special two year parliamentary session until summer 2019 contained eight separate pieces of Brexit legislation paving the way for Britain’s eventual departure from the European Union in March 2019. The prime minister will aim to pass bills repatriating powers over both trade and [...]

31 03, 2017

Signed. Sealed and Delivered – Theresa May triggers Article 50

By | 2018-03-19T08:55:44+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: EEA Family Permit, EEA Family Permit, UK Visa News|Tags: |

With the formal notification by Theresa May triggering Article 50, formally notifying the EU of the UK's intention to withdraw from membership, it starts the two-year clock for departure, making 29 March 2019 the expected date that the UK will leave the EU (unless members unanimously agree to an extension). With the EU leaders meeting [...]

18 02, 2017

EU applicants can use Fast Track to apply for Registration Certificates or Permanent Residence

By | 2018-03-19T09:22:18+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Categories: EEA Family Permit|Tags: , , |

The launch of a new Passport return service by the Home Office from 1st October 2016 that allows EEA Nationals and Swiss nationals to apply for either a registration certificate or permanent residence is proving to be very popular. The service has been introduced to create a more streamlined application process and ease the burden [...]

18 01, 2017

So it begins: Theresa May’s Brexit announcement

By | 2018-03-19T09:24:48+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Categories: EEA Family Permit, EEA Family Permit, UK Visa News|Tags: , |

With the anticipated speech from Theresa May out of the way, there seems to be some emerging clarity on the way forward for UK. Some of the key highlights and its implications: Take back control of borders, arguing that record levels of migration had “put pressure on public services” SM2UK Interpretation: Immigration rules are likely [...]

16 11, 2016

Quick guide to European Passport Return Service

By | 2018-03-19T09:41:24+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Categories: EEA Family Permit|Tags: , , |

What is European Passport Return Service UK Home Office has recently launched the European Passport Return Service (EPRS) on the 1st October 2016. The service has been launched to improve customer experience and to reduce the high volumes of requests being received by European Caseworkers at UKVI to return documents. Who is it for [...]

19 04, 2016

As a EU National do I need to apply for permanent residence card for British passport

By | 2018-03-19T09:53:45+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Categories: EEA Family Permit, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Until 12 November 2015 as a EU National or a citizens of EEA countries and their family members were able to qualify once they have achieved the required five or three years of residence, possessed permanent residence for the last 12 months of that period and met all the other requirements. Permanent residence is something that [...]