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What's on the horizon for UK immigration in 2022?

By Gary McIndoe, Latitude Law, 04 January 2022
2021 wasn't a year of great upheaval in the Immigration Rules. Major changes such as the overhaul of the Skilled Worker sponsorship system took effect just at the end of 2020, as did the Frontier Worker Permit scheme for EU nationals remaining in employment (but not residence) in the UK.…

Court of Appeal Revisits "Unduly Harsh" Test

By Wendy Barnes, Richmond Chambers, 13 December 2021
In MI (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 1711 (18 November 2021), the Court of Appeal recently revisited the question of how the "unduly harsh" test may properly be met, referencing the leading decisions in KO (Nigeria) and HA (Iraq). Factual…

US Woman Wins Deportation Appeal Having Lived in the UK for 53 Years

By Amar Ali, Reiss Edwards, 07 December 2021
It is hard to conceive of a situation in which a person who has been living in the UK for 53 years might be deported back to her country of birth, the United States. This was the reality for 75-year-old Polly Gordon, who, despite her more than half a century as a UK resident, was ordered…

Grace period in a time of Covid

By Dominic Ruck Keene, UK Human Rights Blog, 02 December 2021
In R (Babbage) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 2995 (Admin), the Claimant applied for judicial review, claiming that his immigration detention from 27 February 2020 to 29 April 2021 had been unlawful and/or that there was a public law error relating to the…

Nationality and Borders Bill threatens the rights of stateless children

By Aaron Gates-Lincoln, 17 November 2021
Priti Patel's Nationality and Borders Bill has been controversial since its announcement to say the least. It has faced criticisms for its extremely harsh treatment of asylum seekers and refugees and its potential contribution to creating a hostile environment for migrants residing within…

Not able to meet the financial requirement of Appendix FM? Do not despair

By Helena Sheizon, Kadmos Consultants, 08 November 2021
Financial requirement for the partner visa is satisfied if the sponsor, the British partner, has income of at least £18,600 per year or if the couple have savings of at least £62,500 (slightly more if there are non-British children to be sponsored in the same application). It is possible…

Why is it important to register children as British Citizens

By Danielle Cohen, 02 November 2021
It is important to appreciate that becoming British does not only entail a child to having a passport. There are many other advantages of having British nationality. Unlike any other immigration status, obtaining citizenship is permanent and a person can only be deprived in the most…
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