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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
16
2019

The Tier 4 Student Visa - An overview of the “Maintenance Requirement”
#Immigration

The UK’s student visa is known as a Tier 4 visa under the points-based system of the UK’s Immigration rules. The route primarily applies to students over the age of 16 from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)....

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
12
2019

There’s no stopping them now: PhD Level Migrants
#Immigration

The government released its Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules on 9 September 2019. If we recall Philip Hammond originally announced some of the changes in Spring 2019, including the below. ...

Sep
11
2019

Government announces the return of Post-Study Work (PSW) Visa
#Immigration #Employment

The Post-Study Work (PSW) visa is set to make a return, after it was dramatically scrapped by Theresa May during her time as a Home Secretary in 2012. ...

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
06
2019

Brexit News: More details emerge on the Post-Brexit Immigration system for European nationals
#Immigration

We previously covered the possibility of the European Temporary Leave to Remain (ELTR) being scrapped. We understood at the time that the Government intended on bringing a new system for Post-Brexit Immigration of EU nationals. On 4 September 2019, the Government has announced this new system, which shares a lot of similarities with the previously announced ELTR....

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....

Sep
04
2019

Important changes to a Tier 2 Sponsor’s Record Keeping Duties
#Immigration #Employment

In May 2019, the Government announced the widening of the automated e-gates to nationals of seven countries. By July, these gates had been used by over 1 million users, and the numbers continue to soar. ...

Aug
30
2019

EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit – FAQs
#Immigration

EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit – FAQs ...

Aug
22
2019

Post Brexit Immigration: European Temporary Leave to Remain scrapped?
#Immigration

The European Temporary Leave to Remain was a proposal for the Post-Brexit Immigration System for EU nationals. ...

Aug
22
2019

EU Settlement Scheme Clinic
#Immigration

As we are approaching the date set for Brexit, i.e. 31 October 2019, we are committed to supporting EU citizens and their family members in applying under the EU Settlement Scheme to protect their right to reside in the UK. ...

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

International Surrogacy and UK Immigration Law
#Immigration

Surrogacy from overseas can become a complicated matter which can take several months before you are able to bring your child to the UK. The law surrounding international surrogacy is complex and requires an assessment of international laws....

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
14
2019

Spouse Visa: How to meet the adequate accommodation requirement?
#Immigration

Under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, an applicant must provide evidence that there is adequate accommodation available to them, which the family owns or occupies exclusively, without recourse to public funds. In order to assess adequacy, the accommodation must not be: ...

Aug
12
2019

Right to Work Checks for EU Workers pre and post Brexit
#Immigration #Employment

There has been a tornado of confusion in the build up to Brexit for employers. Adding to this confusion is the question whether there will be any changes to right to work checks for EU nationals pre and post Brexit? In short, the answer is that there will be no significant changes until 1 January 2021, when the new skills-based immigration system will be implemented....

Aug
09
2019

Prime Minister announces a major shake-up to the Immigration Rules
#Immigration #UK Immigration

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced on Facebook live yesterday that he intends on changing Immigration Rules to fast-track foreign scientists to the UK. In his announcement he also mentioned removing the 2000-cap on the current Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route and widening the number of endorsing bodies. ...

Aug
09
2019

Dealing with a UK Visit visa refusal
#Immigration #UK Immigration

A visit visa refusal can be frustrating to deal with. In most cases, it can be unexpected and puts your forthcoming holiday or business plans to an immediate halt. It may also cause reputational issues if you were to meet a potential client in the UK. ...

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