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What do immigration officers look for when assessing visit visa applications?

“Two visas had been rejected … I was wrenched by a heavy feeling of humiliation…trying to prove that I’m a...

6th March 2017 By Colin Yeo

Could Donald Trump be given a visa ban preventing him travelling to the UK?

Following his attention seeking call for all Muslims to be banned from entering the United States, there have been calls...

9th December 2015 By Colin Yeo

ICI Inspection on Amman Visa Section: improvements made but same old problems remain

Improvements have been made to the quality of decisions and to record-keeping in the Home Office’s Visa Section in Jordan. However, the...

6th November 2015 By Paul Erdunast

Inspection of family visit visa system: serious problems remain

The family visit visa system underwent an inspection by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration last month. The...

24th August 2015 By Colin Yeo

Ai Weiwei refused full UK visa because of alleged previous “conviction”

In an interesting example of the self defeating nature of the UK’s immigration rules, failure to follow Home Office policy...

30th July 2015 By Colin Yeo

Family visit appeal fails on human rights grounds

In the case of Adjei (visit visas – Article 8) [2015] UKUT 261 (IAC) the Upper Tribunal dismisses an appeal against refusal...

2nd June 2015 By Colin Yeo