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Immigration Law

Plans to Curb Immigration leading to Settlement in the UK will damage UK Business – Law Society

05th December 2011
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 to come to an end on 6 October 2011. Back in July we summaris...
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UK Finally Changes Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006

23rd August 2011
Back in July of 2008 the European Court of Justice issued its ruling in Metock v Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Ireland) Case C – 127/08, [2009] QB 318. The content and effect of the ruling will be familiar already – but essentially it sai...
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Evidence to be restricted in Points Based System Appeals

16th June 2011
The Ministry for Justice announced that from October of this year (2011) fees will be payable by people wishing to appeal against immigration decisions (with exceptions for people appealing against refusal of asylum and humanitarian protection) the Immigr...
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Tier 4 Sponsorship Revised in Second New Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules

10th May 2011
Just two weeks after the "overhaul" of the structure of the Immigration Rules covering Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the Points Based System contained in Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules HC 863, a further Statement of Changes: HC 908, which makes sign...
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Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules HC 863

05th April 2011
The government laid a new Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules (HC 863) on 17 March 2011 before Parliament. The changes are extensive and implement the government's intentions which have been announced in various policy documents and public s...
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UKBA publishes Tier 2

06th March 2011
As per the announcement given earlier regarding Tier 2 and the MAC’s list of “graduate occupations” has been followed by the Immigration Minister Damien Green’s statement yesterday as to the changes to be made in April of this year (2011). Mr Green’s ...
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Why the UKBA's first

15th February 2011
There has been a series of challenges to the lawfulness of the Government's Points Based System since the Court of Appeal's judgment in Secretary of State for the Home Department v Pankina (2010) EWCA Civ 719, (2010) 3 WLR 1526 which came out in June of 2...
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Interim Cap on Tier 1 and Tier 2 is Unlawful

17th January 2011
Two senior judges have ruled that the interim cap on applications under Tiers 1 and 2 of the Points Based System was unlawful. The interim cap, which was intended to be the precursor to the permanent cap which is to be imposed next April (2011) was me...
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UK Immigration Cap for Tier 1 and Tier 2

06th December 2010
The Government's Migration Advisory Committee (the MAC) has published its report entitled "Limits on Migration: Limits on Tier 1 and Tier 2 for 2011/12 and supporting policies." The MAC describes itself as "a non-departmental public body comprised of e...
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Important Changes to the Immigration Rules in the Wake of Pankina and English UK

18th August 2010
The operation of the Points Based System has been put at risk by the judgments of the Court of Appeal in Pankina and of the Administrative Court in English UK. On Tuesday 20 July 2010, the government confirmed to the Immigration Law Practitioners Assoc...
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Coalition Government Capping Policy

19th July 2010
The "four strand policy" that the government announced is starting to take shape. The aim is to "reduce net immigration to the levels of the 1990's", and the new government intends to achieve this through the most controversial "strand": the introduction ...
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Dual Citizenship for German Nationals

16th June 2010
A significant change which occurred on 28 August 2007 in German Immigration law, has received little media coverage but could positively affect many. This change in the immigration law principally allows citizens from EU member states to retain their pass...