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What’s the spookiest part of the immigration system? Colin asked via Twitter on Halloween, and you answered. Here’s seven of the best ideas for immigration law-themed Halloween costumes.

1. Spookified documents

Scary rating: πŸŽƒπŸŽƒ. See Failure to submit specified documents fatal to Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) application.

2. A f-f-f-float list

Scary rating: πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ. See Grey and hopeless: The grim reality of immigration tribunals.

3. The damned-soul responsibility rule

Scary rating: πŸŽƒπŸŽƒ. See Why can’t my children join me in the UK?

4. A haunting Home Office refusal letter

Scary rating: πŸŽƒπŸŽƒ. See Tribunal President says bus drivers and brain surgeons to be treated the same.

5. The midnight income requirement

Scary rating: πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ. See Putting a price on love: the minimum income rule for spouse visas.

6. A ghostly and supernatural relationship

Scary rating: πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ. See Nick Nason on genuine and subsisting relationships.

7. A points bats system

Scary rating: πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ. See Why can’t politicians get over the idea of an Australian-style immigration system?

Sadly, we cannot confirm whether any of these actually came to life on the night. But there’s always next year.

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CJ McKinney

CJ McKinney

CJ McKinney is a specialist on immigration law and policy. Formerly the editor of Free Movement, you will find a lot of articles by CJ here on this website! Twitter: @mckinneytweets.