Family Division reissues guidance on requests for immigration information

Family Law|News|April 30th 2013

Law booksThe office of Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division, has reissued guidance on contact between family law courts and the Home Office.

The note sets out the fundamentals of the system called Communicating with the Home Office in Family Proceedings. This allows family courts to request information on a family’s passport, visa or immigration status when required for a particular case.

The courts draw up on order against the Home Office when such information is required, and the guidance specifies that details of both parents should be provided for children’s cases, even if they are not directly involved in the case.

The newly reissued guidance amalgamates previous guidance from 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2010, and includes new contact details for the liaison officer within the Home Office responsible for processing family court requests.

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