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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Five new laws coming in today and how they will affect you – The Independent

Posted April 7th, 2016 in banking, capital gains tax, dogs, interest, news, pensions, visas by sally

‘Following the introduction of the National Living Wage and unwelcome increases to council tax, today sees another wave of new laws come into force in the UK.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2016

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Secretary of State for the Home Department v Khan – WLR Daily

Posted March 15th, 2016 in appeals, immigration, law reports, visas by sally

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Khan [2016] EWCA Civ 137

‘The applicant, a Pakistani national, entered the United Kingdom with leave to remain. On 20 February 2012, before the expiry of his leave, he applied under section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971 for further leave to remain as a Tier 4 student, intending to study at a particular college which at that time was a registered licensed sponsor. However, by the time the United Kingdom Border Agency came to consider his application, the licence of his sponsoring college had been revoked. The agency suspended consideration of the application to enable the applicant to find a new sponsor and then submit an application to vary the grounds of his original application for further leave to remain, which the applicant did on 9 October 2012. Paragraph 34E of the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules provided that if a person wished to “vary the purpose” of an application for leave to remain, the variation had to comply with the requirements for making an application as if the variation were a new application, or the variation would be invalid. The agency refused the applicant’s application to vary the grounds of his original application since, on 9 October 2012, he did not satisfy the requirements of paragraph 1A(a) of Appendix C to the Immigration Rules, which provided that an applicant had to have a certain level of maintenance funds “at the date of the application”. The applicant’s appeal against that decision was allowed by the First-tier Tribunal. The Upper Tribunal dismissed the Secretary of State’s appeal, holding that paragraph 34E did not apply in the applicant’s case since the applicant had not sought to vary the “purpose” of his application, which throughout had remained the same, namely to remain as a Tier 4 student; and that, therefore, the applicant had not been obliged to meet the maintenance fund requirements on 9 October 2012.’

WLR Daily, 18th March 2016

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Threat of deportation of 92-year-old Myrtle Cothill is lifted – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2016 in deportation, elderly, health, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘A 92-year-old woman facing deportation has been given permission to stay in the UK.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2016

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‘Absurd’ visa rules on income force UK citizens into exile, court told – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2016 in appeals, families, human rights, immigration, news, Supreme Court, visas by sally

‘UK citizens are being forced into exile by the Home Office’s “irrational and absurd” minimum-income visa requirements, with some couples having no hope of ever being able to live together in Britain, the supreme court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2016

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‘I should be able to live with my wife’: families divided by UK visa rules – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2016 in appeals, families, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘Ahead of a supreme court challenge to the minimum income requirement for partner visas, three couples discuss their situation.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2016

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Families to challenge minimum income visa rules in supreme court – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in appeals, families, human rights, immigration, news, remuneration, statistics, Supreme Court, visas by sally

‘The families of UK citizens denied the right to live in Britain because of the minimum income visa requirement for non-EU partners are to challenge the rules in the supreme court on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 22nd Febraury 2016

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