Does the UKBA have any discretion to consider an application under the Points Based System if the applicant failed to meet the strict requirements of the Agency’s "policy guidance”? If it does,... Read more »
Back in May of 2011 the government got round to implementing section 85A of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.
(It actually could have done so at any point from when Parliament... Read more »
The United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA)’s Shortage Occupation list consists of a range of jobs which it is accepted that there not enough skilled workers in the UK to fill. Employers who... Read more »
House of Commons paper 1511, the fifth statement of changes in the Immigration Rules so far this year (2011), includes a disparate set of changes to the immigration regimes relating to:
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The Supreme Court’s decision this week in Quila and Bibi v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 45 (12 October 2011), in which by a majority of 4 to 1 the Court dismissed the... Read more »
The Upper Tribunal’s Asylum and Immigration Chamber’s determination in Bhanushali (re-using same CAS: new rules) India  UKUT 00411(IAC), issued on 5 October 2011 is a salutary indication... Read more »
Is X’s brother-in-law a member of X’s family? The answer matters because, by the Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) Regulations 2003, only those who applied for a visa to visit one of their "family... Read more »
The Court of Appeal's judgment in AJ v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1081 (21 September 2011) highlights the ongoing impact of the Supreme Court's judgment in ZH (Tanzania)... Read more »
The United Kingdom Border Agency’s consultation entitled Employment-related settlement, Tier 5 and Overseas domestic worker closed last week. Its consultation on " family migration ” is due... Read more »
Readers familiar with this site will know that keeping up with the requirements for leave to enter or remain under the points based system is not easy. Four separate statements of changes in the Immigration... Read more »
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