By Stefania Patuto – Immigration Barrister
The Home Office steerage on European Economic Area nationals: certified individuals (“The Guidance”), was up to date on 31 October 2022 to offer some readability on its stance on the great illness insurance coverage requirement.
The change comes following the Court of Justice of the European Union judgment within the case of VI v HM Revenue and Customs C247/20, handed down on 10 March 2022.
What is the Comprehensive Sickness Insurance (CSI) Requirement?
European nationals who’re or have been current within the UK as college students or self-sufficient individuals underneath the Immigration (EEA Regulations) 2006 (as amended in 2016) (“The Regulations”) and their members of the family, have been required to have complete illness insurance coverage with a view to be thought-about as certified individuals. After 5 years within the UK as a certified individual, an EEA nationwide and their members of the family would purchase a proper of everlasting residence.
Under Appendix EU, a person would purchase pre-settled standing or settled standing underneath the Immigration Rules based mostly on size of residence within the UK, quite than whether or not they have been right here as a certified individual. Therefore, many people…
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