European law rights

European law rights guidance:

In EU law, the principle of abuse serves as a residual anti-evasion doctrine to ensure fulfilment of the purposes of the law. The two general conditions that must both be...

Practice Note

Important note on Brexit: On 23 June 2016, the UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU. At present, there are no changes to the rights of residence of...

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There is a two-stage procedure for third-country national (also referred to as TCN) family members of EEA nationals who wish to live with them in the UK, and for persons...

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This Practice Note outlines the application process for European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members who are applying in the UK to confirm rights of...

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This Practice Note looks at applications for entry clearance as a posted worker under the Vander Elst criteria and similar criteria for Swiss-posted workers. These...

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This Practice Note looks at: • the pros and cons of making an application for a derivative residence card on the basis of the Zambrano principle • the...

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This Practice Note sets out the procedure for confirming the acquisition of permanent residence (also referred to as PR) under the Immigration (European Economic Area)...

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On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU (aka 'Brexit'). On 29 March 2017, the UK...

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The accession period for Bulgaria and Romania ended on 31 December 2013. This Practice Note has been retained in its original form on Lexis®PSL...

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This Practice Note is an extract of sections on citizens’ rights which are set out in the joint report dated 8 December 2017 from the EU and UK negotiating...

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Important note on Brexit: The UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU on 23 June 2016. EEA/Swiss nationals and their family members currently benefit from EEA free...

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This Practice Note looks at appeals from the European Economic Area (EEA) decisions. The term ‘EEA nationals’ will be used to refer to nationals of EEA countries (other...

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This Practice Note aims to assist immigration advisers to research whether a country that is a member of the EEA and Switzerland, permits dual or multiple citizenship....

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This Practice Note examines the permitted grounds for exclusion and expulsion of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members. Note that throughout...

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Students European Economic Area (EEA) national students will gain a right of residence beyond three months under Directive 2004/38/EC (the Citizens' Directive) if they: •...

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European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who are in employed work or undertaking self-employed activities as well as, in certain circumstances, jobseekers,...

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