EEA Citizen Family Visa Residence Card

What is an EEA Citizen Family Visa?

An EEA Citizen Family Visa is issued under eu law.  This is a separate set of immigration regulations to the national immigration rules. An EEA Citizen Family Visa is one linked to Directive 2004/38/Ec – the free movement directive.  This directive is a set of treaty rights given to all EU Nationals.  Family members of EU citizens can apply for visas linked to the treaty rights.  The reason being that EU Citizens might otherwise be discourage from travel etc.

What is an EEA Citizen Family Visa in the UK?

In the UK an EEA Citizen Family Visa is a residence card issued in accordance with the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 (as amended).

How to apply for an EEA Citizen Family Visa in the UK?

You can apply for an EEA Citizen Family Visa also known as a residence card from within the UK by completing application form EEA(FM).

If you are outside of the UK,  and wish to enter,  you might need to apply for what is known as an EEA Family Permit.