Regulation 8 defines extended family members as;
The following are certain conditions that must be established by an extended family member in relation to dependency;
The Member States are supported by Article 3 (2) of the Free Movement Directive to facilitate entry and residence which is in concurrence with their national legislation for;
Any other family members, regardless of nationality, not falling under the definition of Article 21 (2) who, in their home country, are either dependents or household members of the Union citizen who has the primary right of residence in the UK or due to serious health issues the Union citizen requires personal care from the family member", and
"the attestation of a durable relationship existing between the partner and the Union citizen".
There are four descriptions under Regulation 8 which declares an extended family member as:
Please note that an individual has no rights deriving for the EU law until he or she has been acknowledged as an extended family member and has been issued an EEA family permit, a registration certificate or a residence card.