Applicants Continue to Employ Deception in Their UK Visa Applications—Risking A 10-Year Entry Ban

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It’s 2021 and communication has become swift and reliable. Similarly, checking the authenticity of any piece of information or document has become easier and could be done even from the comfort of your home. Despite the above, some applicants somewhat believe that the entire UK Visas & Immigration department under the Home Office is grossly … Read more

Ghanaian Birth Certificates Being Rejected By UK Visas and Immigration As Proof of Parentage

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Increasingly, it is becoming difficult and almost impossible for Ghanaians to be able to convince the UK’s Home Office (UK Visas & Immigration) with Ghanaian Birth Certificates as evidence of parentage. This is because of the widespread ease in obtaining Ghanaian Birth Certificates which the Home Office has been officially made aware—making them doubt almost … Read more

Legal Challenge Forces UK Home Office to Redesign Controversial Visa Algorithm Accused of Racial Bias

The UK Home Office has been forced to ‘redesign’ a controversial visa algorithm which has been accused of being a tool for legal discrimination in the visa application process. The algorithm, known as the ‘streaming tool’, had a controversial component in which applicants were labelled as high or low risk based in part on their … Read more

What to Do When You Are Refused A UK Visitor’s Visa Wrongly By the Home Office

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One of my latest clients from Ghana brought to me an interesting case—which within 3 weeks, I have gotten it resolved, with the Home Office overturning an initial visa refusal and granting her the UK visitor’s visa she applied for. This client visited the UK some years ago when she was a University student. Since … Read more

After 3 UK Visa Refusals, An Excited Ghanaian Finally Granted Visa to Go to the UK to Join the British Army – The Story

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In the last few months, I have represented and helped secure several UK visitor’s visas for Ghanaians and other commonwealth nationals, mostly young men and women, seeking to join the British Army. And this particular client, Daniel’s case is one that I am very pleased to share. He had been refused UK Visitor’s visa three … Read more

Ghanaian Lady Finally Receives Her U.K Visitor’s Visa After Home Office’s Initial Refusal Is Overturned Through Judicial Review By Adukus Solicitors

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Yet another unreasonable decision by the Home Office against a client has been overturned after a legal battle I led at Adukus Solicitors. As some reports have shown in the past, the UK Home Office tends to refuse visitor visas from Africa at a higher rate than those from other continents, and often when challenged … Read more

Foreign Students Can Now Stay and Work in the U.K For Two Years After Graduating from University–Time to Study in the UK is NOW

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Foreign and international students in the U.K will now be allowed to stay behind in the country and work for up to two years after graduating from university. The new policy is an extension to the previous policy which allowed only a four-month stay post studies and is designed to boost the appeal of the … Read more

Do You Have An Invitation To Join The British Army? How I Helped A Ghanaian Recruit To Get His Visa To The U.K For His Assessment

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This is a UK visitor’s visa, obtained today, for a young man from Ghana who is coming to the UK for his British Army Assessment to join the Army. About a month ago, the young man contacted me—to inform me that he has received a letter of invitation from the British Army’s recruitment team, to … Read more

When Siblings Are Refused Visas to Attend Their Own Mother’s Wedding in the UK–The Long Legal Battle and Finally the Satisfying Outcome

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The UK Home Office has come under fire from all angles for disturbing discriminatory practices when it comes to granting visas to Africans. Home Office visa refusals against Africans can be unfair, as found by a study commissioned by The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Africa. The study found that whilst the overall refusal rate … Read more

Africans Are Twice as Likely to Be Refused UK Visas Than Applicants from Elsewhere; Once Again Raising Discrimination Allegations Against the Home Office

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The Home Office has once again come under a barrage of criticism for ingrained discrimination in the immigration process after a new study revealed Africans are rejected UK visas at a far higher rate than everyone else. The study, commissioned by The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Africa, found that whilst the overall refusal rate … Read more

A Staggering 52% of Visa and Immigration Decisions Made By the UK Home Office When Challenged Are Overturned on Appeal–According to Gov’t Figures

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52% of all visa and immigration decisions made by the U.K Home office when challenged were overturned on appeal, figures released by the government itself show. The staggeringly high figure suggests most refusals might not be based on merit and retaining legal representation is key to getting a correct judgement. Immigration campaigners in the UK in recent … Read more

Straight from Ghana, A Young Ghanaian’s Dream Has Come TRUE By Passing His British Army Assessment in the UK Over the Weekend

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about how a young Ghanaian in Ghana who applied to join the British Army and he was refused his visitor’s visa by the Home Office—despite receiving an invitation from the British Army and having made a solid application. The Home Office unreasonably claimed that he would not return to … Read more

Excited Ghanaian Grand Parents Finally Granted Visas to Come to the UK to see Their 4 Grandchildren for the First Time After a Time Wasting Legal Battle with the Home Office

