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Old 23.01.2020, 15:03
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Re: Driving a Swiss Registered Car in the EU by a Dual CH and EU Residence Permits Ho

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What happened before the authorities handled you the UK residence permit?

To begin with, someone does not "receive a resident permit from the UK due to spouse being British and currently living in London". The permit does not appears one day in the mailbox. Individuals need to apply for permits. Then, there should have been an application or a question such as "where you come from"?

  1. If you answered Switzerland, the people in the UK would have replied "please deregister there, then come back with proof of it". But this did not happen since you still hold the CH permit.
  2. If you answered "non-EU country", the people in the UK failed in their duty to check if you already resided in any Schengen zone country.
Intentionally or not, you were caught with 2 residence permits. Lawyer up and good luck. If the CH prosecutors ask the UK how and why you have an UK permit, point #2 above may arise and the car story may be the smallest of your worries. Even if the UK authorities made a mistake, it's easier to throw you under the bus than acknowledge the mistake.
The UK authorities donít really care what he does outside the UK, nor do they need to. From the two people I know in the UK who got permits for their non-EU partners: they had to apply for it, show their marriage was genuine, that they earned sufficient income to support them etc...

The danger I see is the UK authorities becoming aware that not only has he not taken up residence in the UK, but that he appeared in n Austrian court claiming not to be resident and to top it all he has now a criminal conviction.
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