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The requirement of £18,600 – Spouse Visa Requirements
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The requirement of £18,600 – Spouse Visa Requirements

In 2017 the Supreme Court gave judgement in the case of MM (Lebanon) where several families challenged the legality of the Home Office approach to require a sponsor to have an income of £18,600. The Supreme Court ruled that the £18,600 requirement was lawful, but the Home Office was overly

Naturalisation for EU Nationals
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Naturalisation for EU Nationals

At Parker Law Firm we will see an increase in applications which are made within the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme as of 30th March 2019. Once an EU national has permanent residence, often they can apply for British citizenship.

Rule Changes Adult Dependent Relatives
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Rule Changes Adult Dependent Relatives

In July 2012 the UK Government made impossible changes to the adult dependent relative’s immigration routes. The new rules which are contained in Appendix FM significantly changed the criteria for this visa category to the extent that in reality, very few applicants are successful. Daily we see the hardship caused to British families who cannot sponsor relatives to come and join them in the UK, with no recourse to Public Funds.

Guidance for Students
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Guidance for Students

A student must be aware that an institution can only offer courses which involve full time study or part time in some limited circumstances, which lead to UK recognised qualifications, or is a course of study below UK degree level, that involves a minimum of 15 hours of classroom based day time study, each week.

Winning a “serious hardship case”
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Winning a “serious hardship case”

We have been successful on an appeal which was heard before the First Tier Tribunal in Manchester in January 2019. The main point of argument was whether or not there are insurmountable obstacles to family life continuing outside the UK.

A return to the detained Fast Track
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A return to the detained Fast Track

The Tribunal Procedure Committee is running a consultation on the reintroduction of the accelerated appeals for detained appellants. This is a surprise move given that the Fast Track Rules were quashed in 2015.