A person who does not qualify for a right of residence under the free movement directive (Directive 2004/38/EC) may qualify for another right of residence under EU law. These are known as 'derivative rights' because they come from (are 'derived' from) EU law, not from the directive. A person who qualifies for a derivative right of residence has a right to live and work in the UK for as long as they continue to qualify for this right. Time spent in the UK with a derivative right of residence does not count as residence for the purpose of acquiring permanent residence in the UK. If you have a derivative right of residence you cannot acquire permanent residence on this basis. You will only continue to have that right of residence for as long as you qualify for that right. Application for Derivative Residence Card is made to the Home Office using application form DRF1. The Home Office will process the application for derivative residence card within 6 months from the date of receipt of the application.

Types of derivative rights of residence

A person may qualify for a derivative right of residence in one of the following categories:

  • as the primary carer of a British citizen child or dependent adult, where requiring the primary carer to leave the UK would force that British citizen to leave the EEA;
  • as the primary carer of an EEA national child who is exercising free movement rights in the UK as a self-sufficient person, where requiring the primary carer to leave the UK would prevent the EEA national child exercising those the free movement rights;
  • as the child of an EEA national worker/former worker where that child is in education in the UK;
  • as the primary carer of a child of an EEA national worker/former worker where that child is in education in the UK, and where requiring the primary carer to leave the UK would prevent the child from continuing their education in the UK; or
  • as the dependent child aged under 18 of a primary carer in one of the categories set out above, where requiring that dependent child to leave the UK would force the primary carer to leave the UK with them.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Derivative Residence Card Application?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for derivative residence card. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for derivative residence card and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your derivative residence card application, we will do the following immigration casework for you:

  • Our immigration solicitors will take Detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKBA in your application for derivative residence card;
  • Our immigration solicitors will discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your derivative residence card application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discuss the same with you;
  • Our immigration solicitors will complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you;
  • Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support your application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the Home Office, Liverpool for an expeditious decision on your application for derivative residence card;
  • Our immigration solicitors will protect your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office and keep you informed of the progress on the immigration matter;
  • Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision on your application for derivative residence card.

Our Fee For Derivative Residence Card

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000.00 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for derivative residence card. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instrucing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly installment.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.
     

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Sunrise Solicitors Limited

228 Merton High Street
South Wimbledon
London SW19 1AU

Telephone: 020 8543 0999

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Email: enquiries@sunrisesolicitors.co.uk 

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd and is registered under company registration no. 6405492. The registered office is at 228 Merton High Street, South Wimbledon, London SW19 1AU. A list of Directors and other members of staff is available for inspection at the registered office. Sunrise Solicitors are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA Registration No. 490903 and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.