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Colin Yeo

Colin Yeo is a barrister specialising in UK immigration law at Garden Court Chambers in London.

Colin has been practising in immigration law for 15 years. He is passionate about immigration law and founded and edit the Free Movement immigration law blog.


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The hostile environment: what is it and who does it affect?

The “hostile environment” for migrants is a package of measures designed to make life so difficult for individuals without permission to remain that they will not seek to enter the UK to begin with or if already present will leave voluntarily.

Students: Guide to making an application in the UK

Who is a "student" in EU law? The right to reside as a student is derived from Article 7(1)(c) of the Citizens’ Directive, which provides for a right of residence for those who: —are enrolled at a private or public establishment, accredited or financed by the host Member State on the basis of its legislation or administrative practice, for the principal purpose of following a course of study, including vocational training; and — have comprehensive sickness insurance cover in the host Member State and assure the relevant national authority, by means of a declaration or by such equivalent means as they may choose, that they have sufficient resources for themselves and their family members not to become a burden on the social assistance system of the host Member State during their period of residence

Self-sufficiency; Guide to making an application in the UK

What counts as self-sufficiency in EU law? The right to reside as a self sufficient person is derived from the Citizens’ Directive at Article 7(1)(b), which creates a right of residence for those who: have sufficient resources for themselves and their family members not to become a burden on the social assistance system of the host Member State during their period of residence and have comprehensive sickness insurance cover in the host Member State. It is clear that for a person to be considered self sufficient in EU law and to have a right of residence and thus acquire a right of permanent residence, the person must have comprehensive sickness insurance.

Self-employed: Guide to making an application in the UK

This volume in the EU rights series addresses self employment. There is a lot of overlap between work and self employment in EU law, though, so some material on work is also included here for completeness. Workers and the self employed are usually endowed with the same rights in EU law, but the free movement rights of the self employed are derived from Articles 49 and 56 TFEU.

Workers - Guide to making an application in the UK

The right to work in other Member States is a fundamental right in EU law and the concept of "work" is one that is defined by EU law, not by national law. It is Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union from which the free movement rights of workers derives.
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