Apply for a registration certificate or residence card for an extended family member: form EEA (EFM)

The Home Office have recently issued a form for an extended family member (EFM) of an EEA or Swiss national to apply for a registration certificate or residence card.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 14 October 2020)

“Relevant EEA national’ means an EEA national who is in the UK as a ‘qualified person’ (worker, jobseeker, self-employed or self-sufficient person, or a student) or has a permanent right of residence in the UK.”

You are an ‘extended’ family member of the relevant EEA national if you are:

  • their partner (but not their spouse or civil partner) and in a durable (lasting) relationship with them
  • their relative but not their child, grandchild, parent or grandparent (but see below)

Eligible relatives include siblings, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, or cousins. If the relevant EEA national only has a right to reside as a student, you can use this form to apply if you’re their grandchild, parent or grandparent and you meet the conditions below.

‘Relative of the relevant EEA national’ includes a relative of the spouse or civil partner of the EEA national in certain circumstances. This is where the relative has held valid residence documentation (an EEA family permit, a registration certificate or registration card) as the relative of the spouse or civil partner of the EEA national sponsor, issued prior to 1 February 2017 and have, since the most recent issue of the document, been continuously resident in the UK.

If you are applying as a relative of the EEA national, you must:

  • have been dependent on them, or a member of their household, before you came to the UK, and continue to be dependent on them or be a member of their household or
  • strictly require their personal care on serious health grounds

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information on applying for a registration certificate or residence card for an extended family member: form EEA (EFM), send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.

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