Tag: UK immigration

ILR & Citizenship: How Many Days Outside UK? – Residence Requirements Study

What are the lengths of absences from the (days outside) UK to avoid in order to get ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain) and Naturalisation (citizenship). Our UK Immigration lawyers get asked many times about ILR applications and Citizenship applications. One of the main questions about ILR and Naturalisation is how many days outside UK am I allowed…
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UKBA Backlog dubbed ‘Completely unacceptable

Following an investigation on applications to remain in Britain on the basis of marriage by Chief Inspector of Boarders and Immigration, John Vine, a backlog of over 16,000 unresolved cases were discovered, over 2000 of which were simply found dumped in boxes. Mr. Vine described the situation as ‘completely unacceptable’ and stated that it was…
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London Met Regains International Student Licence

London Metropolitan university, the first university to have its non-EU sponsor licence revoked, has regained its foreign student licence enabling them once again to recruit and teach foreign students. Licence revocation In august last year London Met’s foreign student licence was revoked after an audit of the university by UK Border Agency (“UKBA”) found that…
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UKBA ever improving visa services for Chinese nationals

In light of the recent criticism that the UKBA has faced with the discovery by Chief Inspector of Boarders and Immigration, John Vine, of a backlog of over 16,000 unresolved cases, the UKBA has stayed resolute and recently revealed the success they have had in providing visa services to Chinese nationals. This follows on from…
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