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Article 8 and MIR: Appendix FM in Supreme Court

Despite stiff competition from other cases, these appeals have got to be the showdown of the year. Tearing through the UK’s social fabric the country’s immigration rules are a minefield and have been producing more than their fair share of … Continue reading

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Paragraph 353 is the Gateway to Human Rights Appeals

R (Waqar) v SSHD (statutory appeals/paragraph 353) (IJR) [2015] UKUT 169 (IAC) (25 March 2015) This case exposes the conflict inherent in the system of appeals. Waqar argued that paragraph 353 of the Immigration Rules had been subsumed within the … Continue reading

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Revised IDI for family members

In its bid to provide free information (as dictated by statute) the UKBA yesterday took the step of publishing a revised chapter of its immigration directorates’ instructions (IDIs) which covers the topic of family members. The said IDI has been revised in … Continue reading

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English language tests for dependants

Changes in the immigration rules laid before Parliament in October 2010 will be introduced on 29 November 2010. From then on all dependants except those in the Points Based System will have to show competence in English at level A1 of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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