Category Archives: Entry Clearance

Article 8 and Entry Clearance: The Final Nail in the Coffin

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Onuorah [2017] EWCA Civ 1757 (03 November 2017) Notably, the Court of Appeal has confirmed the correctness of its decision in the recent case of Kopoi [2017] EWCA Civ 1511 (see here). … Continue reading

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Deceptive Criminal from Sierra Leone Triumphs on Citizens’ Directive in Court of Appeal

R (Decker) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 1752 (03 November 2017) These judicial review proceedings relate to the refusal of a residence card and the right approach to the validity of deportation … Continue reading

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Article 8 and Entry Clearance: No Obligation under ECHR to Allow Aliens to Pursue a Private Life

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Abbas [2017] EWCA Civ 1393 (28 September 2017) A Pakistani national aged 33, Tahir Abbas made an application for him and his wife and two small children to come to the UK … Continue reading

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Inherent Jurisdiction: Article 8 and Adoption

W v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 1733 (Fam) (07 July 2017) Nigerians are automatically associated with corruption and deception. The magnitude of the problem is such that even honest citizens of Nigeria – who … Continue reading

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Case Preview: SM (Algeria) (Appellant) v Entry Clearance Officer, UK Visa Section (Respondent)

Three years ago in AA (Somalia) v ECO (Addis Ababa) [2013] UKSC 81, the Supreme Court considered whether a Somali child in her brother-in-law’s care under the doctrine of Kafalah – a process of legal guardianship and the Islamic equivalent … Continue reading

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Deception and the Immigration Rules: Dishonesty is Necessary for a Document to be ‘False’

Agha v SSHD (False Document) [2017] UKUT 121 (IAC) (21 February 2017) The officials of the Federal Investigation Agency are much maligned in the West. In my encounters with FIA officials, in their role as immigration officers in Pakistani ports, … Continue reading

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‘Insurmountable Obstacles’ and ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ Tests Approved by Supreme Court

Agyarko and Ikuga v SSHD [2017] UKSC 11 (22 February 2017) “Insurmountable obstacles” and “exceptional circumstances” are every day expressions in immigration law but their real meaning has eluded the cleverest of judges. These two cases provided the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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