We have to protect the interests of our clients and we have to submit UK Visa applications and matters of UK Immigration to the UKBA on their behalf
(PRWEB UK) 30 November 2012
A Kings Court Chambers review of UK Immigration points out significant failings, which could have been avoided, if the UKBA had been much more transparent about its service.
Press coverage has recently revealed that a number of Senior UK Immigration officials have had to issue an apology to MPs for ‘misleading’ Parliament regarding the backlog of UK Immigration and UK Asylum cases.
A spokesperson for Kings Court Chambers said: “We have to protect the interests of our clients and we have to submit UK Visa applications and matters of UK Immigration to the UKBA on their behalf. To find out that our clients’ applications could face delays due to a backlog, which is bigger than first thought, causes immense distress to our clients when we have to explain the situation.”
The spokesperson added: “A better standard of service is required in order to tackle the backlog and to better serve the people in need of help to resolve UK Immigration issues. Better service standards could be delivered if those overseeing the system were much more honest about the situation. After all, if Parliament knows about it, more can be done to find a solution.”
UK Immigration and Borders Chief Inspector, John Vine, recently published a report, within which he said: “Errors led to ‘lengthy and distressing’ delays for UK asylum seekers, including unaccompanied children, as they waited for their cases to be heard. In some cases people qualified to remain in Britain simply because of the length of time it took for their applications to be processed.”
Kings Court Chambers specialise in public access work in UK and European immigration law, nationality and asylum law. Kings Court Chambers has Immigration Barristers who deal with all types of immigration cases, simple or complex, across the many fields of immigration law.