George Chapwanya

George Tizirai-Chapwanya is a solicitor with Bake & Co Solicitors

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EU sanctions and Zimbabwe deportations

By George ChapwanyaImmigration, Legal

THE European Union has slapped sanctions against a number of countries recently. Sanctions have been imposed on Zimbabwe by the European Union supposedly to encourage the persons targeted to reject policies that lead to the suppression of human rights, of … Read more

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UK Border Agency makes final call on Legacy Cases

By George ChapwanyaImmigration

READERS will remember my previous observations on how the UK Border Agency has been dealing with Legacy Cases and their promise that these will all be dealt by July 2011. In order to achieve this target, The Case Resolution Teams … Read more

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UK immigration detention: the options

By George ChapwanyaImmigration

AS MORE people join the ranks of failed asylum seekers in Britain, they find themselves having to deal with at least three main challenges. Firstly, they may have been given temporary admission under form IS.96. This requires them to stay … Read more

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UK asylum ‘amnesty’ a mirage

By George ChapwanyaImmigration

THE UK media was on June 3 awash with reports of the so-called “amnesty” that is supposedly being extended to asylum seekers. I know not of the existence of such an amnesty. However, I may be able to explain the … Read more

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Beyond post-study work migrant route: UK students quandary

By George ChapwanyaImmigration

BRITAIN has announced a new student policy which points to plans to restrict the current Post-Study Work Migrant programme from April 2012. The purpose of the new reforms is to encourage graduates who have studied in the United Kingdom to … Read more

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UK migrant marriage scheme reforms

By George ChapwanyaImmigration

THE UK Border Agency has confirmed that the government is now seeking to remedy the declaration by UK courts that the scheme whereby any migrant in the UK, who is subject to immigration control, must apply for a certificate of … Read more

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Zimbabwe elections: calm before the storm?

By George ChapwanyaImmigration, Politics

I HAVE recently been home in Zimbabwe. I know most of you would like me to tell you what I saw and my own assessment of the situation on the ground. This is more so given that the UK Border … Read more

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Zimbabwe and UKBA’s double-faced policy

By George ChapwanyaImmigration

READERS will no doubt have encountered the double-faced approach of the UK Border Agency in respect of immigration and asylum issues as they relate to Zimbabwe. The UKBA’s objective evidence on Zimbabwe is being interpreted differently, depending on whether the … Read more

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Studying in UK: Changes to ‘sponsor’ rules

By George ChapwanyaEducation, Immigration

WOULD-BE adult students must take note of the changes brought by Tier 4 of the PBS to the changing roles of the traditional sponsors. Prior to these changes, the prospective student only had to show was that the visa letter … Read more

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Article 8 and family life in the UK

By George ChapwanyaImmigration

Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides as follows: 1. Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence. 2. There shall be no interference by a public authority … Read more

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Non-disclosure in UK immigration applications

By George ChapwanyaImmigration

MANY of the readers may have come across forms that require them to make a disclosure, either confirming the authenticity of the information they have given or disclosing some part of their immigration or life history. A disclosure is defined … Read more

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Immigration cap: Arise Commonwealth!

By George ChapwanyaImmigration, Politics

RECENT political manoeuvring in the just ended elections in the United Kingdom has left some people wondering as to the significance of the Commonwealth within the British Establishment. The hot topic on the agenda was on immigration and on this … Read more

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Hard choices for UK overstayers

By George ChapwanyaImmigration

THE phrase “when push comes to shove” is usually used to denote a situation when the moment of truth finally arrives, or when the situation has become so bad that you are forced to do something immediately to deal events … Read more

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Making use of Transitional Arrangements in UK Points Based System

By George ChapwanyaImmigration

I HAVE seen people who have lost their hard earned cash unnecessarily by using the wrong procedure in an attempt to regularise their stay in the United Kingdom. The UK Border Agency is very clear and explicit on this point: … Read more

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Why asylum seekers must make peace with relatives

By George ChapwanyaImmigration

THIS blog is being written against the background of recent pronouncements by the Minister of State for Borders and Immigration, Phil Woolas, that the UK intends to make changes over time to its returns policy to Zimbabwe for failed asylum … Read more

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