Immigration in the United Kingdom

Immigration matters and the impact of immigration laws are becoming increasingly significant to persons with restrictions on their leave to remain in the United Kingdom. The overhaul of the Immigration system particularly resulting in the new tier system or points based system for non EU migrants was perhaps the most significant in the last 40 years in this country.


Immigration law is codified in what is commonly known among professionals and officials as the Immigration rules which is the body of legislation, rules and directives contained in Paragraphs that is applied by immigration officials and the Home Office department responsible for Immigration law in the United Kingdom the UK Border Agency.  Immigration decisions are taken on the basis of applying these rules to individual cases, the advantage being that a person can refer to the rules in order to identify the specific requirements to their particular case.