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EEA rules mean that European, rather than UK, brides are sought after by sham wedding fixers.

A Latvian woman was caught in bed with her real boyfriend the day before a planned sham wedding to another man, the BBC reports.

At Peterborough Crown Court, Irina Iljina, 22, and “bridegroom” Parminder Singh, 22, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to breach immigration laws.

On 16 December, UK Border Agency officers found Iljina in bed with a man she later admitted was her boyfriend.

A registrar became suspicious and tipped off the authorities when Iljina and Singh went to make wedding plans.

Singh also admitted a perjury charge.

The court was told Singh, in the UK on a valid working holiday visa, had hoped marriage to an EU national would aid his bid to gain long-term residency in the UK with the associated rights to work and claim benefits.

Traced on computer

Concerns about the legitimacy of the couple’s relationship arose when they visited Peterborough Register Office on 30 November to make wedding arrangements for the wedding on 17 December.

Suspicious of the lack of interaction between the couple and of their limited knowledge about one another, the registrar contacted the UK Border Agency, the court heard.

Latvian citizen Iljina was arrested at a house in Alexander Road, Peterborough, where she was found in bed with a man who was not her husband-to-be.

She later admitted the man was her real boyfriend.

Singh gave his address as Gladstone Street but he could not be traced there.

His details were subsequently circulated on the police national computer and he was arrested by Thames Valley Police in Maidenhead.

The pair are due to be sentenced on 28 January. Source: BBC.

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UK Border Agency launch new website

The newly revised UK Border Agency website has a better look and feel and navigation seems faster, but previously published links to specific pages of the site may no longer exist.

For instance, the link for European Workers is now:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/applying/

The link for ‘Bulgarian and Romanian nationals‘ is:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/

The UK Border Agency and Home Office website contains a vast amount of information which can be difficult to wade your way through the guidance and Immigration Rules.

The navigation section for European workers from Bulgaria and Romania also appears to have been simplified although finding specific information is still a challenge.

Confusion remains over the need for Bulgarians and Romanians applying for BR1 Yellow Cards as students to take out Comprehensive Sickness Insurance cover. 

The BR1 Form in Section 9 states:

‘If sections 4 (Students) and 5 (Self-sufficient) have been completed: evidence of ‘Comprehensive Sickness Insurance’ cover in the UK and funds to show you are economically self-sufficient, e.g. a bank statement.’

In other words, the paragraph means you need comprehensive sickness insurance only if you are applying under both ‘student’ and ‘self sufficient’ sections.

Nevertheless, student applicants are being asked to take out private medical insurance policies and are being refused if they fail to supply the correct cover.

What is the correct insurance cover?

One insurance company manager told Immigration Matters that he has been trying to get clarification on the exact requirements from the UK Border Agency for several weeks.

Active Quote offers an easy to use online quotation and application system, but also has telephone support from advisers who are on hand to answer questions.

To obtain a quotation for Comprehensive Sickness Insurance visit the Active Quote website 

See article:

 

UK Border Agency launch new website

The newly revised UK Border Agency website has a better look and feel and navigation seems faster, but previously published links to specific pages of the site may no longer exist.

For instance, the link for European Workers is now:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/applying/

The link for ‘Bulgarian and Romanian nationals‘ is:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/

The UK Border Agency and Home Office website contains a vast amount of information which can be difficult to wade your way through the guidance and Immigration Rules.

The navigation section for European workers from Bulgaria and Romania also appears to have been simplified although finding specific information is still a challenge.

Confusion remains over the need for Bulgarians and Romanians applying for BR1 Yellow Cards as students to take out Comprehensive Sickness Insurance cover. 

The BR1 Form in Section 9 states:

‘If sections 4 (Students) and 5 (Self-sufficient) have been completed: evidence of ‘Comprehensive Sickness Insurance’ cover in the UK and funds to show you are economically self-sufficient, e.g. a bank statement.’

In other words, the paragraph means you need comprehensive sickness insurance only if you are applying under both ‘student’ and ‘self sufficient’ sections.

Nevertheless, student applicants are being asked to take out private medical insurance policies and are being refused if they fail to supply the correct cover.

What is the correct insurance cover?

One insurance company manager told Immigration Matters that he has been trying to get clarification on the exact requirements from the UK Border Agency for several weeks.

Active Quote offers an easy to use online quotation and application system, but also has telephone support from advisers who are on hand to answer questions.

To obtain a quotation for Comprehensive Sickness Insurance visit the Active Quote website

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