Visas ‘given to foreign husbands in forced marriages’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in forced marriages, news, visas by tracey

‘The Home Office has failed to protect British women and teenage girls forced into abusive marriages by granting their foreign husbands visas, charities have warned. Officials dealt with nearly 90 cases of victims trying to block visas last year, although almost half were still issued, data obtained by The Times shows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd August 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Brexit white paper – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 1st, 2018 in EC law, employment, immigration, news, parliamentary papers, visas by sally

‘on 12 July, the government published its much-anticipated Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU. Secured in cabinet sessions at Chequers, the proposals broadly cover post-Brexit economic and security partnerships, cross-cutting cooperation, and institutional arrangements under the familiar but increasingly threadbare banner of ‘taking back control’. To the surprise of few, the plan was immediately criticised by Brexit hardliners as defeatist, diluted and dispirited. To the surprise of many, including the prime minister herself, it prompted the resignations of foreign secretary Boris Johnson and secretary of state for exiting the EU David Davis.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th July 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Immigration rules ‘to be eased to allow NHS to recruit more staff’ – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2018 in doctors, immigration, news, nurses, visas by tracey

‘Immigration rules capping the number of foreign medics working in the UK are reportedly going to be eased to allow the NHS to recruit more staff.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2018

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Undocumented Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK – UK Visas and Immigration

Posted April 17th, 2018 in children, citizenship, deportation, documents, immigration, visas by tracey

‘This information is for Commonwealth citizens (known as “Windrush” cases) who are long-term residents of the UK and do not have documents to demonstrate their status. It explains their position and what they need to do next.’

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UK Visas and Immigration, 17th April 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

Fraudsters jailed for £37m copycat web scam – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2018 in fraud, internet, news, passports, sentencing, visas by sally

‘A group of fraudsters who conned UK consumers out of £37m by selling passports and driving licences through copycat websites have been sentenced to more than 35 years in jail.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Absolutely unacceptable’: UK accused of failing to protect domestic workers – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2017 in employment, forced labour, news, trafficking in human beings, visas by sally

‘Campaigners have warned that thousands of foreign domestic workers remain enslaved behind the closed doors of some of Britain’s wealthiest neighbourhoods after the government failed to implement safeguards designed to protect them from abusive and exploitative employers.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Tier 2: is it Brexit ready? – Free Movement

‘Everything about the UK work permit system is designed to disincentivise employers importing migrant labour from outside of the EU.’

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Free Movement, 12th June 2017

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

UK denies woman visa to attend Green Party conference because she’s single – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2017 in immigration, news, political parties, visas by tracey

‘Britain’s immigration authority has denied a woman a visa to attend a political conference in the UK on the basis that she is single, according to documents seen by The Independent.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2017

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Migrant teachers and nurses face overseas crime checks – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2017 in criminal records, disclosure, news, nurses, social services, teachers, visas by tracey

‘Teachers, nurses and social workers from outside the European Union are set to face criminal record checks before being allowed to work in the UK.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2017

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What do immigration officers look for when assessing visit visa applications? – Free Movement

‘In the year to September 2016, UK immigration authorities received almost 2 million applications for visit visas. Just over 15% of these applications were rejected.’

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Free Movement, 6th March 2017

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

Woman deported from UK despite being married to Briton for 27 years – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2017 in deportation, families, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘A woman living in the UK who has been married to a British man for 27 years has been forcibly removed from the country.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Income rules for foreign spouses upheld – BBC News

‘Income rules which stop thousands of British citizens bringing their foreign spouse to the UK are lawful “in principle” the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2017

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Families await supreme court verdict on income rules for spouse visas – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in families, human rights, immigration, news, Supreme Court, visas by sally

‘The fate of tens of thousands of separated British families in which one parent is not entitled to live in the UK because they have failed to meet a minimum income threshold of £18,600 will be decided by the supreme court on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Disciplinary round-up: fine for firm which failed to make client’s visa application and then lost his passport – Legal Futures

‘A north London law firm has been rebuked for misleading its client into thinking that it had made a visa application on his behalf.’

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Legal Futures, 13th January 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Nine convicted over student visa English test plot – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2016 in examinations, fraud, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘Nine people have been convicted of running an immigration fraud linked to English tests for foreign students.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

FGM cutter trying to enter the UK, police warn – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2016 in female genital mutilation, ministers' powers and duties, news, police, visas by tracey

‘An application to the High Court by police trying to block the woman from entering the UK was declined as the judge said it was up to the Secretary of State to intervene.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2016

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Zika-fear pregnant woman faces deportation to Brazil – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2016 in deportation, health, news, pregnancy, visas by tracey

‘A pregnant Brazilian woman advised not to return to the country amid Zika virus fears has been told she faces deportation from the UK “within days”.’

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BBC News, 16th June 2016

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Five facts you need to know about your passport – The Independent

Posted May 9th, 2016 in EC law, news, passports, referendums, time limits, visas by sally

‘As it emerged up to 80,000 Britons could be banned from US flights due to a passport changes, here are five more things you may not know about yours.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2016

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Two Parliament committees to investigate eBorders meltdown that left Britain exposed – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 3rd, 2016 in computer programs, immigration, news, select committees, visas by tracey

‘Two of Parliament’s most influential committees will next week investigate how Britain’s system of screening for terrorists crashed last summer without the public knowing.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd May 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Curtailment of 30,000 student visas each year sparks row – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2016 in education, immigration, licensing, news, statistics, universities, visas by sally

‘More than 30,000 non-EU students a year have had their visas curtailed by the Home Office in the past three years, figures obtained by BBC News show.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk