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Update to Surinder Singh ebook


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I have belatedly updated my Surinder Singh ebook, which is now available for purchase or to be downloaded by previous customers who created a user account at the time of purchase.

There are some quite significant changes and additions.

I no longer recommend to clients that they should use the EEA(FM) application form for Surinder Singh applications and I have updated the ebook to reflect that advice. My reasoning is that the form gathers more information than the Home Office is entitled to and that the unnecessary information is then used as an excuse for unlawful refusals.

I have also added a detailed analysis of reasons for refusal in nearly 30 different refused cases, two examples of covering letters in successful cases and reference to the first and so far only Upper Tribunal case to refer to the O and B v Netherlands judgment. This case is Osoro (Surinder Singh) [2015] UKUT 593 (IAC). It is helpful for alerting First-tier judges to the O and B judgment but other than that it really does not advance matters at all and is entirely silent on the lawfulness of the “centre of life” test.

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.