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My daughter is EU citizen, she studied 6 years in Oxford and

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My daughter is EU citizen, she studied 6 years in Oxford and London, then she worked 3 years in the UK. She has been refused British citizenship due to "missing health insurance during studies". She was registered in the university surgery during studies hence we suppose she had health insurance as EU citizen. What type of health insurance is required to gain citizenship? Can we still appeal?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,

I am afraid as an EEA national exercising treaty rights in the UK as a student, she was required to have held her own private health insurance policy as access to the free NHS does not meet the criteria of having private comprehensive sickness insurance (such as BUPA www.bupa.co.uk)

See this UK court of appeal case: http://www.vwv.co.uk/what-s-happening/publications-updates/elb-comprehensive-sickness-insurance-for-eea-members-exercising-a-treaty-right-as-a-student

If she is able to obtain cover retrospectively covering the time she was studying here, she may ask for a reconsideration, otherwise no point.

Hope this helps
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