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Важно: High Court judgment on minimum income threshold for family migrants


Приостановлено требование зарабатывать £18600 и т.п. для спонсоров — заявления на ПМЖдля жен/мужей/невест/партнеров и т. п.


Первоисточник: <noindex>http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecont...ncome-threshold</noindex>




On 5 July 2013 the High Court delivered its judgment on a legal challenge to the minimum income threshold for spouses/partners and children applying in the family route.


The Home Office has paused decision-making on some spouse/partner and child settlement visa and leave to remain applications to enable us to consider the implications of the judgment.


The pause applies to applications made under Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules where the application would be refused solely because the rules relating to the minimum income threshold are not met, including where relevant the evidence requirements in Appendix FM-SE.


The same approach is being applied to a small number of adoption cases which would be refused on this ground alone.


Applications which meet the Rules or which fall to be refused on other grounds,such as requirements for English language or a genuine and subsisting relationship, will continue to be processed and decided as normal.


A further announcement will be made in due course.


Can I still submit a spouse/partner or child application under Appendix FM?


Yes.You can continue to apply, but you should take into account the fact that if the income threshold is the only requirement you do not meet,the Home Office will pause consideration of your application pending further consideration of the High Court judgment.


Can I still submit my application in person at a public enquiry office in the UK?

Yes,but you should take into account the fact that if the income threshold is the only requirement you do not meet, the Home Officewill pause consideration of your application pending further consideration of the High Court judgment.


What happens if my case is on hold and I want to withdraw my application or get my passport returned because I need to travel?


If you have already applied and now wish to withdraw your application,you may do so. The Home Office will not refund your application fee.


If you are seeking the return of your passport to travel, you may do sobut the Home Office will treat your application as withdrawn. TheHome Office will not refund your application fee.


How long will cases be paused?


We will provide further information in due course.


What happens if I meet the income threshold requirement?


If we assess that you meet all the rules which apply to your case,including the income threshold requirement where this applies, your application will be granted.


Am I still required to meet the income threshold requirement or can I apply knowing that I do not meet it?

You can apply, but if the income threshold is the only requirement you donot meet, the Home Office will pause consideration of your application pending further consideration of the High Court judgment.


Does this pause affect all adoption cases?

No.This only applies to applications required to meet the minimum income threshold under paragraph 314(i)(a), 314(i)(d), 316A(i)(d) or 316A(i)(e) of Part 8 of the Immigration Rules made on or after 9 July 2012. Adoption applications which do not have to meet the minimum income threshold are unaffected.


Does this pause on decisions affect other categories like adult dependent relatives or spouses on the two-year probationary period?


No.This pause has no effect on applications which do not need to meet the income threshold requirement. Those cases will continue to be assessed against the rules which apply to them.

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Хорошая новость для легализующихся overstayes - изменения в Параграфе 320 (11).


До недавнего времени нелегал, кто хотел вернуться в свою страну для того, чтобы легализоваться и потом въехать в Великобританию как супруг(а)/партнер/жених/невеста лица с ПМЖ или гражданина/гражданки Великобритании практически автоматически мог получить отказ по т.н. Additional Grounds of Refusal по параграфу 320(11) правил. Т.е. человек выполнял все условия по, например, супружеской визе жены гражданина Великобритании, но мог легко получить отказ по дополнительным причинам на основании того, что в свое время был нелегально в Великобритании.


Недавно параграф 320(11) Правил был изменен так, что теперь для его применения просто т.н. overstay недостаточен - нужно еще совершить другие нарушения закона (пример выделен), Конкретно:


11) where the applicant has previously contrived in a significant way to frustrate the intentions of the Rules by:


(i) overstaying; or


(ii) breaching a condition attached to his leave; or


(iii) being an illegal entrant; or


(iv) using deception in an application for entry clearance, leave to enter or remain or in order to obtain documents from the Secretary of State or a third party required in support of the application (whether successful or not); and


there are other aggravating circumstances, such as absconding, not meeting temporary admission/reporting restrictions or bail conditions, using an assumed identity or multiple identities, switching nationality, making frivolous applications or not complying with the re-documentation process.


