You can apply for an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit to come to the UK you’re the spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner, child or grandchild under 21, dependent child or grandchild over 21, or dependent parent or grandparent (This includes family members who were adopted under an adoption order that’s recognized in UK law) of someone from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, your family relationship began by 31 December 2020, your family member was living in the UK by 31 December 2020, your family member is in the UK already or traveling with you to the UK within 6 months of your application.
Children who were born or adopted after 31 December 2020 may also be eligible, if they’re the child of either, someone from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein, the spouse or civil partner of someone from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. If your family member lived in the UK before becoming a British citizen, they must have become a naturalized British citizen after working, studying, or being self-sufficient in the UK. Your family member must usually have settled or pre-settled status, or have applied and they’re waiting for a decision.
If your family member did not need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, or could not apply because they’re a British citizen, you can apply for a family permit. Your family member must meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme.
You could apply as a dependent child, grandchild, parent, or grandparent. You’ll have to provide evidence that you’re related to your family member, such as a birth certificate. You will also have to show that you are dependent on them if you’re over 21 and a dependent child or grandchild of your family member or your family member was under 18 on 31 December 2020 and you’re their dependent parent or grandparent.
If you lived in the UK by 31 December 2020, you must show you were dependent on your family member by that date. If you join your family member after this date, you will need to show you were dependent on them at the date you apply. If you are a dependent parent or grandparent, you will not need to show dependency if your spouse, civil partner, or unmarried partner has successfully applied for either an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit, as the dependent parent of your family member, the EU Settlement Scheme, as the dependent parent of your family member. You must be outside the UK to apply for EU Settlement Family Permit
The deadline for most people to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme was 30 June 2021. If you or your family are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein, you can still apply if you or a family member were living in the UK by 31 December 2020. You must also either meet one of the criteria for a later deadline to apply or have ‘reasonable grounds for not applying by 30 June 2021. You can also apply if you already have pre-settled status, and you’re applying for settled status.
At IQ Legal Solicitors we will prepare your case and advice on the evidence to meet the deadline criteria or by establishing reasonable grounds. This could be a complex application and therefore it is imperative that correct legal advice is sought.