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British Citizenship by Double Descent

In our latest article, we review how a person born outside of the UK can acquire British citizenship...

Domestic Workers as Victims of Human Trafficking and/or Slavery

Domestic workers in the UK who are victims of human trafficking or slavery can apply to stay in the ...

Eligibility Criteria for An L1 Visa Applicant

To put in application for an L1 visa, you will need to identify which of the routes is right for you...

H4 Dependent Visa Application and Restrictions

The H4 dependant visa is for family members of H-1b visa holders coming into the US for work. USCIS ...

Renewing Discretionary Leave to Remain applications and Fees

In our latest blog, we discuss what is meant by discretionary leave, and the process and fees for re...

COVID-19: Are Super Priority Services Currently Available?

As UK Visas and Immigration processing starts to return to normal after the COVID-19 lockdown, many ...

Exemption From Financial Requirements In Spouse Visa Extension

In our latest blog, we consider whether it is possible to be exempted from the financial requirement...

Can I Change My Judge If I Think they are Biased?

If you have reason to believe your judge may be biased, can they be changed? We explain the types o...

Can an Asylum Seeker Get Married in the UK Before a Decision is Made?

In our latest blog, we consider whether asylum seekers awaiting a decision on their matter can get m...

Can Tier 2 Dependant Visa Holders Study in the UK?

As a Tier 2 dependant visa holder, you may decide to study while you are here in the UK. We explain ...

How COVID-19 Has Worsened the Plight of UK Migrants

A new report by the Kanlungan Filipino Consortium has highlighted the precarious situation of many m...

Switching from a Tier 2 ICT Visa to a Spouse visa

Is switching from a Tier 2 ICT visa to a spouse visa the best option for you? We explain the implic...

When A Dependant Gains Indefinite Leave to Remain Visa, Is Their ILR Visa Still A Dependant Visa or Their Own?

In our latest article, we discuss whether when a dependant gains ILR, their ILR is held entirely in ...

My Tier 5 Youth Mobility is About to Expire, Can My Employer Sponsor Me?

You may be unsure of your options if your Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa is due to expire and you wish t...

Married for Years without Applying for Spouse Visa: Applying for ILR Based on the Age of Relationship

If you are a non-EEA citizen who has been married for many years to a person settled in the UK, but ...

Can I Sponsor a Tier 2 Migrant to Work in Another Company?

Transferring Tier 2 sponsored staff from one company to another may be possible without those staff ...

When is an Employment Verification Letter Needed for a U.S. Spouse Green Card Application?

Find out everything you need to know about submitting an Employment Verification Letter with your U....

Domestic Violence: Is Non-physical abuse domestic violence?

Is Non-physical abuse domestic violence? We explain the facts and what immigrants to the UK can do ...

H-2B Visa Requirements and Processing Times

The H-2b visa is a temporary work -based visa for people looking to take up employment in the US. Th...

Useful Tools for Starting a Business in the U.K.

For Entrepreneurs looking to start up new businesses in the UK either through the investor or start-...

Appealing to the First-Tier Tribunal

For migrants who have received a negative decision from the Home Office, we explain whether you can ...

Top Tips on How to Find A US Work Visa Sponsor Employer

If you wish to get employment in the US either for a long- or short-term basis, you will need a US t...

Are VACs Now Accepting New Applications or Only Applications Made Prior to Temporary Closure?

As visa application centres (VACs) in the UK and around the world are starting to reopen, we outline...

What is the Difference Between EU Settled Status and Permanent Residence?

EU citizens living in the UK may be understandably unsure of the difference between Settled Status a...

The Impact of No Recourse to Public Funds (NPRF) on Migrants During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The No Recourse to Public (NPRF) restriction on many migrants in the UK is exacerbating the financia...

If a Tier 2 Migrant's Contract is Terminated, When Does the Tier 2 Visa End?

If a Tier 2 migrant's contract is terminated, when will their visa end? We explain the reporting ru...

Extending a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Where a Member of An Entrepreneurial Team Has Left and the Business Idea Has Changed

If you were granted a Tier 1 entrepreneur visa with a co-entrepreneur (known as an entrepreneurial t...

Can I Switch from a Student Visa to a Work Visa When My Course Ends?

Every year, thousands of international students switch from a tier 4 study visa to a tier 2 work vis...

Can I Change My Tier 2 Visa on the Basis of My Child with a British Spouse?

For a tier 2 visa holder, getting married to a British citizen and having a child in the UK opens up...

Applying for Dual Citizenship

In our latest article, we discuss whether individuals applying to naturalise in the UK can hold dual...

