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Registration of a child adopted outside the UK

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Registration of a child adopted outside the UK

Our client was a British citizen resident in the Philippines since 2005. He married in 2011 and adopted his wife’s son. The adoption was done in the Philippines. It took close to two years and was completed in 2013. It was supervised by the social services in the Philippines and was carried out with competence and due diligence. At the time we were instructed to register the boy as a British citizen he was 17 years of age. It was his only chance to apply for British nationality.

Spouse visa extension wrestled out of the Home Office

Some immigration decisions are unfairer than others, and this was a rather extreme, though not unusual example of manifest indifference to natural justice. The client initially applied for extension of her spouse visa herself, without help from immigration solicitors, confident that she easily met the requirements of the immigration rules and her case was not complicated. Unfortunately, she failed to provide a full set of bank statements because she had changed her bank and was unable to access her old bank account. Her visa application was refused for failure to provide a mandatory document, despite the fact that her salary was way above the required threshold. She was told to leave the country or appeal and that was when she contacted Kadmos.

Kadmos wins a Human Rights immigration appeal for a visitor from Syria

We are delighted to have finally won this appeal after more than two years of fierce fighting in immigration tribunals. Our client’s barrister in the Upper tribunal was Sonali Naik of Garden Court Chambers whose expertise, commitment and painstaking preparation was vital for the success of this case. The appellant was a Syrian national, currently resident in Egypt, who wished to visit her daughter’s family in the UK and who was denied a visitor’s visa due to political situation in Egypt and the war conflict in Syria.

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa granted

We were instructed to represent a client in her application for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa and Tier 1 Entrepreneur dependants’ visa for her husband and children. The client had the necessary funds and met formal requirements for this category. Her concern was the genuine entrepreneur test, as she had never previously ran a business of her own and had not had a formal education in business management. She wanted to give it a try but was conscious that Home Office may not take her seriously. Our role as representatives included full support with the project in question. We discussed in every detail the needs of the business, its position in the market, its projected cashflow, prospective clients, job creation strategy and profitability. When interviewed, our client was ready to answer any question put to her and her business plan was immediately approved. We are delighted that she and her family have now relocated to the UK, the business has taken off and has created the first full time job – a confident step toward extension of the visa, or even accelerated ILR after three years if the business progresses as planned.

Kadmos wins Human Rights appeal against refusal of general visitor’s visa

Our client applied for entry clearance to the UK as a general visitor so as to visit his elderly great aunt and uncle. His application was refused because the entry clearance officer did not believe that he intended to come to the UK as a genuine visitor. The entry clearance officer was concerned that in the previous year the applicant had spent seven months out of twelve in the UK and was providing care for his aging great aunt and uncle. The entry clearance officer decided that deception had been used in the previous application, because the applicant had not disclosed an intention to provide care for his relatives and the cumulative duration of his visits was longer than the proposed period. Thus, the application was refused on the grounds of past deception which meant that any further application would automatically be refused for the next ten years.

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