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The Government introduces new statement of changes to Immigration Rules (18 March 2019)

On 7 March 2019 the government issued a statement of changes to the Immigration Rules in a 296 page document. These changes take effect from 30 March 2019. If you require assistance with any issue arising as a result of the changes to the Immigration Rules, or another immigration matter, immigration director Tamana Aziz can assist.   Read more...

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Proposals to simplify the Immigration Rules (6 February 2019)

After coming to the conclusion that the Immigration Rules are ‘highly prescriptive, too long and difficult to follow’ the Law Commission has suggested that the Immigration Rules are too complicated and has initiated a consultation to consider how the Rules can be made simpler.   Read more...

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All you need to know about the EU settlement scheme ahead of Brexit (30 January 2019)

As we are approaching Brexit EU citizens’ rights has been a particular topic of discussion. In a bid to ensure those currently residing in the UK are able to remain, the UK government has introduced the EU settlement scheme. In this article we discuss the key things you need to know.  Read more...

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The Ankara Agreement - Turkish Business Persons and Workers (20 December 2018)

Under the Ankara Agreement European Community Association Agreement (ECAA) a national of Turkey may apply to enter or stay in the UK to establish and run a business, and, in certain circumstances, for an extension of leave to continue employment in the UK. The Ankara Agreement dates back to 1963 with an Additional Protocol in 1970.  Read more...

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How to ensure your immigration application is valid (18 December 2018)

It is important when submitting an immigration application to comply with all the requirements. The implications of not making a valid application can have disastrous consequences which could lead to you becoming liable to detention and removal as an overstayer. Moreover, this could also have an adverse effect on future applications.   Read more...

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Home Office introduces new in-country visa application process – what you need to know (12 November 2018)

On 2 November 2018 the Home Office published and announced a new system of submitting in-country visa applications. Here we detail exactly what you need to know about the system and how we can assist in your immigration matter.   Read more...

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Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced changes to immigration process ahead of Brexit at Conservative Party Conference 2018 (5 October 2018)

At the beginning of this month I wrote on Labour’s proposals to immigration policies in their conference held in Liverpool. This week, the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has revealed the Government’s proposals concerning new immigration policies set to come into force ahead of Brexit.   Read more...

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Highly skilled migrants fighting paragraph 322 (5) still await an end to the debate (18 September 2018)

I wrote in June with the promise that the government was going to overlook the implication of paragraph 322 (5) of the Immigration Rules; however, since then the debate has remained in the House of Commons, as of yet there have been no indication of any amendments to this paragraph.   Read more...

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Universities UK urges Government to reinstate Post-Study Work Visa (17 September 2018)

In 2012, changes to the UK immigration policy, spearheaded by the then Home Secretary, Theresa May, saw the end of Post-Study Work visas for international graduates at UK universities. The Tier 1 Post-Study Work visa was a way for international graduates from UK universities to get work experience in the UK before making the decision to return to their home country, or apply for another UK visa, such as a work permit.  Read more...

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Shaw Report on Immigration Detention: A Review (21 August 2018)

Patrick Page, senior caseworker in the Duncan Lewis’ Harrow Public Law Team, and editor of No Walls, takes a look at some of the salient aspects of Shaw 2.0, rounding off with an assessment of the statement made by Home Secretary Sajid Javid which accompanied the report’s release.   Read more...

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Changes to the Immigration Rules (19 July 2018)

The Government has recently announced the changes to the Immigration Rules affecting a number of categories. The government aims to provide protection and support to those who are most vulnerable by encouraging highly talented students and workers to the come to the UK. This was recently demonstrated in changes to immigration rules.   Read more...

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The Judgment is in: Unaccompanied Minors are now eligible for Legal Aid (19 July 2018)

Just as the Law Society brings a challenge against the government for cuts to criminal defence work under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012 at the High Court, in another judicial review, the challenge is over. Legal aid is to be restored for unaccompanied minors and separated children following the judicial review brought by The Children’s Society in their five year campaign.  Read more...

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Doctors and Nurses to be removed from the Tier 2 Visa Cap (17 July 2018)

The Home Office recently announced new plans to make it easier for doctors and nurses who are able to come to the UK to work.   Read more...

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Government spent £52m on deportation flights to the Caribbean prior to Windrush scandal (29 June 2018)

According to figures provided by immigration minister Caroline Nokes, nearly 1000 flights were booked to deport people to the Caribbean between 2015 and 2017 before they were halted in the wake of the Windrush scandal.   Read more...

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Windrush citizens do not need legal aid says justice secretary (29 June 2018)

According to Justice Secretary David Gauke, Commonwealth immigrants caught up in the Windrush scandal do not need legal aid to help them resolve their immigration status because the Home Office will be able to help them.   Read more...

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Strict Immigration Law Restricting NHS Doctor Recruitment (9 May 2018)

Doctors from outside of the EU are required by law to be registered to work in the UK. They must obtain a Licence to Practice if they wish to continue their profession in the UK and exercise various legal privileges associated with the profession, such as writing prescriptions and signing death certificates. The regulatory body that registers doctors is called the General Medical Council (GMC).  Read more...

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Are You Part of the Windrush Generation? (1 May 2018)

Empire Windrush was originally a passenger liner and cruise ship launched in Germany in 1930. She was given to the United Kingdom as a prize of war.   Read more...

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Good Character Requirements for British Citizenship (19 April 2018)

When a person applies for British citizenship, the Home Office must be satisfied that the applicant is of good character. This requirement applies to any person, ten years or older, who puts through an application for naturalisation or registration as a British citizen.   Read more...

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Protecting your Status as we head for Brexit (12 February 2018)

As Theresa May Pushes for Brexit and the government refuses to guarantee the rights of EU citizens and their dependents in the UK, there is uncertainty about what immigration controls the government will put in place following a possible Brexit in March 2019 and what may follow.  Read more...


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