Q: My sister and brother-in-law wish to relocate to the UK. My brother-in-law has Dutch citizenship. Will this enable him to live and work in the UK? Will my sister be able to accompany him and work whilst they are in the UK?
A: Yes, any EU citizen can take up residence in the UK, in terms of the EU treaty. Their dependants are allowed to accompany them. Your sister will be able to accompany him as a dependant, subject to satisfying the maintenance and accommodation rules which apply to EEA family applications from outside the EEA. She will also be allowed to take up work in the UK without any restrictions, provided that she has a valid EU family permit, your brother-in-law is still in the UK and their marriage subsists.
Director of Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants Limited