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…

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…

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…

Please note that with effect from 27 June 2015, a fee has been introduced for considering applications for further leave from people who were previously granted leave following the refusal of their asylum application. Prior to this date such applicants were exempt from paying this fee. Applications made on or after the 27 June 2015…

In March 2015 the Home Office started the new appeal rights. One the major changes that were brought into effect by the Immigration Act 2014 is the way that Immigration Appeals are dealt with by the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal. The Immigration Act 2014 reduces the grounds on which a challenge can be brought. Prior…

The effects of the Immigration Act of 2014 are starting to take effect. I will try to write about the effects of this Act in a simple way to demystify some of the myths that are going around the migrant communities and to clarify some of the reforms. The Immigration Bill was made into an…

David Cameron has made another announcement that sounds great and promises to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands. It sounds good and is great political rhetoric but will it really have an impact on net migration figures . In the line of our work we come across many “Illegal Immigrants”. The new rules…

Permission to appeal to the Supreme Court has been granted by Lady Hale, Lord Sumption and Lord Carnworth in the landmark case of MM (Lebanon) &Ors vs Secretary of State for the Home Department. The case concerns the Home Secretary’s controversial rules on family migration requiring that British Citizens or partners lawfully settled in the…

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