Guiding the gatekeepers: Entry Clearance for Settlement on the Indian Sub-continent

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Guiding the gatekeepers: Entry Clearance for Settlement on the Indian Sub-continent

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Considers the author's experiences of entry clearances for settlement and marriage applications from the Indian subcontinent. Discusses the role of the entry clearance officer. Examines the entry clearance process, focusing on the importance of well informed applicants, decisions on whether to arrange an interview with the applicant, the interviews themselves, and the use of refusal notices. Outlines the requirement for the applicant to submit supporting evidence with their application, with reference to the standard of proof, forged documents, and the importance of local knowledge. Notes the exercise of quality control.

 

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  • Helena Wray. "Guiding the gatekeepers: Entry Clearance for Settlement on the Indian Sub-continent". Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, vol 20, no 2 (2006), p.112-129.