Certificate of Approval Scheme to be abolished from 9 May 2011

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.

The scheme will end on 9 May 2011. 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.

Posted in English on Apr 07, 2011.