Best interests of the child - can it save the parents?
In the immigration law of both the UK and the EU the “best interests of the child” are specifically ...
Posted on 15 April 2018
Tier 1 Entrepreneurs - human rights private life?
The question is, if a migrant runs a business in the UK and they would like to acquire Tier 1 Entrep...
Posted on 05 April 2018
Ankara Agreement - Indefinite Leave to Remain - Abolished
Readers may well be familiar with the Upper Immigration Tribunal case of “Aydogdu”, which was heard ...
Posted on 22 March 2018
Serious health cases - harsh immigration caselaw
You might get the impression from certain sections of the media that the European Court of Human Rig...
Posted on 10 March 2018
Evidential flexibility in visa applications - points-based system complexity
“Evidential flexibility” sounds helpful and reasonable. As its name might suggest, it is a principle...
Posted on 22 February 2018
Tier 1 Entrepreneur - Upper Tribunal gives a hand
It is fair to say that Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas are a tricky subject. The refusal rate is around 50...
Posted on 03 February 2018
Rights of appeal - interesting developments - domestic violence cases
As many readers will know (and as sometimes discussed in this blog), immigration appeal rights have ...
Posted on 24 January 2018
British citizenship - entitlement
A couple of months ago there was a curious case about British citizenship which got into the mainstr...
Posted on 22 December 2017
European free movement law - it changes
One of the things that one might like about European free movement law, as opposed to British immigr...
Posted on 10 December 2017
Home Office in trouble with courts and tribunal
Not for the first time, the Home Office is finding itself in trouble with the judiciary. In an extra...
Posted on 19 November 2017
Withdrawal of immigration appeals
These days immigration applicants do not in many cases have the right of appeal to the Immigration T...
Posted on 05 November 2017
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