An EEA family Permit is a type of entry permit issued to nationals from non-EEA countries who are family members of EEA nationals residing in the UK and exercising treaty rights. The EEA Regulations provide that the ECO must issue an EEA Family Permit to a person who applies for one if the ECO is satisfied that the person is a family member of an EEA national and the EEA national is residing in the UK in accordance with the Regulations.