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Oct
22
2019

The EU Exit: ID Document Check is now available for iOS
#Immigration

The EU Exit: ID Document Check is an app by the Home Office which is used to verify the identity of anyone applying under the EU Settlement Scheme. The app provides a quick way of applying under the scheme, without the need to send your physical documents to the Home Office for verification. ...

Oct
16
2019

EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit: What comes next?
#Immigration

Many non-EU family members are under the false impression that once they have been granted a Family Permit, they have indefinite leave to remain in the UK. This is definitely not the case....

Oct
15
2019

More details emerge on the Graduate Immigration Route
#Immigration

We previously covered the possible return of the Post-Study Work (PSW) Visa. We now understand that the revamped version will be known as the Graduate Immigration Route, and the government has provided further details of this new visa....

Oct
11
2019

What is the difference between Permanent Residence and settled status?
#Immigration

Brexit. A term that is currently riddled with uncertainty. There are many questions about the difference between Permanent Residence (PR) and Settled status in a post-Brexit Britain. Therefore, this article will seek to answer some of those questions. ...

Oct
04
2019

What is an EU Settlement Scheme Travel Permit?
#Immigration

The government updated their policy on the EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit on 1 October 2019. Many people are perplexed by the use of the term EUSS Travel Permit and so this blog will aim to explain what the term means. ...

Sep
27
2019

Transfer of Conditions (TOC)
#Immigration #UK Immigration

Do not panic if your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged or due to expire and your visa vignette is contained in your passport. The visa vignette can be transferred or replaced with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). ...

Sep
25
2019

Lights, Camera, Action: Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa
#Immigration

The UK has a dynamic, creative and unmatched reputation in the arts and culture sector. Applicants who consider themselves to be the very best in their field are encouraged to apply under the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route to enrich Britain’s art and culture sector. ...

Sep
23
2019

English Language Requirements for Spouse Visa
#Immigration

The UK spouse visa requirements are governed by Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. There are numerous requirements, however this blog will only focus on the English language requirement. ...

Sep
20
2019

Increase in processing times for EU Settlement Scheme applications
#Immigration

The Government has updated its most recent estimated times to process an EU Settlement Scheme application. The update times have increased and provide for an extended period of waiting if the application falls within certain exceptions....

Sep
18
2019

Adult Dependent Relative Visa
#Immigration

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
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

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

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. ...

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