The Home Office have released some New EEA regs so as to attempt to curtail The Surinder Singh Route by asking whether the ‘centre of life’ of the EEA National (British Citizen) has relocated to the host member state.
The new amended regulations can be found online:
The Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 .
You can read more about this amendment on the following document: EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM TO THE IMMIGRATION (EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA) (AMENDMENT) (No. 2) REGULATIONS 2013.
Regardless of what happens with this amendment to legislation, it is wise to remember: Both The Directive and previous Case Law have not been changed. Only the UK’s interpretation of this. This amendment comes following the release of the clarification from the EC in 2009 (yes, in 2009, it has taken over four years to enact changes… perhaps this is due to a rather recent BBC broadcast).
Need any clarifications about this new instrument? As outlined in the above legislation explaination memorandum:
13.1 Deborah Morrison, European Union Free Movement Policy Team, Home
Office, Tel: 0207 035 0655 or email: [email protected] can
answer any queries regarding the instrument.