False representations etc, deception and challenging grounds for refusal
Produced in partnership with Rajiv Sharma of The 36 Group

The following Immigration practice note produced in partnership with Rajiv Sharma of The 36 Group provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • False representations etc, deception and challenging grounds for refusal
  • False representations etc and deception grounds
  • Refusal
  • Cancellation
  • Other implications of a finding of deception
  • False representations or information
  • False documents
  • Non-disclosure of relevant facts
  • Challenging grounds for refusal—burden/standard of proof and mechanisms of challenge
  • Challenging grounds for refusal—practical tips

False representations etc, deception and challenging grounds for refusal

This Practice Note looks at the common grounds for refusal and cancellation in the Immigration Rules, Part 9 which cover false representations, false information, false documents, relevant non-disclosure, and the linked ground of deception. It also provides practical tips on challenging any refusal made under the grounds for refusal. See: Grounds for refusal and re-entry bans—overview for details of the significant general revision to Immigration Rules, Part 9 brought in by Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 813, which apply to applications submitted on or after 1 December 2020. For details of the rules (and relevant case law) on deception that apply to applications submitted before that date, please see the previous version of this Practice Note: Deception and challenging general grounds for refusal, which can be accessed at the right hand column link.

Note that Immigration Rules, Part 9 does not apply to all parts of appendices of the Immigration Rules, whether in whole, or in part. Details of the application of the Part are set out in Immigration Rules, Part 9, para 9.1.1.

False representations etc and deception grounds

Refusal

There is now a discretionary refusal, where, in relation to the application, or in order to obtain documents from the Secretary of State or a third party provided in support of the application:

  1. false representations are made,

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