Successful Application under “Surinder Singh” route

A fantastic result from Oksana Demyanchuk and her team. The client of Sterling & Law Associates applied for entry clearance under Regulation 9 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 under “Surinder Singh” route and it was approved within 2 weeks.

Regulation 9 of the EEA Regulation reads as follows:

Family members of British citizens

9.— (1) If the conditions in paragraph (2) are satisfied, these Regulations apply to a person who is the family member (“F”) of a British citizen (“BC”) as though the BC were an EEA national.

(2) The conditions are that—

(a) BC—

(i) is residing in an EEA State as a worker, self-employed person, self-sufficient person or a student, or so resided immediately before returning to the United Kingdom; or

(ii) has acquired the right of permanent residence in an EEA State;

(b) F and BC resided together in the EEA State; and

(c) F and BC’s residence in the EEA State was genuine.

(3) Factors relevant to whether residence in the EEA State is or was genuine include—

(a) whether the centre of BC’s life transferred to the EEA State;

(b) the length of F and BC’s joint residence in the EEA State;

(c) the nature and quality of the F and BC’s accommodation in the EEA State, and whether it is or was BC’s principal residence;

(d) the degree of F and BC’s integration in the EEA State;

(e) whether F’s first lawful residence in the EU with BC was in the EEA State.

It can be incredibly difficult for an Applicant to show that they and their Sponsor have moved the center of their life to another Member State. However, this was not an issue for our clients, as due to the advice and preparation by Oksana Demyanchuk and her team, their application was successful and entry clearance was granted within 2 weeks!

Should you have any questions regarding EEA Applications under Surinder Singh, or would like a free assessment of your particular personal circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Oksana Demyanchuk


Tel. 020 7822 8535


Michael Carter


Tel. 020 7822 8535



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