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ryuzaki wrote: ↑Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:49 amI am aware of that, but that isn't my intention. My salary in Ireland is much better than I can get in the UK for doing the same job, and there is much more opportunity to own a home instead of renting forever. Ireland is our new home now and I made that clear in the application. It's not some little low paid McJob for six months, it's a well paid senior position at a long established company.
In any case, with Brexit coming there isn't time to try the UK route, even if I could afford it on UK salary. And really who wants to stay in the UK with that iceberg looming? I want to retain my EU membership by becoming an Irish citizen.
Some people do get reasonably quick decisions. Most of the problems seem to be in countries like Pakistan.
You might be able to apply for an EEA family permit if you’ve lived in another EEA country with an eligible family member who’s a British citizen. This is known as making a ‘Surinder Singh’ application.
Your British family member must be one of the following:
your spouse (husband or wife) or civil partner
your parent or grandparent (or their spouse or civil partner) - you must also be under 21 years old or dependent on them
your child or grandchild (or their spouse or civil partner) - you must be dependent on them
This includes family members who were adopted under an adoption order that’s recognised in UK law.
You and your British family member must prove that you:
meet the eligibility in the EEA country where you live now - if you want to come to the UK at the same time
met the eligibility while living together in another EEA country - if you want to join your British family member in the UK