Appendix FM family visa rules changed, a bit
Appendix FM of the UK immigration rules is the monumental and voluminous part of the rules t...
Posted on 22 September 2017
European Marriages - Genuineness - Burden of Proof
If a non-EEA migrant marries or forms a civil partnership with an EEA national who is in the UK exer...
Posted on 16 August 2017
Ankara Agreement - Indefinite Leave to Remain - More News
We previously reported on a case in the Upper Tribunal called “Aydogdu” (“Ankara Agreement - Dependa...
Posted on 04 August 2017
British Citizenship Not Lawfully Acquired by EEA Nationals?
We recently reported (“Statelessness - British Citizenship - Interesting Decision in the High Court”...
Posted on 27 July 2017
Statelessness - British Citizenship - Interesting Decision in the High Court
In a recent case in the High Court called “MK” a child had applied (via a “litigation friend”, ie an...
Posted on 03 July 2017
European free movement rights and dual nationality
Despite a rather indecisive general election result Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservatives...
Posted on 11 June 2017
Ankara Agreement - Dependants - Indefinite Leave to Remain
As many readers will know, the Ankara Agreement (more formally known as the European Community Assoc...
Posted on 21 May 2017
Immigration Appeal - Is It a Legal Right?
The answer to this question is generally No. By and large, Government and Parliament can decide whic...
Posted on 08 May 2017
Supreme Court Makes Disappointing Decisions about Family Visa Rules
The law is the law, and decisions made by the Supreme Court - which is the highest court in the UK -...
Posted on 23 April 2017
Latest Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules
The Home Office has published the latest Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules. These Statem...
Posted on 07 April 2017
European Union Immigration & Second Citizenship Meetings in Istanbul, Turkey
Garth Coates Immigration Solicitors are proud to announce that we will be hosting seminars and priva...
Posted on 26 March 2017
The celebrated 19th-century English historian Lord Macaulay once declared, in a fit of extreme patri...
Posted on 19 March 2017
Brexit Alert - But What About the Ankara Agreement?
As we have previously advised and warned our readers, Brexit is real and it is going to happen. Desp...
Posted on 25 February 2017
Curious Incident of the Hidden Immigration Rule - Overstaying Rules Become Stricter
In a “Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules” published in November last year the Home Office...
Posted on 02 February 2017
Prime Minister’s Brexit Vision - Irish Border
The Prime Minister Theresa May has set out her stall on the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. In a re...
Posted on 22 January 2017
Migrant Skilled Workers - the Debate is Fierce
There is, and has been for some while, a debate going on about the necessity of bringing skilled wor...
Posted on 16 January 2017
Judicial Humour - Complex Points-Based System - Byztantine Emperors
Judges in the higher courts very occasionally indulge in humour. When it happens it is highly prized...
Posted on 08 January 2017
Migration Statistics - the Immigration Year 2016
The latest Migration Statistics Quarterly Report has just been released by the Office for National S...
Posted on 20 December 2016
Immigration Appeals - the Good News and the Bad News
When asked the question “which do you want first, the good news or the bad news?” most people opt fo...
Posted on 11 December 2016
Immigration Rules Affect Polo - Sportsperson Visas
Horse racing is sometimes described as the “sport of kings”. But if horse racing is the sport of kin...
Posted on 30 November 2016