Retained Right of Residence
Unfortunately, sometimes your family may break apart for various reasons. We understand that these times may be very stressful from the personal point of view and uncertain in terms of your immigration matters. As a family member of a EEA national, you have a retained right of residence in the UK. We can offer you a smooth and professional service to mitigate your feelings and make the whole process as simple and straightforward for you as possible.
You could have a retained right of residence in the following circumstances:
1. Your, or another member of your family's, marriage or civil partnership to that person has ended (with a divorce, annulment or dissolution).
2. That person has died and you had lived in the UK for at least 1 year before they died.
3. You are the child of an EEA national who has died or left the UK, or the child of their spouse or civil partner, or former spouse or civil partner, you were in education when that person died or left the UK, and you continue to be in education.
4. You are the parent and have custody of a child who has a retained right of residence because they are in education in the UK
You will also need to meet other requirements to be eligible for a retained right of residence and we will specifically advise you in the course of our cooperation.
We will assess the impact the family event may have on you from an immigration perspective and advise you on the best course of action to allow you to stay in the UK. There are a number of options allowing you to stay in the UK and eventually qualify for permanent residence, even when a family unit has broken down.