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NHS Migrant Surcharge Scrapped for NHS Workers

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally bows to pressure to scrap the controversial immigration heal...

Northern Ireland-Born British & Irish Treated As EU Citizens

Home Office confirmed that all people born in Northern Ireland, whether Irish or British, will be tr...

COVID-19: Reduction in Overseas Students Revealed in Immigration Statistics

UK Government's immigration statistics reveals a significant drop in study visas (Tier 4) applicatio...

Changes to Legal Aid for Appeals Lodged Online During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In May 2020, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced changes to the legal aid fixed fee structure fo...

How to Claim Political Asylum in the UK

If you have reached a country and have applied for political asylum there, you are an asylum seeker....

Help - I Missed My Immigration Hearing and I Have A Deportation Order

Your lawyer will file a motion with the Tribunal to reopen the hearing and request a stay of deporta...

I Am Currently on A Tier 2 Visa, Are There Quicker Options To ILR?

There are two main immigration routes in the UK that have a time to ILR of less than five years in t...

Making the Switch from a UK Tier 4 Study Visa to a Tier 2 Work Visa

For Students on Tier 4 visas wishing to start their career after study in the UK, tier 2 (general vi...

Sole Representative Visa Criteria To Tighten Up

Sole Representative Visa category changes effective 4 June 2020 the home office has amended eligibil...

Can I Get Married in the UK on a Student Visa?

For Students on a tier 4 study visa in the UK that decides to get married, can freely get married a...

How Much Does it Cost to Sponsor Employees from Outside of the EEA?

Companies who wish to recruit non-EEA workers tier 2 or 5 system, need to apply for a sponsorship li...

Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules 14 May 2020

On 14 May, the Home Office released a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules. Most of these ...

Court of Appeal Upholds Right to Rent Checks

Home office won the appeal against JCWI regarding the discriminatory checks of prospective tenants ...

If I hold Limited Leave to Remain Can I Claim Benefits?

Non-EEA Citizens can claim benefits in the UK only when they acquire In this article we will look ha...

Why All Businesses Now Need to Understand the UK Sponsor Licence System

With the new immigration bill on 18 May 2020, if finalised, employers will most likely apply for a S...

Can a Drink Driving Offence Affect My Naturalisation Application?

Having a drink driving offence may affect the good character' requirement for naturalisation the ca...

Spouse Visa Extension - My Sponsoring Spouse Lost Their Job and Is on Benefits

For those on a spouse visa, having their sponsoring partner lose their Job is a hard time for to mee...

Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme: How to Claim the Grant

The ongoing SEISS has currently been extended for those self-employed or partnership members that ha...

What Effect Will Covid-19 Have on My Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Extension?

For those intending to extend their entrepreneur visa, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of ...

Why Britain Needs Global Health Tech Talent Urgently

With all the uncertainties brought by Coronavirus, the UK realises its urgent need for global talen...

Coronavirus Temporary Changes To Asylum Immigration Process

For those looking to claim Asylum either in or outside the UK or having your case reviewed, in this ...

COVID-19: Making an Unmarried Partner Visa Application Under Lockdown

Many individuals have been and remain unable to leave their home countries to be with their UK partn...

Is it Time to Extend Your Tier 2 (General) Visa?

You must apply to extend your Tier 2 (General) visa before it expires. The application is completed ...

How To Track UK Visa Application Status

If you have submitted an application to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and want to know how it is p...

Coronavirus and the EU Settlement Scheme

Around 150,000 EU citizens went through the complicated process of applying for Permanent Residence ...

Tier 2 Immigration Skills Charge

The ISC is £1000 per migrant and £500 payable if the employer offers employment for more than 6 mont...

The Ending Of Freedom of Movement

Will Freedom of Movement come to an end when the Brexit transition period ends on 31 Dec 2020? Give...

Home Office Under Fire For Covid-19 Immigration Detention And Bail Decisions

Home Office under fire for detention and bail decisions during this coronavirus pandemic over migran...

COVID-19: Temporary Changes to Visa Extensions and Switching

This article is a comprehensive guide to government advice regarding UK visa extensions and switchin...

Government Pulls Immigration Bill Off Parliamentary Table

As the British Government is still determined to break away from the EU by end of 2020, the Immigrat...

