What’s the spookiest part of the immigration system? Colin asked via Twitter on Halloween, and you answered. Here’s seven of the best ideas for immigration law-themed Halloween costumes.
1. Spookified documents
Specified Documents, no question about it— Julian Norman (@Julian_Norman1) October 31, 2019
Scary rating: 🎃🎃. See Failure to submit specified documents fatal to Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) application.
2. A f-f-f-float list
A float list.— alison harvey (@aliromah) October 31, 2019
Scary rating: 🎃🎃🎃. See Grey and hopeless: The grim reality of immigration tribunals.
3. The damned-soul responsibility rule
I’m going to scare people with the sole responsibility rule.— Nichola Carter (@carternichola) October 31, 2019
Scary rating: 🎃🎃. See Why can’t my children join me in the UK?
4. A haunting Home Office refusal letter
How about this sentence: “There is no evidence to show that you have made any positive contribution to society”? Often found in a paragraph all on its own, as if to emphasise the inhumanity. Of all the Home Office’s cookie-cutter reasons for refusal, this one haunts me the most.— Franck Magennis (@FranckMagennis) October 31, 2019
Scary rating: 🎃🎃. See Tribunal President says bus drivers and brain surgeons to be treated the same.
5. The midnight income requirement
I’d like to dress as the Minimum Income Requirement, but the costumes are priced beyond my reach :-(— aniel_zemely (@dibsmft) October 31, 2019
Scary rating: 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃. See Putting a price on love: the minimum income rule for spouse visas.
6. A ghostly and supernatural relationship
Me and my husband were thinking of going as a genuine and subsisting relationship… but it’s too late now— Paige Ballmi (@Paiigeylala) October 31, 2019
Scary rating: 🎃🎃🎃. See Nick Nason on genuine and subsisting relationships.
7. A points bats system
Crocodile Dun-Australian Points Based System. I’m like a Zombie that never dies.— Jonathan Kingham (@jonkingh) October 31, 2019
Scary rating: 🎃🎃🎃🎃. See Why can’t politicians get over the idea of an Australian-style immigration system?
Sadly, we cannot confirm whether any of these actually came to life on the night. But there’s always next year.