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Sep
18
2019

Adult Dependent Relative Visa
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

It is unfortunate that many of us have an adult relative, or we know someone, who has an adult relative, who is all alone in a country where they are hardly able to take care of themselves. If your adult relative is dependent on you, then you may be able to sponsor them to join you in the UK so that you can take care of them. ...

Sep
13
2019

Surge in EU Settlement Scheme applications ahead of Brexit date
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Government, in its latest update on the EU Settlement Scheme, has announced that a total of 1.5 million applicants have applied under the EU Settlement Scheme....

Sep
11
2019

EU Settlement Scheme: Suitability Requirements
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Home Office published Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules on 9 September 2019, which included a number of changes to the EU Settlement Scheme and EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit....

Sep
05
2019

It’s back on: European Temporary Leave to Remain
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

Priti Patel’s questionable plans to end free movement was finally scrapped when the government announced (again) yesterday that the European Temporary leave to Remain will be implemented in the event of a no-deal Brexit....

Aug
21
2019

No-deal Brexit - The drastic end to Free Movement
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

Priti Patel has caused a wave of fear when she announced that EU Free Movement regulations will immediately come to an end on 31 October 2019, if there is no-deal. The sudden change in approach has taken everyone by surprise, to say the least....

Aug
21
2019

Representative of an Overseas Business Visa: Choosing an appropriate representative
#Setting up in the UK #UK Immigration

The Representative of an Overseas Business Visa is aimed at overseas companies intending on setting up their business in the UK. This visa allows those companies, which do not already have an active presence in the UK, to send a sole representative for this purpose....

Aug
15
2019

Brexit: One million granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Government has revealed today that over one million applicants have been granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme. This means that they have either been given pre-settled status or settled status....

Aug
12
2019

Setting up a construction business in the UK: Tips on payment
#Construction #Setting up in the UK

If you are setting up a construction business in the UK, then one of the most important areas to consider is how to ensure you will get paid for your works without delay. Here are our top tips for getting paid....

Aug
07
2019

Tier 4 Visa Checklist
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

If you are a non-EEA national and wish to study in the UK, then you can do so through the Tier 4 visa route. If you are applying from outside of the UK, then here is a quick checklist of documents required for the application. ...

Aug
06
2019

EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME – BIOMETRIC RESIDENCE PERMIT (BRP)
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

If you are a non-EEA or Swiss family member of an EU national and have been granted an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit to enter the UK, then you will need to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme to continue residing in the UK after the expiry of your permit. ...

Aug
01
2019

Urgent update to the Tier 2 policy guidance – 1 August 2019
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Home Office has issued a further urgent Addendum to the Tier 2 policy guidance today. This follows their earlier addendum of 17 July 2019 to the Tier 2 &5 Sponsor Guidance. This addendum provides urgent corrections to the minimum salary thresholds to some SOC codes. ...

Jul
29
2019

Farewell to the Ankara Agreement
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Turkish European Communities Association Agreement (ECAA) was established under the Ankara Agreement with the aim to promote economic relations between Turkey and the Community. The UK became bound by this agreement when it joined the European Union in 1973....

Jul
25
2019

The Government accepts MAC’s proposed expansion to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL)
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Government has announced that it has accepted the recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) in respect of the expansion of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL). The Shortage Occupation List is an important exemption for Sponsors when sponsoring migrant workers under Tier 2 of the Points-Based System. ...

Jul
23
2019

Immigration Update - 23 July 2019: Brexit & Boris Johnson
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

Boris Johnson is our new Prime Minister, at least for the moment. Mr Johnson’s speech today was conciliatory to members of his party, including the last Prime Minister. The speech did not contain much else, and therefore it is yet to be seen how Mr Johnson (re)negotiates the UK’s exit from the EU....

Jul
18
2019

EU Settlement Scheme: What evidence to submit?
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

When you apply under the EU Settlement Scheme, you will be asked to provide your national insurance number. This will enable the Home Office to conduct an automated check to establish your residency in the UK. Sometimes the results may come back as unclear or you may not agree with the results. ...

Jul
18
2019

Alternatives to the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Route: July 2019
#Setting up in the UK #UK Immigration

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur route was very popular with overseas investors. It allowed entrepreneurs the freedom to enter the UK with a minimum investment of £200,000. This route was closed to new entrants on 29 March 2019. In this article we look at the most popular alternatives to this route for businesses. ...

Jul
17
2019

EEA Family Permit v EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The EEA Family Permit is governed by the EU Regulations whereas the new EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit is governed by Appendix EU (Family Permit) of the Immigration Rules. ...

Jul
10
2019

Posted Workers and the Van Der Elst provision
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Posted Workers directive or the Van Der Elst provisions have been an important mechanism for EU-based companies in posting employees to provide services across Europe. These provisions despite their importance are not widely known, and with Brexit looming, they may not be available for long....

Jun
20
2019

EU Settlement Scheme update – June 2019
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The EU Settlement Scheme has now been fully open since 30 March 2019. The scheme allows EEA and Swiss citizens resident in the UK to secure their status in the UK, in the event of UK’s Exit from the EU....

Jun
10
2019

EY’s 2019 UK Attractiveness Report
#Corporate #Setting up in the UK

According to EY’s 2019 UK Attractiveness Report the UK has retained its position as the number one destination for Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) projects in Europe while Northern Ireland has recorded a 74% year-on-year increase in FDI projects. Although the report may seem, on the surface, indicative of the UK’s robust ability to still attract investment despite the overwhelming uncertainty of Brexit, there are some key caveats to an optimistic outlook. ...

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