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In order to qualify for indefinite leave to remain on the basis of long residence under paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules, applicants must demonstrate at least 10 years continuous lawful residence in the UK.


On 8th November 2012, changes to the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 came into effect.


The UK Border Agency has completed the rollout of biometric residence permits in the UK. This significantly increases the number of biometric residence permits issued by the agency.


The UK Border Agency has announced that the Ministry of Justice is to introduce appeal fee charges for some asylum and immigration appeals from 19th December 2011.


Third country migrants working legally within the EU should enjoy certain comparable rights to those of EU nationals under a new "single permit" directive agreed by Parliament and Council and backed by the Civil Liberties and Employment committees.


The Court of Justice of the European Union recently handed down judgment in the case of Ruiz Zambrano (C-34/09). This judgment creates a right to reside and work for the sole carer of a dependent British citizen when that carer has no other right of residence in the UK, and removing the carer from the UK would mean the British citizen would have to leave the European Union.

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