In the Month of March 2019 Lawson Hunte achieved 17 successful outcomes for our clients, these included some subsidiary issues such as a refund for an overbill by the National Health Service in relation to overseas billing and an amended Biometric residence permit. We also encountered challenges with the recently introduced new application system under VFS and scanning issues which arose from this. In relation to spouse visa the computer generated checklist did not always have a requirement for all of the specified evidence to be produce. Noting this, we are continuing with advice to client’s to non-the-less provide any and all documents specified under the rules.
We noted that the UKVI are seeking to simplify the application processes, this however is a difficult challenge for them and from our experience is not proving to be a smooth transition, most applications since November 2018 are now online. The EEA app will be rolled out fully three days from today.
For individuals the online system essentially will provide applicants with more ease to complete forms than with the traditional paper form. The issue for applicant’s will be ignorance of the rules, case law and policies which underlie any issues they need to bring to the table for assessment by the authorities.
We are looking forward to our April report and hope to bring you more interesting view on developments in the immigration system. To conclude, we would like to congratulate Lawson Hunte Staff for their hard work, dedication and solid commitment to our client’s.