The grounds of UK Parliament were scenes to protests by several hundred highly skilled migrants from South Asia – professionals ranging from IT Consultants to health professionals were protesting against long delays in decisions on their applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK as well having their applications turned down under Section 322 (5) of the UK immigration rules which branded them as “threats to national security” because of mistakes on their tax returns.

The initiative is led by “The Highly Skilled Migrants group”, formed as a result of various social media interactions, which has raised £25,000 through private donations and is now working on launching a crowd-funding initiative to be able to sustain any legal challenge that may be required against the UK Home Office. Similarly, London NGO Migrants’ Rights Network plans to intervene in the high court case as a third party to demonstrate the level of public interest.

The Home Office meanwhile claims it is committed to resolving all visa applications as quickly as possible and that significant numbers of Tier 1 applicants have reported different figures to them and the UK tax department (HMRC) in order to alter their tax liabilities or meet the requirements of the immigration rules, or both. The British government claims that where there has been clear evidence that applicants have lied on their visa forms, the courts have upheld refusal decisions in most cases when these decisions are challenged.

At the Smartmove2UK we see similar instances where entry clearance applications are refused on the grounds of incorrect or inadequate information being provided by UK visa applicants to the Home Office. In certain cases, applicants may even be served with a country ban for up to 10 years for misrepresenting facts on their visa applications, do not let your UK visa application suffer due to incorrect information or inadequate representation of facts.

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