I have to thank you all especially moderators and senior members who have helped me with my previous queries. I personally have benefitted with your advice with my EEA2 and EEA4 applications.
Back here to clarify my understanding on new UK Settlement scheme applications for non-eea family members case worker advice(from sticky post - https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... r-guidance)
I am a naturalised British Citizen through my EEA Spouse. This query is about my parents(in-laws of EEA national who has ILR and eligible for EU settlement status) who are non-eea and living outside EEA and both above 65 years in age
Has rules on applying/bringing dependent parents relaxed or improved by EU settlement scheme or are rules still the same where dependent parents of EEA national have to prove dependency(financially and emotionally). I am bit confused by the case worker guidance on this application and its eligibility. Looking for seniors and forum members interpretation of the same please..
Extract from official guidance is:
Thank you in advanceDependent parent
The applicant must be the direct relative in the ascending line of the relevant EEA citizen (or qualifying British citizen) or of their spouse or civil partner, and includes a grandparent or great-grandparent. Their dependency on the relevant EEA citizen (or qualifying British citizen) or on the spouse or civil partner is assumed and the applicant is not required to provide evidence of this.
Where the applicant does not already hold a permanent residence document, the applicant must provide evidence of the family relationship for the relevant period, namely either:
• a relevant document issued on the basis of the relevant family relationship
• the full birth certificate(s) or other document(s) which you are satisfied evidences that the applicant is the direct relative in the ascending line
of the relevant EEA citizen (or qualifying British citizen) or of the spouse or civil partner
Above looks straightforward but also has following info(caveat) included:
A family member of a relevant EEA citizen (or qualifying British citizen) is able to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme from outside the UK where they are able to provide the required proof of entitlement to apply from outside the UK