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Hi guys please i need advice,

here is my situation:

In 2011, at age 21yrs, I came into UK with EEA family permit, and subsequently obtained Residence card as a family member (child) of EEA national (mum) - Austrian citizen.
My Residence card expired April 2017
I have already applied for Permanent Residence March 2017 (still pending)
I am now age 26yrs, working fulltime, and no longer dependent on my EEA national (mum).

If I travel out to my home country (Nigeria) will I be eligible to apply apply for EEA family permit to return to UK?

Based on EEA Regulations 12(3)(b) and Regulations 15(1)(b), since I have already lawfully spent 5yrs in the UK, have I automatically attained Right of Permanent residence? And as such eligible for family permit again?

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Yes. As a visa national, you need a UK visa or EEA family permit to travel to UK (airline won't let you board the plane without). It's best to wait until you get your Permanent residence card before leaving UK.
 

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Thanks,

The travel is important.
Am hopping to get EEA family permit based on EEA Regulations 12(3)(b) and Regulations 15(1)(b), since I have already lawfully spent 5yrs in the UK on EEA-Residence card.
 

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Yea its 3 weeks. But on the online application, besides the 3 weeks standard service, I also saw Super Priority visa service, 24 hrs.

UKBA has actually extended the 24hrs Super priority visa service to Nigeria,
Super Priority Visa service is for short Visit visas,
so my question is:
is super priority service applicable to EEA family permit?
if no, why is the super prioty service be listed as option in the EEA family permit application

am a bit confused here because i read online that EEA family permit is not entitled to Priority visa service
 

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Pretty sure Super Priority service is only available for visitors and those applying under the points-based system (Tier 2, 4, or 5).
 

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Not for EEA family permit, which is supposed to be expedited anyway (doesn't happen though).
 

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Another thought,
I currently have a valid Austrian Visa.
On the issue of returning to the UK,
So what about flying from Nigeria to Austria and then driving from Austria to UK. And try explaining my assumed right of residence to the official at the boarder post. With the hope of getting a code A stamp on my passport for entry.
I guess that will not be easy either.
Are the officials at the land boarder any less strict than those at the airports?
 

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It's now called EEA dependant ink stamp. You can try but they are just as strict. Recently a large number of inadequately-documented travellers were stopped at Calais. You are unlikely to be allowed to take an Austrian hire car into UK, and even if you can, the drop-off charge will be astronomical.
 
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