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Family formation and reunion

Family formation and reunion is a summary category used in descriptions of settlement statistics ref...

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Family Member Residence Card

A vignette endorsed in a passport of an EEA national family member's passport

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Family reunion

Family reunion is the policy enabling people given refugee status or humanitarian protection to brin...

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First-tier Tribunal

The first level of the Immigration Tribunal at which you can appeal a negative asylum or immigration...

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First-Tier Tribunal Judges

First-Tier Tribunal Judges hear and decide appeals on immigration and asylum matters in the First-Ti...

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Foreign, for the purposes of the Control of Immigration: United Kingdom publication, means 'nonCommo...

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Foreign national (overseas national)


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Foreign nationals 

In the UK context, anyone who does not have British citizenship.

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In the UK context, anyone who was born outside the UK. This can include naturalised citizens and chi...

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Fresh Claim

When an asylum seeker has had their claim rejected, but then new evidence becomes available which wa...

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Further Education

Schooling at a level beyond compulsory secondary education but below degree-level.

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Further leave to remain (FLR)

An extension of the migrant's right to stay in the UK

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