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Migration Advisory Committee members reappointed | Immigration Matters

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The government has this month reappointed the following members of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC):

  • Professor David Metcalf CBE was reappointed on 5 August 2010 for a further 3 years;
  • Professor Jonathan Wadsworth and Dr Martin Ruhs were reappointed on 15 November 2010 for a further 3 years; and
  • Dr Diane Coyle OBE and Professor Rob Wilson were reappointed on 15 November 2010 for a further 2 years.

MAC was set up by the Home Office to provide transparent, independent and evidence-based advice on UK migration issues. For example the evidence MAC supplies to the government is used when deciding on the Shortage Occupations list and the interim migration cap, recently ruled unlawful following a judicial review. Source: UK Border Agency.

See also:

New Tier 2 Working Visa limit set following Judicial Review

 UK Border Agency’s response to Judicial review loss on interim immigration cap

Interim Immigration Cap unlawful High Court Judges Rule

London Mayor’s new attack on UK Immigration Cap

Government lays down plans to reform UK student visa system and launch public consultation 

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  1. MD. NASIM-UL-ISLAM says :

    This is MD. NASIM-UL-ISLAM from Bangladesh and is facing a critical problem about my name in passport. I am trying to migrate in UK/Denmark. Recently, my advocate has noticed that there is no (.) dot after MD in the passport which is present in my all educational certificate and papers as exactly as “MD. NASIM-UL-ISLAM”. Then he has suggested me to change my name in the passport.

    But the problem is that in Bangladesh, for Machine Readable Passport (MRP) does not support any dot or symbol before or after any part of name. Because of the mismatching the name, I have complained and discussed with the higher rank officers of the passport office, they have said me, “this is a rule taken by the government of Bangladesh and that dot just a punctuation after MD(.) . The software of MRP passport is not allowed to input any dot in the name field. They said, there is no news heard yet about the rejection by any embassy due to not having only a (.) in the name. They also added, this must not be a cause for the rejection by the Embassy”.

    Now, my question is, can I submit my papers and passport to the Embassy? Is there any chance to be refused only for the name option like “MD. NASIM-UL-ISLAM” and “MD NASIM-UL-ISLAM”, just for the mismatch a dot? Please help me.

    Waiting for your kind, good advice and suggestion and honest answer.

    Thank you in advanced.

    Best Regards


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