The following Immigration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This analysis considers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 1534.
HC 1534 was issued on 11 October 2018, along with an Explanatory Memorandum (EM). It covers the following changes of interest to immigration advisers:
expansion of the EU Settlement Scheme pilot, and introduction of the Administrative Review scheme for refusals made under Appendix EU
removes mention of Premium Service Centres ahead of the roll out of the new Sopra Steria contract
changes to the requirement to provide original documents, so that these are no longer mandatory for most applications
changes to evidential flexibility, enabling the Home Office to use this more flexibly and in a wider range of applications, and
new Rules for unaccompanied children who were transferred to the UK following closure of the Calais camp to apply for limited and indefinite leave to remain
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Unless otherwise stated, the changes take effect for applications made on or after 5 November 2018. Applications made before this date will be decided in line with the Rules in force as at 4 November 2018.
In a letter to the Home Affairs Select Committee dated 11 October 2018 Caroline Noakes, the Minister for Immigration, provided an update on the
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