EEA family permit
The EEA family permit covers three different partner statuses:
- Married partner
- Unmarried partner
The marriage or relationship may be heterosexual or same-sex. The visa, which is initially issued for six months, allows the partner to work without restriction in the UK. You may also exit and re-enter the country multiple times.
In order to apply for the visa, you must:
- Have met (not just online)
- Intend to live together permanently
- Intend moving to the UK within six months
- Have satisfactory accommodation and financial resources in the UK
You must apply for the visa outside of the UK in your home country.
During the six months, the partner or spouse can apply for an EEA Family Residence Card, which is valid for five years.