Family Based Visas - Recent Developments & Best Practice

Family Based Visas - Recent Developments & Best Practice

Available to view from 8 May 2024

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Standard price £396

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Update: Requires no prior subject knowledge
1.25 hours
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Since visit appeal rights were cancelled again, and ever since the Immigration Rules were overhauled in 2012 when Appendix FM and Appendix FM-SE were introduced for Article 8 family life applications, it has become essential to ensure that applications are well-prepared and evidentially comprehensive.

More than 10 years on, the Government has announced and will implement major changes to the Minimum Income Rules required to sponsor family members and/or dependants.

This webinar will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the most relevant categories and accompanying requirements for family-based applications, whether the purpose of the visa is temporary or more long-term, including the sponsoring income changes.

This session will provide immigration lawyers with a useful introduction to, and refresher on, the recent announcements and changes.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • A summary of the relevant rules and requirements relating to family-based categories of immigration law
  • An overview of relevant and useful Home Office guidance
  • Some tips on the preparation of evidence and the conduct of applications so as to avoid applications being refused
  • What to do when applications are refused, with a specific look at those who may now fall foul of the minimum income rules

This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Wednesday 8th May 2024 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.