Проверено на практике на основании последних заявлений клиентов, рассмотренных в июне и июле на Украине, Белоруссии и России. Средний срок overstay был 3 года.



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Passport returns for Tier 2 (ICT) applications


Собственно говоря, ввели "Passport returns for Tier 2 (ICT) applications", о чем упоминал раньше:




Tier 2 Intra company transfer (ICT) applicants in the UK will receive their passports back before a decision has been made on their application under a pilot for a new service which launches today, 22 July 2013.


The passport return service will allow Tier 2 (ICT) applicants to have their passport returned within 7 - 10 days of their application being received by the Home Office.


The service, launched in response to feedback from UK businesses, will allow ICT applicants to:


continue to use their passports during the application process

continue to travel if they have valid leave that covers the period they intend to be out of the UK.


Customers applying under this category are reminded that applications may be submitted up to 3 months before current leave expires.


If the pilot proves successful, additional routes will be considered for this service.


Further updates will be published in due course.

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Хит сезона от UK BA: Home Office text HOME to 78070 campaign - ездят машины UK BA по Лондону с обращением к нелегалам "go home".


Собственно говоря:





A pilot scheme that aims to encourage illegal migrants to leave the UK voluntarily has been launched in London today (22 July). Vans displaying large adverts, as well as leaflets, posters and messages in local newspapers will be used to highlight the advantages of returning home voluntarily – while making clear enforcement action will be taken if they do not.


Over the next week, two vans will be driven around Hounslow, Barking & Dagenham, Ealing, Barnet, Brent and Redbridge and will show residents how many illegal migrants have recently been arrested in their area. They will also show a text number that migrants can message to arrange their return.


Wording on advert as follows:


In the UK illegally? Go home or face arrest. Text HOME to 78070 for free advice, and help with travel documents. We can help you return home voluntarily without fear of arrest or detention.

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Home Office решил, что решение High Court от 5 июля 2013 года незаконно и подал иск в в более высокий суд оспорить предыдущее решение High Court. Т.е. UK BA решили "идти до конца".


Собственно говоря:


"The Home Office today, 26 July 2013, filed its appeal against a High Court judgment on the minimum income threshold for spouses/partners and children applying in the family route.


The judgment affects non-EEA national spouses/partners and children applying to settle in the UK with someone who is already resident here.


The Home Office will continue to put on hold decisions in some spouse/partner and child settlement visa and leave to remain applications until the case is finally determined by the Courts.".

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Новые изменения в законе, Cm 8690, into force 1 August 2013




В частности один из пунктов Правил, который UK BA наконец-то исправил:


"Amend the current Rules for Tier 4 dependants. On 1 July the Rules were changed to make them clearer and easier to use. Those amendments specify that a Tier 4 migrant may bring dependants if they are studying a postgraduate level course at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) for "longer than 12 months". These changes will amend the Rules so that they properly reflect the policy position, which is that postgraduate students at HEIs may bring dependants if they are studying a course of duration "12 months or longer".



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Shabani (EEA-jobseekers; nursery education) (2013) UKUT 00315 (IAC)


Граждане EU могут находиться в состоянии поиска работы более чем 1 раз и тем самым не нарушая продолжительность своей резиденции в той или иной стране Евросоюза


Суд так же постановил, что non-EEA опекун ребенка-гражданина/гражданки EU может получить право пребывания в Великобритании (derivative right of residence) даже тогда когда опекаемый ребенок из EU идет в т. н. «подготовительный» (reception) класс.


Essa (EEA: rehabilitation/integration) (2013) UKUT 00316 (IAC)


Интересное решение Upper Tribunal в отношении криминали и права получения и вероятности потери ПМЖ гражданами EU.


