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Immigration News Weekly Round-up 23 August 2009 | Immigration Matters

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This week I was at the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) in London on an appeal case for an entry clearance refusal against an NVQ student visa applicant in Mumbai, India. We won the appeal. 

Migrant’s dilemma over Tier 2 Skilled Worker applications

The case heard just before ours at Taylor House concerned an appeal against an in-country refusal for an application under Tier 2 skilled worker. 

These refusal cases are not uncommon and highlight the dilemma faced by migrant workers who, not wishing to ‘rock the boat’ or upset their prospective employer, are often too scared to recommend using their immigration adviser. 

Related articles:

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship from an employer does not guarantee you a working visa

New Government-approved shortage occupation lists for Tier 2 of the Points Based System


Points-based systems a ‘legal time bomb’, according to lawyers and ILPA representative

The Points-Based System for migration to the UK and Work Permits to non-EU workers under Tier 2, has been rushed through by the Government and is having unexpected effects on companies looking to recruit from overseas, according to leading immigration lawyers.

Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan grilled by U.S. immigration

Visitors and migrants entering any country can expect to be questioned on the purpose and legitimacy of their visit.
Give the wrong answer and you could be on the next plane home.

British Embassy Manila Announcement on Visa Delays

As a result of damage to the Asia-Pacific Cable Network in the South China Sea and the subsequent loss of IT/Internet Systems, the British Embassy regrets to announce that there are likely to be delays in processing applications for UK visa and British passports.

Research by ippr shows that immigrants are leaving the UK at a faster rate

A new report by ippr published this month shows that more and more immigrants to the United Kingdom are staying for a short time and then leaving.

MAC report on points-based system

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), the independent body which reports to the Government on employment trends, has published a report on the Points based System.

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