Ahmed (Amos; Zambrano; Reg 15A, (C) 2006 EEA Regs) Pakistan (Rev 1): UTIAC 28 Feb 2013

UTIAC 1. The spouse of an EEA national/Union citizen does not acquire a retained right of residence upon divorce unless the EEA national was in the United Kingdom and exercising Treaty rights at the date of the lawful termination of the marriage: Amos [2011] EWCA Civ 552 followed.
2. The principles established by the Court of Justice in Zambrano Case C-34-/09 [2011] ECR 1-0000 and subsequent cases dealing with Article 20 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) have potential application even where the EEA national/Union citizen child of a third-country national is not a national of the host Member State: the test in all cases is whether the adverse decision would require the child to leave the territory of the Union.
3. Notwithstanding inability to satisfy new regulation 15A(3)(c) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 as amended with effect from 16 July 2012, the parent of a child of an EEA national who has been employed in the UK when the child was also residing here can have a derived right of residence under Article 12 of Regulation 1612/68 (now Article 10 of Regulation No 492/2011) even though the EEA national parent is no longer a worker in the UK at the time the child commences education: see Case C-480/08 Teixiera [2010] EUECJ, 23 February 2010.

Lang J, Storey UTJ
[2013] UKUT 89 (IAC)
Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006
England and Wales
CitedRuiz Zambrano (European Citizenship) ECJ 30-Sep-2010
ECJ Opinion – Articles 18, 20 and 21 TFEU – Fundamental rights as general principles of European Union law – Article 7 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – European citizenship – . .

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