Суд уточнил, что (NB: в контексте для граждан EU):


  • Для получения ПМЖ гражданам EU нужно пробыть в Великобритании c соблюдением необходимых требований 5 лет
  • Служба в армии (за рубежом) не обрывает срок для получения ПМЖ в Великобритании
  • Нахождение в заключении «обрывает» срок для получения ПМЖ — в случае если человек осужден судом
  • Великобритании
  • Нахождение в заключении НЕ «обрывает» срок для получения ПМЖ — в случае если человек НЕ осужден судом
  • Если в течение 10 лет такое лицо смогло комбинированно «набрать» срок из 5 лет между заключением в тюрьмах — такое лицо может получить ПМЖ
  • После легального пребывания в стране в течение 10 лет тюремный срок не прерывает действия статуса ПМЖ заключенного вплоть до получения таким лицом депортационого ордера


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PEO Appointments - appointment fees to be paid upfront


"Порадовал" UK BA, объявив, что с 18-08-2013 во время бронирования слота для подачи документов в PEO они будут брать ПОЛНУЮ сумму за услуги UK BA + депозит в размере £100.00:


"From 18 August, those booking a premium appointment at a PEO will now be asked to pay their whole fee upfront, using a new automated system. This includes the premium fee of £375 and non-refundable appointment fee of £100.

Appointments can be managed in the normal way through an online account. If applicants fail to attend their appointment, or cancel it with 5 or less working days notic

e, the £100 fee will not be refunded.".



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<С сегодняшнего дня детали судебных решений будут на языке оригинала, т.е. на английском языке. Это должно сэкономить время, которое раньше уходило на перевод с английского на русский>




SSHD v Raju & ors[2013] EWCA Civ 754, Court of Appeal


The Upper Tribunal was wrong in Khatel to suppose that a qualification awarded to an applicant for Post-Study Work after his application has been lodged with the Home Office can bring his total of points up to the requisite 75 in Appendix A. The rule clearly means that the award must have been made prior to the application, and the application itself does not continue until it is decided. Paragraph 34G of HC 395 specifies the date when an application is made.




MB (Bangladesh) by her mother and litigation friend JB v SSHD, [2013] EWCA Civ 220, Court of Appeal


A polygamous marriage celebrated abroad is void under English law if, at the time of the wedding, either of the parties to it was domiciled in England & Wales. But a child born overseas before July 2006 to a polygamously married father is to be regarded as legitimate under section 1 of the Legitimacy Act 1976, and hence may be British by descent from her father, if, at the time she was conceived, either of her parents reasonably believed their marriage to be valid. Such reasonable belief is actually presumed by the Act, so he who wishes to rebut that presumption must adduce evidence that both parents were aware that their marriage was invalid under English law when their child was conceived.




Essa (EEA : rehabilitation/ integration), [2013] UKUT 316 (IAC), Upper Tribunal


EEA nationals and their family members can acquire a right of permanent residence if they reside in the United Kingdom for a continuous period of five years “lawfully”, i.e. in line with the EEA Regulations 2006/ Citizens Directive. They can then also be regarded as “genuinely integrated” in the host Member State, and as explained by the Court of Justice in Tsakouridis, if thereafter they face expulsion on serious grounds of public policy or public security, a factor in the assessment of whether expulsion is proportionate will be whether their prospects of rehabilitation are better in the host State than in the State to which they will be expelled.


A period of imprisonment interrupts the continuity of the five years’ residence needed in order to acquire a right of permanent residence. But it may be that a total of five years as a ‘qualified person’, even if it is not a continuous period because of an intervening custodial sentence, can nevertheless lead to permanent residence. In any event, once permanent residence has been achieved, a period of imprisonment does not stop the accumulation of ten years’ residence, after which a Union citizen can only be expelled on “imperative grounds of public security.”


The ten years are counted back from the date of the expulsion decision. The highest level of protection from expulsion is afforded by Article 28(3)(a) of the Citizens Directive to those who “have resided in the host Member State for the previous ten years”, and those ten years are not interrupted by a period of imprisonment served after the Union citizen has acquired a permanent right of residence.


Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrants


Senior staff in the Long Term subcategory of Intra-Company Transferees can now stay for a maximum of nine years instead of five, if they are earning at least £152,100 per annum. This stops short of the ten-year threshold, after which settlement can be achieved under the Long Residence Rule. The link between the Intra-Company Transfer route and settlement remains broken. On the other hand, the ‘cooling off period’ of one year which must elapse before a Tier 2 Migrant can come back to the UK in this category has been recalibrated, so as to begin as soon as the migrant departs from the United Kingdom, rather than when his leave expires. This benefits migrants who go home before their leave has come to an end. Very senior staff, earning at least £152,100 per annum, are now exempt from the ‘cooling off period’ altogether.


