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Entry Clearance Applications for Children - Best Practice For Immigration Practitioners

Entry Clearance Applications for Children - Best Practice For Immigration Practitioners

Session

9 May 2024

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

All prices exclude VAT
Level
Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
CPD
2 hours
Group bookings
email us to discuss discounts for 5+ delegates

Introduction

There are routes for children to enter the UK either indefinitely (where their parent(s) is present and settled or applying for settlement) or with limited leave (where their parent(s) has limited leave or is applying for it as a partner/ parent). There is also a right of family reunion for children whose parent(s) is in the UK as a recognised refugee.

This virtual classroom seminar will cover best practice in making applications in each of these categories, including evidence and submissions.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Common reasons for refusal including:
    • the applicant is not related as claimed to their sponsor
    • inability to meet the relevant financial requirement or demonstrate adequate maintenance and accommodation
    • the parent in the UK does not have ‘sole responsibility’
    • there are no ‘serious and compelling family or other considerations’
    • the child of a refugee was not part of the pre-flight family or is now over 18
  • Case law on ‘sole responsibility’, ‘serious and compelling family or other considerations’ & refugee family reunion cases outside the rules
  • How the ‘best interests’ duty under s.55 applies to children outside the UK
  • What happens if the child turns 18 before, during or after the relevant application/ decision/ appeal?
  • How to best argue cases outside the rules e.g. on the basis of Article 8 ECHR/ exceptional circumstances

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.