From July 1st, parents need to show dependency.


Page 121 of the EUSS Guidance states:

‘Dependent’ means that, as demonstrated by relevant financial, medical or other documentary evidence:
  • having regard to their financial and social conditions, or health, the applicant cannot, or for the relevant period could not, meet their essential living needs (in whole or in part) without the financial or other material support of the relevant EEA citizen (or qualifying British citizen or relevant sponsor) or of their spouse or civil partner
  • such support is or was, being provided by the relevant EEA citizen (or qualifying British citizen or relevant sponsor) or by their spouse or civil partner
  • there is no need to determine the reasons for that dependence or for the recourse to that support
Evidence of dependency might take the form of for example:
  • evidence of their financial dependency, such as bank statements or money transfers to the applicant from the relevant EEA citizen (or qualifying British citizen or relevant sponsor) or the spouse or civil partner
  • evidence that the applicant needs and receives (or for the relevant period did so) the personal care of the relevant EEA citizen (or qualifying British citizen or relevant sponsor) on serious health grounds, such as a letter from a hospital consultant
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 family relationship.

Parents, grandparents and great grandparents of the non EU spouse or civil partner of an EU national need to provide:
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 residence card, see: Holders of valid PR and biometric residence cards



See also: Evidence for family members