If a Tier 2 (General) Sponsor wants to fill a vacancy for a PhD-level post, he does not need to appoint a suitable settled worker when carrying out the Resident Labour Market Test, if a migrant is better qualified for the post.




Only postgraduate students doing a course at NQF level 7 or a PhD can have spouses and children with them as dependants in the UK.


It used to be possible for students and their families to achieve settlement through the ‘Long Residence Rule’ (para 276B HC 395) after ten years’ lawful residence, but it is now unlikely that students will be here that long. They can only spend three years in the United Kingdom studying courses below degree level, while five years is normally the maximum that can be spent on a BA/BSc followed by an MA/MSc. (A longer time is allowed for certain subjects, such as Law, Architecture and Medicine.) If, on completion of a PhD, a student has already spent eight years studying in the United Kingdom, he will not be allowed to undertake any further Tier 4 studies.


Since 6 April 2013 international students successfully completing a PhD at a UK Higher Education Institution (‘HEI’) have been able to stay in the UK for another twelve months under Tier 5, sponsored by their HEI. They can use this period in order to find work with a Tier 2 employer, to set up as an entrepreneur before switching into Tier 1, or to gain practical work experience in their field before returning home.


Family migration vs family court proceedings etc


People with leave of six months or less, such as visitors, are not allowed to ‘switch’ into the spouse/partner route unless they are fiancé(e)s/ proposed civil partners. To this exception are now added people who have been granted six months’ discretionary leave while court proceedings are pending. It sometimes happens that a parent is the subject of a removal or deportation decision, and at the same time a family court is having to decide whether a child ought to reside with, or have contact with, that parent. Until the family court has decided what is in the best interests of the child, it may not be possible to determine whether removal or deportation of the parent would be proportionate under Article 8. So the parent is given limited leave to remain in the meantime.


It has been clarified that, where a person has been granted an initial period of 2½ years’ leave as the parent of a child who is British or settled, or who has been living here for at least seven years, that person can get further leave to remain, even if the child has turned 18 by that time. Thus, a parent who would have to wait five years (or ten, under Section EX) before qualifying for settlement, will not be disadvantaged if his child is a teenager rather than a toddler when the first period of leave is granted. But the child must not have formed an independent family unit, and must not be leading an independent life, even if he is well over 18 by the time the parent is eligible for settlement.




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Подача апелляции - слушание апелляции - сроки


Возможно, кому-то пригодится. Апелляции, поданные в Великобритании FTT IAC в мае 2013 года будут слушаться в суде в феврале 2014 года. То есть с момента подачи апелляции в Великобритании и до момента слушания апелляции пройдет 10 месяцев. На основании апелляций, которые я сейчас веду.


Суды в буквальном смысле "задыхаются" от количества подаваемых апелляций (из разговора со знакомым судьей). Основная причина - частые изменения в законе и, соответственно, увеличившиеся количество отказов.

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Важные изменения для тех, кто регистрируется в полиции в Лондоне (OVRO)


Ссылка на первоисточник: <noindex>http://content.met.police.uk/Article/Advic...5/1400011322875</noindex>

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Немного статистики по Tier 1 Investor и Tier 1 Entrepreneur


Tier 1 Investor and Tier 1 Entrepreneur routes update – some facts (via ILPA – UK BA)

Numbers of investor applications steadily rising from 2008 onwards.


- 419 investor visas were issued in 2011/2012 rising to 530 in 2012/2013.


- The 470 Tier 1 (Investor) entry clearance approvals in 2012 were accompanied by 922 approved applications for dependants


- Permitted absences for Investors. UK BA says that the permitted absences from the UK should be reviewed. Reducing residency requirements would make the category more attractive. Residency requirements under the Australian system are 40 days per year. Concern was expressed that this could form the basis of a tax avoidance scheme


- Currently no accelerated route to Naturalization for Investors (fears of public disappointment)

Tier 1 Entrepreneur fast track application service is being considered by the UK BA.

A large number of applications made under the Entrepreneur route and a high rate of refusal. 3,000 applications in one month at the end of 2012, and 80% refusal rate, but refusal rate now falling.



