Can I lose my family reunion rights if I am granted citizenship by discretion for not having CSI in the past?

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Recent developments will likely affect many areas including nationality, naturalisation, registration, access to benefits and more. The answer given below is therefore now out of date.

In the meantime, if you believe you are affected, please seek legal advice. If you have suffered loss because of past decisions where the Home Office said you did not meet the CSI requirement, please email us at .



Appendix EU and EU-Family Permit of the Immigration Rules allows EU citizens, who lived in the UK before 31 December 2020 and who have EUSS status, to be a sponsor to a family member who wants to join them in future.

Before 6 April 2022, it was the case that such EU citizens who go on to naturalise to become dual British-EU citizens, but who had past gaps in comprehensive sickness insurance, may not be able to sponsor family members to join them in the UK in future.

However, following a successful House of Lords debate, the Government made a concession and from 6 April 2022 the Immigration Rules state that past gaps of comprehensive sickness insurance will be ignored when naturalised British-EU citizens wish to sponsor family members in future.