Section 19 of UK Borders Act 2007

News on June 13th, 2011 Comments Off on Section 19 of UK Borders Act 2007

On 19th May, the government announced,  that Section 19 of the UK Borders Act 2007, which relates to appeals against Points Based System application decisions, will come into force. This change will prevent PBS applicants who go to appeal from submitting fresh evidence to support their application at this stage.

From now on, applicants will need to make a fresh PBS application if they wish to submit additional evidence or information, or go to Judicial Review. Immigration Minister Damian Green stated that this is justified by the fact that around two-thirds of PBS appeals allowed by the Tribunal are due to submission of further evidence at appeal, and that this is neither cost-effective nor justifiable.

Section 19, came into force on 23 May 2011 is intended apply to all appeals heard from this date, including those which were lodged before the 23rd May.

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