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Correct. But that's just for entering the UK. She can still reside legally, but If she wants to prove her right to work she might want to consider applying for a RC or Settled Status after you have arrived.gprit wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:38 pmLiving in France for several years with my Thai wife I was going to apply via EEA Family for us to both return to the UK to live (using the Surinder Singh route). However, I came across this government article:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... dence-card
...which seems to state that if she is the holder of such a card with the prescribed wording (which she is) she can just come with me to the UK???
Residence Card. Widely used as abbreviation in this forum.
What do you mean by formality?Is applying for that or Settled Status at a later date almost a formality?
RC is similar to FP, but I would say RC is a step up from applying for a Family Permit, as it's done once you are already the UK, when the EU national is supposed to be more settled, so there are more grounds for asking for more evidence. But the time/effort/documents needed is very similar.What is involved in applying for those? or is it pretty much the same process/documents as applying for EEA Family Permit in the first place?
Just keep in mind you have to apply before March 29th, and the FP will only be valid for 6 months.
In your last post you used Family Permit and Residence Card as interchangeable terms. They are different things. I did not notice the confusion in your last message and I answered it very literally. Sorry for that.
As far as I understand, Settled Status does not include any provision for Surinder Singh cases. The Residence Card guidance does have a section for Surinder Singh, but the Settled Status guidance doesn't: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-ci ... ligibilityDo you think I should apply for pre-settled staus instead?
Regarding your last sentence:You’ll not usually be eligible to apply if you’re married to a British citizen and you’re from outside the EU.
Yes, this makes you eligible for Surinder Singh.Just to recap.....I am UK national...my wife is Thai.....she has French resident card...I (we) have paid taxes etc in France since 2013......we have two children....both british....I am retired.....self sufficient....
That is the sad reality of Brexit.gprit wrote: ↑Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:00 pmMy problem /uncertainty is that before we move back to the UK I need to sell my house in France. Certainly won't be before 29th March(!). Assuming Article 10 still the same after Brexit, when we all get to the UK/buy a house, THEN apply for Residents Card....what if that is refused? What if they insist on a full 'Leave to Remain' visa application? (with it's outrageous cost and NHS payment requirement).