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The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2017 wrote:Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2) and (3)
1 wrote:(2) These Regulations, other than the provision cited in paragraph (3), come into force on 6th April 2017.
(3) The entry in Table 18 described as 18.5.2 in column one of that table (email assistance from the international contact service) in Schedule 7 comes into force on 1st June 2017.
Payments for in person applications wrote:17.—(1) Where—
(a) an application is made in person; and
(b) the applicant pays the fee in relation to such an application prior to the date that the application is made,
the fee payable is that in relation to the relevant application on the date of payment.
(2) In this regulation, the date of payment means the date on which the payment is made by the applicant, unless it is made by post, in which case it means the date that the payment is posted.
It would be interesting to see if nationality/naturalisation is retained by the Home Office or is devolved to the new B&I department.The Times: Dominic Cummings: Whitehall in fear of ‘Valentine’s Day massacre’ wrote:One of the most significant changes will involve the Home Office. Downing Street is considering plans for a separate borders and immigration department to oversee post-Brexit immigration policy.
The Home Office would then absorb prisons and probation from the Ministry of Justice, making it a “purer” department with a direct focus on crime.
The justice department and the role of justice secretary would be abolished, with the lord chancellor role with responsibility for courts and the judiciary hived out. This in effect would reverse Tony Blair’s 2005 reforms.