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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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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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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This Practice Note looks at what constitutes deception in the general grounds for refusal in the Immigration Rules, Part 9 and how this controversial issue...

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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...

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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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