UK: Changes to immigration rules concerning unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Friday, October 4, 2013

On 6 April a series of changes to the British immigration legislation will come into force. They concern various issues, among them the leave to remain granted to unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors. The length of leave will be reduced from 36 to 30 months or until the minor reaches the age of 17 and a half. Leave to remain will cease in the case of misrepresentation or omission of facts which led to the initial grant.

See a comment of the new rules on the Freedom of Movement blog.

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