EU Nationals

Surinder Singh Applications

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.

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Talk to a legal expert about your problem, we’ll listen and then recommend the best next steps for you.


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What are the main eligibility requirements for the Surinder Singh application?

In order to make 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

What else do you need to know

What else do I need to know about the Surinder Singh Application?

An Surinder Singh Permit is valid for six months.  Permit holders are free to leave and enter the UK as many times as they wish within that six month period.

There is no fee payable to apply for an Surinder Singh Permit.

At the end of the six month period as an Permit holder, you may be eligible to apply for an EEA Residence Card  as confirmation of your right of residence in the UK.

How our immigration lawyers can help

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Sarah Rogers

Founder of IAC

Our immigration lawyers regularly assist EEA nationals and their family members to relocate to, and settle in, the UK, including via the Surinder Singh route.

We can help you with as much or as little advice and assistance as you need with tailored packages or individual services giving you flexibility to chose all the assistance you need, when you need it. You’ll also have the benefit of access to our innovative client portal, giving everything you need at your fingertips.

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