EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit (EU spouse visa)

Basic Requirements for EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit

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Basic Requirements for EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit

EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit

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 31 December 2020. Alternatively, you can apply as an unmarried partner if you have lived with your partner at the same address for 2 years before 31 December 2020.

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.

3 key requirements

Here you can find 3 main requirements for EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit applicants. Please click on icon for detailed info.

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Income confirmation

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.

Accommodation requirements

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

Here’s how we can help with EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit (EU spouse visa):

  • Preparing individual list of documents based on your circumstances.
  • Unlimited consultations.
  • Document samples.
  • Filling in of the appropriate forms, organizing and uploading your supporting evidences online if needed.
  • UK Visas and Immigration and UK Visa Application Centre registration assistance.
  • Additional fee payments assistance, if needed.
  • Providing detailed instructions on the visa application process in the applicant’s home country
  • Application tracking.
  • Correspondence with UK decision-making centre in the UK and the UK Embassy in the applicant’s home country.
  • A free appeal, administrative review and re-application services, if needed.

If your documents are not in English, you will need to send a certified translation.

Visa type The Embassy fee Our services fee
EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit (-) 0 £950

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