I am Nigerian and my son is Irish and goes to school in a UK boarding house. He is 16 and just started his A levels in September 2019. My husband and I are have been his carers since he was born, and we are responsible for his welfare and financial upkeep. We have to travel every half term to be with him when the school is closed.
I was not aware of the EEA family permit until he had arrived the UK. While filling the forms, there are some questions with grey areas:
- Does my son hold a residence document?
- Does he have a National identity card?
- What's his UK National Insurance Number?
He does not have any of these, as he is still a minor. All he has is his Irish passport which is valid.
I and my husband, togeather with two other children would like like to apply for the family permit and have a more permanent stay in UK.
What kind of documents do we submit as the parents and for my other children (both under 12) when applying. Also, how do we apply as a family? I have yet to see any linking to family on the online application. Finally, would it be best to use a lawyer for my case?