EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit (EU spouse visa)
Basic Requirements for EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit
EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit (EU spouse visa) overview
If your spouse is living and working in the UK and is an EU national but does not have UK citizenship, you should apply for a particular kind of spouse visa known as an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit. Please note, you can apply for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit if you have an officially registered your marriage to an EU national before
If the UK sponsor (spouse) is an EU national, the applicant must apply for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit to join his/her partner and live permanently in the UK. EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit is given for 6 months so the applicant can enter the UK and start living in the UK with a spouse. The applicant can then apply for a residence card in the UK which will be granted for 5 years. He/she can then apply for UK citizenship. The main feature of this kind of visa is that the applicant does not have to pass any English exams and does not have to pay any visa fees or an Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS).
We help you and your partner to receive a full and correct pack of documents and to obtain the appropriate visa. The Entry Clearance Officer will understand your situation and provide you with your visa without any questions.
Here’s how we can help you with EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit (EU spouse visa)
Essential requirements for EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit (EU spouse visa)
The applicant must prove his/her UK sponsor (EU national) has sufficient income. An EU national is expected to reach the HMRС Primary Earnings Threshold on a consistent basis throughout the period of their employment. Please contact our specialists to discuss this.
The UK sponsor (EU national) must occupy the accommodation solely and exclusively. If he rents accommodation in a shared house/apartment, then he must have a personal bathroom. If he lives at the accommodation with his relatives, the accommodation must have enough bedrooms for everyone living at the accommodation and all the relatives should give permission for the applicant to live at the accommodation with the sponsor. We will consult you on your accommodation conditions and check if you meet all the requirements.
You must show that you’re currently married to or in a civil partnership with the person you’re joining and that the relationship began by 31 December 2020.
If you got married or formed your civil partnership after 31 December 2020, you’ll also need evidence that you were their unmarried partner before that date.
If you’re married to or in civil partnership with a Swiss citizen who was living in the UK by 31 December 2020, the rules are different. You may be eligible if you got married or entered into your partnership any time before 1 January 2026, and the relationship still exists when you apply.
Children who were born or adopted after 31 December 2020 may also be eligible, if they’re the child of either:
- someone from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein
- the spouse or civil partner of someone from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein
Eligible family members
You can join your:
- spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner
- child or grandchild under 21
- dependent child or grandchild over 21
- dependent parent or grandparent
How much does it cost
EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit (EU spouse visa) - our services fee on 29.02.2024
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EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit
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Additional paid services available
Get a decision on Priority Visa Application within 4-6 weeks
Keep my passport when applying
This service allows the applicant to keep a passport during the visa decision process.
Express Courier Return
Applicants can choose to have their passport returned to them by express courier (within 1-3 business days depending on the area selected) at the end of the application process.
Visa processing steps
Preliminary assessment of the chances of getting a visa.
Before we start your visa application, we will make sure you qualify to get a visa. We provide you with a simple questionnaire, and on return, we study it and report to you on your chances. If there is something that could lead to a refusal, we will explain to you how to change your circumstance to be able to get a UK visa.
Agreement and payment.
If you agree to work with us, we provide you with an electronic contract and invoice for our services.
Documents list preparation
We prepare a personal list of documents for you depending on the information you supply in the questionnaire for our consideration. Each application is different, and there is not any standard list of documents suitable for everyone.
Documents sample provision
We provide you with document samples, so you can understand fully what the UK Embassy needs from you.
Checking the documents.
We check your documents before you submit them to the UK Visa Application Centre. We make sure your documents are prepared accurately.
We provide you with unlimited consultations on your documents, visa application process, application forms etc.
We fill in the application form for you basing on your documents and your particular situation.
You pay the visa fee to the British Embassy, we book your appointment for you. You will be able to choose the most suitable date and time for you.
Uploading docs to the Embassy
We organize and upload all your supporting documents directly to the British Embassy. So, you need only passport on appointment.
You attend your appointment in person and submit your biometrics (digital photo and fingerprints). After that your visa application is sent to the British Embassy for processing. You should get a decision on your visa within 2-3 months of biometric submission or within 4-6 weeks if you choose Fast Track.
The application tracking
We track your application and report to you when the case status changes. If the UK Embassy has any additional questions on your case, we contact them on your behalf.
Each applicant has to enroll in person. Biometric enrolment is a digital process of photographing and scanning fingerprints.
Getting a decision
Under Standard service you should get a decision on your visa within 2-3 months of biometric submission or within 4-6 weeks if you choose Fast Track.
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