Category Archives: AP (Russia)

Dirty cash we need you

Statement of changes HC 863 to the immigration rules was published by the government on 16 March 2011 and will come into force on 6 April 2011. It is a substantial document which makes various amendments. In sum, through the … Continue reading

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Pankina providence

This is the 100th post I am publishing on this website. Time sure does go by quickly. But I suppose that it is a propitious occasion to share some good news (at last!) with the world. Overseas applicants who were … Continue reading

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April rules

The government has exempted niche professions such as bankers, lawyers and other migrants with high earnings from its immigration cap ( but only if they earn in excess of £150,000 per annum). This is redolent of the top-tier of the … Continue reading

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Economics of the Post Study Work visa

British educational institutions such as the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) are resisting the government’s plans to delete the PSW visa category from the immigration rules. It has been acknowledged by the Immigration Minister Mr Damian Green that … Continue reading

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Agency’s interim limit for Tier 2 reveals conflicting figures

We have now officially entered a very grim period in modern British history which is beginning to mirror the horrors and discrimination which the British authorities imposed on the “citizens of the United Kingdom and the Colonies” by way of … Continue reading

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Empire strikes back

From 23 December 2010 the UKBA will stop accepting Tier 1 (General) applications made overseas. According to the UKBA the step has been taken “to ensure that we do not exceed the limit set by the government for issued Tier … Continue reading

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Immigration cap declared unlawful by High Court

In the High Court Lord Justice Sullivan and Mr Justice Burton have declared that Mrs Theresa May unlawfully side-steped Parliamentary scrutiny when setting the limits to Tiers 1 and 2 which she introduced in July 2010. Since Sedley LJ  restored constitutional order in … Continue reading

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Post Study Work category to end next year

On the day that British students will march against the increases in home students’ fees, Mrs Theresa May has announced her government’s plans to close the PSW route for foreign graduates. It has been reported that last year the route … Continue reading

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New Pankina announcement

In Pankina – or AP (Russia) – Sedley LJ asked the SSHD and the UKBA to refrain from using policy guidance to modify the immigration rules because the policy guidance had not been approved by Parliament. While the UKBA is trying … Continue reading

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Home secretary signals end of settlement for skilled workers and students

Speaking on future action in relation to immigration policies while addressing the Conservative party conference the home secretary, Theresa May, intimated the government’s intentions to stop the right to permanent settlement for more than 100,000 skilled workers and 320,000 overseas students … Continue reading

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Why the best might prefer to leave the UK

While speaking to the Confederation of British Industry in an attempt to allay the immigration fears of the business community Prime Minister David Cameron comfortingly said to his audience: “Let me give you this assurance. As we control our borders … Continue reading

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Pankina, Tribunal Cases, Judicial Review, and Overseas Applicants

The Pankina judgment or “AP (Russia)” – Secretary of State for the Home Department v Pankina [2010] EWCA Civ 719 – was a big blow to the Home Secretary and its manifestations are reflected in emergent case law. In R (on … Continue reading

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Pre-23 June Overseas Applications, the Pankina Judgment, and Judicial Review

The Pankina Policy: Reliefs and Exclusions Subsequent to the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Secretary of State for the Home Department v Pankina [2010] EWCA Civ 719, the Points Based System Maintenance (Funds): Policy Document produced by the UKBA selectively … Continue reading

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Pankina Reliefs

Pankina, or AP (Russia) was a landmark case and it has given rise to a multitude of new issues in immigration law. The case demonstrates that the Points Based System (“PBS”) is susceptible to legal challenges which are constitutionally well … Continue reading

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AP (Russia) Update

The legal challenges to the maintenance requirements under the Points Based System (“PBS”) were discussed in Immigration Minister Damien Green’s Written Ministerial Statement which was presented to Parliament on 22 July 2010. The terms of the Minister’s statement in relation … Continue reading

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Case Comment: SSHD v Anastasia Pankina [2010] EWCA Civ 719

Departing from the tier system’s continuous 3 month £800 maintenance requirement English judges certainly know how to pronounce judgments without fear of reprisal from the executive branch of government. The reason for this might be that in England to remove … Continue reading

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