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Immigration update podcast, episode 77


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Welcome to episode 77 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we cover a number of positive court decisions on Article 3, no recourse to public funds and immigration fees. We then mention the main coronavirus updates before turning to a few bits and pieces from EU law and some important asylum updates. British nationality law and policy also gets a mention, as do some changes to the Immigration Rules that came into force on 4 June.

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The downloadable 30-minute podcast follows the running order below:

Article 3 medical cases

Supreme Court offers hope to seriously ill migrants facing deportation and death

No recourse to public funds

Part of no recourse to public funds policy declared unlawful

Home Office softens no recourse to public funds policy following High Court defeat


Immigration Health Surcharge to be waived for NHS and social care workers

Immigration application fee destitution policy found unlawful


Coronavirus and the UK immigration system

Worried that furloughing or redundancy could affect your visa? Here’s what you need to know 

EU law

Lengthy absences from the UK can put EU pre-settled status at risk

You can carry on with an old-style EU law appeal even if granted settled status

No need to be a “qualified person” to use the Surinder Singh route

European Commission accuses UK government of violating EU citizens’ rights


New Kabul country guidance: individualised assessment of relocation required

New Dublin III policy brings significant changes for family reunification


It just got more difficult for Europeans to become British citizens

Tribunal: nullified nullification no barrier to deprivation of British citizenship

Points Based System

New statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: CP 232

Norn Iron

People born in Northern Ireland get improved family reunion rights


“Slip rule” can be used to allow an appeal dismissed by accident

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Colin Yeo

Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.