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Новые изменения в Иммиграционных Правилах с 01-10-2013




06 September 2013


Today, Friday 6 September 2013, a written ministerial statement was laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules.


The changes, which come into effect on 1 October 2013, will mean greater flexibility for businesses and workers and include:


removing the English language requirement for intra-company transferees;

making it easier for graduate entrepreneurs to switch into Tier 2;

waiving share ownership restrictions for some senior staff; and

allowing some students to work as interns under the Tier 5 government authorised exchange scheme.



Tourist and business visitors will benefit from the following changes:


Allowing tourists and business visitors to do some study where it is not the main purpose of their visit.

Expanding the activities a business visitor can do in the UK.

Removing the prospective student route.



Further changes include:


expanding checks to ensure applicants for work and student visas are genuine, and that they intend to meet the conditions of leave they apply for;

introducing powers to refuse Tier 4 extension applications where the applicant cannot speak English;

introducing a scheme which allows some locally engaged staff in Afghanistan to relocate to the UK;

setting new youth mobility scheme quotas for 2014;

enabling those who demonstrate exceptional promise in the arts to apply under Tier 1;

changes to the way we handle settlement applications for refugees who have committed crimes, and adding the power to curtail leave for persistent or serious offenders;

introducing temporary Immigration Rules so participants and personnel can come to the UK during the 2014 Commonwealth Games;

minor changes and clarifications to the Immigration Rules, including those relating to family life.



From 28 October there will also be changes to the way applicants for indefinite leave to remain are required to demonstrate their knowledge of the English language and of life in the UK.

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R (app. New London College) & R (app. West London Vocational Training College) v SSHD, Migrants’ Rights Network and JCWI intervening

[2013] UKSC 51

Supreme Court



Summary of decision : The scheme for licensing educational providers who wish to sponsor Tier 4 Migrants is set out in Sponsor Guidance, and includes numerous mandatory requirements. Although these requirements partake of the nature of “rules”, they are not rules which the Secretary of State must lay before Parliament under section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971. They are not rules governing the entry and stay of migrants, but are ancillary or incidental to the administration of immigration control. What exactly the source is of the power to run such a scheme, it is certainly not unlawful.


Thus the Secretary of State was entitled to revoke the sponsor licence of one of the appellant colleges, and to refuse the application of the other college for Highly Trusted Sponsor status.


R (app. JB (Jamaica)) v SSHD

[2013] EWCA Civ 666

Court of Appeal



Summary of decision : The designation of Jamaica as a country where there is “in general … no serious risk of persecution” in terms of section 94(5)(a) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 is unlawful, because a large section of the population – the LGBT community, constituting as much as 10% - is indeed at risk. Homosexuals in Jamaica do not form as large a ‘social group’ as, for example, women in Pakistan, but large enough to make it wholly inappropriate for the Secretary of State to have to certify a Jamaican asylum claim as ‘clearly unfounded’, unless satisfied that it is not clearly unfounded.


To be suitable for the Detained Fast Track, an asylum claim must be one in which a fair and sustainable decision can be made within about two weeks. That will not be possible where, in order to substantiate the claim, evidence has to be obtained from abroad. In the instant case, the claimant could not prove that he was gay without evidence from people who knew him in Jamaica. It should have been obvious, therefore, that this case fell outside the criteria for assessing suitability for detention under the ‘DFT/DNSA’ policy. The claimant was therefore detained unlawfully.


SS (Malaysia) v SSHD

[2013] EWCA Civ 888

Court of Appeal



Summary of decision : It is not a flagrant breach of their human rights for a Catholic woman and her young son to be returned to the country of their nationality, where the boy’s father, who has converted to Islam, will insist that he be circumcised and brought up as a Moslem. It is only in an extreme case that international protection can be offered when the system of family law in the applicant’s country produces results that would be objectionable here.


ML (Nigeria) v SSHD

[2013] EWCA Civ 844

Court of Appeal




Summary of decision : When a first-instance judge has got some of his facts badly wrong, it cannot be said that his determination contains no material error of law, because the outcome would have been the same even if he had not made those errors. Errors of fact can constitute errors of law, and in the present case the errors were such that it could not be said that the appellant had had a fair hearing of his appeal at all.


