Category: Immigration

Quick and dirty overview of Home Office immigration fee hikes

Large increases in Home Office fees kick in from 6 April 2017. There are steep rises across the board for many of the more common applications, in the region of 20 to 25% increases in some cases.

Every child matters: free resources for lawyers on children’s rights in UK immigration cases

Here are 3 presentations from barristers at the 36 Group focusing on children’s rights in immigration and family law, following our popular event on 29 March. Enjoy!

“Deport now, appeal later” or start again? Guidance on fresh claims and s.94B certifications in immigration judicial reviews

Home Office powers to cut the number of appeals against immigration refusals have enabled a boom in judicial reviews and fresh claims. That trend is likely to continue following new guidance from the Upper Tribunal.

Parents’ immigration history is relevant to whether it’s reasonable to remove settled children from the UK

Senior judges have found (yet again) that children can be punished for the sins of their parents, giving a green-light to the Home Office to remove families from the UK (even if they have not committed any crime).

How to use statistics and dental x-rays in age assessment disputes?

The Upper Tribunal has given guidance on the correct approach to statistical evidence in the context of dental x-rays in age assessment disputes.

No such thing as an average case where children are concerned, says Court of Appeal

There is a growing judicial consensus that the demanding test for serious offenders to resist deportation on grounds of family life ought to be applied with some flexibility.

UPDATE: Home Office delay of 9 years ‘critical’ in deportation appeal

Severe delays are not uncommon in immigration and asylum cases, as many applicants discover to their dismay. Here, Home Office inertia was a key reason why a woman’s deportation became unlawful.

Rights of the Child: a 36 Immigration forum

“Every child matters”: but in immigration law, some children matter more than others. Join us for a lively discussion of the major legal developments on child rights in the immigration context followed by food and drink.

Minimum income requirements for spousal visas are lawful, but breach duty to safeguard children – says UK Supreme Court

For families divided by Home Office income requirements, this latest case on the human right to family life offers mixed results. While the main challenge to the Rules failed, parts of the policy were heavily criticised.

Sorry. Your Tribunal is running behind schedule. We hope it’ll be ready soon, but until then, you’ll just have to wait…

The massive backlog at the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal just got even bigger, according to recent government statistics.