Immigration Law Blog

15 June 2011

Restriction on introduction of new evidence in PBS appeals

Section 19 of the UK Borders Act 2007 came into force on Monday 23 May 2011 and has the effect of severely restricting the evidence that can be used in appeals against the refusal of points based system applications.

15 June 2011

UKBA guidance expected on EU judgments

The UKBA announced on 1 June 2011 that it will shortly be issuing new guidance on how applications from EU citizens and their family members should be handled following some recent important decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

10 May 2011

Work restrictions on A8 nationals come to an end

As of 1 May 2011, A8 nationals are now permitted to work in the UK without restriction.

10 May 2011

Low monthly CoS allocation for April 2011 – large rollover of CoS into May's allocation

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) published figures recently on its allocation of restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) to Tier 2 registered sponsors for April 2011. The figures are surprisingly low and as a result a large number of CoS are being rolled over into the allocation for May 2011.

10 May 2011

Changes to Tier 4 take effect

The changes to Tier 4, the student immigration route, took effect on 21 April 2011. Changes include an increase in the level of English required, an end to the work rights for some, and an end to the ability of undergraduate students to bring their dependants to the UK

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