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Home Secretary Apologises For Unnecessary DNA Testing And Commits To A Review Of The UK Immigration System
Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for the Home Department, recently issued an apology to migrants who had been asked to take mandatory DNA tests as...
No Obligation To Obtain The Consent Of An Applicant For International Protection Before Contacting Alleged Persecutors:PA (Protection Claim, Respondent's Enquiries, Bias) [2018] UKUT 337 (IAC)
NB the applicant in this case was the subject of an order for anonymity, and is therefore referred to throughout this blog as 'PA'.
What Is A Tier 2 (General) Visa?
To apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa you must have been offered a skilled job in the UK and be a national of a country outside the European Economic...
No Need To Inform Applicants Of Sponsor Licence Revocation
The Tier 2 (General) visa subcategory is designed for applicants wishing to take up skilled employment in the UK where there is an existing vacancy...
New UK Visa Application Service – What You Need To Know
The Home Office has announced a new service for processing UK work, study and settlement visas along with citizenship applications. The intention is...
Settled Status v Permanent Residence – Which Route?
Many EEA nationals who have lived in the UK as a ‘qualified person’ for the last five years are asking themselves whether they should apply for...
Immigration And Nationality Law For Adopted Children
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) guidance states that if a child is adopted by order of a court in the UK  (including Channel Islands and the Isle of...
Children Are Being Prevented From Gaining Citizenship Through Failing The ‘Good Character’ Requirement Over Minor Crimes
Hundreds of children, some as young as ten, who have spent most of their lives or were even born in the UK are having their British citizenship...
Britain’s 10 Detention Centres
The Home Office’s power to detain was established by the 1971 Immigration Act and detention is now a significant part of UK immigration law. The UK...
Home Secretary Backs Plans For Stricter Citizenship Rules After Brexit
The government has announced that stricter immigration and citizenship rules will come into force after Brexit. Sajid Javid stated that the Brexit...
Have You Triple-Checked Your Application Form?
The UK visa application process (like many other countries) requires the applicant to declare their criminal history along with a host of other...
Immigration Health Surcharge Set To Double
On 11 October 2018, the Home Office announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge (“IHS”) will double from £200 per year to £400 per year.


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