Case C-456/12 - Surinder Singh Requirements

Sukwant Singh made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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Dear Home Office,

Five months ago, I made a request for information in regards to training/memos/ETC sent in relation to the Centre of Life guidance to implement the new Regulation 9 subsection.

Moving on, we have had the case of O and B (Case C-456/12) which outlines that a period of residence exceeding three months in any form (worker or recepient of services) is sufficient to invoke the Singh criteria of returning to the UK )or other home member state - as the case may be) with ones non-EU spouse.

I therefore ask for the following information:

Have there been any amendments to instructions issued in regards to the centre of life requirement for British Citizens in an EU member state ?

If there have, can you please provide me with a copy of these new instructions.

How many applications for a family permit / residence card have been recieved from spouses of British Citizens who have been the recepient of services in another member state.

What instructions have been produced to handle such applications?

Please provide this information which has been produced.

Are any amendments to the regulations planned for this year? (The European Communities Act 1972 means that this ruling has to be given effect in UK law).

Can you please provide any relevant information in relation to this case, which the home office presenting officers have been given which might be used to argue the validity of a persons right to reside in the uk despite previously residing in another memberstate as the recipient of services.

Yours faithfully,

Sukwant Singh

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Sukwant Singh


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FOI Responses, Home Office

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Dear Mr Singh


Thank you for your email of 9^th May to the Home Office Freedom of
Information team in which you have asked for information issued by the
Home Office following the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European
Union in the case of O and B (Case C-456/12).  Your request is being
handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. Please find attached our response


Yours sincerely


Information Access Team


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