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Immigration News Weekly Round up 29 January 2012 | Immigration Matters

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UKBA tighten English language test requirement on Tier 1 and 2 applications in the UK

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has announced that from 6 April 2012 they will be removing the provision for applicants in the UK to apply for permission to stay here (leave to remain) before they have taken or received the results of an English language test. The revised policy applies to applicants applying under Tier 1 (General), Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 2 (Working Visa) of the points-based system.

Illegal immigrant criminal returns home with £1500 from the British taxpayer and sets up a business selling UK passports

In a bizarre story, according to several overseas press reports, an illegal immigrant who was caught arranging a sham marriage in Britain was able to leave jail early with £1,500 of taxpayers’ money, which he used to set up a business in Pakistan offering UK passports.

‘Pagan’ woman wins immigration appeal after denying polygamy

A pagan woman who lives with her lover and his wife, but denies it is a polygamous arrangement, has won a ‘right to family life’ immigration case

Human Rights distorted, British PM warns the Council of Europe, as many in the UK call for withdrawal from ECHR

British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that the concept of human rights was being “distorted” – and even “discredited” – by controversial decisions in Europe.

Changes to English language tests for applications under Tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system announced by UKBA today

The UK Border Agency has announced a number of amendments to the list of approved English language tests for applications made under Tier’s 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system and for spouse or partner applications.

Change to postal biometric appointment procedure and residence permit help

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has announced changes to their biometric appointment booking service removing telephone option and replacing it with an online system.

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