Key legal Instruments

EU legal instruments / International Agreements

Directive 2004/38/EC

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32004L0038\

Consolidated version of TFEU

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A12012E%2FTXT

EEA EFTA Separation Agreement

Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/eea-efta-separation-agreement

Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (official EU Journal)

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/publications/withdrawal-agreement-and-political-declaration-official-journal-european-union-12-november-2019_en

UK Primary Legislation

European Communities Act (ECA) 1972

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1972/68/contents

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2018/16/contents/enacted

EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2020/1/contents/enacted

UK Secondary Legislation

EEA Regulations (made under section 2(2) ECA) – consolidated version with rolling updates here: http://www.eearegulations.co.uk         

Immigration (Citizens’ Rights Appeals) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/61/contents/made

UK Immigration Rules – in particular Appendix EU and Appendix EU (Family Permit)

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules

UK Guidance

EEA Regulations – Derivative Rights Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/derivative-rights-of-residence

EU Settlement Scheme – Guidance Overview including Derivative Rights Guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-caseworker-guidance

Legislation / Policy to Watch Out For

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill

Previous version:

https://services.parliament.uk/Bills/2017-19/immigrationandsocialsecuritycoordinationeuwithdrawal.html

European Commission Guidance Notes on the Withdrawal Agreement

Case Law

CJEU

Judgment of the Court (Full Court) of 19 October 2004.

C-200/02 - Zhu and Chen

http://curia.europa.eu/juris/liste.jsf?language=en&num=C-200/02

Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 23 February 2010.

C-480/08 - Teixeira

http://curia.europa.eu/juris/liste.jsf?num=C-480/08

Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 23 February 2010.

C-310/08 - Ibrahim and Secretary of State for the Home Department

http://curia.europa.eu/juris/liste.jsf?num=C-310/08

Ruiz Zambrano  (European citizenship) [2011] EUECJ C-34/09 (08 March 2011)

http://www.bailii.org/eu/cases/EUECJ/2011/C3409.html

Dereci & Ors (European citizenship) [2011] EUECJ C-256/11 (15 November 2011)

http://www.bailii.org/eu/cases/EUECJ/2011/C25611.html

Chaves Vilchez and Others (Union citizenship - Article 20 TFEU - Access to social assistance and child benefit conditional on right of residence in a Member State : Judgment) [2017] EUECJ C-133/15 (10 May 2017)

http://www.bailii.org/eu/cases/EUECJ/2017/C13315.html

UK

Patel (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)

Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) v Shah (Appellant)

[2019] UKSC 59

http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2019/59.html

Patel v SSHD; SSHD v Shah and Bourouisa [2017] EWCA Civ 2028.

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2017/2028.html