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Changes to the Immigration Rules

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Changes to the Immigration Rules The Home Office has recently published a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules. The major changes relate to the EU Settlement Scheme (hereinafter EUSS) shall take effect on 6 April 2020. The scheme enables EU, other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss citizens (hereinafter EEA citizens) living in the UK […]

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Criminal record checks for overseas applicants

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Criminal record checks for overseas applicants The Home Office has recently issued some guidance on how to apply for a criminal record check for someone from overseas. Under the UK immigration rules, people aged 18 or over applying for a UK visa as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), Tier 1 (Investor) and Tier 2 (General) worker […]

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Restriction on access to public funds

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Under section 115 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, most immigration categories have the requirement that the individuals granted leave to enter or remain have no recourse to public funds. This means that immigrants will not be able to claim most welfare benefits provided by the Government. Paragraph 6 of the Immigration Rules defines […]