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Immigration News Weekly Round up 14 October 2012 | Immigration Matters

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Romanian Family wins UK Immigration Appeal against Blue Card Refusal

A Romanian Family living in London has won an appeal in the First Tier Tribunal against the UK Border Agency, which had refused a Blue Card and revoked the Yellow Card of the main breadwinner, Bison Management UK reports.

Immigration to Canada could help solve labour shortage says Minister Jason Kenney

Whilst the UK government wants curbs on both non-EU and EU immigration, Canada’s Federal Minister responsible for immigration, Jason Kenney, told for local business leaders during his visit to St. John’s that immigration to Canada could help solve labour and skill shortages.

Mike Tyson gets visa for Australia to deliver ‘motivational’ talks

Former heavyweight boxing champion and convicted rapist Mike Tyson has been granted a visa to enter Australia for a series of motivational talks next month, organisers claim.


The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has launched a new privately run immigration database to track down 150,000 overstayers. Many ‘TNT’s’ (a Filipino slang for overstayers) are holding on in the hope of qualifying for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or permanent residence under the ‘14 year long stay rule’, which no longer applies following recent changes to the Immigration Rules on 9 July 2012.

UK Government wants curbs on EU migration

Other countries have also imposed restrictions on the newest EU members and debt ridden Spain is now demanding proof from anyone from the EU who wants to live there for more than three months that they will not become a burden on the state. With Europe facing a financial crisis and the possible meltdown of the Euro, Immigration Matters recently asked if the EU’s Free Movement dream is falling apart along with the rest of its European super state ideology?

Gay visa overstayer fights deportation to Nigeria

Campaigners are fighting to stop the deportation of a gay man to “homophobic” Nigeria where he fears for his life, Pink News reports.

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Overseas students and workers can qualify for a tax refund 

You could qualify for a tax refund if you are an overseas student, work permit holder, Tier 1, Yellow or Blue Card holder – in fact any visa type – even if you are no longer legal or even in the UK!


It doesn’t matter where you come from – UK, Europe or anywhere else in the world, it is important to ensure that your qualifications are recognised. In the UK there is a national agency that carries out this service, they are called UK NARIC.

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