Kings Court Chambers Warns UK Immigration Review of Rules Will Increase Waiting Times
Kings Court Chambers, Birmingham, is issuing a warning for the benefit of clients, and those awaiting results of UK Immigration applications, that waiting times are likely to be longer following the review of UK Immigration laws on December 13th 2012.
7 Jan 2013
A Kings Court Chambers spokesperson said: “Out of respect for our clients, and those awaiting a decision on their UK Immigration matter, we felt it necessary to make people aware that enhanced checks on applications, following a review of immigration legislation, will result in delays on the decision making process.”
Following the review, new UK Immigration rules came into operation on 13th December 2012, impacting a number of UK Visa routes. The changes have been brought in to combat abuse of the UK Immigration system, particularly the UK Study Visa route.
“In a bid to beat the law changes a flurry of UK Visa applications are understood to have been lodged and it’s our duty to make people aware of the situation, openness and honesty in these circumstances is what’s needed, not excuses,” said a Kings Court Chambers statement.
In a statement from the UK Border Agency they said: “It’s true that processing times for immigration cases are likely to extend following the review, but this is to ensure that no mistakes are made and that we can eliminate the threat of those abusing the UK Immigration system and entering Britain illegally.”
UK Visa processing times vary depending on location and type of Visa required, Kings Court Chambers understands that most non-settlement applications can take up to 3 months and settlement applications can now take up to 6 months as each case is now subjected to a thorough review.
Kings Court Chambers said: “The speed at which Visa applications are processed is important to our clients and those looking to utilise our services, therefore it’s only fair that people have the full picture of processing times. We are on hand to give people the best possible assistance in resolving their UK Immigration matter.”
Kings Court Chambers specialise in public access work in UK and European immigration law, nationality and asylum law. Kings Court Chambers has Immigration Barristers who deal with all types of immigration cases, simple or complex, across the many fields of immigration law including: entry clearance, leave to remain, settlement, removal, deportation and detention, and covering visits, education, employment and family reunion.