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Following major reforms to the immigration system to control migration by way of the points based system,  the Government will now reform settlement in the UK by introducing the principle of ‘earned citizenship’.

A public consultation, open for 12 weeks from 3 August 2009, available on the UK Border Agency website is seeking views on:

  • introducing a new points test for earned citizenship, to better manage the numbers allowed to settle permanently in the United Kingdom;
  • delivering the earned citizenship system in partnership with local authorities;
  • supporting those who are on the path to citizenship to integrate into their new communities; and
  • managing the impacts of migration on the developing world.

Responses to the consultation should be sent by no later than midnight on 26 October 2009 to the Citizenship Consultation Team.

You can also post your response to:

Citizenship Consultation
UK Border Agency
9th floor, Whitgift Centre Block B
15 Wellesley Road
Croydon CR9 3LY

Or you can read and respond to the survey online.

If you would like a hard copy of this consultation or of the response form, or if you have any questions about the consultation, you can make a request by post, by email or by phone to James Davison on 020 8760 3298.

See also:

Transitional arrangements for earned citizenship announced by Border Agency

If you need any immigration advice or help with Studying in the UK, Settlement, Citizenship, Sponsorship, extending Work Permits, Visa or an appeal against a refusal please email:

info@immigrationmatters.co.uk or visit www.immigrationmatters.co.uk

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