Completing your Home Office Immigration Visa or Passport application can be a complicated, stressful and time-consuming exercise often requiring additional documentation or verification of your identity, or even confirmation of a familial relationship. One simple solution often…
University of Wolverhampton and Mayor of London report examines the struggle of children and young people without secure immigration status20 January 2020: An estimated 133,000 undocumented children and young people in the capital face barriers to participating in daily life
Law Commission report recommends a complete overhaul of overly complex and unworkable Immigration Rules14 January 2020: Report following consultation recommends how the Rules can be made simpler and more accessible to the user
New report by Amnesty UK, Refugee Council and Save the Children finds UK policy on refugee family reunion is damaging the lives of children13 January 2020: Groups accuse the Government of deliberately pursuing policies that keep child refugees away from their families
Migrant workers are an essential source of labour for many UK firms across a whole range of industries, (particularly construction, agriculture and healthcare). Although Brexit has the potential to raise a host of questions about their work-related migration, it's probably safe…
Akinyemi v The Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 2098 (04 December 2019): The Court of Appeal thinks that it is necessary to approach the public interest in deportation in a flexible manner by accepting that in certain cases an individual's circumstances…
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The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Legal Aid for Separated Children) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2019
SI 2019 No. 1396. This Order makes provision for separated children to be eligible for legal aid for civil legal services in relation to the grant of entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain in the UK, and applications for registration as a British citizen. Coming into force on 25th…
SI 2019 No. 1155. These Regulations amend the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 giving effect to the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of C-129/18 SM v Entry Clearance Officer, UK Visa Section, and addressing issues concerning the practical…
SI 2019 No. 745. These Regulations are made in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 8(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 in order to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies (in particular under section 8(2)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f…
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