The Immigration Act 1971, section 8(3) provides for an exemption to immigration control to diplomats and their family members who form part of their household.  But what happens after a diplomatic post ends, or if the family relationship breaks down (as in divorce).  Do the family members have to leave the UK, or can they…

It is a great day when you receive Indefinite Leave To Remain (ILR) in the UK.  Holding ILR means you can live and work in the country without restrictions and, after 12 months, apply for British Citizenship. Applying For Indefinite Leave To Remain can be complex, as there are many different eligibility paths and refusal…

On 6 December 2018, media outlets reported that the UK government had suspended the Tier 1 Investor Visa route with immediate effect.  This caused an outcry amongst immigration solicitor and their representative groups, as it was, according to one Solicitor, “legislation by press release”.  No notice of the suspension was issued by the Home Office. …

ILR refused due to tax amendment, deception, absences, CCJ (County Court Judgement)? An application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) can be refused for numerous reason including above mentioned and therefore it is crucial that applicants understand their appeal rights. Some of them are understandable, but others are downright cruel, which is one of the…

ILR applications are being refused in large numbers under section 322 (5) of the Immigration Rules. Home Office is branding many of those applicants as persons with undesirable character. For professional, highly-educated, well-travelled individuals, being accused of deceiving the government is a devastating charge. Unfortunately, for many Tier 1 and Tier 2 migrants applying for…

Pre-Action Protocol Letter before Claim needs to be sent to the Home Office prior to applying for Judicial Review. Judicial Review may be the only option available to you to get the justice if all other avenues such as Administrative Review and appeals have been exhausted. For some applications like Visitor Visa, Short Term Student…

ILR 10 Years Long Residency Route benefits those migrants who have spent a decade and integrated their life in the UK. Under paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules, a person who has been in the UK lawfully for 10 or more years can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. The route is paved with challenges, and…

Indefinite Leave to Remain applications is getting refused in thousands nowadays. Recently the media has been full of reports of immigrants from the Caribbean, who came to Britain in the 1950’s and 60’s when the country desperately needed labour to rebuild its shattered cities following World War Two, now being threatened with deportation. The so-called…

Recent Post