UK immigration control: how it works

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UK immigration control: how it works guidance:

Indefinite leave to enter or remain normally lapses if a person has been absent from the UK for a continuous period of more than two years. For further information about...

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This Practice Note explains how the Home Office’s overseas network of diplomatic posts and visa application centres operates in respect of visa applications made outside...

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There are a number of Immigration Rules relating to the validity of an application for leave to remain. These are set out in the Immigration Rules, Part 1, para 34. If an...

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What is a Biometric Immigration Document? A Biometric Immigration Document (BID) is a ‘document’ that contains the holder’s biometric and biographical information,...

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Biometric immigration documents (BIDs) have been progressively introduced since 2008 as a secure and easily verified proof of leave to enter or remain in the UK. BIDs are...

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The transport industry has various legal obligations regarding carrying passengers into the UK. These are: • to adequately check the travel documents of passengers • to...

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Changes in a person’s circumstances: • may lead to the cancellation or curtailment of their stay in the UK if they have limited leave to enter or remain • need to be...

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Produced in partnership with Judith Farbey QC of Doughty Street Chambers and Deborah Revill of Lamb Building Changes to immigration law may mean that a person who applies...

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Involvement of prosecutors in conditional cautions Conditional cautions were implemented by sections 22–27 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). They were intended...

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People granted leave to enter or remain in the UK for a limited period frequently have conditions attached to their leave. For information on who requires leave to enter...

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Crew members of aircraft, ships and Channel Tunnel trains, diplomats and members of foreign armed forces are generally: • wholly exempt from UK immigration control •...

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This Practice Note looks at the legal and practical consequences of the curtailment and cancellation of leave to enter and remain. It also outlines the ways in which...

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STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is currently being updated, including for the implications of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Balajigari v SSHD [2019] EWCA Civ 673,...

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This Practice Note examines the powers of the Home Office to detain individuals when exercising immigration control. It includes an overview of the Home Office’s policy...

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This Practice Note covers the law relating to temporary admission and bail which applied as of 24 November 2016, prior to the commencement of the Immigration (European...

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The question of the extent of any positive duty of disclosure is a fundamental consideration for applicants and immigration advisers alike. The issue came to the...

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Immigration officers (IOs) have a number of statutorily-conferred powers to enter premises to search for persons and evidence and, on entry, to arrest persons and seize...

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This Practice Note outlines the evolution and scope of evidential flexibility policies in the consideration of UK immigration applications. It also covers how evidential...

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A person with leave to enter or remain in the UK, who wishes and is permitted to apply to stay beyond the date their current leave expires, or who wishes to change...

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Click here to download the latest Corporate immigration 2019 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered...

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Click here to download the latest Corporate Immigration 2020 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered...

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The Lexis®PSL Immigration analysis of the Immigration Act 2014 provides a summary of the key practical implications of the Act, written by leading practitioners in the...

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The Immigration Act 2016 (IA 2016) received Royal Assent on 12 May 2016. This Practice Note is a compilation of links to key materials relating to the Act. It includes...

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ARCHIVED: This year’s annual round-up reviews some of the most significant developments of 2017 and previews what is on the horizon for 2018. In 2017 we saw Immigration...

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This Practice Note examines the power of immigration bail, which from 15 January 2018 is the single power of release relevant to persons who are liable to detention. For...

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Immigration offences are matters that are dealt with under the criminal law. They are distinct from civil penalties which, in the context of immigration, are monetary...

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