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Residence documents for non EEA nationals family members of EEA nationals (18 November 2011)

For EEA nationals living and working legally in the UK it is advisable, though not compulsory, for them to obtain residence documents from the Home Office to prove that they are entitled to live and work in the UK.   Read more...

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Residence documents for European Economic Area nationals (17 November 2011)

A registration certificate can be applied for by EEA and Swiss nationals, which will confirm their right, under EU law, to live in the UK. A document to certify permanent residence can be applied for following a continuous five years of residence in the country.  Read more...

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How can Bulgarian and Romanian nationals work in the UK (17 November 2011)

Most nationals from the EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland are free to come to the UK to live without needing and form of permission.   Read more...

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What is the worker registration scheme for European nationals? (17 November 2011)

Since May 2004, nationals from the A8 countries, the new EU accession states, instead of applying for a UK visa have needed to register on the WRS or Accession State Worker Registration Scheme. This does not apply to Maltese and Cypriot nationals or to self-employed nationals from a list of non-accession state countries.  Read more...

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How do I apply for British citizenship? (9 November 2011)

There are actually six different types of British nationality and British citizenship is just one of them. Only British citizens can live and work in the UK, along with a few others with rights of abode. The 1981 British Nationality Act and associated legislation lays out the legal requirements for being a British citizen; a UK passport is the most acceptable type of proof.   Read more...

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Child Detention (31 May 2011)

Last year, the new coalition government announced it would end child detention. After a lengthy review process a review was finally published in December 2010. The review does not adhere to the commitment made by the collation government; child detention has not ended.  Read more...

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Children in Immigration Cases (18 April 2011)

Thousands of people settle in the UK every year after obtaining valid leave to remain here, but in many cases, they do so without the appropriate means of leave. One thing is certain though, families are bound to be formed. Status or no status children end up coming and to that extent their rights too have to be considered.

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Dispatches from the front: the latest developments in permission to work litigation (21 March 2011)

The case of Negassi was heard as a test case on the question of whether the Secretary of State should be liable in damages for unlawfully refusing to grant permission to work to repeat asylum seekers who had not had their claim decided for a year.   Read more...

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Right of Appeal cases (21 March 2011)

On 23 February 2011 the Court of Appeal handed down a brace of judgments in Daley Murdock v SSHD [2011] EWCA Civ 161 and Mirza and Others v SSHD [2011] EWCA Civ 159. These were both cases concerning whether the Secretary of State was obliged to make an appealable immigration decision at the same time as she refused an application for leave to remain. The two cases had been heard in succession, and Sedley LJ gave the lead judgment in both cases.


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