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Are You Ready for the Changes to Right to Work Checks for EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals on 1st July 2021?

In this article, we will focus on the changes to the right to work checks which must be carried out ...

Strong International Demand for British Jobs Following Brexit

In this article, we will take a look at whether the rising demand from non-EU workers can potentiall...

New Trade Deal Means Working Holiday Rules Relaxed for British Nationals in Australia

In this article, we will take a look at what the new Australia/UK trade deal means for young British...

Court of Appeal Finds Exemption of UK Immigration in Data Protection Act Unlawful

In this article, we will take a look at why the Court of Appeal decided that immigration data should...

COVID-19: Amber List Quarantine Rule Will Be Dropped for Double-Jabbed on July 19th 2021

In this article, we will explain the Government’s latest announcement on the ending of quarantine ru...

Important Questions You Should Ask an Immigration Lawyer During Your First Consultation

In this article, we will explain some of the most important and useful questions you should ask an i...

Is an Immigration Lawyer Really Worth the Cost of Hiring for My Immigration Matter?

In this article, we will explain why an immigration lawyer, in most cases, is more than worth the co...

Are Hong Kong Nationals Taking Up the Offer of a BNO Visa in the UK?

In this article, we will take a look at the extent to which Hong Kong nationals are taking up the of...

Immigration Health Surcharge Refund Applications Now Open for Healthcare Workers

In this article, we discuss the immigration health surcharge refund programme for foreign healthcare...

Well Over Five Million Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

In this article, we will discuss what we know about applications so far to the EU Settlement Scheme ...

Are You Eligible for a Refund of the Immigration Health Surcharge?

In this article, we will explain your rights to a refund of the immigration healthcare surcharge if ...

Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence Application - Top Tips

In this article, we will provide some of our top tips for Skilled Worker sponsor licence applicants ...

Home Office Writing to UK Citizens Wrongfully Warning Them To Apply for Immigration Status

In this article, we will take a closer look at the recent correspondence sent by the UK’s Home Offic...

Can EU Nationals Come to the UK for a Job Interview Without Restriction?

In this article, we will take a look at the rules regarding EU nationals coming to the UK to attend ...

How Employers Can Sponsor a Work Visa in 2021

In this article, we will explain the type of sponsor licences available, the eligibility requirement...

Negotiating With Your Current Employer for a Transfer to a UK Branch as an Employee

In this article, we will discuss how you can negotiate a transfer to a branch of your employer in an...

How to Get Your Immigration Health Surcharge Refund

In this article, we will explain how you can get an immigration health surcharge refund and how much...

IHS Refund for Healthcare Workers

In this article, we will explain how the immigration healthcare surcharge refund scheme for migrant ...

Refund of Visa Application Fee and IHS Surcharge: UK visa

In this article, we will explain the Home Office’s policy on providing refunds to visa applicants, i...

Switching from Youth mobility to Skilled Worker Visa

In this article, we will look at how those on a Youth Mobility visa can switch to a Skilled Worker v...

Understanding the Self-Employment Requirements to Ensure a Successful ILR Application for Ancestry Visa

In this article, we will take a close look at the rules relating to self-employment when applying fo...

Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) Reimbursement Guidance

In this article, we will explain how UKVI deal with refunds of the immigration healthcare surcharge....

What You Need to Know About the Life in The UK Test in 2021

In this article, we will explain what you need to know about the Life in the UK Test in 2021. For e...

How to Gain Permanent Residence in the Netherlands

In this article, we will explain how it is possible to secure permanent residence in the Netherlands...

UK Spouse Visa Processing Times

In this article, we will discuss the requirements for a spouse visa, the processing time, and how yo...

How to Gain Permanent Residence in New Zealand

In this article, we will explain how you can gain permanent residency in New Zealand. For expert as...

How to Gain Permanent Residence in Germany

In this article, we will discuss the various options available to enable non-EU/EEA nationals to gai...

Skilled Worker & Sponsor Licence Visa Processing Times

In this article, we will discuss the processing times both for Skilled Worker visas and Skilled Work...

How to Gain Permanent Residence in France

In this article, we will take a look at how non-EU/EEA migrants can acquire permanent residence in F...

Joining Your Family in the UK and Gaining Assistance With Your Visa Application

In this article, we will outline the main options to enable non-UK nationals to reunite and live wit...

