Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 297

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 […]

Immigration Rules archive

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.

High Court quashes refusal of settlement to highly skilled migrant family

From the main Garden Court Chambers website regarding the case of Granovski & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] 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 […]

Edgehill, Halumudeen, Singh and now Islam on commencement of rule changes

Case of R (On the Application Of Islam) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] 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. — Colin Yeo (@ColinYeo1) March 27, 2015

Court of Appeal condemns complexity of Points Based System

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 [2015] 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 […]

Meaning of “false” document and the difference between visiting and inspecting

In Begum (false documents and false statements) [2015] UKUT 00041 (IAC) we are educated by the tribunal as to the difference between a “visit” and an “inspection” and the blameless appellant is refused entry and perhaps banned from further entry for 10 years. Some might think the case just a little harsh. An professional inspector […]

LexisPSL analysis of most recent Immigration Rule changes

Free, excellent and detailed analysis, highly recommended reading. The change to the definition of overstaying and the new invalid application provisions are particularly important in general casework, the administrative review process is explained and there is detailed analysis of changes to a significant number of immigration categories, including visitors, business visitors, Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier […]