"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Free movement to Ireland

This is one for those who are looking at exercising their European free movement rights with their families, to Ireland. A useful nugget worth knowing about, again supporting the rights of European citizens - and their families - to free movement.

Found via Facebook -
The Republic of Ireland (Eire) is forced to implement article 5(2) of the EU Directive 2004/38/EC correctly. This new order by the European Parliament resolves the problem for many people since 2011.

Also worth reading -
Journey to Dublin - from someone who has done it : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/journey-to-dublin-one-of-people.html
Another journey to Dublin (lesson learned, stand your ground - politely but firmly) : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/britcits-update-april-every-few-weeks.html

Correspondence with EU authorities, also confirming the right to free movement :
http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/comms-europe-when-we-originally-kicked.html http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/comms-correspondence-sent-and-received.html

Resources for those considering the European path to family unity :

Chris Mead's piece on family unity, the European way : http://www.jcwi.org.uk/blog/2013/02/07/family-unity-european-way

Some more documents worth a browse (some of these uploaded to our document-sharing site, https://twitter.com/sjplep ) :

Freedom of information request, confirming rights of British citizens to return from other EEA countries with their families without having to meet to onerous economic requirements : http://www.scribd.com/doc/138770326/Britcits-Returning-From-Eea

A note from EU authorities on the evidential requirements around free movement :

Comprehensive set of links on how to do this : https://delicious.com/roxx79 , https://delicious.com/sandra.saleh.33

Guide to free movement : http://ec.europa.eu/justice/policies/citizenship/docs/guide_free_movement_low.pdf , http://www.scribd.com/doc/132967967/Guide-Free-Movement-Low

Surinder Singh and confused caseworkers : http://www.scribd.com/doc/138580402/Surinder-Singh-and-Confused-Caseworkers

When in doubt, 'solvit'! : http://ec.europa.eu/solvit/site/index_en.htm

 The Republic of Ireland/UK border - open, free and peaceful! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Ireland%E2%80%93United_Kingdom_border :

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