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Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules – December 2018

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The statement of changes to the Immigration Rules has been published on 11th December 2018. References to the ‘UK Border Agency’ have been replaced with ‘the Home Office’ in the introduction to the Immigration Rules. The statement of changes concerns few interesting information that you can find summarised below.   A new category of ‘seasonal […]

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Tier 1 (Investor) Visa Changes

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The Home Office has withdrawn their decision to suspend Tier 1 (Investor) visas shortly after announcing the suspension on 6th December 2018. The news was a surprise to legal practitioners within the Immigration sector as the announcement came without notice, moreover, it was published by press release. Please refer to our previous article on ‘the […]

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EU Settlement Scheme: Step by step

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The EU Settlement Scheme should be fully in place from 30 March 2019 and will allow EU nationals and their family members to apply for “pre-settled” status and “settled” status. From 21 January 2019, the scheme will be available to resident EU citizens and their EU citizen family members with a valid passport, and to […]

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New Online Right to Work Checking Service for employers

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The Immigration Minister, Caroline Nokes, announced that from 28th January 2019, employers can rely on an online Right to Work Checking Service to demonstrate compliance with illegal working legislation without having to provide or request documents. This service should give employers access to “up to date, real-time information about migrants’ right to work”, and would […]