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Hello Expat Guru's.
I'm an American male who is in a registered partnership with a male EEA national residing in London.
We have a trip that has been long planned in the first week of August. Would it be possible to do my biometrics and application online and then leave for Greece for several weeks and send my supporting docs along with my passport while on holiday in Greece to the UKBA?
Or take the biometrics in Greece at the UK consulate? or a combination of the two?

Once approved, my intention is to fly back with my partner to the UK.
If the application paperwork+my passport was to be sent to a Greek home address in which his family reside. OR, have a friend accept the package at my home and forward them back to Greece.

Your suggestions would be greatly helpful,
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Hello Expat Guru's.
I'm an American male who is in a registered partnership with a male EEA national residing in London.
We have a trip that has been long planned in the first week of August. Would it be possible to do my biometrics and application online and then leave for Greece for several weeks and send my supporting docs along with my passport while on holiday in Greece to the UKBA?
Or take the biometrics in Greece at the UK consulate? or a combination of the two?

Once approved, my intention is to fly back with my partner to the UK.
If the application paperwork+my passport was to be sent to a Greek home address in which his family reside. OR, have a friend accept the package at my home and forward them back to Greece.

Your suggestions would be greatly helpful,
Thank you
As your country of residence is the USA (and not Greece), you should apply via the UKBA in New York. Current processing time for an EEA Family Permit is less than 15 days.

See here for the application procedure: UK Border Agency | EEA family permits

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Not to mention that you can't do biometrics online, and you really shouldn't be sending your passport off if you aren't in the US or the UK. Travelling without your passport, even if you are 'parked' in a holiday spot just doesn't seem the wisest thing:)
 

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I agree. Much easier to do it in US before leaving for Greece. You will need, among other things, a copy of bio pages of your partner's passport authenticated at his embassy/consulate in UK. There will be a charge. If he has lived in UK longer than 3 months, he needs to supply details of how he is exercising treaty rights, such as work contract and pay slips. You can post-date your application by up to 3 months, so if you apply soon, your permit will be valid from August.
 

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Hello Expat Guru's.
I'm an American male who is in a registered partnership with a male EEA national residing in London.
We have a trip that has been long planned in the first week of August. Would it be possible to do my biometrics and application online and then leave for Greece for several weeks and send my supporting docs along with my passport while on holiday in Greece to the UKBA?
Or take the biometrics in Greece at the UK consulate? or a combination of the two?

Once approved, my intention is to fly back with my partner to the UK.
If the application paperwork+my passport was to be sent to a Greek home address in which his family reside. OR, have a friend accept the package at my home and forward them back to Greece.

Your suggestions would be greatly helpful,
Thank you
You can apply at any visa issuing post anywhere in the world. However and as suggested, you really should apply for your EEA Family Permit in NY. It is by far, the easiest and fastest.

On-line application, biometrics, supporting documents and your original passport, all have to go to the same processing centre, hence your plan won't work.

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Thank you Expat Gurus.
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I am an American planning to go to the UK to be with my Civil Partner who is exercising his treaty rights from an EEA Country (Greece) as a student.

-My hope is to enter the UK w EEA Permit in Passport at the end of August.
- If I am visiting family in South Korea in June - August (Less than 60 days for US citizen for tourism) would it be possible to begin and complete my application in Seoul, South Korea? (would apply early July)
-Is it possible to request that the documents to returned to an address in South Korea or personally picked up at the UK Consul?
-As an alternative, after my trip to Korea, it is possible to return to the US to visit family and friends in NY however, my apartment in which I have resided in for several years and shared address with partner will have lease expired. If using a different address, what steps if any should be followed?

Lastly, would there be any additional documents necessary or steps to complete in order to fulfill above request?

Thank you!
 

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Thank you Expat Gurus.
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I am an American planning to go to the UK to be with my Civil Partner who is exercising his treaty rights from an EEA Country (Greece) as a student.

-My hope is to enter the UK w EEA Permit in Passport at the end of August.
- If I am visiting family in South Korea in June - August (Less than 60 days for US citizen for tourism) would it be possible to begin and complete my application in Seoul, South Korea? (would apply early July)
-Is it possible to request that the documents to returned to an address in South Korea or personally picked up at the UK Consul?
-As an alternative, after my trip to Korea, it is possible to return to the US to visit family and friends in NY however, my apartment in which I have resided in for several years and shared address with partner will have lease expired. If using a different address, what steps if any should be followed?
Again, you can apply in any country that pleases you. However, I have found this answer suitable for you:

Joppa said:
What you need to do is to put your travel date as August on the EEA family permit application form VAF5. Then the permit will be valid from August and you get almost full 6 months out of it. It has two dates on, 'valid from' and 'valid until', and these dates are fixed when the permit is issued. So you want to arrive on the first date or soon after.
Let's continue,

Lastly, would there be any additional documents necessary or steps to complete in order to fulfill above request?

Thank you!
Since your partner is a student, you will need to gather more supporting documents than usual. Please read Proof Of Eligibility: Student. http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/eea/eea-checklist.pdf
1) He has to demonstrate to have sufficient funds to provide for him, and for you (rule of thumb: 6 months of Bank Statements)
2) He needs to get Comprehensive Sickness Insurance (CSI). The latest figure I heard was £70 -140 pcm
3) And more importantly, to demonstrate your relationship has lasted 2 years or more. Past applicants had been suggested to include, but not limited to: Insurance policies under both names (think of renter's Insurance), joint Bank Accounts, utility bills, vehicle registration, lease agreements. Any legal document that displays both of your names is always good to include.

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