UK Immigration News

The UK immigration rules and regulations are changing constantly and therefore it is important to keep up to date knowledge about all the changes in the UK immigration laws. Keep visiting this page for latest UK immigration news updates.

According to updates notified to us by email: "From 14 September 2017, the Biometric Enrolment Letter (BEL) for students applying from within the UK for the Tier 4 General and Tier 4 Child priority postal and standard routes will be generated automatically online. The letter is currently printed and sent to students by post.

Once generated online, the letter can be immediately downloaded and printed by the student at the same time they print their document checklist. This will help reduce the overall processing time.

The student should then take their Biometric Enrolment Letter to the Post Office to give their fingerprints and photo."

With effect from 2nd October 2017, the Home Office Exchange Rate Policy (HOERP) will be used to set exchange rates for Home Office fees charged in foreign currencies. The process is designed to ensure that the rates charged reflect the commercial rate (the Bloomberg opening rate) on a particular day whilst ensuring that the risk associated with fluctuating rates is kept to a minimum. The HOERP aims to set a fair rate for the applicant and all rates are kept under regular review to ensure there is no significant divergence from the commercial rate. READ MORE FROM SOURCE

The Government has offered further reassurance for EU citizens and their family members by setting out further details of how its new settled status scheme will operate. READ MORE FROM THE SOURCE

The Supreme Court judgment in MM (Lebanon) & Others upheld the lawfulness under Article 8 (the right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights of the m inimum income requirement for entry clearance or leave to remain as a partner or child under the family Immigration Rules in Appendix FM and of the basis, set out in Appendix FM - SE (specified evidence), on which that requirement must generally be met. However, the judgment found (a) that other reliable sources of earnings or finance , beyond those currently permitted under those Appendices, should be taken into account in circumstances where refusal of the application could otherwise breach Article 8; and (b ) that Appendix FM did not give direct effect to the Secretary of State’s duty under section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 to have regard, as a primary consideration, to a child’s best interests in an immigration decision affecting them. READ MORE FROM THE SOURCE

Policy statement setting out the basis on which further transfers of unaccompanied children will be made under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, to the specified number of 480. READ MORE FROM THE SOURCE

 

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