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What are the Requirements of Bringing My Girlfriend and Her Teenage Son to the UK?

In this article, we will explain the requirements of bringing a partner of a person settled in the U...

Can Debt (Credit Card/Personal Loans) in the UK Affect My Visa Application When Coming Back to the UK?

In this article, we will explain the implications of debt (including credit cards and personal loans...

When During the Asylum Process Can I Apply for Residence Permit in the UK?

In this article, we will explain when during the asylum application process, it is possible to apply...

What Happens If I Overstay My Visa in Canada?

In this article, we will explain the implications of overstaying in Canada if your visa has expired ...

UK Government Publishes Guidance for Evacuees from Afghanistan

In this article, we look at the recently published guidance from the government to help new evacuees...

The New UK PBS Sponsorship Reforms Road Map (2022 & beyond) - Key Changes to Skilled Worker Sponsorship for Both Employer and Employee

In this article, we will explain the Home Office’s new Points-Based Immigration System Sponsorship R...

What Happens If I Overstay My Visa in France?

In this article, we will explain what happens if you overstay in France or another country in the Sc...

Latest News on Coronavirus and UK Spouse Visas

In this article, we will explain what spouse visa applicants can do if families have been financiall...

What Is the EU Long Residence Permit and Benefits?

In this article, we will explain the purpose of the EU Long Term Residence Permit, the benefits, who...

Afghan Resettlement scheme: UK plans to welcome thousands of locally employed staff

The Afghan citizens' resettlement scheme has been introduced to help locally employed staff in Afgha...

Preparing For a UKVCAS Biometrics Appointment as An Immigrant to the UK

In this article, we will explain what you can expect at your UKVCAS biometrics appointment and how y...

Passing the B1 SELT English Test for Your Skilled Worker, Health and Care Worker, or Student Visa

This Article explains the English language requirements for the UK, Skilled Worker, Health and Care ...

Express Entry Canada Requirements and Processing Times For 2021

In this article, we will explain how the Canadian Express Entry system works, the federal economic i...

Key Post-Brexit Milestone and Deadlines Which Will Impact UK Immigration From 2021-2028

In this article, we will discuss some of the key post-Brexit milestones and deadlines which will imp...

International Push to Provide Refuge to Afghani Citizens

In this article, we look at some of the efforts to help vulnerable refugees caught up in the insurge...

Musicians Can Now Travel Visa-Free in 19 EU Member States

In this article, we discuss the new arrangements with 19 EU member states for visa-free travel for U...

COVID-19: Latest on the UK Travel Restrictions

In this article, we will take a look at the latest UK COVID-19 travel restriction news for anyone pl...

Will the Home Office Be Forced To Implement Visas for EU Lorry Drivers?

In this article, we will take a closer look at the UK’s lorry driver shortage and whether the Home O...

EU Settlement Scheme Biometric Residence Card Update & Replacement

In this article, we will explain how to update, replace, or transfer your Biometric Residence Card (...

Offshore Wind Workers Concession (OWWC) Extended for 12 Months

In this article, we will discuss the recent extension by the UK government of the Offshore Wind Work...

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...

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...

Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) Reimbursement Guidance

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

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...

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...

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. ...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Am I Allowed to Work as a Contractor Inside IR35 for My Clients in the UK on this Visa?

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...

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