SM (Algeria) (Appellant) v Entry Clearance Officer, UK Visa Section (Respondent)
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Case ID: UKSC 2015/0243
Whether the appellant ("the applicant") is a "direct descendant" or "extended family member" within the meaning of Regs. 7 and 8 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006.
Mr and Mrs M are French nationals exercising free movement rights. In 2011 in Algeria Mr and Mrs M became legal guardians of the applicant under the Kafalah system (Islamic equivalent to adoption). The applicant later applied for entry clearance to come to the UK as a family member of an EEA national exercising free movement rights under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006. Her application was refused.
Entry Clearance Officer, UK Visa Section
Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson, Lord Reed, Lord Hughes
Hearing start date
23 Mar 2017
Hearing finish date
23 Mar 2017
|23 Mar 2017||Morning session|