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UK Spouse visas: divorce and polygamous relationships

This blog forms part of a series of blogs on spouse visas. In particular, this blog looks at relationships that have permanently broken down as well as polygamous relationships. Do you meet the requirements? Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules have eligibility requirements which must be met by every applicant. If your client, or if … Continue reading UK Spouse visas: divorce and polygamous relationships

Asylum claims due to fear of persecution in Somalia

Somali citizens asylum applications in the UK have significantly reduced in more recent years; however, some persons are still at real risk of persecution in Somalia. In order to establish an asylum claim, a person must show that they have a well-founded fear of persecution for one of a number of reasons. Those reasons are … Continue reading Asylum claims due to fear of persecution in Somalia

The public interest in deportation

As any immigration lawyer or immigration adviser who undertakes deportation cases will tell you, the chance of success in deportation appeals, that is appeals relating to foreign national criminals, has dramatically reduced in recent years. Part of the reason for this considerable push towards deportation of foreign offenders comes from the greater focus on the … Continue reading The public interest in deportation

How to pass the ‘Life in the UK’ visa test?

‘Sufficient knowledge of life in the United Kingdom’ The above phrase is a feature of most of the Immigration Rules in relation to settlement. It is preceded by ‘sufficient knowledge of the English language’. Sufficient knowledge of life in the United Kingdom is achieved by undertaking the ‘Life in the UK’ test. What does the … Continue reading How to pass the ‘Life in the UK’ visa test?

difficulties for UK nationals with criminal convictions

British nationals with criminal convictions who want to travel to Europe and British nationals in Europe who have been convicted of offences in Europe may be in for trouble with recent case reports. Case C‑380/18 Staatssecretaris van Justitie en Veiligheid v E.P. This is the case concerning a ‘third-country national’ or non-EEA national who entered … Continue reading difficulties for UK nationals with criminal convictions

Marriage, spouse entry clearance and leave to remain

This blog forms part of a series on spouse visas. Spouse or partner visas tend to form a large part of many immigration representative’s caseloads. This series of comprehensive guides, therefore, looks at all the requirements and how you might meet them and also looks at common errors made by practitioners and self-represented applicants. This … Continue reading Marriage, spouse entry clearance and leave to remain

Family reunion for refugees

The Refugee Convention 1951 and the Refugee Protocol 1967 is the legal framework for how the UK and other signatories to the Refugee Convention accept people fleeing persecution from other countries. The Refugee Convention itself does not explicitly outline rights to family reunion; however, the UNHCR Handbook does set out the minimum requirements. Those requirements … Continue reading Family reunion for refugees

Claiming asylum as a refugee from Afghanistan

Afghanistan has the highest population of refugees outside Afghanistan after Syria. Refugees have been leaving Afghanistan en masse since the Soviet invasion in 1979. Pakistan hosts the largest number of Afghan refugees, with 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees. It is thought that around a million more live in Pakistan without proper documentation. How do Afghan … Continue reading Claiming asylum as a refugee from Afghanistan

Is the government preparing for war on asylum seekers?

In the 2019 Conservative party manifesto, there is one mention of asylum seekers and refugees. This statement claims that the government will continue to support refugees who are fleeing from life-threatening conflict but states that the “ultimate aim” is to return them when it is safe to do so. In this post, we examine the … Continue reading Is the government preparing for war on asylum seekers?

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