"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.

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Immigration Law Practitioners' Association: Information Sheet: EU Free Movement: 'Surinder Singh' cases


'Ever since a judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (then called the ‘European Court of Justice’) in 1992 known as the Surinder Singh case1, nationals of countries in the European Economic Area (EEA)2 and their non-EEA family members have been able to rely on European free movement rules when returning from another European State to their home country. If the EEA national has been “exercising EU Treaty rights” in the other country (for example by working or studying) then they will gain the right to bring their family members back to their home State with them, and will not have to meet requirements of domestic immigration laws.

'This information sheet discusses recent judgments from the Court of Justice of the European Union which have clarified the scope of the Surinder Singh route to family reunion and may have an impact on the UK’s domestic rules in this regard...'

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