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Post by brownbonno » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:22 pm

My previous post highlight this issue of maladministration of the Directives within the DoJ ... ght=#78471
Contacting the Solvit is an option but the best option is to petition the Euro parliament and it will be dealt with in a higher level politically right within the parliament.Here is the link---- ... anguage=EN
The good news is,you maybe entitled to compensation if you loose any earnings as a result of the maladministration.Those whose EU1 has been delayed for over 6 months you be counting your ''chickens'' by now.
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Post by Directive/2004/38/EC » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:37 am

brownbonno wrote:Contacting the Solvit is an option but the best option is to petition the Euro parliament and it will be dealt with in a higher level politically right within the parliament.
Do both!

Contacting Solvit ( is very important, as it is one of the main ways that the European Commission has of knowing when there are problems applying european law. The first complaint in a topic area they get they help resolve and assume was just a mistake of application. Subsequent complaints get looked at in more detail to see if there is a systematic issue that needs to be addressed. If you have a EU law related problem, always contact Solvit!

Petitioning the European Parliament is a slow process, but can also have good results. For an Irish example, see the London case of EU/no-EU couple asked for 3 months bank statement, a hotel reservation and a letter from employer when they applied for Irish visa ( It took a long time, but in the end the Irish Embassy agreed that they should not have asked for that.

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Post by Dawie » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:58 am

Sorry if I've missed something, but if the courts decide that in fact a EU/Non-EU couple would have to have lived in an EU country before coming to Ireland in order to qualify for Directive/2004/38/EC, what options would that then leave for an EU/non-EU couple (who have previously been living outside the EU) who want to live in Ireland? Would it just simply not be allowed?
In a few years time we'll look back on immigration control like we look back on American prohibition in the thirties - futile and counter-productive.

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Post by Static » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:01 am

Dawie.. exactly!! It's insane.. After being told of the procedure and that according to the law they will not refuse us (by DOJ) we sold up everything in SA never intending to return. We don't have anywhere to go if we can't stay here and with a single income (also enforced by them) we wouldn't even be able to afford to go anywhere. This entire thing makes no sense... and I thought I was being bright by getting out of SA.

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Post by microlab » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:42 pm


I find all this bizzare.I ve been resident here for more than 2 years,my wife is non EU ,she had twice 1 year residence permit.We lived outside EU prior to coming here.We`ve been married 3 years now.Will apply in the next few months with the EU1.
I still have original letter from DOJ stating what i should do once in Ireland,she came over here on tourist visa
Can they backtrack on something like this.?
What they gonna say,no you cant live here because we changed the rules...hahaha,its a bloody joke.
Is this regulation introduced from some point in the past ,april 2006?Is IT for the people that are applying for the first time?

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Post by Plaasjapie » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:57 am