Home Office Policy Paper About Procedures Post Brexit 2018

By on April 4, 2018

  1. Streamlined application system

A new system is being designed for this application process, with special care taken to support the applicants. User groups consisting of EU citizens living in the UK, digital, technical and legal experts have been set up to help design the scheme and ensure a smooth operation, so that user needs can be understood. The UK is designing a streamlined, user-friendly, digital application process, including an assisting digital service for those who need support to make an online application. The aim is to develop a system which uses existing government data to verify residence as a worker. The government will try to minimise the number of documents needed to make this verification....

Read More...






Unaccompanied Refugee Children

By on March 7, 2018

Under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 the Secretary of State must, as soon as possible, make arrangements to relocate to the UK and support a specified number of unaccompanied refugee children from other countries in Europe.  In 2016 the UK transferred over 900 unaccompanied asylum seeking children to the UK from Europe.  This included over 200 children pursuant to section 67 of the Immigration Act.  The Government announced that the actual number would be 480.  This is exclusive of the children transferred under the Family Reunion criteria of the Dublin Regulations. ...

Read More...


7 Year Child Rule – Best Interests of the Child | Immigration News

By on March 7, 2018

Article 3 of the Convention on the Rights Of The Child gives the child a right to have his or her best interests assessed and taken into account as a primary consideration in all actions that concerns him or her, both in the public and private sphere. The committee on the rights of the child identified this article as one of the four general principles of the convention for the interpretation and implementation of all of the rights of the child. The concept of a child’s best interests is aimed at ensuring both the full and effective enjoyment of all the rights recognised in the convention and the holistic development of the child. If a legal provision is open to more than one interpretation, the interpretation which most effectively serves the child’s best interests should be chosen....

Read More...