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EU court says British visa rule illegal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s supreme court told Britain on Thursday that it could no longer require entry visas in advance for non-EU citizens who are family members of EU citizens and hold a residence permit from another EU state.

Ruling in the case of Helena Patricia McCarthy Rodriguez, a Colombian married to a man with British and Irish citizenship living in Spain, the Court of Justice said EU rules did not allow London to insist on her applying in advance for an entry visa when she traveled from their home in Marbella to Britain.

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      "Editor for political and general news across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 21 years with Reuters, have reported widely on conflict, elections, society, economics, culture and sport from postings in Paris, Moscow, Berlin, London, Baghdad and Jerusalem."
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