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Thank-you for your question. You are being asked these questions by the Immigration Officers because your right to remain in the United Kingdom currently depends on your wife being a 'qualified person' for the purposes of the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006. This means that she must be an EU national who is working, job-seeking or studying in the UK.
If you divorce your wife then when you apply to renew your Residence Card or obtain a Permanent Residence Card you will need to argue that you are a family member with what is called a 'retained right of residence' following the divorce. The law on this area is complex and you should seek professional legal advice. However, in essence you will have to show, through evidence, that at the date of divorce your wife was exercising treaty rights in the UK as a worker, job-seeker or student, the marriage had lasted 3 years, you lived together for at least 1 year and your are working, job-seeking or studying. If you have evidence to meet these criteria then you should be able to demonstrate that you are a non-EEA national family member with a retained right of residence in the UK. You will then be allowed to remain in the UK despite your divorce.
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It is normal and appropriate for immigration officers to ask questions. I am a British citizen and I still get asked questions by immigration officers from time to time.
As I said it my last answer, if you have a Permanent Residence Card then there are no implications for being separate or divorced. Your marital status will not affect for residence status.
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