Certificates of Approval to be abolished

The UKBA has stated that Certificates of Approval (“COA”) will be abolished in late 2010 or early 2011. It has taken 2 years for the the House of Lords judgment in Baiai, in which the apex Court held that the COA scheme which required overseas nationals to acquire approval before getting married in the UK was an unlawful interference with the fundamental right to marry. A Remedial Order under section 10 and Schedule 2 of the Human Rights Act will introduce this monumental change.

About Asad Ali Khan, BA, MSc, MA, LL.B (Hons), LL.M

Senior Partner, Khan & Co, Barristers-at-Law
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