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This is a case close to home and therefore not only was I adamant to obtain a deserving outcome as a legal representative for the family, I was also heavily involved, emotionally. My friend and his wife who have become ‘a family’ to me over the years have two young British children all born in … Read more

UK Home Office’s New Visa Algorithm Accused of Discriminating Against Certain Applicants On The Basis of Their Age or Nationality

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The UK Home Office has come under immense pressure for using an algorithm to process visa applications which critics have warned could be a tool for discrimination. Concerns have been raised over the algorithm after the Home office refused to divulge how it works and what goes into its selections. The algorithm, known as the … Read more

Unknown or Unexplained Source of Funds—One of the Principal Reasons Africans Are Refused UK Visas

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Several Ghanaians and other Africans intending to visit the United Kingdom briefly for tourism, family purposes or for specific events are increasingly being refused Visitor’s visas—and one of the most prominent reasons is in relation to the ‘Source of Funds’ in their supporting bank accounts. There is a hovering misconception that the more money you … Read more

A Happy Ending: The Over Turning of the Visa Refusal of the West African Manager of A Multinational Company Based in Ghana By UK VISAS

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This is a very special case: one that I am proud that I have been able to deliver an exciting news to a client who had no hope at the beginning and has now become extensively confident in my legal prowess. This client, the West African manager of a multi-national company based in Ghana applied … Read more

How A Young Ghanaian Seeking to Join the British Army’s Visa Refusal Was Swiftly Over Turned to Restore His Life-Long Dream of Becoming a British Soldier

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I have worked on several visa refusal cases at Adukus Solicitors in London but this particular case is distinguishably exciting for me, for the client and the person who put him in touch with me. Just last week, a friend of mine who is the CEO of KenKuus Estate and Farms in Ghana contacted me … Read more

UK Settlement Visa: How to Bring Your Spouse to Settle with You in the United Kingdom

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I’ve personally been in a long distance relationship before and I understand that despite efforts which can be made to keep in touch with your partner, it’s never the same as having the person with you and by your side. Over the years, I have submitted several Spouse visa applications to the Home Office on … Read more

Obtaining British Citizenship: Is Your Child A British Citizen And You Do Not Know?

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Citizenship and by a stretch of it, the passport you hold in this world does not just make travelling from one country to another easy or difficult, it also determines your entitlements in whichever country you reside. Citizenship is mostly acquired through our parents and in the United Kingdom, this is the case for many … Read more

UK’s Home Office Reimbursement or Compensation For Anyone Who Was Requested to Provide DNA Evidence in Applications Has Started

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Following a recent policy update which emphasised the need for immigration applicants not to be asked to provide DNA evidence in their applications, a new scheme has been set up to ensure anyone who was requested by the Home Office to provide DNA gets the cost of the DNA back.

A hotline and a taskforce have been set up by the Home Office to aid in receiving such claims from the public and expediting action on all such complaints.

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The UK is Not Granting Any Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants Who Have Been in the Country for 10 Years—Ignore False Speculation

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In the last one month or so, the Law Firm where I work, Adukus Solicitors, has received several calls and walk-in persons, all asking about a certain secret on-going amnesty scheme—under which the UK government is granting stay (leave to remain) to illegal immigrants who have lived in the country for 10 years. This is … Read more

Agreement For UK’s NHS To Pass Along Migrant Information To The Home Office Shredded After Legal Challenges

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An agreement between the UK Home Office and the National Health Service for information relating to migrants seeking medical attention to be passed on upon request has been put aside after legal challenges from privacy groups.

The agreement, a nightmare for privacy advocates, stipulated that the Home Office could request for digitally held information from the NHS about migrants suspected of having committed an immigration offence under sections 24 or 24A of the Immigration Act 1971.

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How to Regularize Your Stay in the UK As A Parent of a British Child or a Parent of a Child Settled in the United Kingdom

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If you have overstayed in the UK, regularizing your stay without having to go back to your Home country and re-applying to come back can be difficult and almost impossible—except under certain limited circumstances. In the last few years, many foreign nationals including those who have overstayed in the UK or even entered the UK … Read more

Adukus Solicitors: UK’s Home Office Should Never Ask Any Applicant to Provide DNA Evidence in An Immigration Or British Passport Application – Policy Update Reiterates

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The Home Office of the United Kingdom has reiterated in a policy update on how DNA evidence is to be used in official government applications related to the office.

This comes after concerns were raised that the Home Office had in the past sent letters to various applicants saying it was ‘imperative’ they supply DNA evidence despite policy stating it is ‘entirely voluntary.’

In fact, on 25 October 2018, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid apologized to people who were wrongly asked to take DNA tests to prove they were entitled to settle in the UK or in support of their applications.

The update provides guidance on how DNA is to be utilized in British passport, immigration or other nationality related applications by the Home Office.

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