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Start-Up Business Disrupted, How to Apply for Additional Leave Of 12 Months

In this article, we will discuss what UK start-up visa holders can do if their business plans have b...

I Am A Majority Shareholder, Can I Reduce My Shareholding and Then Apply for a Sole Representative Visa?

In this article, we will take a look a the requirements for the UK Representative of an Overseas Bus...

How to Apply for a Skilled Worker Sponsor License in 2021

If your business is still to apply for a Skilled Worker Sponsor License for 2021, in this article, w...

How Can I Access The Skill Level Requirement For Skilled Workers?

In this article, we will explain the new skill level requirements for skilled workers coming to the ...

COVID: Temporary Changes to the Asylum and Immigration Process

In this article, we will summarise the temporary changes to the asylum application process, includin...

Can You Apply for a BNO Visa Inside The UK?

In this article, we will explain whether it is possible to apply for the new BNO visa as a Hong Kong...

COVID: When Will Students Go Back to School…Again?

In this article, we will discuss what is known of when schools are likely to reopen in the UK. For ...

US Politics: Biden's Immigration - What Are His Plans for US Migrants?

In the article, we will take a look at what we know of President Biden’s plans for US immigration po...

Switching From Tier 2 (ICT) To Skilled Worker Route

In this article, we will focus on whether it is possible for a person on an intra-company visa to sw...

Conditions For A Supplementary And Secondary Employment In The Skilled Worker Route

In this article, we will discuss the criteria for supplementary and secondary employment for migrant...

UK’s Post-Brexit Immigration Rules Targets Homeless

In this article, we will explain the implications of the New Home Office immigration rule change to ...

Suitability Requirements an Applicant Must Meet When Applying For Entry Clearance Or Permission To Stay As A Skilled Worker

In this article, we will explain the suitability requirements which all Skilled Worker visa applican...

EU Nationals Studying In England Have To Pay The Immigration Healthcare Surcharge Then Claim A Refund

In this article, we will explain whether EU nationals studying in the UK will need to pay the immigr...

How Tradeable Points Are Scored And Assessed For Skilled Workers?

In this article, we will explain how tradeable points are scored and assessed for Skilled Worker vis...

Are EU Citizens Being Offered Financial Incentives To Leave The UK?

In this article, we will discuss whether the Government is trying to pay EU nationals to leave the U...

New Visa Scheme for Hong Kong Nationals Now Open for Applications & How You Can Get Help with Your Application

In this article, we will discuss the new BNO visa for Hong Kong nationals, the response by the Chine...

COVID-19: UK COVID Vaccine Programme Leading the World

In this article, we will discuss why the UK’s COVID vaccine programme is such a cause for optimism, ...

ILR 10 Year Route - 10 Year Long Residence Documents Required

In this article, we will explain the documents required to apply for indefinite leave to remain unde...

Sole Representative Visa: What Sort Of Business Activities Can The UK Entity Undertake?

In this article, we will discuss the type of business activities which are permitted under the UK’s ...

What Is Happening With GCSE’s, A-Levels, And BTEC Exams In England In 2021?

In this article, we will discuss what is known about the 2021 GCSEs, A-Levels, and BTEC exams as a r...

What Effect Will the Abolishment of the RLMT Have on the Cost of Visas and Sponsorship?

In this article, we will take a look at the benefits of the ending of the Resident Labour Market Tes...

What are the Requirements and Documents for a UK Frontier Work Permit?

In this article, we will discuss the requirements for a UK Frontier Worker Permit and the documents ...

Skilled Workers: What Are The ICT Categories And How Do I Apply?

In this article, we will explain the different Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) categories in the UK and...

Post-Brexit: What Will Be The Impact Of Brexit On The City Of London?

We will discuss the possible impact of Brexit on the City of London’s financial services sector. For...

Out With the EHIC And in With the GHIC: What is the New UK Global Health Insurance Card?

In this article, we will discuss what Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) is, who can use it, where ...

Expert Advice on Key Things to Improve Before a Mock Audit

In this article, we will explain some of the key things to consider prior to a mock audit on your bu...

Deadline and Procedure for EEA, Swiss Citizens and Family Members Applying to the EU Settlement Scheme in 2021

In this article, we will explain the deadline and application process for the EU Settlement Scheme, ...

COVID-19: France Offers Frontline Immigrant Workers Citizenship

In this article, we will discuss the offer by the French Government to fast-track citizenship for fr...

How Can Sponsors Check an Individual Has The Right to Work by Law?

In this article, we will explain how UK employers, including sponsors, can check that candidates hav...

