The hard truth of life is, Relationships can break down and dissolve. Are you living in the same scenario and want to apply for the retained right of residence in the UK? You are eligible for this visa category if you are the spouse/civil partner of an EEA (European Economic Area) national living across the UK or if your partner is deceased or your relationship ends. At Immigration Solicitors4Me, we have years of expertise, experience, and specialization to assist you to prepare and apply your application for retained right of residence or visa for divorce. We will also assist in guiding you all throughout the way, from start to finish with all the evidential needs required with your application process.
You can apply for a retained right of residence only and only if your or another member of the family, civil partnership, or marriage has ended or that person has died and you had lived in the UK for at least 1 year before the death. This visa category will let you live in the UK in your own right and further makes you eligible to apply to get permanent residency as well.
The application for retained right of residence can only be submitted by the family members of EEA national and if the relationship has ended or broken down.
To get the retained right of residence or visa for divorce on the breakdown of a civil partnership or a marriage, it is important to do fall in the below-mentioned criteria:
If you meet any of the criteria, it is possible to apply for a retained right of residence through the expert guidance and help of our top-notch immigration solicitors and advisers.
A retained right of residence allows a person who is no longer an EU citizen to stay in the EU country where he has been living for a specific period of time. It is also known as a permanent right of residence or indefinite right of residence.
A retained right of residence allows an EU citizen and their family members to remain in the UK after Brexit. A European Union (EU) national with a retained right of residence will have the same access to public services as a British citizen does and will be able to apply for settled status.
A retained right of residence is available to EU citizens and their family members who were living in the UK before 31 December 2020, with no time limit on how long they can stay. To qualify for this right, you must have been living in the UK by 31 December 2020. After that date, you’ll need comprehensive sickness.
When you become a permanent resident of the UK after having lived in the country for more than five years, you are eligible to apply for UK citizenship. If you decide to do so, you can keep your existing citizenship. The process is known as the “retained right of residence”.
If you apply for citizenship and you are successful, you will retain your residency status from the date of application onward. However, it is important to note that your application will be rejected if your residence permit expires before the date of the final decision on your citizenship application.
The standard processing time for Retained Right of Residence application is up to 6 months, But reviewing your application worth this may be processed within 3 to 4 months.
To get retained rights, the application must be submitted using EEA (FM) form. For permanent residency, the application must be submitted using EEA (PR) form.
On the basis of retained rights residency card, the tenure that is issued is usually for a period of 5 years. It is even possible to apply for the settlement once you qualify for that. In case, you get the residency card for retained rights, you are eligible to work in the UK or be self-sufficient, as required and convenient till you get your permanent residency.
There are a few requirements that must be met and completed in order to get rights of residence following the breakdown or an annulment of a relationship. Based on the retained rights, it is possible to even apply for a permanent residency. To get that, the residence period in the UK must be at least for a period of 5 years, starting with as a family member of EEA national partner, and later as the one with having retained right of residence.
Are you facing troubles with your partner? It is understandable that many times, marriages or any partnership simply don’t last long. Have you applied to get Visa for Divorce or retained rights for residency? Do you need some kind of assistance with the application of the same or get rid of any legal issues that you are facing at this time? Did your application get refused or rejected? In any case or legal concern, first, do understand that there is a solution to everything. In case, the application is rejected, you have the full right to appeal again for getting retained rights. It is always advisable to stay away from legal concerns only if you take assistance from the right panel of immigration lawyers and specialists like Immigration Solicitors4Me.
Immigration Solicitors4Me has the best and most experienced panel of solicitors and lawyers specialized in assisting you with getting a Visa for Divorce, Retained Right of Residence or any other legal action that needs to be taken care of easily and in a streamlined manner so that you can continue further in your life in the UK, happily and without worrying for anything else. Our expert immigration advisers and family law professionals are extremely dedicated and passionate to help you at every phase of the way and will stand by next to you till the application process is complete. Feel free to get in touch with us at +44 207 993 5720, or reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime to discuss/consult or get any assistance that could let you live your life freely and without any further botheration. We are looking forward to assisting you in the best manner possible.
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