Certificate of Approval Scheme to be abolished

The amendments made in the Certificate of Approval Scheme due to the higher courts` decisions, has made the whole scheme weak and ineffective, UKBA confirmed.

It has therefore been decided to abolish the scheme which will come to an end in spring 2011 subject of parliamentary scrutiny.

Till that time, the COA scheme will run as normal and migrants who are subject to immigration control and who wish to get married or form a civil partnership still require applying for approval from the UKBA by completing COA form except for those who are getting married within the Anglican Church.

The exact date when the COA scheme will come to an end, is not known yet and will be announced later.

Please keep an eye on this page to know more details about the closure of this scheme.

Posted on Dec 21, 2010.

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