In a fresh development--which though may not much inspire the many migrants to the UK--the involved organization of the nation is mulling over getting rid of the complete right of appeal given to all migrants who could be keen to arrive in the country on family visitor visas during the month of July 2012. This has been made possible due to new immigration rulings.
But, thanks to interim measures, the changes are not expected to much impact the close family members who will continue to retain the complete right of appeal for another two years or so, till 2014. In all declined visa matters, the involved candidates will still be in a position to file appeal on certain specific counts--such as racial prejudices and human rights.
These steps will make certain that the complete right of appeal will be restricted for only those people who could be applying for the purpose of visiting a close member of the family even while this implies that those who could be applying for the purpose of visiting a niece, cousin, nephew, aunt or uncle will not continue to enjoy a complete right of appeal.
With a view to appealing, the family member being given a visit in the country must have either of these- humanitarian protection, refugee or settled status. These interim measures are expected to become effective during July 2012-provided sanction from the British Parliament comes.
After the other measures get approved during 2014, all migrants, who were declined permits for short visits to visit their family members in the UK, will have to duly re-apply for their permit even as they will not have the choice of an appeal.
Meanwhile, the concerned organization of the country has said that a decision involving a new application will be pocketed comparatively much more swiftly as compared to an appeal, normally inside 15 days, as compared to the appeal path which may take a maximum of eight months. London believes that by junking the right to appeal against the visa denial, they will end up saving some valuable money even while they will also be lesser load on the tribunals enabling these to cover comparatively more serious matters.
Talking about the development, the British Immigration Minister was quoted as saying that the country is not preventing any person from visiting his family members in the country. In case a candidate caters to the rules, he will be offered a visa although it is anything but right that the taxpayers of the country have to settle the mammoth bill for the migrants-many of who may not even have been able to offer the correct proof to back their application.
Reportedly, and since 2000, the figures of filed visa appeals have gone north. This was when complete appeal rights were brought back for the family visitor permits. Earlier, one had hoped that there won't be more than 20,000 appeals made every year. However, by the period of 2010-11, the given number had headed north, becoming 50,000.
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