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Concerns a Costa Rican friend who arrived 27 Sept to visit

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Concerns a Costa Rican friend who arrived 27 Sept to visit me and is being held in Harmondsworth Detention centre.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
What is your question please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My Costa Rican friend Chrstian Umaña has been visiting me in UK every year since 2004. No problems with visas. Has always returned to Costa Rica on expected date. Visited me in Feb this year with his daughter and returned for another visit in June. Now, he was stopped by Immigration on arrival and is being held in a detention centre near Heathrow.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

What are the procedures for getting him released from detention? He has applied for temporary release. I have promised to post bail of £500 but have had no response from authorities.

Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 3 years ago.
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