Thanks for such a quick response. I am aware of the Surinder Singh ruling. Alas, this does not and will not apply in my case.
So, just to be clear, regardless the fact that I was initially born in Yugoslavia, that I then obtained the Irish citizenship, then exercised my right of move and THEN obtained British citizenship, under the Home Office interpretation of the McCarthy case, I cannot use my Irish Citizenship.
Is this correct?
It does seem that the Home Office has taken,as you say, a broader view from the ECJ judgement. Now whether this view is strictly in line with the judgement, or not, I am not willing to challenge. But I DO want to be absolutely clear that this is the view they took and that this route is now closed for us.
Taking the route via my British Citizenship is not a problem per se, but it is complicated, lengthy and expensive. So, I would hate to miss a much simpler, quicker and cheaper route, just because I am not sure.
So, your comment will help reassure us that we're choosing the ONLY option.
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