The common complaint that we hear from our clients is that the treaty rights are extremely tough to understand. They can’t really be blamed as EU Treaty Rights can often be very confusing with the legal wordings.
That’s the goal of this article though. We want to make EU Treaty Rights simple for you. The format for this article will be simple Q/A or FAQs.
We collected a selection of questions that our clients ask about EU treaty rights and we will now be answering them one by one.
There’s no particular order of importance. We just think this is the right order.
EU Treaty Rights Simplified With Common FAQs
Application Form Type
The most basic question that we get is what application form to use when you are applying. There are five different application forms that you can choose from and they are known as EU1, EU2 …till EU 5.
EU1 also has another version known as EU1A which you might have to look into while applying.
Qualifying or Permitted Family Member
This is actually a very interesting question and it is not your fault that you got confused. You see, you should apply as a qualifying family member only if your spouse or partner is from EU or if you are a direct descendant of someone who is a EU citizen.
On the other hand, you should apply for a permitted family member residency if you are a dependent of someone living in EU or if you require personal care from someone who is an EU citizen.
How Long It Takes For Decision
Decisions can take as long as 6 months though most of the decisions are processed earlier than that. Once you have a decision, you will receive a letter that explains everything.
How to Get My Passport Back
You don’t really have to submit original copies of everything anymore. That was an old rule. Now you should only submit photocopies which obviously, you are not going to get back.
Can I Stay When My Application is Being Processed?
You might, though INIS says that it is subject to the time of consideration including your passport’s validity. If you don’t have enough documents with you to support your application, you might not be allowed to stay.
Can You Prioritise My Case?
Unfortunately, no. Applications are processed as they are received. You cannot prioritise any of the applications.
How to Track My Application?
Simply email email@example.com who will give you an update in the reply email. Make sure that you are providing the IDs and application details on your email.
Note: If you have applied with an immigration lawyer, you should contact them for the updates as they are the applicants in this case.
What’s the Sending Address For Applications?EU Treaty Rights Unit
Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service
13/14 Burgh Quay
Generally, these are the most common questions we receive every day from our clients. Do you have a question that we didn’t answer? Simply give us a call and we will try to assist you.