The European Court of Justice has held that the principles established in the notorious case of Surinder Singh also apply to extended family members. This means that British nationals who live in another EU country and then wish to return to the UK with their unmarried partner potentially have the right to bring their partner with them. This is not automatic and the relationship may be subject to scrutiny (evidence of two years’ cohabitation will be required), but the couple should have a right of appeal against any refusal to issue a residence permit.