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Hi All,
I am a Greek living in UK the past 5 years. My wife is Ukrainian nationality and we lived together (as girlfriend/boyfriend status) for around 6 months in UK (under a 6-months Study visa which I was sponsor), we have respect the visa terms and we have travelled to Ukraine and this July we got married.

We are in the process of applying for EEA Family Permit for her to come and stay with me in UK and I have some questions please:

1) I have seen in the VAF5 application form that they ask for
-> How long do you intend to stay in the UK?
-> On which date will you leave the UK?
I would like to ask :
(a) if I can leave that blank since it is a bit obvious that she will stay permanent in UK as long as I lstay in UK.
(b) If I put a date less than 6 months does she needs proof of a return ticket?
(c) If she stay above 6 months period she will be as "Overstayed"?

2) I am renting a flat and I have 6 months contract and at the end of the 6 months contract the tenancy auto updates every month. Currently i am in the auto-update with one month notice if I want or they want to leave the flat. I will possibly change city moving to a new job so I will have to rent a new flat . I would like to ask if this will cause any issues? If you thing YES , do you think a letter explaining the situation will help?

3) I have Greek Passport and Greek National ID. When she will apply does she need a Certified copy of my passport or just a copy of passport and my original National ID to hand in?

Thank you Very much.
 

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Standard answer is 6 months. It doesn't matter if she then wants to stay longer, as she will be making a fresh application for residence card.
Periodic tenancy is fine.
I suggest you enclose your ID card plus photocopy.
 

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Thank you Joppa very much.



I am facing an issue with my letting agent. In the recent past they have issue me a no-obligation letter and they let my girlfriend at that time to stay in the flat I am renting ( 2 bedroom flat) .

Now they are refusing to issue me the same letter. I have told them you have done it in the past and not know? She is my Wife! They did not gave my the reason. I am a good occupier, not causing damages, no late rent deposits etc.

I have read the "Guide to supporting documents - EEA Family Permit VAF5" and they state in the accomodation category:


"-accommodation details with a supporting letter from the occupant confirming
that you are able to stay there "

This means that I can bypass the Letting agent/Landlord and I will have to write a letter stating that she will be able to stay at my flat. Is that acceptable by the Immigration office or they may say that it is not we are looking for and reject the application?

Thank you.
 
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