Akhtar (CEFR; UKBA Guidance and IELTS)

[2013] UKUT 306 (IAC)

Upper Tribunal



There is no equivalent to level A1 of the CEFR in the International English Language Test System. The nearest thing is an IELTS score of 4.0 for level B1, which must therefore be used for level A1 too. Paragraph 281(ii) of HC 395 only requires level A1 in speaking and listening from applicants for entry clearance as a spouse, but this means that a score of at least 4.0 must be achieved in each of those components


Exclusion from international protection


Article 1F


In Al-Sirri & DD (Afghanistan) [2012] UKSC 54, the Supreme Court has given guidance on the interpretation of Art 1F©, which excludes from the protection of the Refugee Convention “any person with respect to whom there are serious reasons for considering that … he has been guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.”


Stateless persons


A new Part 14 has also been added to HC 395, to cater for the small number of stateless people who are not eligible for asylum. The criteria are based upon the 1954 UN Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons, and require that such persons must not be considered a national by any state under the operation of its law, and must not be able to reside in the country of their former habitual residence or in any other country. This addition to the Rules stems from a report issued by the UNHCR and Asylum Aid in November 2011, Mapping statelessness in the United Kingdom.


Deportation order revocation periods


If the sentence was less than 4 years, ten years must have elapsed since the deportation order was made, before it can be revoked. If the sentence was 4 years or more, it can never be revoked, unless its continuation would be contrary to the Refugee or Human Rights Convention, or there are “exceptional circumstances” giving rise to “compelling factors”. Similar considerations may shorten the ten-year re-entry ban for those sentenced to less than 4 years.


These periods (‘ten years’ and ‘never’) correspond with the re-entry bans imposed by para 320(2), except for the five-year ban where the sentence was less than 12 months. Under para 391, the re-entry ban is for ten years, even if the sentence was very short. Curiously, where a person is seeking indefinite leave to remain rather than leave to enter, the periods which must have elapsed since the end of the sentence are even longer. Para 322(1C) lays down 15 years for a sentence between one year and four years, and 7 years for a sentence of less than a year, as well as a two-year period before the date of application for a non-custodial sentence. The Explanatory Memorandum to HC 760 does not explain this variation in the time frames, but it becomes clear when looking at para 399B.


Where a deportation order has been made against someone who has not been sent to prison at all – a fairly uncommon occurrence – para 391A requires the deportation order to continue “unless the situation has been materially altered, either by a change of circumstances since the order was made, or by fresh information coming to light which was not before the appellate authorities or the Secretary of State.” The passage of time can itself amount to a change of circumstances.


For people who have managed to avoid deportation on human rights grounds, para 399B provides that they can be given leave to remain in blocks of 2½ years at a time. Can they ever achieve settlement by building up enough of these 2½-year chunks? An addition to para 399B now provides that they can get indefinite leave to remain, after the time periods have elapsed which are laid down in para 322(1C), i.e. 15 years and 7 years, depending on the length of their sentence.


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Грядущие изменения в иммиграции - речь Home Secretary сегодня (30-09-2013).


Важное на мой взгляд:


The Conservative position is clear – if leaving the European Convention is what it takes to fix our human rights laws, that is what we should do.


The Government will soon publish the Immigration Bill, which will make it easier to get rid of people with no right to be here.


We’re going to cut the number of appeal rights from seventeen to four, and in doing so cut the total number of appeals by more than half.


The second thing we will do is extend the number of non-suspensive appeals. This means that where there is no risk of serious and irreversible harm, we should deport foreign criminals first and hear their appeal later.


The Immigration Bill will sort out the abuse of Article Eight – the right to a family life – once and for all. The trouble is, while the European Convention makes clear that a right to a family life is not absolute, judges often treat it as an unqualified right. That’s why I published new Immigration Rules stating that foreign criminals and illegal immigrants should ordinarily be deported despite their claim to a family life. Those Rules were debated in the House of Commons, and they were approved unanimously. But some judges chose to ignore Parliament and go on putting the law on the side of foreign criminals instead of the public. So I am sending a very clear message to those judges


We’re cutting immigration across the board. Work visas are down by seven per cent. Family visas are down by a third. And student visas – which were abused on an industrial scale under Labour – are also down by a third.


