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  • Evidence for parents, grandparents and great grandparents

    From July 1st, parents need to show dependency.


    Page 121 of the EUSS Guidance states:


    In addition to the above evidence of dependency, the following evidence is required:

    a relevant document issued on the basis of that relationship, such as a residence card or a family permit (EEA FP); or
    full birth certificate; or
    other documents which satisfy the caseworker of the...
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  • Family members

    Family members

    ​ Close family members living abroad can still apply under the EUSS or obtain a family permit after the end of June.

    ​ Close family members of eligible EEA nationals (EEA nationals living in the UK before the end of December 2020) can join their family member in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme. Close family members are:
    • spouses, civil partners or unmarried partners
    • children or grandchildren aged under 21
    • dependent children or grandchildren of any age
    • dependent
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  • Settlement Scheme family permit

    Temporary Concession

    The EUSS Guidance was updated on the 21st of July. Page 98 says the following:




    That means close family members who entered the UK on a visit visa are, once more, able to switch over to pre-settled status inside the UK and will not need to apply for an EUSS family permit in order to be eligible.

    This also applies to non visa nationals.

    Family members who are, themselves,...
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  • Applying without a valid biometric residence card (non EEA family members)

    From July 1st, dependency for parents, including in-laws, is no longer assumed and must be be demonstrated. The level of dependency that will be required is set out in the definition of “dependent parent”:


    Source: Changes to EU Settlement Scheme affect deadlines and family reunion - Free Movement

    At the start of the online form, there is the option to apply either using the app or By post.

    Non EEA nationals without a valid biometric card...
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  • Applications for family members of dual EEA/UK nationals (Lounes)

    If the non EEA family member has been issued with a PR card, there is no need to use the Lounes paper application. They can apply in the usual way, using their PR card number to prove relationship and residence.


    See:
    Applying with PR

    The UK left the EU with a deal on January 31st, that means there is no time limit for close family members of EEA nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK, to join their family members here,
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  • Holders of valid PR and biometric residence cards

    The deadline for most applicants was June 30th. If you missed the deadline, you may still be able to apply. See: late applications.

    There are special provisions for people who have a residence card or another document issued under EEA Regulations.


    Page 43 of the EUSS Guidance says:




    PR card holders

    If you hold a valid Permanent Residence (PR) document issued on the basis of your family relationship...
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  • Applying for your children

    Children need status under the EU Settlement Scheme

    Children of any age will need to have settled or pre-settled status before the end of June 2021, unless they are already British or get registered as British.

    Children born in the UK, or children born abroad to a British parent may be entitled to British citizenship. See:

    UK nationality
    UK citizenship for UK born children of EEA parents
    Children...
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  • Evidence for partners: spouses, civil partners and unmarried partners

    Evidence for spouses or civil partners

    a relevant document issued on the basis of that relationship, such as a residence card or a family permit (EEA FP); or
    a marriage or civil partnership certificate recognised in the UK; or
    a valid overseas registration document for a same sex relationship which is entitled to be treated as a civil partnership under the Civil Partnership Act 2004.

    If you have a valid PR or biometric...
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  • Dependent relatives (extended family members) - It is no longer possible to apply via this route

    Unfortunately the option to apply for extended family members and dependent relatives ended at the end of 2020, applications for EEA family permits and residence cards are no longer being accepted.

    Extended family members who made an application for a family permit or residence card before the end of 2020 can still use this document to apply for pre-settled status.

    Unmarried partners living outside the UK can still apply for an EEA family permit until...
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  • Evidence for family members



    VERY IMPORTANT!

    Dependency for parents, including in-laws, is currently assumed and need not be demonstrated, however, this will change for applications submitted from July 1st 2021, when dependency will need to be demonstrated.

    The level of dependency that will be required is set out in the definition of “dependent parent”:


    Source: Changes to EU Settlement Scheme affect deadlines and family reunion - Free Movement
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  • Evidence for children, grandchildren and great grandchildren

    If you have a valid PR or biometric residence card, see: Holders of valid PR and biometric residence cards.

    Otherwise, the following is required:

    a relevant document issued on the basis of that relationship, such as a residence card or a family permit (EEA FP); or
    full birth certificate; or
    a court order, such as a special guardianship order; or
    other documents which satisfy the caseworker that...
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  • Applying under Surinder Singh



    Surinder Singh applications are for family members of British citizens (other than dual EEA/British nationals) who spent time living in another EEA country or Switzerland with their British family member, who could be:

    A spouse or civil partner;
    A child or grandchild under 21 years old;
    A dependent child or grandchild aged 21 years or older; or
    A dependent parent or grandparent.

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