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Immigration News Round-Up 6 January

16 Jan 2013

Retired Brits lured to South East Asia for as little as £30000 investment

British retirees are being lured to South-East Asia by the ease of getting a long-term visa, the better weather and the low cost of living. The number of retired Brits moving every year to countries like Thailand and the Philippines is in the thousands.

Home Office appointed firm send text messages to legal migrants telling them to ‘leave the UK’

The private firm appointed by the Home Office to trace 174,000 illegal overstaying students has been accused by immigration advisers of breaking the law by sending ‘deportation orders’ by text message to migrants who were legally entitled to stay in the UK or had already left.

No ‘Happy New Year’ for suspected sham marriage Kendal couple

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) have been quick off the mark in 2013, wasting no time recovering from the New Year festivities and arresting a Nigerian visa overstayer minutes before he was due to take part in a suspected sham marriage at Kendal register office on 2 January.

Police and UK Border Agency work together to deport foreign criminals

London’s Scotland Yard says more than 175 foreign criminals have been deported under a new crackdown carried out in a joint operation with UK border officials. In cases where people are not given a right of appeal, such as a removal order, they still may be able to apply to the Administrative Court for permission to lodge a Judicial Review to challenge the decision.

Visiting the UK – make sure you apply for the correct visit visa

Around 90 million people travel through UK borders every year. If you come from a visa national country and want to visit the UK you will need to apply for a visa. There are a number of sub-categories visitor to the UK, and you need to choose which category is the most suitable for you before applying for your visa.

UK immigration policies hurting economy experts warn

As a Nobel Prize winning scientist says UK immigration policies are “stupid”, a leading think tank warns that net migration targets will not be met.

If you are a visa overstayer, have been detained, or need any immigration advic,e 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 UK Border Agency or British Embassy refusal, or if you have been waiting for a reply from the Home Office for longer than a year, please email: or visit for free immigration news updates.

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