I have a relationship (2 years and 7 months/NotMarried) with an European (I’m from South America, then I need a visa only to enter to UK. We live together in Europe since one year (1 year and 5 months more or less).
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).
As I'm not sure if they accept my application as EEA Family Permit, I want to know if for example I go with tourism visa and if his contract will be extended, can I change my tourist visa to a EEA family permit?
Due to I will be living with him for almost 2 years at that time, maybe then I have more chance to apply to the EEA family permit and also by that time we maybe get married. Because If I apply directly to the EEA family permit maybe they denied my visa and I heard that it would be a problem if you apply again (because in your historial exists a denied visa).
I want to know what happened if I ask for the tourism visa and then I apply for the EEA family permit, Do I have to leave UK if I want to apply to the EEA family permit after the tourism visa? What would be the consequences?