The Permanent Residence card scheme allows EEA citizens and their extended family members the opportunity to prove their eligibility to remain in the UK. If your Permanent Residence card is about to expire, you may be wanting to know what the process for replacing it entails. In this article we are going to look at Permanent Residence cards for EEA nationals and their extended family members and the process of renewing them.
If your current Permanent Residence card is about to expire, you will need to fill out a form or you can also apply online. You will need to ensure that you are still eligible for the card. Once submitted, you should receive a reply within a few months. The time that it takes for a decision will depend upon how busy UKVI is at that particular point.
If your circumstances have changed, you may still be eligible for an EEA Permanent Residence card under a few different options. These are usually the "retained right of residence" or the "Surinder Singh" option. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible to retain your rights to remain in the UK on an EEA Permanent Residence card, please get in touch and our immigration specialists will be happy to help you.
The current EEA Permanent Residence scheme is scheduled to end upon Britain leaving the European Union - the date of this is still somewhat undecided. For many people this causes potential issues with future planning. If your Permanent Residence card expires in the next couple of years, you may want to consider applying for a new one now to cover whatever interim period exists.
As the future remains unclear as far as the rights of EEA citizens and their extended families is concerned, it is always best to ensure that you have protected yourself as much as possible. Some people may be eligible to apply for "Indefinite Leave to Remain" if they've been in the UK for long enough. If you are eligible for "Indefinite Leave to Remain" then it may be a very wise decision to take that course. If you are in any doubt as to what to do as far as your immigration status is concerned, please get in touch and let us help you to figure out what your next move should be. We can assess your case and present you with a range of options that can work for you.
Currently the British government has insisted that there will be procedures put in place to help those who are already in the UK on a Permanent Residence card. With that in mind, we believe that it is often the best policy to secure your status as well as you can. If you are eligible to remain in the UK via "Indefinite Leave to Remain", we would suggest that this might be the ideal cure for any worries that you may have. You could, if possible, also apply for British citizenship.
British citizenship is the ideal aim for foreign nationals who are looking to cement their stay in the UK and if this is something that you would like to look into in more detail, please get in touch and we'll be happy to assist you. Our immigration specialists are experts at helping people become British citizens and we would love to help you achieve it to.
Currently the British government has only announced that there will be a scheme to replace the current Permanent Residence card scheme for EEA nationals and their extended families. What this looks like in reality is somewhat unknown. It is likely that the scheme will be designed on what currently exists and if that is the case, you should expect that your rights will remain almost unchanged.
The UK will be expected to honour its commitments to EEA citizens, and if news reports are to be believed, the UK may well end up remaining a member of the EEA. Of course at the moment that is all conjecture and we assume that the best policy is to assume the worst case scenario and plan accordingly. That being the case, it may be ideal to get in contact with our immigration specialists and see what they can do to help in your case. You may well be eligible for something different from what you have now and it may be beneficial.
There are numerous options for foreign nationals who want to remain in the UK. Even if you are currently on an EEA Permanent Residence card, you may well be able to switch to an alternative immigration scheme such as one of the visa routes, or if you have enough time in the UK, you may be able to apply for "Indefinite Leave to Remain".
To discuss your options, please get in touch and our expert immigration specialists can help to talk you through your options and give you a much clearer view of your immigration future. In many cases we can make a huge difference to our clients lives.
If you need more help with the EEA Permanent Residence scheme or indeed any other immigration query, please get in touch and our expert immigration specialists will be able to help. We have an extremely talented and knowledgeable team who are waiting to help with whatever query you may have. So, for more information or to begin using our services get in touch today and let us help with your immigration case.
438 ReviewsREAD ALL REVIEWS
Tier 1 Investor Visa - Business Immigration
Investing over 2 million pounds is defintely not a routine decision. We had to make sure that the Tier 1 investor immigration lawyers that we'd be picking has to be one of the best within the Tier 1 investor category. We contacted Reiss Edwards and they were able to get us not only the Tier 1 investor visa but also suggested profitable investment portfolios in addition to what we already had in mind.
Indefinite Leave to remain - UK Settlement and Naturalisation
I am glad that i instructed Reiss Edwards on my visa matter. It started with a 20 minutes free immigration advice. I met with Amar to discuss my ILR refusal. He gave me a great deal of quality advice and decided to take on my messy case. I had doubts on the merits of my case by he was relatively convinced he could win it. That made me quite secure. To be honest, things did not start as quick as I would have wanted, but they kept on communicating the process and state of things to me.A big thank you to Verusha and Foram. They were also very helpful. Brilliant and informative. Their fee was fair and reasonable, especially if you compare them to other law firms and immigration law firms in London; some of whom even told me that i would not be able to get an indefinte leave to remain in this country. The process was long but was worth it. In the end, a big thank you to Reiss Edwards.
