I think in part this is for my benefit. Amongst other things I am working to coordinate a legal challenge on the Home Office interpretation of the 5 years needed to qualify for ILR. So far, only 3 people have passed their details to me however. We need about 15 people to give us the most options in making a challenge. CristianS, I do not believe writing to the Home Office will be especially valuable. They believe they are interpreting the Directive in a correct manner, and the view expressed by the Commission in their letter is non-binding. Only a Court can rule on this matter. I am sure the Romanian Embassy is also aware of the issue. I'd also warn against knee-jerk action. Yes, I am sure you all want to do something to change this. but it is better to approach this in a strategic manner, and to apply pressure through a coordinated multi-channel response.