Big Home Office policy change: Zambrano carers need to make a human rights application first

On 2 May 2019, the Home Office published updated guidance on “derivative rights of residence‚ÄĚ, which includes the rights of Zambrano carers. Buried in the 63-page document is a fundamental change of policy: potential Zambrano applicants must first make a human rights application under British immigration law. In other words, applicants no longer have a choice between using Zambrano or using the UK Immigration Rules; they must do the latter first if eligible, or will have their Zambrano applications refused. Zambrano rights of residence Following the landmark Zambrano¬†judgment, the primary carer of a British citizen living in the UK derives a right to reside if their removal from the UK … Continue reading Big Home Office policy change: Zambrano carers need to make a human rights application first