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Does a Non-EU member with an F residency card require a visa to enter the UK?

Thanks,

anon Feb 26, 2019 12:34
mercy.wamuthoni

Thanks Anon,I am abit confused by the statement below from the site,it states as follows
" Documents issued on any other basis, for example (biometric) residence permits issued under the national law of another Member State are not acceptable and do not exempt the holder from the requirement to obtain an EEA family permit. For example, a non-EEA spouse of a German national living in Germany will usually hold a residence permit issued under German domestic law. Therefore, a United Kingdom EEA family permit is required for travel and entry to the UK."

Does the F card residence permit issued under Belgium law, qualify under article 10?
Thanks

Feb 26, 2019 14:48
Drifter

You need a visa, in any case. British State is used to making a lot of money from visas. Soon the other countrys will make good money for issuing British people visas.

Feb 26, 2019 15:38
shortof

Drifter, the visa for non EU family members of EU family is free. Nothing. Zero. Bought.

Feb 26, 2019 17:51
shortof

Some f cards are article 10 cards, some are not, for the purpose of travel to the UK.

Feb 26, 2019 17:52
shortof

There are 2 scenarios for those with F cards who live in Belgium, but both would be best to obtain an EEA family permit, the free visa issued to non EU nationals of EEA families living in the EU/EEA.

You should also travel with the person upon which you are dependent.

You should always bring with you your F card.

You should always bring with you proof of the link between the EU national and the non EU national - remember the F card does not have the name of the EU national or your relationship encoded. For those who live in Belgium, the most obvious document to bring too is the "Composition de menage". Also you could bring a marriage certificate, a cohabitation agreement, children's birth certificates showing EU national and non EU national parent. House contract with both names. Mortgage with both names. Any documents which link the EU and non EU national.

Remember you cannot be dependent upon an EU child, you need the adult EU national to travel!

Ok the 2 scenarios are :

EU national NOT Belgian living in Belgium with dependent non EU national travelling to the UK. No obligation for visa EEA Family permit but still best to have one and carry relevant documents too.

Belgian national living in Belgium (ie not exercising treaty rights) with dependent non EU national travelling to the UK. Obligation for visa EEA Family permit and if you really want the obligation waived at the border, absolutely carry all relevant documents.

Feb 26, 2019 20:26
Drifter

You may not pay but you still have to answer those offensive questions in UK visa applications. Done from here, too Shortof!

Feb 27, 2019 14:11
becasse

"You may not pay but you still have to answer those offensive questions in UK visa applications."

Like "do you think that the British Prime Minister has a very serious mental illness?" - Answer "yes".

Feb 27, 2019 16:50
mercy.wamuthoni

Thank you all...well, an interesting line from Becasse to brighten the day...

Like "do you think that the British Prime Minister has a very serious mental illness?" - Answer "yes".

Lol!

Feb 28, 2019 09:32