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Catherine Taroni

Lawful Residence prior to the accession of an EEA Member State: Croatia and Permanent Residence

Lawful Residence prior to the accession of an EEA Member State: 
Croatia and Permanent Residence

Croatia has not yet been a member of the EU for five years, but it is nonetheless possible for Croatians and family members to acquire the right of permanent residence.

Catherine Taroni

The Rights of Family Members of Dual EEA - UK Nationals following Naturalisation The AG’s Opinion in Lounes

The Rights of Family Members of Dual EEA - UK Nationals following Naturalisation
The AG’s Opinion in Lounes

The important High Court referral in Toufik Lounes, discussed here, referred the following questions to the Court of Justice:

Thomas Aitken

Counting maternity leave towards the qualifying period for permanent residence

Counting maternity leave towards the qualifying period for permanent residence

Regulation 15(1) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 (the ‘Regulations’) provides that an EEA national will acquire the right of permanent residence where they have resided in the UK in accordance with the Regulations for a continuous five year period.

Catherine Taroni

EEA Residence Cards: Certificates of Application and Immediacy

EEA Residence Cards: Certificates of Application and Immediacy

According to Directive 2004/38, the right of residence of the non-EU (third-country national) family members of Union citizens, shall be evidenced by the issue of a Residence card.  A Residence Card of a Family Member of a Union citizen shall be “issued no later than six months from the date on which they submit the application.”

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CJEU Advocate General Gives Opinion in Favour of UK

CJEU Advocate General Gives Opinion in Favour of UK

In a recently given opinion, an Advocate General has proposed that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) should dismiss a case that was brought by the European Commission against the UK over the right to receive certain benefits.

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Croatia has not yet been a member of the EU for five years, but it is nonetheless possible for Croatians and family members to acquire the right of permanent residence.
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