Five reasons why visitors are not allowed to study English in the UK
It might sound ironic, but the Immigration Rules make an express provision that visitor visa will not be issued to those who have the intention of taking up an English language course in the UK. We have discussed this eccentric prohibition with other immigration solicitors, anthropologists and lay people, and have come up with five good reasons that we can offer for public consideration
The Future of Immigration: what is missing in the Immigration Act 2014
The Immigration Act 2014 is a sad story for immigration lawyers. Not only because it is essentially an Anti-Immigration Act, but also because it attacks the core values of our legal system which most of us would have thought to be impregnable.
La bestia senza pace – immigration police raiding family homes in routine checks on EEA applications
This post is about my perplexity, revulsion and ultimate horror at what is going on here. And by here I mean HERE. I am helping my client with a routine application for an EEA residence card because he is married to an EEA national and has a right to live and work in the UK and needs a residence card as acknowledgment of these rights. I know my job well enough to tell him not to worry
Making Migration Work: Liberal Democrats propose reversal of UK immigration policy
At the Liberal Democrats’ Spring Conference this weekend Nick Clegg wins the vote on the new immigration policy “Making Migration Work for Britain”. The new policy aims to ensure that immigration contributes to economic prosperity of the UK…
CJEU to shed light on the extent of Surinder Singh principle
This post analyses the opinion of Advocate General Sharpston in a case related to the residence rights of family members of EU nationals residing in the country of nationality of the EU nationa. The Court of Justice of the European Union will rely on this opinion as a persuasive reference point before giving its judgment in the next few months.
Success rate of Tier 1 entrepreneur visa applications
In a written response to a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, the Home Office has provided information on the numbers of successful and unsuccessful applications for Tier 1 entrepreneur visas across 2011, 2012, and the first three quarters of 2013. It may be worth noting that the convoluted “genuine entrepreneur” test