2 What is the OISC registration scheme?
There are three different exam levels in the OISC registration scheme. It starts at Level 1, which you must pass before progressing to Level 2. Completing each level means that immigration advisers can take on work that is increasing in complexity:
- Level 1: basic immigration advice.
- Level 2: more complex casework.
- Level 3: appeals to a First-tier Tribunal against a visa, asylum or immigration decision.
can be found on the OISC area of GOV.UK.
Activity 2: The work of an immigration adviser
Appeals to the County Court
Applications for entry clearance, or leave to enter or remain in the UK
Bail applications and appeals against deportation
Bringing cases for a breach of human rights
Bringing cases for false imprisonment
Bringing cases for unlawful detention
Claims for asylum
Deportation or removal
Drafting housing applications
Immigration employment documents
School entrance advice
The correct answers are b, c, g, h, j, l, m and n.
Taking appeals to the County Court, drafting housing applications, and giving advice on debt or school entrance are undertaken by other professionals; for example solicitors, specialist debt advisers (the Money and Pensions Service), housing associations and other organisations, such as law centres or Citizens Advice.
There may be occasions where bringing cases for false imprisonment, unlawful detention or other human rights breaches may be relevant to the work of an immigration adviser. Such cases require specialist advice, and this work is beyond the remit of a Level 1 immigration adviser. Immigration advisers are, however, expected to be able to identify possible human rights breaches so that specialist advice can be sought and action can be taken.