Tuesday 11 October 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Delegates will obtain an understanding of the impact criminality has on applications for entry clearance and leave to remain (including settlement). We will look particularly at the general grounds, which were the subject of a major overhaul in December 2020, and at the different grounds for refusal set out in Appendix FM and Appendix EU, and the aim is to give delegates a knowledge of the impact of different criminal sanctions on immigration applications and how to address the issue in casework.
• The general grounds for refusal relating to criminality
• Definitions of offences
• Relevant case law
• Case studies and discussion to explore tactics for addressing the issues in casework and to discuss the use of discretion