Category Archives: Citizenship and Nationality

Only the Civil Standard Applies in Demonstrating Citizenship

Begum v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 2968 (Admin) (12 September 2014) This is a noteworthy case, with roots in Pakistan, about the standard of proof to be applied by Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) with … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Islamist’s Deprivation Of Citizenship Disallowed

B2 v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Deportation – Preliminary Issue – Allowed) [2012] UKSIAC 116/2012 (26 July 2012) One would rightly think that  the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (“SIAC” or “the commission”) – a creature of statute – is  reserved primarily for … Continue reading

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Case Comment: ZH (Tanzania) v SSHD [2011] UKSC 4

While one Brenda (in Yarl’s Wood) awaits deportation from the UK to a certain death in Uganda, another Brenda in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (Baroness Hale of Richmond of course) has made some particularly telling observations regarding the … Continue reading

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Home Affairs Committee’s report on immigration cap

The chair of the Home Affairs Committee (HAC) the Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP has raised a multitude of concerns in his report about the Coalition government’s immigration cap. The terms of reference of the HAC were “to examine the expenditure, administration, … Continue reading

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As if settlement applications aren’t hard enough already

Recently the Guardian newspaper reported on an exhibition entitled South Asians making Britain: 1858-1950 which featured a plethora of personalities from the colonies who contributed to Britain’s economy, society and politics. In the 1950s immigration from the Commonwealth was not only … 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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Visa fees, the budget, and UKBA “products”

Once a “welfare state” – after long years of Thatcherism and New Labour, and a few months of the “coalition government” elected on 6 May 2010 – the UK is a very confused place about whose welfare the state is … Continue reading

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