SPOUSE HAVE A UK OR EU CITIZEN? APPLY FOR EU FAMILY RESIDENCY THROUGH MALTA 

Is your spouse a UK or EU passport holder, but you or your dependent South African children don’t qualify? Getting a UK spousal visa is a long and cumbersome process, and with the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, more South Africans are now opting to apply for EU family reunification residency, rather than a UK spousal or family visa, on the basis of their spouse’s UK or EU citizenship rights.

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Benefits of EU residency over a UK spousal visa

The UK has extremely strict rules pertaining to bringing the partners of UK nationals into the country, and the application process can be both highly complex and costly.

Moreover, for South African nationals whose spouses obtained a UK ancestral passport, getting a UK spousal visa means actually moving to the UK. In contrast, you don’t need to go settle in Europe to get full EU residency, making the EU an excellent choice as a “Plan B” destination. In addition to getting full residency rights in the EU, rather than just a visa for entry into the United Kingdom, you can gain the right to live, study and travel visa free in the other Schengen countries as well. You get an EU EEA Citizenship Card, as opposed to just a visa.

It remains unclear how the Brexit situation will play out, yet for South Africans with UK spouses wishing to establish a foothold in the EU, now is the time to act decisively and with speed.

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Why apply for EU residency?

    • Own the European lifestyle: Enjoy the benefits that has made scores of countries in Europe top tourism destinations – culture, cuisine, stability, security, excellent healthcare as well as world class tertiary education.

    • An excellent Plan B: Gaining a foothold in Schengen Europe is the ultimate back-up plan for South Africans, especially in 2018, as the social, economic and political outlook deteriorates with every passing quarter

      Freedom of movement and visa-free travel: Gaining EU residence rights means the end of Schengen visa applications. Live and study anywhere in the European Union, and travel visa free at a moment’s notice.

    • A FAST, SIMPLE APPLICATION PROCESS
      Working with Maiden & Associates, you can complete your EU residency application in 6 weeks, with no investment required.

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Secure your family’s future today. Fees from €20,000. No investment required.

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