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I am an Indian citizen living in Czech republic and my wife is an Croatian. We recently got married. We are in a relationship from past 2 years. I have article 10 residence card ( residence card of a family member of a EU citizen). I am planning to apply for EEA family permit in February 2nd week.

My wife moved to UK for finding a job and I will be moving to UK as soon as I complete my studies in Czech republic. I have few questions.

  1. My wife moved to UK on 16th Jan 2019 and she is living in a hostel for temporary till I join her. Can I put that address as permanent address of EEA national in UK ?

  2. We are also planning to book a Airbnb for a month and find a flat in UK after I move to UK. Can I put Airbnb address as a permanent address in UK for both us ?

Thank you,

  • Are you aware that with your Article 10 card you do not need an EEA family permit? – phoog Jan 22 at 1:59
  • Yes, I am aware about that. But at the border there are chances of refusing my entry if I don't provide enough proofs. So I thought of not taking any risk and apply for EEA family permit. – Deepak Jan 22 at 2:04
  • And also I don't know what will be the proof that I can work in UK if enter UK with article 10 residence card. – Deepak Jan 22 at 2:08
  • An EEA family permit does not serve as proof of employability in the UK. You can ask about that on Expatriates, though you may want to look around a bit first because there are already a few questions and answers on that subject. – phoog Jan 22 at 2:10
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    What website? The government website says you need a residence card for that. And your right to work itself stems not from the residence card nor the EEA family permit, but from the very fact that you are the spouse of an EU citizen established in the UK. – phoog Jan 22 at 2:13
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My wife moved to UK on 16th Jan 2019 and she is living in a hostel for temporary till I join her. Can I put that address as permanent address of EEA national in UK ?

We are also planning to book a Airbnb for a month and find a flat in UK after I move to UK. Can I put Airbnb address as a permanent address in UK for both us ?

Either option is probably reasonable depending on when your wife is going to leave the hostel. You might even put "none," since she does not yet have a permanent address.

Do be aware that if you arrive in the UK after she has been there for more than three months that you will need to show evidence that she is a "qualified person" (working, studying, self-sufficient, or, under some circumstances, looking for work).

  • Do I need to show that she is a qualified person if she is living ther for less than 3months when I arrive in UK ? – Deepak Jan 22 at 2:29
  • @Deepak no. If she has not yet been in the UK for three months when you arrive then it is not necessary to establish that she is a qualified person, or even that she is likely to find work (some years ago the UK apparently refused FP applications on similar grounds, but courts put a stop to that). – phoog Jan 22 at 2:40

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