How Can Expats Find Jobs in the UK Post Brexit?

In this article, we will outline how ex-pats returning to the UK after Brexit can secure a job, and ...

COVID-19 Lockdown 3.0 - What Are The New National Lockdown Rules?

In this article, we will take a closer look at the new national lockdown rules for England, outlinin...

COVID-19 Lockdown 3.0 - What Emergency Funding Is Available for Individuals and Businesses?

In this article, we will outline some of the COVID-19 financial assistance packages currently in pla...

How to Avoid a Skilled Worker Visa Refusal

In this article, we will explain how a UK Skilled Worker visa applicant can avoid receiving a refusa...

Eligibility Criteria for UK Tier 2/Skilled Worker Visa Extension Under The Same Employer

In this article, we will review what is involved in extending a Tier 2 / Skilled Worker visa if you ...

We Have A Deal! What Is Included In The New EU-UK Trade And Cooperation Agreement?

In this article, we take at what is included in the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. For e...

British Residents Of Spain Refused Permission To Travel

In this article, we look at why British Airways refused boarding to a number of UK nationals who liv...

Applying for UK Spouse Visa Post-Brexit

In this article, we will explain the process of applying for a spouse visa in the UK post-Brexit, in...

30,000 UK Seasonal Worker Visas Made Available For 2021

In this article, we will discuss the government’s extension of the Seasonal Workers Pilot, and what ...

What Is The New Zealand Temporary Specific Purpose Work Visa?

In this article, we will discuss the New Zealand Temporary Work Visa (Specific Purpose or Event), ou...

What is the Application Process for a Tier 2 / Skilled Worker Change of Employer?

In this article, we will explain what a Skilled Worker visa (previously known as a Tier 2 General vi...

Furlough Scheme Extension To March 2021 And The Implications for UK Migrant Workers

In this article, we will review what the latest announcement of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme...

Have You Considered The New Zealand Essential Skills Work Visa?

In this article, we will take a look at one of the work visas available in New Zealand; the Essentia...

Free Visa Extensions Not Processed for Frontline Migrant Healthcare Workers in the UK

In this article, we will look at the Home Office concession for NHS workers, and what happened when ...

How Long Will British Nationals Be Able to Visit the EU For From 1st January 2021?

In this article, we will discuss how long British nationals can spend in the EU post-Brexit, and whe...

When Can a Tier 2 / Skilled Worker Dependent Apply for ILR?

In this article, we will explain when the dependant family member of Tier 2 / Skilled Worker visa ho...

Can Tier 2 / Skilled Worker Dependents Open a Limited Company?

In this article, we will look at whether a dependant of a migrant worker on a Tier 2 (general) or Sk...

What Jobs Are Eligible For Sponsorship In The UK?

In this article, we will discuss which jobs are eligible for sponsorship under the new Skilled Worke...

Understanding the New Zealand Work to Residence Immigration Route – Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa

In this article, we will explain how migrants can work towards acquiring New Zealand permanent resid...

How Can I Change My Student Visa to a Work Visa in France?

In this article, we will look at immigration options for international students in France who would ...

How Can I Get a French Work Permit From Outside of France?

In this article, we will explain how foreign nationals can acquire a French work permit from outside...

New UK Immigration Points-based Skilled Worker System Now Up and Running

In this article, we will explain what you need to know about the new Skilled Worker points-based vis...

Scientists Warn the UK Faces a Third-wave of COVID-19 in the New Year

In this article, we will look at what scientists have to say about a possible third-wave of COVID-19...

Can I Apply for a Critical Skills Employment Permit for Ireland?

In this article, we will review the critical skills employment permit for Ireland, who it is intende...

UK and France Sign New Deal to Block Passage of Migrants Across the Channel

In this article, we will discuss the deal made between the British and French immigration authoritie...

What Is The Application Process for the General Employment Permit for Ireland?

In this article, we will discuss the application process and eligibility criteria for the General Em...

Will the New COVID-19 Vaccines Allow Life to Return to Normal in 2021?

In this article, we will take a look at whether the progress on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination pr...

How Does the Irish Intra-Company Transfer Permit Scheme Work?

In this article, we will review how the Irish Intra-company transfer permit scheme works, who is eli...

Unaccompanied Migrant Children Left in Limbo by the UK Home Office

In this article, we will discuss how the UK government appears to have reneged on previous promises ...

Evidence of Continuous Residence in the UK

Providing documentary evidence of continuous residence in the UK is very important. Confirmation of ...

Can My Spouse Work if I Have An H-1B Visa?

In this article, we will focus on the United States H-1B visa, and discuss whether it is possible fo...