Success in direct nationality registration for a child “left behind” by the Immigration Rules: what is a “sole responsibility” rule and does it make any sense?

I just had a success registering  an almost- 16-year old young man as British recently, in a complicated case that perhaps most aptly highlights the misgivings of UK immigration policy in relation to immigration of children whose other parent stays overseas. Restrictions on such immigration are least known and often ignored by prospective immigrants, leading often to disaster. Several of such cases with families from the US were recently in the news – the “white distress” thing again –  but I have had numerous Russian ones as well. The issue is exacerbated by people not even having a clue that … Continue reading Success in direct nationality registration for a child “left behind” by the Immigration Rules: what is a “sole responsibility” rule and does it make any sense?