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Apply for a UK visa in the USA

Go to your appointment You must book your biometric appointment at a US Department of Homeland Security application support centre (ASC) when you apply online. This is to have your photo and fingerprints taken (known as ‘biometric information’). When you visit the ASC for your biometrics appointment, please take your current passport, a print out of your application form and a copy of your biometric confirmation receipt. You can print your receipt when you apply online. Mobile phones, cameras and other recording devices are not permitted inside the ASC. Visa application process for children under 5 Children under the age of 5 applying for a UK visa from within the United States will also need to attend an appointment at an ASC. At the appointment, children under the age of 5 will have their photograph taken but will not be required to provide their fingerprints. To have your documents returned you must provide a fully addressed prepaid electronic shipping label (we cannot accept ground services and non-electronic waybills). Put your return shipping label and envelope inside the package, and keep a copy of the waybill for your records. Priority visa service This is an optional service where you can pay...

Sala (EFMs: Right of Appeal) [2016] UKUT 00411 (IAC)

Sala (EFMs: Right of Appeal) [2016] UKUT 00411 (IAC)  Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Sala (EFMs: Right of Appeal) [2016] UKUT 00411 (IAC) THE IMMIGRATION ACTS Heard at Field House On 7 July 2015 and 7 June 2016 Determination Promulgated 19 August 2016 Before MR C M G OCKELTON, VICE PRESIDENT UPPER TRIBUNAL JUDGE GRUBB Between SHEMSI SALA Appellant And THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT Respondent Representation: For the Appellant: Mr D O'Callaghan (7 June 2016) and Mr P Bonavero (7 July 2015) instructed by Kilby Jones Solicitors LLP For the Respondent: Ms J Smyth instructed by the Government Legal Department (7 June 2016) and Mr P Deller, Senior Home Office Presenting Officer (7 July 2015) Friend to the Court: Ms S Broadfoot instructed by the Government Legal Department There is no statutory right of appeal against the decision of the Secretary of State not to grant a Residence Card to a person claiming to be an Extended Family Member. DETERMINATION AND REASONS 1.     This appeal raises the issue of whether a person who is refused a residence card as an "extended family member" ("EFM") under the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/1003 as amended) (the...