The Home Office has announced a new policy of reviewing whether all refugees require protection at the end of a five year initial period of leave. The policy is effective from 9 March 2017. The updated policy states that all those who apply for settlement protection after completing the appropriate probationary period of limited leave…

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union opens up a world of uncertainty. It will take some time before we know what the full impact will be. It could be years before we fully exit but the leave vote represents a significant victory for the politics of fear and hate that dominated the campaign. It won’t…

Congratulations to our Principal Rumbidzai Bvunzawabaya on winning the Humanitarian Award at the Zimbabwe International Women’s Awards which were held in Birminmgham England on 3 October 2015. Rumbidzai is the founder and Principal of RBM Solicitors. She migrated from Zimbabwe and has been working in Immigration Law as a Sole Practitioner since September 2007. During…

This article appeared in the JCWI blog . Reposting it here. Theresa May has Fundamentally Misjudged the Public Mood on Immigration OCTOBER 6TH, 2015 – 17:05 In Theresa May’s Conservative party conference speech she warned that high levels of immigration make it ‘impossible to build a cohesive society’ as it is ‘difficult for schools and…

The new Immigration Bill was announced in the Queen’s speech on 27 May 2015 and implements a number of policies in the Conservative Party Manifesto and further proposals in the Prime Minister’s key immigration speech immediately after the general election. The Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said ” The message is clear -if you are here…

A school-leaver Beaulah Tigere  who was denied a student loan  succeeded in overturning a blanket ban – related to immigration status – on funding for higher education in July 2015. The Department has issued the following statment The Department is giving full consideration to the Supreme Court’s ruling of 29 July 2015 (on the application…

Mr Maplanka’s case has caused a lot of discussion on Social Media and outrage amongst the Zimbabwean Migrant Community. The link below gives background information to the story. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3238172/Father-four-faces-sent-Zimbabwe-gained-nine-stone-no-longer-looks-like-passport-photo.html This post is intended to discuss the legal issues surrounding his detention and the background to why he was detained in the first place. Mr Maplanka…

The Zimbabwean High Commission in London has stopped issuing the letter below and have stated that they will no longer be issuing this letter to callers at the Embassy. Please do not travel to the Embassy to get the letter . Please see a copy of the letter that one of our clients brought to…

As of 10th September 2015 the British Nationality (Proof of Paternity) Regulations 2006 will be amended. Currently, a birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth is sufficient to establish paternity for the purposes of British Nationality applications. The new rules will mean that a birth certificate naming the father will not in itself satisfy…

The Zimbabwean Embassy has stopped issuing passports to people who have applied for asylum in their host country. The Embassy is issuing letters which state the following ” In Accordance with International Law, person who have applied for/been granted political asylum by the host country are automatically excluded from applying for travel documents from the…

© 2015 DESIGNED BY |Brand Design Solutions | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

STAY CONNECTED WITH US: