Today we are going to go over the EEA Family Permit Supporting documents that an applicant would require in order to successfully file for an EEA Family Permit. Consider this to be a checklist to use while compiling your EEA Family Permit Supporting Documents.

Note that the journey from knowing what you need, to actually getting what you need can be a long one, especially when it comes to immigration procedures. If you need to know how or if you can obtain any of the documents below, feel free to write to us at We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Now without further ado, here’s a list of the documents you must provide for an EEA Family Permit Application.

EEA Family Permit Supporting Documents:

  • A valid passport, having at least 6 months of validity
  • Evidence of your relationship to your EEA family member
  • Your EEA family member’s valid passport
  • Proof of your dependency if you’re dependent on your EEA family member

That’s it. Now while the above list is simple, the hard part is understanding what documents can be counted as “evidence” or “proof” for meeting the requirements. This might not always be straightforward, and can at times be far more confusing and time consuming than one would think.

Therefore, any checklist for the EEA Family Permit application, or any immigration procedure for that matter, can never be said to be complete. The checklist for EEA Family Permit supporting documents must always have room for additional documents considering potential complications in the case.

Proof of EEA status

In addition to the document checklist mentioned above, an EEA Family Permit must also be aware of the documents required to prove that their EEA family member is indeed a legal EEA citizen exercising their treaty rights in the UK.

Note: if any of the above mentioned documents are not in English, they are required to be provided along with an additional certified translation of the same.

Smart Immigration Advice

We cannot stress enough on the potential time delays and complications arising from unwisely choosing your evidencing documents. The above list can be looked upon as a guide of the categories of EEA Family Permit supporting documents. But in order to pick what documents would be best suited for which evidence, we would have to know more about your background and situation.

If you agree with our experts that taking professional expertise on matters that you are unfamiliar with is the best course of action, then contact the SmartMove2UK (a unit of Smart Move Immigration) today and our associates will meticulously guide you through the entire application and documentation process for your EEA Family Permit Application.

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