…immigration bonds. It’s a simple idea – the government should be able to take a £3,000 deposit from temporary migrants and return it when they leave. If they overstay their visa, they’ll lose their money.

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Новый Immigration Bill 2013-2013


Опубликован. Ссылка: <noindex>http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2013-14/immigration.html</noindex>

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UK BA рассматривает увеличение минимальной суммы для Tier1 Investor


Собственно говоря: <noindex>http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecont...idence-economic</noindex>


The Minister for Immigration has asked the MAC to consider the following question and report back by 7 February 2014:


“At present, the minimum level of investment for the Investor category is £1 million but accelerated settlement status can be achieved by investing either £5 million or £10 million. Migrants may use money loaned to them by UK banks when making their investment. The MAC is asked to consider whether the investment thresholds are appropriate to deliver significant economic benefits for the UK, in particular the minimum £1m threshold?”


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Получение ILR для PBS Dependent Child когда только один родитель подает на ILR


С случае, когда PBS (Tier 1, Tier 2) главный заявитель хочет так же получить ILR для ребенка, по текущим правилам на основании Параграфа 319j(e):


(e) Both of an applicant's parents must either be lawfully settled in the UK, or being granted indefinite leave to remain at the same time as the applicant, unless:

(i) The Points Based System Migrant is the applicant's sole surviving parent, or

(ii) The Points Based System Migrant parent has and has had sole responsibility for the applicant's upbringing, or

(iii) there are serious and compelling family or other considerations which would make it desirable not to refuse the application and suitable arrangements have been made for the applicant's care, or

(iv) One parent is, at the same time, being granted indefinite leave to remain as a Relevant Points Based System Migrant, the other parent is lawfully present in the UK or being granted leave at the same time as the applicant, and the applicant was granted leave as the child of a Relevant Points Based System Migrant under the Rules in place before 9 July 2012.


ребенок может получить ILR ТОЛЬКО когда ОБА родителя подают на ПМЖ (в простой трактовке Параграфа). Есть исключения когда другой родитель умер. Если родители развелись можно доказать, что тот родитель, который подает на ILR вместе с ребенком полностью и всегда отвечал за воспитание ребенка. Возможен так же вариант, когда UK BA будут удовлетворены, что не дать ребенку ПМЖ будет не правильно.


Сегодня получили клиентке (Tier 1 General, self-employed) и ее ребенку ILR. Отец с ними не живет, но общается и встречается с ребенком, т.е. sole responsibility нет.


Подавали заявление в PEO Liverpool, предварительно согласовав дни работы Grade 7 SEO ("старший" офицер, кто может принимать решения по сложным делам без стандартного пожелания подать заявление по почте) через наше местное PEO Solihull, где мы обычно подаем заявления клиентов.


Документов было много. Доказывали то, что ребенок проучился в стране х лет, что у ребенка появился круг друзей, хобби, есть семья, жилье (т.е. сложилась частная жизнь) и т.п. Было письмо от биологического отца, что он полностью поддерживает заявление ребенка на ILR. Мы так же ссылались на s55 Act 200 (...госорганы должны рассматривать интересы ребенка приоритетно) и др.


Получилась довольно большая папка документов. Ждали часа 3, получили ILR маме и ребенку без дополнительных вопросов.


Кого интересуют детали, задавайте вопросы или перезвоните.

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Naturalization Instructions - ссылка на все 57 (!) глав Закона о Натурализации


Собственно говоря. "Всего" 57 глав. Зато четких, без воды (почти): <noindex>http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/policyan...uctions/nivol1/</noindex>


Для любителей "покопаться" в законодательной базе.


После того, как несколько месяцев UK BA прекратил давать советы по телефону по вопросам о натурализации с пожеланием "пишите E-mail", вышеуказанная ссылка, надеюсь, многим будет полезна.