Urgent Home Office Guidance for Employers Regarding Furloughing Tier 2 Sponsored Workers

The Home Office has stated that employers cannot furlough the only Tier 2 Sponsored workers and keep...

When You Should Use the Coronavirus Immigration Helpline

You can contact the Coronavirus Immigration Helpline to answer queries via CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk or ...

Dealing with Work Absences Caused by The Coronavirus Pandemic - Tier 2/4/5

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused disruptions at workplaces forcing Tier 2,5... to be furloughed. ...

How Coronavirus Has Affected UK Immigration

The Coronavirus outbreak around the globe has undoubtedly affected lives and... For Migrants either ...

Boris Johnson Is Back

Boris Johnson resumes back at his desk after full recovery from Coronavirus infection In this articl...

Is the UK Still Confident of An Upper Hand in Brexit Negotiations

After 3 years of negotiations, the process of exiting the trade bloc after 40 years COVID-19 and the...

COVID-19: Can I Stay in the UK if my Visa is Due to Expire?

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, all visa application centers within the UK were closed on 27th March a...

Processing Times For Restricted And Unrestricted COS

For anyone looking to work in the UK, receive a Certificate of Sponsorship either 'restricted' or '...

How Does Coronavirus Affect Spouse Visa Applications?

Although you may think it is OK to put your Spouse Visa extension application on hold whilst bigger ...

COVID-19: Immigration Advice for International Students in the UK

Coronavirus immigration advice for international students What if my study visa expires soon? What...

Will Coronavirus Delay Brexit?

Currently, there has been scant evidence suggesting the British government has any intentions of del...

Top US Immigration Changes That Affect Immigrants In 2020

The USCIS saw 834,000 successful US Citizenship Applications scale through in 2019. However, this ye...

How to Apply for a Schengen Visa

A Schengen Visa permits you to travel easily within most European countries for up to 90 days to tr...

Bring Me Home- Advice for British Citizens Stranded Abroad Due to COVID-19

For British Citizen travellers stranded abroad and unable to return home due to the coronavirus pand...

Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits to US Immigrants

Due to the outbreak, U.S Immigrants workers that have valid work authorization but are unemployed th...

Canada Immigration and Visa Processing Fees Increase In 2020: What to Prepare For

The Canadian Immigration Department is adjusting immigration fees effective April 30th, 2020 related...

The new skilled immigration law in Germany

Germany's New regulation introduced on March 1st, 2020... The Skilled Immigration Act, is a new law ...

Top Tips on Starting Up A Business in The Netherlands

Whether you have an existing business you would like to establish in the Netherlands or you are plan...

How immigrants can find Tier 2 sponsoring jobs in the UK

To find a Tier 2 sponsorship job in the UK you will have to apply to a company with a sponsor licenc...

How to get travel information

Travel advice for British residents travelling overseas during the coronavirus pandemicCharter fligh...

Sponsor Licence Renewal Guidance: How Long Does a Sponsor Licence Last?

There is no limit on the number of times a business can renew Any existing sponsor licence holders c...

How Can I Find a Tier 2 or 5 Sponsorship Employer?

If you are from outside of the EEA/EU and are looking to work in the UK, use this guide to find out ...

Can an Illegal Immigrant Get Married in the UK?

For illegal immigrants who wish to get married in the UK, one of the first hurdle to hit is applying...

Our Guide to the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)

The Immigration Health Surcharge is a required payment for majority of non-EEA visa applicants, depe...

How to Prepare for Life in The UK Test

To carefully prepare for Life in The UK Test, read this complete guide on how best to study for Life...

Switching a Tier 5 Visa to a Spouse Visa

UK Spouse Visa holders can work full-time and without restrictions. In addition, there are no limita...

Spousal Visa Access To Benefits

Can I Access UK benefits if I hold a spouse Visa? As a Spouse Visa holder in the UK, you may be wond...

Understanding Retained Rights of Residence for EEA Nationals in the UK

Certain family members of EEA nationals can retain their rights of residence in the UK if the spons...

Spouse Visa Right To Work

It is possible to Switch from a Tier 5 work visa in the UK to a Spouse visa if you meet the eligibil...

Has the British Government Learnt from The Windrush Scandal

The Windrush Scandal was one of the most shameful incidents in modern British history and exposed ma...

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