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Tier 1 Entrepreneur – Isle of Man

Common Travel Area provisions and the Isle of Man in respect of Tier 1 Entrepreneur The closure of the UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur route and its replacement by the Innovator route have made it more difficult for business individuals with bright ideas to establish and run businesses in the United Kingdom. However, the Isle of […]

Update on sponsor’s duties to keep records

Update on sponsor’s duties to keep records Tier 2, 4 and 5 sponsors have a duty to keep records of some specific documents when sponsoring migrants. This duty is extremely important under the UK Immigration Rules. The specific documents can be kept either as paper copies or in an electronic format. However, they must be […]

UK Immigration

Is Priti Patel the right appointment as the Home Secretary? As Britain enters a new era of uncertainty under the leadership of Boris Johnson, it is his appointment of a new Home Secretary which is causing immediate anxiety to the British public. The appointment of Priti Patel as Home Secretary has left some people both […]

Immigration News

The Prime Minister’s and the Home Secretary’s proposal for the new Immigration system The newly appointed Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is aiming to scrutinise the UK Immigration system. The review of the current system and its radical overhaul will be conducted by the Migration Advisory Committee and will be based on the migrants’ skills. It […]

Immigrants – the UK’s army of heroes

Immigrants – the UK’s army of heroes

Immigrants – the UK’s army of heroes “They are here to take our jobs”; this phrase is often the opinion of some people in certain parts of the UK when asked what they think of immigrants. The UK is an ideal country to work and people from all over the world do come here to […]

This case assesses the credibility of witnesses and how witness statements can add reliability to another witness' evidence. 

Evidence in Court – Credibility

Evidence in Court – Credibility SA (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2575 This case assesses the credibility of witnesses and how witness statements can add reliability to another witness’ evidence.  Facts The Claimant was a national of Iran. She entered the United Kingdom with her son in September 2007 […]

How much can a Judge rely on evidence given by witnesses in court? The case of AK (Turkey) explores this issue which is summarised below.

Evidence in Court – Witness Statements

Evidence in Court – Witness Statements How much can a Judge rely on evidence given by witnesses in court? Especially, where there are discrepancies in the witnesses’ oral evidence given in court, can the Judge completely disregard them on the basis that they are not credible? The case of AK (Turkey) explores this issue which […]

UKVCAS: Assisted scanning charges

UKVCAS: Assisted scanning charges when submitting immigration application in the UK

UKVCAS: Assisted scanning charges when submitting immigration application in the UK   Assisted scanning charges will be added to UKVCAS for immigration application submitted in the UK.   What is UKVCAS? The Home Office launched its new digitalised services for visa applications called UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) in November 2018. For more […]

Settlement in the UK

Settlement

Settlement/Indefinite Leave to Remain in the United Kingdom Barar & Associates is happy to provide some useful information for people with or seeking settlement/indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom. Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) Individuals who possess (ILR) or (ILE), have no time limit on their ability […]

Is Sopra Steria making a profit from desperate applicants?

Is Sopra Steria making a profit from desperate applicants?

Is Outsourcing of the Visa System Allowing Sopra Steria to Make a Profit ? As a result of the outsourcing of the visa system to the French firm Sopra Steria, some applicants are being forced to pay extortionate fees and travel long distances in order to apply for a UK visa, which in turn is […]

To pay or not to pay

To pay or not to pay – migrant workers’ salaries

To pay or not to pay – migrant workers’ salaries One of the underlying problems with the UK’s current immigration system is linked to the salaries of experienced workers. Experienced workers are defined as: Any student holding a Tier 4 Student visa switching into Tier 2 at the aged of 26 or over on the […]

Complete freedom of movement in the UK - The UK’s hope for a better healthcare

Complete Freedom of Movement in the UK – Hope for a Better Healthcare

 How the UK is Gearing up the Health Sector?  “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. This phrase that my parents used to tell me when I was a child always pops into my head whenever I see a doctor or a nurse. I think a lot of people are familiar with this idiom. […]

Overseas Representative Visa: An Alternative to the Defunct Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa

Get an Alternative to the Defunct Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa

Representative of an Overseas Business Visa: An Alternative to the Defunct Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Though there appeared to be high hopes with the replacement of the now defunct Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa with the new Innovator visa and Start-Up visa schemes, months later, we are not any closer to these schemes being fully operational. […]

Right to rent checks after Brexit

Right to rent checks after Brexit (13th May 2019)

Right to rent checks after Brexit (13th May 2019) What is a right to rent check? Right to rent check is when the Landlord is legally obliged to check all their tenants or lodgers’ status and whether they have legal status to live and rent a residential property in England. This is usually conducted by […]

Deportation

Decision of the Home Office

Woman in a coma threatened with deportation by the Home Office The Home Office threatened a woman with deportation, despite being in a coma in hospital. The woman involved, an Indian national, who after major surgery had been in a coma for a week, was told that her leave to remain application in the UK […]

The UK government wants to introduce a future UK skills-based immigration system after the Implementation Period once/if the UK leaves the EU.

Future UK skills-based immigration system

Future UK skills-based immigration system: What will change?   The UK government wants to introduce a future UK skills-based immigration system after the Implementation Period once/if the UK leaves the EU. For more information on why a new UK immigration system is needed after the UK departs from the EU, please refer to our article […]

The UK government wishes to leave the EU and end free movement of people before introducing a future UK skills-based immigration system.

Future UK skills-based immigration system: Why?

Future skills-based immigration system: Why?   The UK government wishes to leave the EU and end free movement of people. As a result, they will introduce a future skills-based immigration system. This new system will start to operate from the end of the Implementation Period, which will depend on when the UK reaches a deal […]

EEA nationals UK Brexit

EEA nationals visiting the UK after Brexit

What would happen to EEA nationals who want to visit the UK once the UK is not part of the EU anymore? The UK government has for goal to stop free movement of people, meaning that EEA nationals will face immigration restrictions. Free movement of people is the right of EEA nationals to come to […]

Decoding British English

Decoding British English

British English – confusing? The nuances of British English are not obvious and a little confusing. Even if you have lived in other English-speaking countries previously. Although obviously everybody is an individual, there are typical language rituals for British English & I will share some common areas of British English miscommunication. A bit chilly, isn’t […]

Brexit

British citizens living in the EU after Brexit

What will happen to British Citizens living in the EU after Brexit? The EU has rejected calls for an agreement to safeguard status for British citizens and their family members who are currently living in EU member states. The position of the EU is quite clear that they will not agree to mini-negotiations. Similar to […]

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