At Curzon Green we offer a variety of services including applying for European Economic Area (EEA) family permits and the EU Settled and Pre-Settled Status Scheme.
EEA Family Permits
In order to apply for an EEA family permit to come to the UK you must be outside the EEA and the family member or ‘extended’ family member of an EEA or Swiss national. (Please note this excludes UK nationals).
There are other ways you may be eligible, for example:
With a ‘derivative right of residence' - you are the carer of someone who has the right to be in the UK, the carer's child, or the child of an EEA national who previously worked in the UK;
If you can make a ‘Surinder Singh’ application after living in another EEA country with a British family member; or
With a ‘retained right of residence’ - you have the right to stay in the UK as the family member of an EEA national who has died, left the UK or is no longer your spouse or civil partner .
An EEA family permit is valid for 6 months. You can leave and enter the UK as many times as you need within that time. You must apply for a residence card if you are the ‘extended’ family member of an EEA national and want to stay in the UK after your EEA family permit has expired.
EU Settled and Pre-Settled Status Scheme
After 31 December 2020, the law is going to change and it will be compulsory for EU citizens who wish to remain living in the UK, along with their family members, to apply for residency.
To be granted settled status, you will need to provide evidence that you have been residing in the UK for five consecutive years.
If you have not been residing in the UK for five consecutive years, but you have arrived on or before 31 December 2020, you may apply for pre-settled status. Once you reach five years of continous residence, you may then apply for settled status, which is the equivalent of indefinite leave to remain.
You can contact our offices today for up to date advice on the new 'settled' and 'pre-settled' statuses in the UK or see further government updates at: https://www.gov.uk/uk-residence-eu-citizens
How can our experienced team help you?
To assist you in navigating the complex Immigration Rules and ensuring that your application is given the best prospects, we can represent you throughout your case for a fixed fee of £1,200 plus VAT for non-complex cases.
We believe a fixed fee makes it easier for you to budget for your application and therefore we will not vary from this price unless we feel that your application will require significantly more work than a standard application. In this event, we will discuss this with you in advance of beginning work on your matter.
Our service includes: providing you with a tailored list of documents which we believe are necessary for you to provide in your particular circumstances; drafting a letter of legal representation which explains to the decision-maker how you meet the appropriate requirements; preparing and submitting your application on your behalf; and liaising with the Home Office as and when necessary until a decision is reached on your case.
As an alternative to full representation, we also offer consultancy and document-checking services, in order to provide you with initial guidance through your application for errors and omissions before you submit it. This is charged at our hourly rate.
Once we receive the appropriate documents from you, we will submit your application promptly and generally within 10 days of receipt of these. We will take note of your preferences when it comes to application submission and try to work with you to achieve your desired outcome.
We are unable to guarantee how long the Home Office will take to decide on your application, although unnecessary delays that exceed 6 months may be unlawful in your matter. You can read current Home Office processing times guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk
Please contact us today for a free no-obligation discussion by calling our City of London
or High Wycombe
Our Immigration and Human Rights Team