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Applying for US H-1B Visa and Requirements Needed

The H-1B visa allows highly skilled migrants the opportunity to live and work in the US. This visa i...

English Language Requirement Exemption for UK Visas

If you are applying for a UK visa of any type with an English language requirement, you may be exemp...

When Is the Employment Verification Letter Needed for Spouse Green Card Application?

To apply for a spouse green card you will need a sponsor's verification letter to prove a sponsor ca...

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...

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 '...

Why Britain Needs Global Health Tech Talent Urgently

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

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...

Britain Needs Your Talent

The UK recognised a gap for specialists in STEM fields while leaving EU Jan 2020, it introduced the ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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: Temporary Changes to Visa Extensions and Switching

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

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...

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

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

Boris Johnson Is Back

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

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...

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...

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 ...

Will Coronavirus Delay Brexit?

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

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...

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...

The new skilled immigration law in Germany

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

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...

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 Can I Get an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)?

The EAD card is applicable to anyone that is not a lawful permanent resident of the United States. T...

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...

When You Should Use the Coronavirus Immigration Helpline

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

Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits to US Immigrants

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

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 ...

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...

Tier 2: I Have Been Made Redundant and My Visa Is About to Expire

In this article, we look into options available for a Tier 2 Migrant made redundant as a result of t...

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...

How to get travel information

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

UK Business and Investment Opportunities Post Coronavirus

What sectors are set to thrive in the next five years after the coronavirus crisis? For anyone comin...

Pre-Settled Status Application And Benefits For EU Citizens

EU/EEA/Swiss nationals who have yet to apply for Pre-Settled or Settled Status under the EU Settleme...

Tier 4 Child Visa Application Requirements

The course must be taught in accordance with either the national curriculum, the Regulated Qualifica...

Destitution Policy for Immigration Application Fees Deemed Unlawful

The Upper tribunal deemed unlawful home office immigration policy on waiving the application fee for...

COVID 19 : UK Immigration Application Centres Re-open

UKVI announced its reopening' of some application centres from 1 June 2020 while 13 of 57 UKVCAS se...

All You Need to Know About Domestic Abuse And ILR

Domestic abuse involves an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, d...

British Citizenship Application Fee 2020

The 2020 application fee for British Citizenship varies, if you are applying for citizenship by natu...

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...

Will Claiming Child Benefits Affect My Visa?

Claiming child benefits if you are subject to immigration control may result in curtailment of leave...

UK Visa Offer to Hong Kong Citizens

UK will change its immigration rules for Hong Kong Citizens eligible for BNO application offering ar...

COVID-19: Lockdown Highlights Inequality Experienced by Working Mums

As COVID-19 lockdown comes with considerable advantages for employees, working mothers are dispropor...

New Rules for Illegal Migrants in UK 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there have been rule changes that affected illegal immigrants in the U...

How to Become A Permanent Resident in Canada

To become a permanent resident in Canada, you will need to ensure that you are eligible. You will be...

How to Bring My Family to The UK After Gaining Indefinite Leave to Remain?

Spouses, Partners, dependent children and dependant relatives of settled persons can apply for a vis...

A Slap Is Domestic Violence

Recent media coverage of JK Rowling's ex-husband who showed no remorse for slapping her reminds us o...

Can an Immigration Judge Be Biased?

In November 2019, the Upper Tribunal ruled in MR v Home office secretary that an immigration judge's...

My Partner Has Convictions in the UK Can We Apply for a Spouse Visa?

If your partner or spouse has a conviction in the UK, and is applying for a spouse visa Due to prior...

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...

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...

Can a Drink Driving Offence Affect My Naturalisation Application?

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