Refusal on General Grounds – EEA Family Permits

This post explains refusal for entry clearance on a European Economic Area (EEA) family permit under the Immigration EEA Regulations 2006.

This relates to general grounds for refusal under paragraphs 320(7A) and 320(7B) of the rules.

Applications of a non-EEA family member under paragraph 320(7A) or 320(7B) can’t be refused, if they are applying for entry clearance under the Immigration EEA Regulations 2006. This is because such applications are not covered by the Immigration Rules.

However, if the applicant is applying under the Immigration Rules, for example as a visitor, it can be refused on general grounds.