After 4 months and 2 days of processing my partners application for a residence card has been refused on the basis of my irish citizenship.
The above is the relevant extract from the letter we received.Your application is based on your relationship to an Irish National. The EU Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament (Article 3 refers) shall apply to all Union Citizens who move to or reside in a Member State other than that of which they are a national. As your partner is an Irish National the Directive and Regulation 656/2006 as amended do not apply to you and therefore your application is not a matter for and cannot be accepted by EU Treaty Rights section.
What dumbfounds me is, why did they approve and issue me with a Permanent Residence Certificate (certifying that I am a British National in Ireland over 5 years) and then state that I am an Irish national.
Also, I currently only hold a British passport, I dont know if that has any relevance?
And, our solicitor said, that we might not be able to seek an internal review as the DOJ have refused other dual citizens a review on the basis that they are ambit the regulations, whatever that means.
I just dont know what to do next.