My brief background: I am a non-EEA national married to a Spanish EEA national. We have been married for 4 years, and I have been a legal Spanish resident since 2010. Our plan is pretty straightforward: to apply for EEA FP to grant an entry for me, travel together to the UK, for my husband to exercise his Treaty rights and to settle down there.
As I'm filling out the EEA FP online form, I have a couple of doubts, and I'd appreciate any advice on a couple of questions I've got in the process:
I am currently unemployed but I am not financially dependent on my husband. Even so, in order to get the best chance of getting an EEA FP, what is the best answer when asked 'What is your current working status?'? Is there any substantial difference in answering with 'Unemployed' over'Supported by Spouse/Partner', and vice versa?
What exactly is meant by 'sponsor' in 'Are you being sponsored by a person' question? I am uncertain whether, given our situation, I even have a sponsor. Is 'sponsor' used in:
- legal context, as in 'my EEA-national husband who is going to exercise Treaty rights in the UK, and consequently transfers me the theoretical right of residence in the UK, as long as he stays there and is considered a qualified person'? or
- financial context, as in 'my EEA-national husband, who supports me (and my application) financially?
I mean, if I state that I am unemployed, and answer that both my husband and I are going to cover the costs of our trip to the UK, should I still mention my husband as my sponsor?
Could anyone help out, please?