I want to ask which type of visa is better to apply for because I have a stable relationship (Not Married) with an European guy (I am not European and I need a visa to visit him in UK). Now we live together in Europe. He will work for 6 months in UK, but there exists a possibility that the contract will be extended for one year (or more), but it is only a possibility. I want to go with him no matter if the contract is extended or not. If they give me the visa I will live with him in UK.
In the case that the contract won't be extended, we will return to Europe, then that's why I don't want to search for a job in UK right now (and I don't think in short time I can find a job). But in the case that the contract will be extended, I want to stay with him, but I also want to work in the meantime (qualified work).
I don't know which type of visa is better to apply for. I was thinking 2 options, but If you know a better way, please tell me.
My options and my doubts about those options are:
1) Apply for EEA family permit
a) Do you think I'm eligible to ask for EEA family permit?
b) In the case that I apply for EEA family permit, Do you know if I can work in the meantime?
c) In the case that I apply for EEA family permit, If I cannot work in the meantime: * Can I convert my visa to a working visa [only in the case his contract will be extended and I found a job (qualified job)]. * Do I have to leave UK before the application of the working permit? * How long do I have to stay outside UK before apply for a work permit?
2) If I apply for a tourism visa, instead of the EEA family permit
a) If I ask for a tourism visa, Can I ask right after a working visa in the case his contract will be extended and I found a job (qualified job)? Do I have to leave UK for some time before asking the working visa?
b) It would be a problem if I apply for a working visa right after my tourist visa expires (or before the tourism visa expires) ?
If you know a better way, please let me know.
Thank you so much.