UK Immigration & Nationality Lawyers

Immigration Tribunal Fees go back down

5857591588_21b8384cf1_mThese days good news is when bad news is revoked. From today Immigration Tribunal fees will be charged at the old rate as set out in the Tribunal Fees order of 2011.

In an unprecedented move the government has confirmed that from today tribunal fees will be charged at the level set before the infamous raise of appeal fees last month.…

New Restrictions on Immigration Appeals from 1 December 2016

From 1st December 2016 the right to challenge a decision in country will be controlled by administrative decision makers who will have a new power to certify removal of the immigrant as lawful under section 6 of the Human Rights Act and remove the appellant from the UK without waiting for the outcome of the appeal. At present only applications involving aspects of family life in the UK and applications for leave to remain on the basis of long residence are associated with appeal rights. From now on, in country right of appeal will be granted only in those cases where there is a risk of serious irreversible harm if the person is removed before the appeal.

New Priority Service for Tier 2 and Tier 5 Sponsors

At last there is some good news from UKVI. The Home Office has confirmed that a new priority service for Tier 2 and Tier 5 sponsors of migrant workers is available from 7 November 2016 at a cost of £200 per request. The new service is only available to A-rated Tier 2 and Tier 5 sponsors who can now make expedited applications for the following services: - requesting additional in-year allocations (so called unrestricted certificates of sponsorship); - adding a new level 1 user to the sponsor management system; - replacing the authorising officer. The current service standard is 18 weeks (just over four months) and the new priority service will offer a welcome speed up to the habitual unhurried tempo of the Home Office. Priority requests will be considered within five business days.

Reform of immigration tribunals: court fees will soar from £140 to £800 per appellant

The government has published a consultation paper proposing to raise tribunal fees in the First tier immigration Tribunals from the present £140 to £800 per appellant for an oral hearing, or from £80 to £490 per appellant for paper considerations. Appeals in the Upper Tribunal, until now not charged separately, are proposed to incur a fee of £455 for an application for permission at the first stage, further £350 for applications for permission at the second stage, and further £510 for an appeal hearing where permission is granted (£1315 in total).

Brexit – free movement rights to be compromised

The deal offered to the UK following negotiations in Brussels will significantly compromise free movement rights of EU nationals with third country national family members. The proposal is drafted primarily along the lines of fighting abuse of the system by those who receive immigration advantage through marriage with an EU national. In effect, the proposal offers exclusion of third country nationals from the benefits of the EU Regulations.

New Home Office fees announced for the year 2016

An overview of the most material changes in visa and immigration fees proposed for the next financial year with the maximum figures for the next four years, up to 2020: extension of leave to remain, currently charged at £649 is to increase to £811 with the proposed maximum of £1000. Applications for indefinite leave to remain currently charged £1500 will cost £1875 with the proposed maximum of £3250. Fiances and partners of British citizens and persons settled in the UK will be charged entry clearance fee of £1195 in comparison to the current £956.

Immigration Act unfolding: Tier 4 migrants will be the first to lose the right of appeal

Tier 4 students will be the first to lose the right of appeal as judicial control over the Home Office decisions is being lifted. Other changes will affect Tier 1 investors who will be subject to double investment requirement from 6 November 2014. New powers are vested on caseworkers dealing with Tier 1 and Tier 2 applications as more discretion is granted outside the points scoring requirements

2014 Kadmos Consultants / Sitemap / Privacy / Disclaimer / Terms Of Use

Design by Boshanka

Speak to a UK Immigration Lawyer! Call +44 (0) 208 930 9503 or send us a message
Complete the form and one of our UK immigration lawyers will be in touch.
Send