Home Office Discretion and Chess Players
Actual practice shows us that sometimes the Home Office has to exercise discretion in its decision-making. To take a simple
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Home Office – abuse of power – the courts
In the UK, as in other countries, Government agencies sometimes act unfairly and make unfair decisions. But we have an
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How many days can you stay outside the UK? – Settlement and British Citizenship
This is a question which often arises in the field of immigration. In previous articles we explained about the rather
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Settlement – continuous residence – what does it mean?
In most cases settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain under British law or Permanent Residence under European law) requires a period
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Tier 2 scheme under pressure/doctors and nurses
The Tier 2 immigration scheme, whatever else it might have achieved, has certainly achieved a degree of complexity. The scheme
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Can Roman Abramovich work in the UK?/Visitor rules
Fans and followers of Chelsea Football Club are no doubt interested to know that the owner, famous Russian Roman Abramovich,
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Options for Tier 4 Students
If you have completed your studies (successfully, we hope) as a Tier 4 Student, and now have the benefit of a
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Plato, Aristotle, the Home Office, and asylum interviews
There is an old joke, or story, about somebody who applies for a job as a sales assistant (or similar)
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The Problems with Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Applications
The current success rate for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa applications is around 50%. To put it another way, other things
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