Citizenship Application - UK Naturalisation
TI have just had British Citizenship application approved. Prior to making the application, i was not sure which law firm i should hire to facilitate the paperwork. After a few hours of research, i decided to go with Reiss Edwards and i must confess that i wasnt disappointed. The immigration lawyers at Reiss Edwards handled my case well and they really knew what they were doing. They were fully aware of what documents I needed and it was easy for them to tell if my case was going to be easy or not. At the end of the day, I have not received my British citizenship within 3 months. If anyone is looking for a good immigration lawyer to handle thier case, contact Reiss Edwards.
Spouse Visa - Appeals and visa refusals
My wife's spouse visa extension application was refused by the Home Office and they gave her 14 days to leave the country. We contacted Reiss Edwards and they said "OK don't worry we will sort this out". They put together the list of documents for me to obtain and they prepared a bundle which was as thick as the printer it came out from.We followed everything they asked us to do and in the end we won our appeal and got our spouse visa. We can't recommend them enough and we have promised ourselves never to make any more UK visa applications without them.
Immigration Visa - Citizen of United Kingdom
The team of lawyers at Reiss Edwards are very professional and friendly people. Their experience in and around UK immigration law is quite extensive; be sure that you application is in safe and competent hands. My immigration matter was an indefinite leave to remain application based on Tier 1 on a self-employment basis. The immigration lawyers at Reiss Edwards made sure that the application was perfect and ready to be accepted. I got a positive decision and I recommend them highly for anyone who needs a UK immigration help.
UK Settlement Visa
I contacted Reiss Edwards to help me with my wife’s UK settlement visa. They acted with utmost professionalism throughout the entire application. I spoke with Joe Dinh, he is an immigration solicitor and he is one of the best solicitors out there. He ensured that there was little to no room for error. At some point I thought he was over cautious. He remained calmed and continued to assure us on our immigration matter. Most people in his position would have panicked but he was calmed and continued to assure us. We received out positive outcome very quickly.
Cheap Immigration Lawyers in London
I have been using Reiss Edwards for three years now for my family's immigration application. Both for my initial application and extension. They are really affordable. The team of solicitors at this firm are probably one of the most efficient and economical in terms of cost. They offered free advice over the phone and spent good time with us before inviting us for consultation.
Top Notch Immigration Service
Reiss Edwards is a top notch immigration service company. The way they handled our documentation and also the list of documents they sent was efficient and top quality. They helped us professionally throughout the process. We are very happy with the immigration advice we received from the team. We highly recommend them.
Best Immigration Solicitors
I used Reiss Edwards’ immigration lawyers to assist with my immigration matter and that of my family. It was an EX1 application. They dealt with the matter properly and even when complications were coming up from the Home Office, they helped resolve the issue properly. They are very professional and are very popular in London. I am happy to have worked with them.
Indefinte Leave to remain - Individual Immigration - UK Settlement visa
It's a shame that you dont have an 'Excellent' star rating on here, as my experience with Reiss Edwards is nothing short of an excellent rating. They handled my application for an Indefinite Leave to remain in April 2014 and did my husband's one very recently including my daughter. Every time i have approached them, they have continued to treat me with courtesy, respect and patience. Amar was indeed a very thorough and professional gentleman. He is very knowledgeable, corporative and engaging. He responded to my emails, calls and enquiries promptly. He was always reassuring. I could not have asked for a better Immigration service. I would recommend them over and over again for anyone looking for an immigration advice. They gave me a free immigration advice when i called them, and the quality of the advice was something other charge thousands for. If you need a particular, name, Amar would be it. He exemplifies, for me, the true, professional gentleman. He is a valuable asset to Reiss Edwards.
Tier 2 Visa application - UK Work Visas
This is the only firm that i spoke with that didn't ask for money before listening to me, will be using them again.
I used Reiss Edwards for my Tier 2 visa application and it was successful. The team was ever present and happy to answer my question. The caseworker that dealing with my case went on holiday yet by case did not suffer one bit. Another lawyer stepped and took over the case without any hassle.
Tier 1 Investor Visa - Business Immigration
My Tier 1 Investor Visa was dealt with quickly and without issue. Would recommend Reiss Edwards as an Immigration law firm in London. Thank you to the team.