Major changes to the Immigration Rules affecting refugees, Tiers 1, 2 and 5, EEA nationals sponsoring family members under the Immigration Rules, visitors, applications for Administrative Review and knowledge of language and life tests are being introduced with effect from tomorrow, 12 November 2015. The changes are wrought by Statement of Changes to the Immigration […]
The Immigration Rules are now available, finally, as normal web pages in html format rather than as pdfs that have to be downloaded and searched. You can now navigate fairly easily between pages, thankfully. Still the same nonsense when you get there, sadly.
Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules HC 437 has been published. Most of the changes are fairly minor or technical but not all. From the explanatory notes: The purpose of these changes is to: implement section 53(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the 2015 Act”) which provides that the Immigration Rules must make provision […]
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 297 was published today, 13 July 2015, having been trailed in The Daily Mail over the weekend. It includes some significant changes, particularly for international students. I’m technically on holiday, so I’ve elected to do some heavy cutting and pasting from the ministerial announcement by James Broken-shire and the […]
Following on from Court of Appeal level criticism of the arcane complexity of the Points Based System, the Home Office now has an online archive of the different versions of the Immigration Rules. Archived versions of policies would be useful too… Hat tip @squeakinglyjen.
From the main Garden Court Chambers website regarding the case of Granovski & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1478 (Admin): The High Court today handed down judgment on a judicial review challenging the Secretary of State’s rigid approach to calculating ‘continuous residence’ for settlement purposes. G had been admitted to […]
Case of R (On the Application Of Islam) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 312 (27 March 2015) on Edgehill, Halumudeen, Singh etc etc: More Edgehill, Halumudeen, Singh 9/7/12 hokey pokey bollocks. How does this stuff reach the Court of Appeal? Strewth. http://t.co/BaeBUzP4dv — Colin Yeo (@ColinYeo1) March 27, 2015
The Court of Appeal condemns the complexity of the Points Based System in the case of Hossain & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 207. Lord Justice Beatson says at paragraph 30: The detail, the number of documents that have to be consulted, the number of changes in rules […]
More analysis on HC 1025 to follow when I get a chance. Lots of stuff in there, including a whole new set of rules for visitors, lots of changes to the Points Based System and some potentially nasty stuff on asylum too.
Where an application for leave to remain is made before 9 July 2012 but decided after that date, which Immigration Rules should apply to it? The answer, according to Court of Appeal in Singh v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 74, is the ‘old’ Rules, but only for decisions made […]