UK immigration Q & A Series: Spouses and maintenance

By Taffy NyawanzaImmigration, Legal

Q. I am on a spouse visa and due for settlement. My British husband is the sole director of his own limited company. He pays himself wages and dividends. How much money will I need to show to qualify for … Read more


Credibility now key assessment in UK asylum claims

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration, Legal

ON MARCH 26, 2013, the UK Court of Appeal handed down a ruling in which it had occasion to consider the recent past and present position regarding Zimbabwean asylum seekers. The case is referred to as SS and others. In … Read more


Accelerated UK deportations: an update

By Brighton MutebukaImmigration

THIS is an update on recent news reports concerning current developments in the British government’s approach to failed asylum seekers from Zimbabwe. Those that have been removed or deported are primarily failed asylum seekers who have exhausted their appeal rights … Read more


UK deportations: Why timing is important

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

A NUMBER of people are often seeking legal help when removal from the United Kingdom is imminent. This happens when the UKBA is all out to enforce removal of a person who might have been in the UK for a … Read more


From the Diaspora into the frying pan

By Lenox MhlangaImmigration, Politics, Travel

IF YOU thought that my having disappeared from these pages was due in no small part to the howling critics that prowl the comments section at the bottom, then you are probably right. While trying to gauge my popularity, I … Read more


UK: contact and residence orders in immigration matters

By Vitalis MadanhiFamily Law, Immigration

WITH the current changes in immigration laws in the UK, those who have established ties are keen to hold firmly to justify a clear basis as to why they should not be removed to their homelands. Invariably, those who have … Read more


UK court delivers important ruling on ‘genuine visitor’

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration, Legal

THE United Kingdom’s Upper Tribunal has clarified the issue of a genuine visitor. In many visa applications, the majority of applicants would be seeking to come to the UK to visit family. Entry clearance officers are making it extremely difficult … Read more


Asylum hope as UK court quashes Zimbabwe country guidance case

By Brighton MutebukaImmigration, Legal

IMMIGRATION lawyers and Zimbabwean nationals in the UK with unresolved asylum claims will temporarily breathe a sigh of relief following news that the Court of Appeal has quashed the case of EM & Others, which was the leading case in … Read more


UK tightens Immigration Rules

By Rumbidzai BvunzawabayaImmigration

BRITAIN’S Home Secretary Theresa May has announced significant changes to the immigration rules. The changes are part of the government’s programme of reform of the immigration routes and follow wide consultations and expert advice from the Migration Advisory Committee. The … Read more


UK legacy cases: Hope in the face of delays

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

IN LIGHT of the fact that a number of people are still to have their immigration matters regularised and finally decided by the UKBA, I thought it important to discuss issues arising with regards to legacy  and any such outstanding … Read more