Written Question on Immigration: Carers

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Date Title Questioner
17 Jul 2018, 11:57 a.m. Immigration: Carers Seema Malhotra


To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide a breakdown by nationality of people who have (a) applied for and (b) been successful in their applications for the right to reside in the UK as carers under Ruiz-Zambrano case law since 2011.

Answer (Caroline Nokes)

There are no published statistics specifically relating to carers who have made applications and been successful under the Ruiz-Zambrano case law, however information available on the issue and refusal of residence documentation to EEA nationals and their family members, broken down by the applicants’ nationality is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics, European Economic Area volume table at:


As European rights are automatic rights with no mandatory application required, the Home Office does not hold the information requested relating to the number of people resident in the UK who derive their right to reside from their status as primary carers under the Ruiz–Zambrano case law.

Statistics on the UK’s resident population is a matter for the Office for National Statistics.

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