Macastena v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – European Economic Area nationals. Time spent by a man in a durable relationship with a woman who was an European Economic Area national with a permanent right of residence in the UK could not be added to subsequent time as a spouse to meet the requirement of five years' continuous lawful residence before the man could, himself, acquire a permanent right of residence, unless the Secretary of State had issued the man with a residence card as an extended family member, pursuant to the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, SI 2006/1003. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the Secretary of State's appeal.

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