Any EU citizen getting a residence in the UK according to the EU rules, can bring their family with them. The EEA permit allows the family member to work in the UK. The permit is valid for only 6 months.
You can get refused when entering the UK without a permit. You can apply for the EU card which is valid for 5 years, once you are in the UK. The residence card makes it easier for a person to work in the UK. However, The extended family has to apply for a residence card.
You can apply for an EEA permit if you are a family member of an EU citizen or a Swiss citizen. You can stay in Uk for more than 3 months if your EU family member sponsors you or has a permanent residence in the UK. It is also possible when your EU family member is working, studying, or running a business. Although you should have complete health insurance.
You must be the EEA citizen’s spouse or civil partner, or the child or grandchild under 21 of the EU national or his spouse/civil partner. Dependent parents, grandparents, children or grandchildren over 21 (of the EU national or his spouse) can be taken as family at any age if they can prove to be financially dependant on the EU sponsor.
It is also possible to apply as an extended family member of the EU national. It can be, for example, an unmarried partner who has been in a relationship with the EU citizen and has, in general, lived with him/her for at least 2 years, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin, or niece.
Except for unmarried partners, all other extended family members must prove to be or have been dependent on the EU citizen or being a member of their household. The extended family member can also have to prove.
It is possible to apply for an EEA Family Permit if you have a derivative right of residence.
You will have a derivative right of residence if you are:
The Home Office defines the primary caretaker as someone who has the responsibility for the day-to-day care of the person. This includes decision-making about education, health, and finance.
The primary caretaker must be a family member or the legal guardian. This person can be the main caretaker or can share the responsibility with someone else. You must fulfill very strict requirements to qualify under this route.
One can apply for an EEA Family Permit if you previously had a right to reside in the UK as the family member of an EEA national who either had a permanent right of residence in the UK or was a worker, student, self-employed person, self-sufficient person or someone looking for work in the UK.
It is only possible to apply if you were in the UK as the EEA national’s family member on the date the divorce/civil partnership was ended and one of the following applies;
After spending five years in the UK, from the first date of entry, with the EEA family visa, it is possible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. It is important though to note that the EU citizen must fulfill the requirements throughout the 5-year period.