Legal update for week 16th August 2018 to 22nd August 2018

22/8/18 Windrush scheme casework guidance  updated with clarifications, scope of application, added details of the internal review process; Windrush scheme and information page updated information and application form

22/8/18 Veisi [2018] CSIH 56 upheld refusal of asylum applying HJ (Iran) to political activism in context of absence thereof by the claimant in Iran as well as the UK

22/8/18 New form Section 4(2) medical declaration for completion by medical professional in support of consideration of s4(2) support for reasons of medical removal barrier

22/8/18 Updated list Register of licensed sponsors: students

21/8/18 Children’s Society survey re: legal aid for unaccompanied children, immigration practitioners with legal aid contracts are asked for info to support future negotiations

21/8/18 UKVI letter  to ILPA confirming extension of BRP cards with NI numbers to all digital family entry clearance applications from September

21/8/18 Guidance China: tuberculosis test clinics for visa applicants updated: Jinan IME Centre contact details

21/8/18 Letter from SSHD to Chair of Home Affairs Select Committee – update on Windrush

21/8/18 Updated list Settlement checking service – Greater London RB Kensington and Chelsea contact details amended

20/8/18 Guidance Powers and operational procedure updated document on critical incident management guidance list of updates on page 4

20/8/18 Call for evidence from immigration advisers, from research and academic institutions and other NGOs on Windrush: lessons learned review – open until 19/10/18

17/8/18 UKVI outcome of initial consultation on Windrush compensation, public consultation on design of scheme is open until 11/10/18

17/8/18 Guidance Travel documents: no time limit updated on considering NTL cases following nullity of British citizenship; additional clarification on settled status pre-1973

17/8/18 Here for Good Guide  by post-Brexit immigration advice charity Here for Good

17/8/18 Ochiemhen (AP) [2018] CSOH 87 curtailment decision quashed for failure to apply discretion

17/8/18 Updated list  Tier 2 and 5 sports governing bodies change not specified

17/8/18 Updated guidance Nationality checking service: England Removed Essex County Council locations (Benfleet, Colchester, Essex and Saffron Walden offices) as withdrawn from service

16/8/18 H [2018] EWHC 2191 refused JR on provision of support in trafficking case – outline here

16/8/18 Kovacevic [2018] UKUT 273 dual Croatian/BC naturalised before Croatia joined the EU is not a beneficiary of Art 3(1) Directive/Art21 TFEU (see also definition of ‘EEA national’ from 24/7/18)

16/8/18 Updated guidance Tuberculosis test for a UK visa: clinics in Ghana  Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) removed, now covered by Cote D’Ivoire’s own TB guidance

16/8/18 Gauswami [2018] UKUT 275 Reg 10(6)(a) of the 2016 &2006 Regs can also cover jobseekers for retention of rights of residence by non-EEA nationals

16/8/18 Mansur [2018] 274 exceptionally, poor immigration advice was held to qualify the weight  accorded to immigration control (blatant failure to follow client’s instructions leading to refusal)

23rd August 2018

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