Since UK's anti-family agenda, more Brits have been exercising their
treaty rights to live in another EEA member state, where, free of UK
hindrance, they can enjoy the joys of living with loved ones. Ireland
has been a popular destination, not least due to proximity, culture and
importantly, language, aiding job prospects.
With this popularity has come excessive delays in processing family
permits and residence cards, as a number of you will know from personal
experience, and with the delays has come censure from the courts.
A family has won the right to have their application decided in 6 weeks,
and this is going to have implications for all applying for c-visas /
family permits. Indeed, some may have already seen an improvement in the time taken to process applications.