Author: Colin Yeo

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Surinder Singh: EU free movement for British citizens


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UPDATED MARCH 2016: new information on allegations of abuse, a detailed analysis of reasons for refusal in real cases, examples of successful covering letters, advice on making an application and whether to use the EEA(FM) form

This ebook on what has become known as the “Surinder Singh route” examines the background on how EU law works, goes over the judgments in Surinder Singh and O v Netherlands, examines the UK’s regulations and Home Office policy and closes with a look at some of the practicalities of exercising free movement rights in this way. Hints and tips are offered throughout on how to avoid problems. Sonel Mehta of BritCits writes in her foreword:

By providing an interpretation of the regulations and translating of relevant court judgments in a language which even those not trained in immigration law will be able to comprehend this ebook helps fill the void in legal advice. I believe it will prove to be very useful to families, affording them some comfort that it has been written by a barrister who specialises in EU immigration regulations, and being offered at a nominal price. Colin provides an insight into the legal rights accorded to us by the EU law. Equally valuably, he gives advice on keeping an eye on the big picture to successfully navigate the Surinder Singh route with minimal hassle, by sharing his experience of Home Office behaviour even where it may not be strictly in accordance with the law.

Recommended for members of the public exploring their options and for lawyers practicing in this field.



Best for EU route
By Javed Anwar

don't waste your money

useless as useless can be. legalese and mumbo jumbo. you'll be more confused than before you bought it and much poorer.
By ebele ikezogwo

Surinder Singh e-book 4th ed

I found the 4th edition very helpful. This latest edition gives more analysis of the abuse of EU rights doctrine. I also found the analysis of Home Office refusal decisions to be useful. It was also helpful to have some sample covering letters and an explanation of why it is not wise to complete the EEA(FM) form.
By David

Great helper for a tricky legal procedure.

This ebook has been an incredibly helpful and informative companion for me and my fiancee during our EEA application process. It has saved us from having to hire legal help, which is utterly invaluable. Thank you!
By Leo Fabbri

Invaluable Aid

Many thanks for such a comprehensive aid to finding safe passage through this minefield of regulations.
By Mike
I thought the Surinder Singh ebook was really easy to understand and it helped my family to understand the path that i'm on with my aim to live in the UK with my girlfriend. I had been thinking i might need to get some legal advice and thought that might be quite expensive. After reading this i feel confident that i've got enough information to just go ahead and do it. Obviously i'll continue to inform myself with further research but i feel that this ebook gives me the springboard to go and do that research.
By Chris
An excellent and timely analysis of EEA regulations and EU directive. Really helpful.
By Chetan Kamdar