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Unlawful detention deemed even less graceful

By Dominic Ruck Keene, UK Human Rights Blog, 10 February 2020
In AC (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 36, the Court of Appeal gave a trenchant warning that once it ceases to be lawful to detain an individual, the 'grace period' allowed within which to make arrangements for release can only be a short period.…

The real-life cost of the minimum income requirement for spouse visas

By Samir Pasha and Naga Kandiah, 30 January 2020
Proving your love may be easier said than done, and for some applicants of the UK spouse visa, it may be next to impossible. The UK Immigration Rules sets out its requirements for a spouse visa, namely, genuineness of relationship and meeting the £18,600 financial income threshold. On the…

Immigration and Article 8: what did we learn in 2019?

By Michael Spencer, UK Human Rights Blog, 22 January 2020
Another year passes, with another series of higher court cases on human rights in the immigration context. As in previous years, the courts in 2019 were particularly concerned with Theresa May's attempts as Home Secretary to codify the Article 8 proportionality exercise into legislation.…

The Updated Home Office Policy for DNA Testing - How best to navigate the process

By Nicky Harding, DNA Legal, 21 January 2020
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…

Occupational health and safety for migrant workers

By Peter Watson, Watson & Watson, 13 January 2020
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 to assume…

Four principles that should guide our future immigration system

By Esenam Agubretu, 31 December 2019
Boris Johnson's resounding victory in the recent election has been interpreted as a mandate for taking the UK out of the EU. A future immigration system stands prominent amongst the priorities for shaping the UK's post-Brexit future. Immigration has undeniably contributed to the economic…

Good Character and Breach of Immigration Laws

By Zarina Rahman, Richmond Chambers, 17 December 2019
One of the requirements in order to register or naturalise as a British Citizen is to be of 'good character'. This applies to anyone over the age of 10 at the date of application. This requirement has been discussed in detail in a previous blog post. This post looks at one aspect of good…

New Judgment: Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] UKSC 59

By Matrix Legal Support Service, UK Supreme Court Blog, 16 December 2019
Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Secretary of State for the Home Department v Shah [2019] UKSC 59: These appeals raised common issues regarding the scope of the Ruiz Zambrano v Office national de l'emploi (Case C-34/09) [2012] QB 265 ("Zambrano") principle which…
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