Regime under EEA Regulations - applicable till 31 December 2020
EEA Family Permits / Residence Cards
There are various rights given to the EEA Nationals and Swiss Nationals to come, live and work in the UK without any restrictions under the Directive 2004/38/EC on right to move and reside freely.
There are various types of applications that you can make if you are either an EEA/Swiss National or related to an EEA/Swiss National.
Applications can be made to afford the EEA/Swiss national and their family members the right to live and work in the UK. Applications are approved in the form of EEA Family Permits (also referred to as EU Family Permits) and EEA Residence Cards.
The EEA/Swiss Nationals and their family members would qualify to apply for Permanent Residence in the UK after they have spent a continuous period of five years exercising treaty rights.
For detailed information on Different types visas available to Partners of EEA/Swiss nationals, please click here: Types of Partner Visas for Partners of EEA or EU Citizens