Category Archives: Students

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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Supreme Court Dismisses Section 3C Appeals

R (Mirza & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 63 (14 December 2016) The provisions of the Immigration Act 1971 have haunted the courts for a number of years. Earlier cases such as Alvi and … Continue reading

Posted in Biometrics, Court of Appeal, Fees, Immigration Act 2014, Immigration Act 2016, Immigration Rules, PBS, Students, Tier 1, Tier 4, UKBA 2007, UKSC | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

The Sick Man of Europe: Can Theresa May Save the UK?

These days the British rule with two queens but they are still quite sick. Of course, the ills of their country are almost exclusively related to Brexit – a meaningless word not long ago. “Change is in the air” and … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Allows Evidential Flexibility Appeal

On 14 October 2015, a generous Supreme Court allowed four appeals in as many judgments. In Gohil [2015] UKSC 61 and Sharland [2015] UKSC 60, among other things, “opening the floodgates” the court held that Varsha Gohil and Alison Sharland … Continue reading

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Student Loans: Settlement Criterion Declared Unlawful

R (Tigere) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2015] UKSC 57 (29 July 2015) Soaring costs, rampant hostility towards foreigners and rigid rules have made the UK an unattractive place to live and study. But should settlement … Continue reading

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‘Evidential Flexibility’ in Supreme Court

Imagine that you made a mistake in your immigration application but were later able to fix the problem because of the “evidential flexibility” policy. This issue has vexed both litigants and the courts for quite some time now. On appeal … Continue reading

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Students: Appeal Rights Arise From Statute, Not By Fiat

R (Ahmed) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 23 (Admin) (15 January 2015) Subsequent to imposing an entry clearance ban on Mehmooda Begum for her brother’s “deception”, in this Tier 4 (General) case involving London … Continue reading

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