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EEA visa application frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Countries in the EU include: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries do not require a visa (Right of free movement) in order to enter the United Kingdom. Switzerland nationals also exercise this right of free movement in the United Kingdom. If you are a non-EEA family member of an EEA citizen, you are required to acquire an EEA Family Permit before entry to the United Kingdom.
Treaty rights includes: Employment (as well as job seeking), Self-employment, Self-sufficiency and Studying. If you are a student or self-sufficient, you will be required to acquire Comprehensive Sickness Insurance Cover (CSIC).
If you have resided continuously for 5 years in the UK making use of a European Union Treaty right, you will be permitted to make an application for documentation that will certify your status as a Permanent Residence. However, if you are a family member of a European Economic Area (EEA) citizen you are permitted to make an application for Permanent Residence in the United Kingdom if you have resided for five continuous years in the United Kingdom as a family member of a certified European Economic Area (EEA) citizen.
In accordance to the law as updated on November 2015, it is now compulsory that you acquire accreditation document of permanent residence before you make the application for naturalization.

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