Category Archives: Immigration News

No longer any right of appeal against Family visitor visa refusal

On 25 June 2013, significant changes to when a person has a right of appeal, or has a right of appeal from within the UK, against an immigration decision came into force. As a result of these changes the right … Continue reading

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Proposals for £20,000 penalty for per illegal employee

Since 2008, employers have had a responsibility to check that their employees have the right to work in the UK. Employers who fail to do so face civil penalties, principally fines. On 9 July 2013, the Home Office launched a … Continue reading

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£1000 to £3000 civil penalty proposed for Landlords if illegal immigrants are found in their properties

On 3 July 2013, the Home Office published its consultation, ‘Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation’. The Government proposes to require private landlords to check the immigration status of new tenants and other adults living in their property. Landlords … Continue reading

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Fees/health insurance for NHS treatment for visa holders

The Home Office has published a consultation on 3 July 2013 about migrants’ access and financial contribution to the NHS. The consultation asks who should be charged in future, what services they should be charged for, and how we can … Continue reading

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More Changes from 13 December 2012

On Thursday 22 November 2012, a written ministerial statement was laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules which will come in to force on 13 December 2012. These include non substantive changes for sponsors and … Continue reading

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