Many users of the Right to Remain Toolkit have recently contacted us, asking about the potential impact of the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 on our community. We are hosting online meetings to discuss how we are preparing to prepare our community for the impact of this new law.Read more
On 6 July 2022, remaining parts of the Nationality and Borders Act (or “NABA”) became law. They are summarised here, with changes to the Toolkit to follow.Read more
The Home Office has published a new policy that allows for anyone under the age of 18 who is eligible to register for British citizenship to have their application fee waived if they cannot afford it.Read more
The Home Office has decided that, from April 2022, most people who have a reporting condition attached to their immigration bail are to report by telephone instead of in-person.Read more
The Home Office is conducting many substantive (big) asylum interviews via video call instead of in-person. The asylum substantive interview is the big interview in the asylum process when the Home Office interviewer will ask you in detail about your reasons for claiming asylum. For suggestions on how to prepare, have a read of our blogpost.Read more
The Migration Justice Project at the Law Centre NI has drafted a guide to help people seeking asylum understand how and whether they can apply for permission to work while their claim is pending.Read more
The Ukraine Advice Project UK has been set up by a group of volunteer lawyers and legal professionals in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
The project offers a free service which connects Ukrainian citizens and individuals who are fleeing Ukraine with qualified and regulated lawyers who can provide basic legal advice on UK immigration. The group can also provide advice on visa extensions and claiming asylum from within the UK.Read more
In January 2021, the UK government introduced new rules through which they can decide that an asylum claim is “inadmissible”, meaning it won’t be considered in the UK.
A year on, we have some more information about how these rules are working (or not working) in practice.Read more
Following a legal challenge by Islington Law Centre and the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU), and campaigning by the organisation We Belong, the Home Office have announced a concession (a slight change in policy) for some young people who have been granted periods of limited leave and will eventually want to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.Read more
From November 2021, a new department will be responsible for some decisions about whether someone is a victim of trafficking.
Since 2019, these decisions have all been made by a “Single Competent Authority”. Now, some people’s cases will be passed by the Single Competent Authority to the “Immigration Enforcement Competent Authority”.Read more
If you are an EEA/Swiss national and you were in the UK before 11pm on 31 December 2020, in most circumstances the deadline to apply to the Settled Status scheme was 30 June 2021.
Even though this main deadline has passed, it’s still possible to apply to the EU Settled Status scheme if you have what the Home Office consider to be “reasonable grounds” for delay.Read more
We are delighted to say that, thanks to IRMO, we now have three animation videos about the UK asylum process in Spanish and six sections of the Right to Remain Toolkit translated!Read more
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Right to Remain works with communities, groups and organisations across the UK, providing information, resources, training and assistance to help people to establish their right to remain, and to challenge injustice in the immigration and asylum system. Right to Remain is a registered charity (charity number 1192934).Read more