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UK Immigration News Round-Up

15 Dec 2012

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This week's features:

How to appeal against a visa refusal

More deterrents to overseas students as UK Home Secretary announces ECO interviews to “root out visa abuse”

“Learn English” says Ed Miliband as Labour back peddle on immigration

Statement of Changes to UK Immigration Rules effective tomorrow

Census shows 7.5 million rise in foreign-born UK residents

Canada announces new Federal Skilled Trades Program starting January 2013

 

How to appeal against a visa refusal

There have been a number of recent changes to the rules and procedures on appeals against UK visa refusals and some rights of appeal have been removed altogether.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) provides factual information on how to lodge an appeal but cannot give legal advice. For instance, if you are in the UK and have been refused on an application to extend a UK visa and wish to appeal against the refusal you can visit the UKBA's Appeals for extension, switching and settlement applications page.

If you have the right to appeal - your refusal letter should mention this - you may appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum and Immigration Chamber) of HM Courts and Tribunals Service.

In cases where are not given a right of appeal, such as a removal order, you still may be able to apply to the Administrative Court for permission to lodge a Judicial Review to challenge the decision. The British legal system is fair but also complex. Laws are written by lawyers for lawyers. You will improve your chances of success if you seek specialist legal advice. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

More deterrents to overseas students as UK Home Secretary announces ECO interviews to "root out visa abuse"

British Embassy visa consular staff will interview more than 100,000 country targeted prospective students applying for Tier 4 visas to study in Britain, as the government moves to stop "bogus students" from entering the country, UK Home Secretary Theresa May has announced.

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"Learn English" says Ed Miliband as Labour back peddle on immigration

The opposition leader Ed Miliband has called for more immigrants to "learn English" while conceding that the Labour Government was wrong to believe migrants from different countries would "automatically" integrate.

Statement of Changes to UK Immigration Rules effective tomorrow

The Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules announced by Immigration Matters on 22 November will take effect on 13 December 2012.

Census shows 7.5 million rise in foreign-born UK residents

Foreign-born resident numbers in England and Wales have rocketed to 7.5 million people, a jump of nearly three million since 2001, according to the 2011 census.

Canada announces new Federal Skilled Trades Program starting January 2013

Canada needs more skilled tradespersons and is looking to migrant workers to migrate to Canada fill the gap, as a new Federal Skilled Trades Program is being launched on January 2, 2013...

If you need any immigration advice or are worried about the new immigration rules or need help with Sponsorship or Tier 2, Tier 4, applying for university if your college has closed down, Visa, ILR/Settlement, Citizenship, Dependant Visa or an Appeal against a refusal, or if you have been waiting for a reply from the Home Office for longer than a year, please email: 

info@immigrationmatters.co.uk or visit www.immigrationmatters.co.uk for free immigration news updates.

Overseas students and workers can qualify for a tax refund

You could qualify for a tax refund if you are an overseas student, work permit holder, Tier 1, Yellow or Blue Card holder - in fact any visa type - even if you are no longer legal or even in the UK!

Majestic College offer special packages for EU students. They also have a number of employers looking for staff right now and are willing to employ Bulgarians and Romanians.

For more information call Joanna on 0208 207 1020 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting or email: info@majesticcollege.org

More stories: http://www.immigrationmatters.co.uk/category/news 



 


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