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How Can I Get an Investor Visa for Australia?

For those planning to move to Australia for the purposes of making a sizeable financial investment, ...

Chinese And Indian Students at Record Numbers For 2020/21

Figures from UCAS show there has been a net increase in international student numbers for 2020/2021;...

As a Spouse on a Dependant Visa, Can I Work in the Netherlands?

In our latest blog, we explain the immigration rules for those who hold a spouse/partner visa in the...

Entry Clearance Applications

The Entry Clearance Officers at British missions outside the UK check applications before entry to e...

Can I Bring my Spouse or Family to Switzerland While on a Student Permit?

If you are an international student in Switzerland, you may wish to bring your family members to joi...

Swiss Residence Permit

In our latest article, we explain the Swiss Residence Permit system and the types of permits availab...

Spouse Visa Curtailment after Separation-Can You Cancel Your Partner's Spouse Visa?

We recently received a question from a spouse visa sponsor whose relationship has ended, asking if t...

How To Get A Deportation Order Revoked

Many deportation orders are challenged on human rights grounds. If you are looking to get your depor...

What Crimes Can Lead To Deportation?

You can be deported from the UK if you commit a crime and are sentenced to 12 months or more impriso...

UKVCAS Service Points Start To Reopen

Across the UK, UKVCAS Service Points are reopening, enabling the enrolment of biometric information ...

Applying for a UK Visa as a Family

Families planning to apply for a UK visa will need to meet the various requirement. The family visa ...

Is Dual Citizenship Allowed in the Netherlands?

Is dual citizenship allowed in the Netherlands? Do you have to renounce your other nationality if yo...

Netherlands Student Visa Requirements

In our latest article, we outline the benefits and visa requirements of becoming a student in the Ne...

Immigration Implications of COVID-19 on UK Employers and Employees

Businesses have been affected in a number of totally unexpected ways due to the impact on immigratio...

Am I Eligible for a Dutch Passport if My Partner is a Dutch Citizen?

If you are a national of a country outside of the Netherlands, but you live with a Dutch citizen, yo...

How can I get a work permit in the Netherlands?

In our latest blog, we discuss obtaining a work permit for the Netherlands. For expert assistance wi...

Can EU/EEA Citizens Apply for a Permanent Residence Permit in the Netherlands?

In our latest blog, we explain the immigration rules for EEA/EU nationals living in the Netherlands ...

Can I Gain Entry into the Netherlands Without a Visa?

The immigration rules on who needs a visa to enter the Netherlands depends on a number of factors. ...

Are Non-EU/EEA Citizens Allowed to Apply for a Permanent Residence Permit in the Netherlands?

If you are a non-EEA/EU citizen living in the Netherlands, you may be considering applying for perma...

What is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)?

If you don't know what is meant by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), ...

When Am I Eligible for Canadian Citizenship?

In other to become a Canadian citizen, you must be a permanent resident for at least a period of 1,0...

I have Hong Kong Permanent Residence, Can I Get British Citizenship?

In our latest blog, we will outline what we know of the proposals to enable Hong Kong nationals to c...

Can EU Citizens Claim Benefits in the UK After Brexit?

For EU citizens to be able to claim benefits in the UK after January 1st 2021, it is best to secure ...

Is There an Exemption from Deportation in the UK After Ten years?

In our latest article, we discuss whether it is possible for a foreign national to be exempted from ...

What Effect Does Immigration Have on the Prospects of the Local Workforce?

Do many still maintain that immigration damages the job prospects of local workers? We discuss the ...

English Test - CEFR level B1

In this article, we explain what is meant by CEFR level B1 for English language proficiency, and whi...

EU Settlement Scheme Application for Dependants

In our latest blog, we explain how those with EU pre-settled or settled status can bring their non-E...

Adequate Accommodation Types for a Spouse Visa

When applying for a spouse visa under the family immigration route, it is important to understand wh...

Deportation after a Criminal Conviction in the UK

The UK Home Office has recently promised a stronger stance on the deportation of foreign nationals c...

What is Meant by Section 3C Leave?

If you are unsure what is meant by Section 3C leave, we explain when it applies, when it does not ap...

Domestic Servants Who Are Victims of Slavery and Human Trafficking

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (EUAFR) produced a report on protecting migrant wor...

