Which visa applications fall under Part 9 ‘General Grounds for Refusal’?

02 Feb 2024, 27 mins ago

For those embarking on the journey to relocate to the UK, it is important to be aware of the complexity of the UK immigration system, including the general grounds for refusal under Part 9 of the Immigration Rules.

Part 9 of the Immigration Rules outlines the grounds on which an application for entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain in the UK may be refused. It serves as a comprehensive framework that immigration officers use to assess the eligibility and suitability of an applicant. However, it does not apply to certain routes, such as Appendix EU, Appendix EU Family Permit, etc.

One of the key provisions of Part 9 relates to criminal convictions. Criminal convictions can significantly impact immigration decisions. Furthermore, Part 9 stipulates that individuals with certain criminal convictions may be refused entry or leave to remain in the UK. The severity and nature of the offenses play a crucial role in these decisions.

Individuals who have breached immigration laws may also face refusal. This includes cases of overstaying, breaching visa conditions or engaging in activities not permitted under their visa category.

National security is another paramount consideration in immigration decisions. Part 9 allows for refusal on grounds of national security concerns, reflecting the government’s commitment to safeguarding the country from potential threats.

Understanding Part 9 ‘General Grounds for Refusal’ is essential for anyone navigating the complex terrain of UK immigration. Seeking professional advice and staying informed about the latest updates in immigration regulations will contribute to a smoother and more successful immigration journey to the United Kingdom.

How Gherson can assist

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