I am afraid I cannot answer the first of the two questions as this is very much dependant upon the French Embassy in the country where he makes his application.
With regard to the EEA Family Permit, as an EEA or Swiss national, your Husband has the right to live and work in France (known as the 'right of residence') if:
- you are working or living in France; or
- you can support yourself and your family in France without becoming an unreasonable burden on public funds
If you have a right to live in France, your family may join you there. Your family is defined as:
- your spouse (husband or wife) or civil partner;
- any children or grandchildren of you, your spouse or your civil partner who are under 21 years of age or who are dependent on you; and
- the parents or grandparents of you, your spouse or your civil partner.
Other relatives (including extended family members such as brothers, sisters and cousins) do not have an automatic right to live in the other member state. To be considered, the extended family member must be able to demonstrate that they are dependent on you.
As your husband is not an EEA or Swiss national and he is coming to live with you permanently or on a long-term basis, he will need to apply for an EEA family permit before travelling to France. The EEA family permit is similar to a visa, and your husband should apply for it at his nearest French diplomatic post.
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