Immigration

Business % Satisfaction % Recommend % of All Clients

This table shows the businesses providing advice on Immigration and how their customers have rated them.

UK immigration law relates to who may enter, work in and remain in the UK.

The Immigration Rules are some of the most important pieces of legislation that make up the UK’s immigration law. They are updated on a regular basis and all changes can be found in the Immigration Rules: statement of changes.

Immigration Act 2014

A major piece of legislation impacting on this area of legal practice is The Immigration Act 2014 which makes fundamental changes to how the immigration system functions.

Key changes in the Immigration Act are:

  • Cutting the number of immigration decisions that can be appealed from 17 to 4, while allowing us to return certain harmful individuals before their appeals are heard if there is no risk of serious irreversible harm
  • Ensuring that the courts have regard to Parliament’s view of what the public interest requires when considering European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) Article 8 claims in immigration cases – making clear the right to a family life is not to be regarded as absolute and unqualified
  • Clamping down on people who try to gain an immigration advantage by entering into a sham marriage or civil partnership
  • Requiring private landlords to check the immigration status of tenants, preventing those with no right to live in the UK from accessing private rented housing
     
  • Introducing a new requirement from temporary migrants with time-limited immigration status by requiring them to make a financial contribution to the National Health Service

"Excellent work with my immigration case and I am very happy. Good service."
13/05/15
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Further details at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/immigration-bill-becomes-law

New Home Office Policy Guidance – is this a “Golden Ticket” for Overstayers?

New Home Office Policy Guidance published in May 2015 could opens the doors to some extent for those who have overstayed for years having exhausted their resources on failed human rights applications and/or protection based claims. Further details from Bhogal Partners here:

http://bhogalpartners.co.uk/new-home-office-policy-guidance-is-this-a-go...