Mistake by lawyers fatal to student’s immigration application
An application one day late by immigration lawyers proves fatal to success in the unfortunate case of R (on the application of Han) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 4606 (Admin) (04 November 2014). The lawyers, Overseas Student Service Centre Limited (the “OSSC”), had everything they needed in time but because the Tier 4 student application was made by them one day late, the applicant was deemed not to have an “established presence” and therefore to require more funds than she actually held in her bank account. A strict application of the rules by Cranston J leads the claim to fail.
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