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Legislating fiction

By Alice Donald and Joelle Grogan, via Verfassungsblog,
MPs set to debate the Rwanda Bill Members of Parliament in the UK will on 16 and 17 January 2024 debate the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill, which 'gives effect to the judgement of Parliament that the Republic of Rwanda is a safe country' for asylum-seekers. The Supreme…

How to lift the No Recourse to Public Funds condition

By Danielle Cohen,
The "No Recourse to Public Funds" Condition is imposed on grant of limited leave to remain which in effect means that the person holding that leave cannot obtain public funds. However, it is possible to ask the Home Office to lift the condition and there are special criteria to be met.…

How to Apply for Endorsement for the Global Talent Visa

By Gary McIndoe, Latitude Law,
The UK's Global Talent visa route is for those who have exceptional talent, or who have the potential to thrive in the fields of science, engineering, humanities, social science, medicine, digital technology, architecture, fashion design, film & television, or arts & culture.…

Legal Implications of Doubling the Family Visa Income Requirement

By Jasmine Theilgaard, Richmond Chambers,
As many readers will be aware, part of the Home Secretary's recently announced "five-point plan" on immigration included a significant increase to the minimum income threshold for family visas under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. Whereas currently those eligible under Appendix FM…

Partner visa minimum income requirement is going up

By Kitty Falls,
On 4 December 2023 the Home Secretary announced that the minimum income requirement for UK partner visas would go up to £38,700 in the spring of 2024. The announcement comes hot on the heels of increases to application fees, and plans to raise the Immigration Health Surcharge in January…

Court of Appeal finds ‘flaws at all levels’ in ECAA case

By Asad Ali Khan,
R (Ozmen) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWCA Civ 1366 (23 November 2023) The Court of Appeal has held that by refusing Mr Ozmen—a Turkish national—leave to remain in the UK as a businessperson pursuant to the European Community Association Agreement (or "…

‘Just the rich can do it’: our research shows how immigration income requirements devastate families

By Katharine Charsley, University of Bristol and Helena Wray, University of Exeter via The Conversation,
The government has announced a host of new restrictions aimed at cutting net migration to the UK. Headline announcements include increasing the salary requirements for skilled foreign workers from £26,200 to £38,700, and banning health and care workers from bringing family dependants to…

How to prepare for a Home Office sponsor licence compliance check

By Katerina Woodcock, Latitude Law,
We are seeing an increasing number of companies applying for a Home Office sponsor licence to sponsor and employ migrant workers from both EU and non-EU countries. At the end of 2023's first quarter, the number of organisations on the UK's register of work sponsors reached 61,153. Compare…

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