Pakistani student living in Ilford has bid to stay in UK rejected for failing to tick box
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A Pakistani student living in Ilford whose bid to extend her stay in Britain was rejected after she failed to tick a box on a form has lost the latest round of a legal fight with Home Office ministers.
Shabana Kousar, who is in her late thirties, should have checked a box giving immigration officials permission to collect a fee.
Officials concluded her leave to remain application was invalid if all the boxes were not ticked.
She challenged the decision at immigration tribunals but a senior immigration judge concluded there was no right of appeal to a immigration tribunal because decisions relating to invalid applications were not immigration decisions.
Three Court of Appeal judges have now backed that judge’s ruling and dismissed her latest challenge.
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Lord Justice Lindblom, Lord Justice Irwin and Lord Justice Baker have outlined their decision in a written ruling after analysing the case at a Court of Appeal hearing in London in October.
Judges said Mrs Kousar, who arrived in Britain eight years ago, did not say where she was from.
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