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dazzle
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Surinder Singh Question

Post by dazzle » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:43 pm

Hi everyone,

So, I have been living in mainland Europe now for almost 2 years with my wife and son.

I am British and my wife is a 3rd country national. She has a residence card here.

I understand that Surinder Singh is applicable in this case.

However, I am contemplating going to work in the Middle East for a few years, before then finally returning to the UK.

Will the Surinder Singh rights continue to apply, even after we leave Europe? Or do we have to be resident in the EEA when actually applying for the Family Permit?

Thanks in advance!

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SINGH

Post by nonspecifics » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:43 pm

Some of this case law might interest you:

http://www.gherson.com/news-articles/ee ... imit-2797/

The question to be decided by the Asylum and Immigration Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in OB (Morocco) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] UKUT 420 (IAC) was whether it mattered if there was a gap between the time the UK National spent working in the EEA state and his or her return to the UK.......

"His application was refused because the Secretary of State for the Home Department didn't believe that the Appellant's wife had been working in the Republic of Ireland. He appealed, and the Immigration Judge hearing his case accepted that the Appellant's wife had been working in Ireland and exercising treaty rights. However the Immigration Judge nonetheless dismissed the Appellant's appeal because of the gap of 13 months between when the Appellant's wife stopped working in Ireland and her return to the UK.

The Upper Tribunal has found that the Regulations did not contain any requirement that a person exercising treaty rights in another EEA state had to return to the UK within any period of time in order for his or her family members to be able to invoke Regulation 9.

It considered European Union case law, in particular Eind (C-291/05) December 2007 and found that the case law did:

"…establish the principle that the right of entry afforded to the non-national spouse cannot be restrictively interpreted and Community law must be interpreted sufficiently broadly to promote the objective of ensuring protection for the family life of nationals of the Member States".

The Tribunal allowed the Appellant's appeal and directed that he should be granted a residence card pursuant to Regulation 17."


The Tribunal judgement can be found here:

http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/IAC ... rocco.html

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Re: SINGH

Post by EUsmileWEallsmile » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:45 pm

nonspecifics wrote:Some of this case law might interest you:

http://www.gherson.com/news-articles/ee ... imit-2797/

The question to be decided by the Asylum and Immigration Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in OB (Morocco) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] UKUT 420 (IAC) was whether it mattered if there was a gap between the time the UK National spent working in the EEA state and his or her return to the UK.......

"His application was refused because the Secretary of State for the Home Department didn't believe that the Appellant's wife had been working in the Republic of Ireland. He appealed, and the Immigration Judge hearing his case accepted that the Appellant's wife had been working in Ireland and exercising treaty rights. However the Immigration Judge nonetheless dismissed the Appellant's appeal because of the gap of 13 months between when the Appellant's wife stopped working in Ireland and her return to the UK.

The Upper Tribunal has found that the Regulations did not contain any requirement that a person exercising treaty rights in another EEA state had to return to the UK within any period of time in order for his or her family members to be able to invoke Regulation 9.

It considered European Union case law, in particular Eind (C-291/05) December 2007 and found that the case law did:

"…establish the principle that the right of entry afforded to the non-national spouse cannot be restrictively interpreted and Community law must be interpreted sufficiently broadly to promote the objective of ensuring protection for the family life of nationals of the Member States".

The Tribunal allowed the Appellant's appeal and directed that he should be granted a residence card pursuant to Regulation 17."


The Tribunal judgement can be found here:

http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/IAC ... rocco.html
Excellent post.

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Post by dazzle » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:15 am

Thanks nonspecifics!

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