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Preventing illegal working - UK guidance documents for employers, October 2013 Update


Собственно говоря:



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Британия облегчит получение виз богачам


Великобритания облегчит получение виз для сотни богатейших предпринимателей мира. На этот шаг Лондон пойдет для того, чтобы стимулировать инвестиции в британскую экономику.


Великобритания облегчит визовые процедуры для примерно 100 крупнейших бизнесменов из 90 стран. Услуга по ускоренному оформлению британских бизнес-виз называется Great Club. В полном объеме во всех странах программы она заработает к концу 2014 года.


МВД пока не называет перечня этих стран и не называет критериев, предъявляемым к бизнесменам, передает РИА Новости. Однако, известно, что приоритетными для Британии странами, не входящими в ЕС, являются США, Индия, Китай, Бразилия и Австралия.


"Программа должна стимулировать частоту бизнес-поездок предпринимателей из этих стран. Мы ожидаем, что это приведет к росту инвестиций, повышению уровня деловых связей и улучшению инвестиционного климата в стране", – сказал представитель МВД. Он отметил, что возможность участия в программе будет определяться британскими властями и основываться не на страновой принадлежности кандидата, а на его потенциале как инвестора.



Согласно новой программе, крупные предприниматели смогут оформить визы в ускоренном порядке. Кроме того, они получат "персонального менеджера", который будет следить, чтобы процесс оформления продвигался без проблем и задержек и был осуществлен в приемлемые для бизнесмена сроки. В Индии и Китае заявители смогут получить визу в день обращения, а также на время оформления оставить паспорт при себе. Речь не идет об ослаблении режима проверок и отмене визовых сборов.





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Очередной хит сезона от UK BA - ноябрь 2013


Вчера, в UK BA.


Подаю заявление клиентки на семейную визу. Используем местное британское образование (диплом университета) как доказательство знания английского языка.

Удивленный caseworker пытается вернуть документы и доказать что клиентке нужно сдать ESOL по новым правилам с 28 октября 2013 года. Постоянно делается ссылка на мифический параграф Правил. Мое вежливое замечание о том, что, скорее всего госпожа caseworker путает требования на ПМЖ, пока игнорируются.

После очередной попытке вернуть мне документы клиентки и пожеланием принести «нужный» документ в следующий раз я вежливо поинтересовался у caseworker, осознает ли она свою ответственность за свои слова как представитель UK BA в момент исполнения своих обязанностей ? После чего c caseworkers уходить куда-то на совещание и через несколько минут приходит, извиняться и говорит что «перепутала правила правила на ПМЖ и на переход на семейную визу».


Решение дали через 2 часа как обычно. Ждем BRP карточку, которая обычно приходит на 3-й день курьером DX.


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Очередное изменение Правил - HC 803 (01-12-2013)


В основном касается non-EEA членов семей военнослужащих. Военнослужащим нужно будет так же показывать £18600 и т.п. для того, чтобы привезти т.н. non-EEA spouse в Великобританию.



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Consultation on fees and charging, immigration and visas


Собственно говоря: <noindex>http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/siteconte...nsultation-fees</noindex>


12 November 2013


The government has announced a consultation looking at charging principles which begins on 12 November and will last for 3 weeks.


The purpose of this consultation is to look at options for ensuring those who benefit directly from the immigration system and enhanced border control contribute appropriately to its costs in the future. We are keen to hear from our partners and welcome views and opinions on the topics in this consultation. Topics covered within the consultation are as follows:


simplifying our fee structure;

fee levels;


premium and optional services;

Border Force;

commercial partnerships;

refunds and administration fees; and

wider impacts

Responses will help us decide how to use charging powers to set appropriate immigration fees in the future and shape thinking on the need for different products and services.


For further details on this consultation, including the written ministerial statement and consultation document, see the GOV.UK website.


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Дебаты а парламенте о документах, теряемых UK BA.


Кому интересно: <noindex>http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/c...#13111959000003</noindex>


(c 4.28 pm)


Потери документов - тут все понятно. Но далее:


"Inspector told the Select Committee on Home Affairs that inspectors had come across the problem of lost files “in every inspection”. Worryingly, he said that 7% of the 400 files sampled were incorrectly filed—in other words, not in the right place".


Подача заявлений через PEO Same Day Service пока лучшая опция.

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