A non-EEA family member of an EEA national will need to obtain an EEA family permit before travelling to the UK if they are: a 'visa national' (see 'More information' below); or coming to live with the EEA national in the UK permanently or on a long-term basis. However, the non-EEA family member must be travelling to the UK: with the EEA national; or to join the EEA national here.
When you apply, you should include all the documents that you can to show that you are a family member of an EEA national. These should include:
If the EEA national has lived in the UK for more than 3 months, you must provide evidence that they are a 'qualified person'. This evidence could include:
When you have been working legally as an employee in the UK for 12 months without a break, you will have full rights of free movement and will no longer need the permission to take work. You can then get a registration certificate confirming your right to live and work in the UK, although you do not need to do so.
If you are a student in the UK, you can take employment for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during vacation periods from your course, but you must first obtain a registration certificate confirming that you are a student.