Good news for EU citizens
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has found that EU citizens who move to the UK, and then go on to naturalise as British citizens will retain their free movement rights under EU law. This means that British nationals who naturalised as an EU citizen can rely on the EEA Regulations to bring family members to the UK, as opposed to the increasingly stricter UK Immigration Rules. The findings in the case of C-165/16 Lounes also means that the UK has wrongly been refusing to recognise free movement rights for those EU citizens since 2012. If you have been affected by this then you should now consider re-applying.
Posted on Nov 15, 2017.
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