I am Amanda Soon Yue Ling and a Singapore citizen with an EEA2 visa. I am married to a Polish citizen who has worked in the UK for 8 years. We have been together for 5 years and got married in London in 2014 and have been married for 2 years. I have been working in London since then till we decided to leave London together in May 2016 to travel South East Asia for work and holiday reasons. Then Brexit happened while we were travelling, and we decided to try get a job in Singapore but it didn't work out for my partner. She is back in Poland working and I am in Singapore doing an internship. We have both been out of the UK for 7 months. I am planning to return by mid March with my partner.The question I want to ask is, is my EEA2 visa still valid for entry into the UK and EU, and has and will Brexit changed our status as a couple in the UK? Will we have issues getting back into the UK at immigration checkpoints? I would also like to ask if it's advisable to make an appointment with the consular or pay a visit to the embassy office in Singapore? Do let me know as it will help a lot, as it will help to know if I need to get back to the UK asap? To renew visas and get a footing. It would help and mean so much for us as an LGBT couple who are from different countries trying to make a life together.
The first thing to remember here is that the UK is still a member of the EU and Brexit will take some time as we haven't even started the exit process yet. If you are travelling back to the UK together your partner will be exercising her treaty rights and your claim to admission cannot be refused unless there are reasons for refusal (for example criminality)
Your EEA2 permit is still valid regardless of how long you have been absent since it is not a grant of "leave" and is extant as long as your relationship is subsisting and therefore not subject to the "two year rule" that ILR would be.
You should encounter no problems on re entry as you state that you will be travelling together but if you are not then your partner should be intending to join you in the UK within a reasonable time frame
EU admission is not a grant of "Leave" and remains in perpetuity so long as you are partners and the UK is still in the EU
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