This regulation adds to the category of persons who qualify as relatives/dependants covered by the European Union framework. The following persons are now included on the list provided that they accompany or are joining an EU national, namely:-
Members of the family, whatever their citizenship, who can provide strong evidence at the moment of filing the application of one the following:
- That they depend financially on the principal or live with him/her in the country of origin, or
- That due to serious illness or disability it is necessary for the EU national to be in charge of the personal care of that member, or
- That they are Common Law partners and can provide evidence of a steady relationship.
Ana Garicano Sole