The Family Permit is in the comprehensive guidance: page 34. It's a List B document.[/quote]
Kitty, I've read the guidance and indeed see a picture of the EEA family permit as a list B document on page 35. I'm not sure I would rely on this. The guidance also talks later on about lots of other matters and the additional measures employers need to make when someone presents a COA (see page 58, Q44).
The basis for the employer's guidance is the Immigration (Restrictions on Employment) Order 2007. In the schedule, there are two lists, A and B. On list B, items 4 and 5 deal with EEA family members. I see that point 1 talks about a passport endorsed to show, etc, but I doubt this was meant for EEA family members. Item 4 specifically talks about additional checks that employers must take when presented with a COA, ie contacting UKBA.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2007 ... edule/made
I would suggest that the husband of mirwais28 apply for an EE2 as soon as possible after arrival and asks that his Certificate of Application is progressed quickly. It is meant to be issued immediately. It will avoid problems with employment.
If I were an employer, I would be very wary of taking on someone unless I was certain that I could - too much trouble.
Again, get a COA and problems will be avoided.