> My 23 year old American daughter (Polly) is living in London on a
> soon-to-expire student visa. She and her Swedish boyfriend (Patrik)
> plan to marry in Sweden and return to London (where they both work)
> with an EEA Family Permit (VAF1). They would like to stay there for
> about a year, while Patrik figures out where he'd like to continue his
> We are all confused about the process, and hope that someone with
> recent experience can answer these questions:
> - Does Patrik, the Swede, also have to fill in an application for the
> Permit? (The form itself says that if they are travelling together,
> each needs to complete a form... but wouldn't that potentially create
> two interviews, possibly at different times?)
> - Do you know how long it usually takes to get the Permit after the
> interview in Stockholm?
> If you can offer any tips about the process, we would be hugely
> Many thanks,
Karen, your daughter will use form VAF1 to apply for her EEA Family
Permit at the British Embassy in Stockholm. It is not necessary for her
husband (as he will be) to make any application there. As an EU/EEA
Citizen he has Treaty Rights, and those include the ability to live and
work in any other EEA country, including the UK, without requiring a
visa or permit of any kind.
Application times in Stockholm? These vary around the world but a quick
telephone call to the Visa Section will probably give you that information.
How long has Patrik been exercising his Treaty Rights in the UK?