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UK immigration Q & A Series: Spouses and maintenance

By Taffy NyawanzaImmigration, Legal
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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

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Credibility now key assessment in UK asylum claims

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration, Legal
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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

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Final Draft Constitution of Zimbabwe

By NewsDeskLegal, Politics

This is the second and final draft constitution of Zimbabwe released on January 28, 2013, and to be presented to a public referendum in March: CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE (FINAL DRAFT : JANUARY 2013) _______________ CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE _______________ ARRANGEMENT OF … Read more

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Kereke should check in with his shrinks

By Gilbert NyambabvuBanking, Legal, Politics
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MUNYARADZI Kereke, the former central bank adviser, must think Zimbabweans are mental dunces who are enamoured of his brilliant self that we will let him treat us with the selfish disregard of a lover who tantalises you with the preliminaries … Read more

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Constitution of Zimbabwe – 2nd Draft, July 17, 2012

By NewsDeskLegal, Politics

CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE (DRAFT 17 JULY 2012) __________________ ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Chapter 1 Founding Provisions Preamble. Section 1.   The Republic. 2.   Supremacy of Constitution. 3.   Founding values and principles. 4.   National Flag, National Anthem, Public Seal and National Coat of … Read more

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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

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Asylum hope as UK court quashes Zimbabwe country guidance case

By Brighton MutebukaImmigration, Legal
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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

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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 court defines ‘international company’ in student visa case

By Taffy NyawanzaEducation, Immigration, Legal

THE United Kingdom legal position regarding sponsorship of students by third parties has been clarified in Agubata v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 140. Agubata, a Nigerian citizen, arrived in the United Kingdom on October … Read more

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UK spouse visa: Court clarifies ‘marriage is subsisting’

By Clement KulangFamily Law, Immigration, Legal
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OUR firm Genesis Law Associates recently brought an appeal to the Upper Tribunal which has now been reported as Goudey (subsisting marriage – evidence) Sudan [2012] UKUT 00041. In this case, the Upper Tribunal clarifies the meaning of the immigration … Read more

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