How to Gain Long-Term Residence in Ireland

In this article, we will discuss how immigrants to Ireland can secure long-term residence. For expe...

Right to Work Scheme COVID-19 Adjusted Checks Update

In this article, we will provide an update on the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. ...

British Citizenship by Marriage

If you are one of the many hopeful migrants who wish to become a UK citizen through marriage or part...

How to Gain Permanent Residence in Kenya

In this article, we will look at how it is possible for migrants to gain permanent residence status ...

Processing Times for Appealing a Visa Refusal

In this article, we will explain the processing times for appealing a UK visa refusal. For expert a...

UK Citizenship Processing Times

In this article, we explain the UK citizenship processing times and what can be done to reduce delay...

How to Gain Permanent Residence in Canada

In this article, we will summarise the main options available to gain permanent residence in Canada....

What are the Processing Times for the Sole Representative of an Overseas Business Visa?

In this article, we will take a look at the processing times for the Sole Representative of an Overs...

How to Gain Permanent Residence in Australia

In this article, we summarise the various options available to those who wish to gain permanent resi...

What Does the New UK-India Partnership Scheme for Skilled Work Visas Mean for Indian Professionals?

In this article, we will outline the shape of the new ‘Migration and Mobility Partnership’ between t...

Global Talent Visa: UK Launches Fast-Track Immigration Route for Prestigious Award Winners

In this article, we will look at the news that in the past week, the Home Office has announced plans...

Dependant Child Visa Processing Times

In this article, we will take a look at the visa processing times for dependant child visas and what...

How to Gain Permanent Residence in China

In this article, we will outline the main routes to gain permanent residence in China. For expert a...

Skilled Worker vs Tier 2 Sponsorship, and the Requirements for Employers and Workers

In this article, we will explain the difference between sponsoring an international worker under the...

e - Record-Keeping and Appendix D

Sponsor Licence In this article, we will explain the record-keeping duties of sponsor licence holder...

Get Ready, UKVI Sponsor Licence Visits are Now Back On

In this article, we will take a look at what we know about the resumption of UKVI sponsor licence co...

Skilled Worker Salary Threshold Based on Age

In this article, we will explain the lower salary threshold rules for Skilled Worker visa applicants...

Will Late Applications for the EU Settlement Scheme be Allowed?

In this article, we will take a look at whether the Home Office is likely to allow late applications...

COVID-19: What is the Latest on COVID Vaccination Passport Scheme?

In this article, we will look at the latest information available on whether a COVID-19 vaccination ...

Sponsor Licence: Changes to Organisation/Mergers/Takeovers/TUPE

In this article, we will explain the reporting requirements for UK sponsor licence holders when it c...

Impact of New IR 35 Reforms on Innovator Visa. Am I Allowed to Work as a Contractor Inside IR35 for My Clients in the UK on this Visa? Does This Violate My Visa Conditions?

In this article, we will take a look at whether Innovator Visa holders are able to work as a contrac...

COVID-19: What is the Latest on the Red List Countries?

In this article, we will take a look at the latest on the UK’s ‘red list’ countries and what may hap...

Post Licence Visit – What is UKVI Assessing?

In this article, we will take a look at what UKVI are looking for during a post-licence visit. For ...

Right to Work Check Flexibility Comes To End 17th May 2021

In this article, we will explain the current changes to the right-to-work process and what will happ...

Woman Rejected for Settled Status Having Lived in the UK For 17 Years

In this article, we will discuss the case of 27-year-old Dahaba Ali, an EU national who has lived in...

Differences between the Skilled Worker visa & other Tier 2 visa routes

In this article, we will explain the difference between sponsoring an international worker under the...

Shape Of The Possible India/UK Visa Deal - Impact On Indian Students In The UK

In this article, we will take a look at a potential immigration deal between the UK and India which ...

EU Children Risk Becoming Without Leave To Remain Status

In this article, we discuss the findings of the Children’s Society research which has flagged that t...

Pre-Licence Visit - What is the Home Office Assessing?

In this article, we will explain what the UKVI compliance officer will be looking for when they carr...

Large Queues and Delays at Heathrow Cause Chaos for Travellers

In this article, we will look at how one of the world's busiest airports, Heathrow, is coping with t...