The purpose of this training is to give an overview of immigration matters which may arise in a general advice practice, either as issues in themselves or as complicating factors in other issues. For CAB (or other) advisers who are already registered at OISC level 1 it should show how the applications we may be asked to assist with fit into the overall picture of immigration control.

The sections below will not receive equal weight: 1, 2, 4 and 5 will receive more attention, with 3, 6 and 7 being very briefly covered. Section 8 may be available as a postscript for those who do not need to rush off.

  1. General outline of immigration control
    • Principles
    • Sources of law
    • Lawful residence
    • General requirements
  2. Immigration Categories
    • Visitors
    • Family life
    • Partners
      • Children
      • Parents
      • Other relatives
      • Consequences of divorce, death and domestic abuse
    • Points-based system
      • Highly valued
      • Skilled workers
      • Students
    • Protection
      • Refugee status
      • Humanitarian Protection
      • Asylum process
    • Miscellaneous
      • Ancestry
      • Long residence
      • Returning residents
  3. Detention, deportation, removals
    • Who gets detained?
    • The effect of convictions
  4. British Nationality
    • The complexities
    • Naturalisation
    • Registration
  5. Human Rights
  6. European Community law
    • Qualified persons
    • Their family members
  7. The appeals system
    • Appealable decisions
    • A quick overview of the tribunal system
  8. Becoming a registered adviser
    • The OISC regulatory system

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Member organisations: £27

Non-member organisations: £60

Location: International Care Network Offices

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