My ILR Application Is Refused Due to A CCJ. What Can I Do?

If you have been refused ILR due to a CCJ, or you want to know if a CCJ can affect an ILR applicatio...

I am a US Citizen Married to a British National; Can I Move to the UK?

In our latest article, we review how a US citizen who has married a British national can move to the...

On What Grounds Can a Refugee Status be Cancelled or Revoked?

There are a number of grounds which may lead to a refugee who has been given protection in the UK ha...

When is My Spouse Eligible for French Citizenship?

A spouse can be eligible for a French citizenship after four years of continued stay in France with ...

How to Calculate Absences For 10 Year Long Residence ILR Application

If you are eligible ILR under the ten-year long residence route, it is vital that you understand how...

Brexit Update - Are We Heading Towards a Chaotic Exit?

The seventh round of Brexit talks have ended with little obvious sign of progress. We assess what t...

How to Appeal Canada Visitor Visa Refusal

If you have been refused a Canada visitor visa, we explain your options in our latest article. For ...

As a Foreign Citizen Living in Switzerland, Can I own a Property?

In our latest blog, we discuss whether foreign nationals can purchase property in Switzerland. For ...

Government Urging Employers to Get A Sponsor Licence in The Wake of Brexit To Prepare for New Immigration System

The government is encouraging businesses to apply for skilled worker sponsor licenses in readiness f...

Tier 2 ICT Cooling-Off Period Changes for 2021

More details of the post-2020 points-based immigration system are emerging, including changes to the...

Can a Divorce Affect my Permanent Residence Status in Canada?

Divorce and separation can happen at any time and uncertainty about your divorce affecting your perm...

Entering the UK with a Re-Entry Ban

If you are subject to a UK re-entry ban, perhaps due to previous breaches of immigration law, we exp...

Is Getting Engaged on A UK Visitor Visa A Breach of The Visit Rules?

We recently received a question on our website querying if getting engaged while on a visitor visa i...

Australia Dependant Visas and Processing Times

In our latest immigration article, we explain some of the Australian dependant visa types and the pr...

How Can I Get A Working Visa for Australia From The UK?

If you are contemplating a move from the UK to Australia in the near future, we explain how the skil...

Second Stage of The Self Employment Grant Scheme Opens

The government recently announced the opening of the second stage of the Self Employment Grant Schem...

What is the Seven-year Child Rule for Residency and Does it Still Apply?

In our latest blog, we discuss the seven-year child rule for residency in the UK and whether this st...

How Tier 4 Child Migrants Can Appeal A-Level Results

The A-level exam results have recently been released. In this article, we will explain what Tier 4 ...

Can I Work While on a Student Visa in Switzerland?

As an international student in Switzerland, are you able to work, and if so, what are the conditions...

Latest Update from UKVI: No Further COVID-19 Visa Extension Requests

The UK Home Office has announced further changes to the policy of allowing extensions to migrants wh...

As an EU Citizen, What Steps Can I Take to Bring My Unmarried Non-EU Partner to the Netherlands?

Under EU law, non-EEA citizens with an unmarried EU partner in the Netherlands can apply to join the...

Can I Get Swiss Citizenship Through Marriage?

In our latest article, we discuss how a foreign national can acquire Swiss citizenship through marri...

British Citizenship by Descent

Do you automatically have British citizenship by descent or are you able to apply? We explain the ru...

Babies Born in the UK to Students on a Tier 4 Visa

If you are an international student in the UK and have recently become a parent to a child born here...

Switching from a Tier 2 ICT Dependent Visa to a Tier 4 Student Visa

If you are currently on a Tier 2 ICT dependant visa and are considering studying in the UK, we expla...

British Citizenship for a Child Born Abroad to Settled Parents

If you are settled in the UK and have a child under the age of 18 who was born outside of the UK, we...

Can a Parent of a British Child be Deported?

We are regularly asked whether a parent of a British child can be deported, we explain the immigrati...

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Brexit?

In our latest article, we discuss how Covid-19 has impacted Brexit in terms of reaching a trade deal...

Exceptions from UK Deportation

Anyone who is threatened by the Home Office with deportation will know how frightening and worrying ...