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Immigration update podcast, episode 61


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Welcome to the delayed January 2019 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. We start the round-up with some mixed news on appeal rights before getting into the latest on Brexit and the Settlement Scheme for EU citizens living in the UK. There is some significant new guidance on good character in the context of British citizenship applications to chew over and then some business immigration updates. Finally we fly through a few cases from the Upper Tribunal, in particular on asylum. Listen to the end to hear why the 10-year residence rule requires 10 years of lawful residence — the answer may not surprise you.

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The main content of the downloadable 25-minute audio podcast follows the (non chronological) order of content below:

Appeal rights

Government to introduce appeal rights for extended family members

Home Office wins Turkish Ankara appeal rights case


Government announces plan for EU immigration if no Brexit deal

EU Settlement Scheme

Home Office releases pilot phase report as EU Settlement Scheme opens

Settled status fee for EU citizens scrapped

OISC immigration law regulator launches new scheme for EU settled status applications


Official guidance on the good character citizenship test


Why coaching your kid’s football team could breach your visa conditions

Failure to submit specified documents fatal to Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) application


Vulnerable asylum seekers face Article 3 breaches in Italy, holds tribunal

Victim of “truly atrocious” past persecution can still be returned if country conditions change

Home Office overruled on whether Calais child brother of UK sponsor

Interesting Court of Justice case on religious belief asylum claims

Upper Tribunal

Isle of Man and Channel Islands not subject to EU free movement rules

10-year lawful residence rule requires 10 years’ lawful residence

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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.