December 1, 2019 1,367
Some readers may know that a family member of a refugee may, apparently, also be granted leave as a refugee. The biometric residence permit that they are granted may contain the words “refugee leave to remain” or similar.
But this is actually wrong. Unless the family member has made a successful asylum claim of their own they do not really hold refugee leave: they hold leave as the family member of a refugee, which is quite different.
This is a strange subject, because guidance published by the Home Office makes this clear.
But sometimes it can cause a problem. If, for example, the family member of a refugee travels to the country from which the refugee successfully claimed asylum the Home Office may write to the family member and threaten to revoke their refugee status. If a refugee did this then of course it would be a problem, but it should not be a problem for a refugee family member, and of course the family member does not have any asylum status to revoke.
But nonetheless sometimes it happens, and in such a situation appropriate representations have to be made to the Home Office.
In case there was any doubt about this a recent decision from the Court of Appeal clarified that family members of refugees are not refugees themselves, and the rules that apply to refugees do not apply to them as well.
If you are a refugee family member and you find yourself in these kind of legal difficulties we at Get UK Visa will be able to help you; we have experience of cases of this kind.
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As we all know, European free movement will finish on 31 December 2020, and after that date EEA nationals will be treated the same as everybody else. The points-based system will carry on but its nomenclature will be changed somewhat. The Tier 2 scheme will be renamed the “Skilled Workers” scheme and the Tier 4 […]
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The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is a charge that has to be paid by many visa applicants in addition to the visa application fee, but those in some categories (eg visitors, refugees, EEA nationals, settlement applicants) do not have to pay it. The money goes towards the National Health Service, and is justified by the […]
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As everybody knows, EU free movement will end on 31 December 2020, after which EEA nationals will be treated the same as everybody else. There will be a new points-based system, which will cover both working routes and study routes. The Home Office has now provided details about the new study route, which opened on […]
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