Tier 2 ICT Dependent Visa

The Tier 2 ICT dependent visa provides a great deal of flexibility and freedom for holders. We expla...

Transfer Your Visa from an Expired to a New Passport

If you have recently or are planning to apply for a new passport, you may be wondering if you need t...

Financial Requirements for Unmarried Partner Visa

We explain the essentials of the financial requirements which must be met when applying for a partne...

Can a Child and Partner be a Dependant?

In our latest article, we answer a recent question we received on what is meant by a dependant visa,...

Can EU/EEA Citizens Be Deported from the UK After Brexit?

We examine the latest developments regarding EU/EEA national's rights to live in the UK after Brexit...

Can I Add a Step Child As a Dependant on My Visa Application?

We discuss whether a step-child can be added as a dependant to a visa application in our latest arti...

ILR Ancestry Visa

If you have held an Ancestry visa for five or more years, you may be eligible for indefinite leave t...

Switching from Tier 4 Main Applicant to Dependant

In our latest article, we discuss the practicalities of switching from a Tier 4 visa to a Tier 4 dep...

If I Get Funding for My Business During My Studies, Can I Switch from a Study Visa to an Entrepreneur visa?

In our latest article, we clarify the rules on switching from a tier 4 visa for prospective business...

How Can I Appeal Against a Deportation Order from the UK?

If you or a family member have received a deportation order, it is essential to act decisively and s...

Applying for UK Refugee Family Reunion Visa

If you have recently been given asylum, but you have family members back home, you can now be reunit...

British Citizenship Application for a Child

In our latest article, we discuss who may be eligible to register for British citizenship as a child...

Switching from Tier 2 Dependant Partner Visa to a Tier 2 General Visa

Is it possible to switch from a Tier 2 dependant visa to a Tier 2 general visa, and if not, what are...

Tier 2 Visa Holder Made Redundant Due to COVID-19 - What are My Options?

If you are a Tier 2 work visa holder and have been made redundant due to COVID-19, we explain your o...

Making an EEA Family Residence Permit Application Out-Of-Country

The EEA Family Permit scheme allows non-EEA direct and extended family members of EEA nationals in t...

What Are the Benefits of Being a Commonwealth Citizen in the UK?

In our latest blog, we discuss the potential benefits of Being a Commonwealth citizen in the UK. Fo...

Can I Enter the UK or USA After Being Deported?

In our latest article, we discuss entering the UK or USA after being deported. For expert assistance...

On What Grounds Can My UK Visa Application be Refused?

The Home Office can refuse a visa application for a multitude of reasons; we explain some of the mos...

Sponsor Licence - Change of Circumstances

Being a sponsor license holder comes with considerable compliance obligations including reporting an...

Getting Ready for Brexit 2021: Care Home Staff

The UK government has made it clear that after 2021, as a result of Brexit, lower-skilled immigratio...

Do We Truly Understand the Scale of Modern Slavery in the UK? And What Does It Tell Us About Our Immigration System?

In our latest article, we discuss modern slavery in the context of immigration following recent medi...

When is the Earliest Time to Apply for a Visa Renewal or ILR?

When it comes time to apply for a visa extension, or for ILR, timing is crucial; apply too early or ...

Global Talent Visa Stage 2 - Documents Required

The Global Talent Visa is one of the UK's newest and most exciting visa categories. In our latest a...

What Does Exercising Your Treaty Rights Mean?

Find out what exercising your Treaty rights means in EU law. For expert assistance with your immigra...

I Qualify for ILR But Have Lost One of My Passports. Will this Affect my ILR Application Based on 10 Years Continuous Residence?

If you are about to apply for ILR under the long-residence route and have lost one of your passports...

Can a Person in an Arranged Marriage Apply for a Spouse Visa, Given the Genuine Relationship Test Requirement?

How do the Home Office view arranged marriages when assessing spouse visa applications for genuine a...

Sponsor Does Not Meet the Financial Requirement, We are Not Married But Have a Child, What Are Our Options?

If you are considering applying for a family partner visa but do not meet the financial requirements...

Changes Made to Government Flexible Furlough Scheme Rules

On 1st July, 2020, the government's 'flexible furlough scheme' officially started - we explain the h...

Refused Asylum Seekers and NHS Debt

In this article, we examine the plight of refused asylum seekers who have incurred an NHS debt. With...

Travelling to the UK Post COVID on a Tier 2 Visa Expired Vignette

If your Tier 2 30-day entry clearance vignette sticker has expired due to COVID-19 restrictions, we ...