This may cause a problem for ethnic Italians. It is a slow process for Italian citizens from Brazil to obtain the first official confirmation that they are Italian citizens, and I don't think this issue is restricted to Brazil. It may not be straightforward for bearers of Italian surnames to satisfy the ECO that they are not Italian citizens.Appendix EU Family-Permit wrote: FP6. The applicant meets the eligibility requirements for an entry clearance to be granted under this Appendix where the entry clearance officer is satisfied that at the date of application:
(a) The applicant is a non-EEA citizen;
There is no prohibition under the EEA Regulations on issuing a family permit to a person who may be an EEA national.