Secretary of State for the Home Department v Aibangbee

Immigration – European Economic Area nationals. The effect of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, SI 2006/1003, was that an extended family member acquired a right of permanent residence under reg 15(1)(b) only if he had resided in the UK with the relevant EEA national for a continuous period of five years since being issued with a residence card. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the Secretary of State's appeal, rejected the respondent's contention that time began to run from the start of residence in a durable relationship with an EU citizen partner.

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