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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.

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

New Immigration Bill published today

The government has announced publication of the new Immigration Bill, HC Bill 110.

The Immigration Bill introduces the long promised draconian measures including further limitation of judicial control over the ever failing decision making process,  immigration policing duties vested on private individuals under threats of hefty financial fines, refusal of medical services to migrants unable to prove their immigration status.…

Changes to English Language requirements for settlement and naturalisation

The UKBA has published a statement of intent announcing plans to tighten English language requirements for applicants for indefinite leave to remain and naturalisation.

From 28 October 2013 applicants for indefinite leave to remain and naturalisation will be required to pass a two stage test which will include the Life in the UK test and English language test at B1 level in speaking and listening.…

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