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Old Sep 2nd 2017, 3:10 am   #1
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Good evening
I am an american who recently married a french man
We were married in france too
Now he has a job in London
And im not sure what documenta i need to join him in the UK
Is my livret de famille enough ... is an EEA family permit good enough.....ugh someone please help
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Old Sep 2nd 2017, 4:56 am   #2
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As he is a EU citizen then I think the EEA permit is the answer. If he was a UK citizen then he'd have to jump all the hoops of a spouse visa for you!
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Old Sep 2nd 2017, 8:50 am   #3
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You'll need to apply for an EEA family permit. You'll need a copy of your marriage certificate, not your livret de famille. You can obtain a multilingual version of your marriage certificate (Formule B) from the mairie where you married for free or a nominal fee (it might be worth getting two or three copies to file away for future use). If your husband has been working in the UK for more than three months you'll also need to provide evidence of his employment when you apply. Once you arrive in the UK you should immediately apply for your EEA residence card. This is 'optional' but you'll find it difficult to travel in and out of the UK freely without it once your EEA family permit expires (they are valid for six months). The application for your EEA residence card can take up to six months to process during which time you will be without your passport so make sure to take photocopies of both your bio-data page and EEA family permit.
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Being without a passport for 6 months would make me very anxious....

If the OP has a US passport, she still has to surrender this one? Would it be better/possible to get a french passport that she could surrender and keep her US one with her?
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Thank you so so much for answering my
I really appreciate it.
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Can i apply for my EEA permit from france. The first part is online but as far as the interview I was hopeing to do in france so i can join my husband
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Being without a passport for 6 months would make me very anxious....

If the OP has a US passport, she still has to surrender this one? Would it be better/possible to get a french passport that she could surrender and keep her US one with her?
If she was a French citizen then they be no need to apply for anything. She could just come on over.

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Can i apply for my EEA permit from france. The first part is online but as far as the interview I was hopeing to do in france so i can join my husband
You will need to apply from outside the UK, so yes. There is no interview; you only need to attend an appointment to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph).
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Do you have bring your own copy of the finger prints or is that done in office?
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Do you have bring your own copy of the finger prints or is that done in office?
Your fingerprints and photo are taken at the VAC.
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I am an american ....
Do you have any recent British or European ancestry? Irish, Italian, and Hungarian ancestry are often mentioned as being particularly useful in obtaining a passport that would allow you to live in the UK without needing a visa or permit linked to your husband.
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Old Sep 2nd 2017, 7:23 pm   #10
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No unfortunately i do not
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Do they take your passport away when applying for the EEA permit or is that only for the residency permit?
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Do they take your passport away when applying for the EEA permit or is that only for the residency permit?
You will need to hand it in. Your EEA Family Permit will be placed inside.
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