Regina (Yaser Mahmood) v Secretary of State for Home Department: Admn 9 Aug 2001

The Home Secretary had served notice that the applicant was an illegal immigrant, and liable to deportation. An order had been made for the cross examination of the applicant. He had come to England to study, but soon dropped his immediate plans. He left and re-entered claiming an intention to start an alternative course. He married, but abandoned his studies. He did not declare his intentions of marrying on returning, but was not asked.
Held: There can be deception by silence, but there is no positive duty of candour on the part of a person seeking to enter approximating to a duty of utmost good faith. The decision was however consistent with and supported by his own behaviour, and the notice stood.
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
[2001] 1 WLR 840, [2001] EWHC Admin 632, [2001] INLR 1
Bailii
Immigration Act 1971 26(1)(c)lA 33
Citing:
CitedRegina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Cengiz Doldur CA 2-Apr-1998
It was wrong to impute deceit to an immigrant who entered after marrying after being given leave to enter when not further questioned about status on entry. . .
CitedKwawaja v Secretary of State for the Home Department 1984
There is no positive duty of candour on the part of a person seeking permission to enter the country, approximating to a duty of the utmost good faith. . .
Appealed toRegina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Mahmood CA 8-Dec-2000
r_mahmoodCA2000
A Pakistani citizen entered the UK illegally and claimed asylum. A week before his claim was refused and he was served with removal directions, he married a British citizen of Pakistani origin. Two children were later born.
Held: Only . .

Cited by:
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CitedEB (Kosovo) v Secretary of State for the Home Department HL 25-Jun-2008
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Held: The adjudicator had failed to address the effect of delay. That was a relevant . .
CitedSB (Bangladesh) v Secretary of State for the Home Department CA 31-Jan-2007
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CitedChikwamba v Secretary of State for the Home Department HL 25-Jun-2008
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Updated: 06 January 2021; Ref: scu.166217