Court of Appeal
Published July 23, 2008
GO and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department
Before Lord Justice Sedley, Lord Justice Longmore and Lord Justice Moses
Judgment July 1, 2008

Overseas students could change their courses but if they wanted an extension of stay in the United Kingdom, they had to be able to produce evidence of satisfactory progress, whether on the course named in the application for entry clearance or on another recognised course.

The Court of Appeal so stated when: (i) allowing the appeals and restoring the determinations of immigration judges in cases brought by GO, WA, HZ, AM, KM, TG and AG, foreign students who had entered the United Kingdom or had leave to remain to pursue a named course and had either started a different course or failed examinations; and (ii) dismissing the appeal of EO.

Mr Nicholas Padfield, QC and Mr Arfan Khan for GO; EO in person; Mr Satvinder Juss for KM, AM and WA; Mrs Sourour Bassiri-Dezfouli for HZ; Mr Vincent Onuegbu, solicitor, for TG; Mr Ian Macdonald, QC and Mr Manoj Rupasinghe for AG; Mr Ian Hutton for the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

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