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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 not switching into Tier 2 and aged 26 or over on the date […]

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

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

Complete freedom of movement in the UK – The UK’s hope for a better healthcare “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 […]

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

Overseas Representative Visa: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tier 1 (Investor) Main Changes

Tier 1 (Investor)  The Home Office implemented new changes to the Tier 1 (Investor) category on 29th March 2019. Prior to these changes, individuals who applied under the Tier 1 (Investor) category, must have held funds for at least 90 days prior to their application. This requirement has now been extended to two years under […]

Windrush Compensation Scheme

Compensation Scheme The Home Office have opened a Windrush Compensation Scheme on 3rd April 2019 for individuals that have been affected as a result of their inability to show their eligibility to reside in the UK. Who can apply? Almost anyone who arrived in the UK from a Commonwealth country prior to 1st January 1973 […]

The Start-Up Migrant Visa and the Innovator Visa routes

The new immigration visa categories: The Start-Up Migrant Visa and the Innovator Visa categories Overview The UK government’s changes to some aspects of the Immigration Rules announced on 7 March 2019 came into force on 29 March 2019. The end of the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) and the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant category spawned two […]

New Route

New Route under Innovator category

Innovator Route Overview The Home Office has introduced a new route called the Innovator category, which replaced the former Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa category. The Innovator route is for experienced business people who are looking to establish a business in the United Kingdom for the first time or have already established a business and wish […]

Immigration Rules Statement of Changes 1st April 2019

EU Settlement Scheme The government has published statement of changes to the Immigration Rules on 1st April 2019. The official ‘cut-off date’ for Brexit has been amended to 2nd April 2019, which is the new ‘specified date’, instead of 29th March 2019. This is due to the European Council’s decision to postpone Brexit. Therefore, in […]

Overseas Students

Growth in overseas students in the UK

Student Visas The UK government is aiming to boost their annual exports income from £20bn to £35bn by increasing the number of international students in the UK. However, in return there are no real credible incentives provided for international students. For example, Undergraduate and Masters’ students only get the right to work for 6 months […]

UK Visas and Immigration Sponsor Licence

UK Visas and Immigration Sponsor Licence

With Brexit looming around the corner, every business is on the edge to make sure that they are well-positioned for Brexit’s after-effect. Holding a UK Visas and Immigration Sponsor Licence will put companies in an advantageous position. In some industries, it is already quite clear if they will suffer or come out victorious after Brexit. With […]

Detailed narrative of Changes in the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules focusing on Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), Tier 1 (Investor), and the EU Settlement Scheme.

Detailed narrative of Changes in the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules focusing on Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), Tier 1 (Investor), and the EU Settlement Scheme. The government published the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules on 07th March 2019 which outlines key changes to the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)/ Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) along with the […]

What will happen if there is ‘No Deal’ in place

What will happen if there is ‘No Deal’ in place

What will happen if there is ‘No Deal’ in place The UK government have outlined what would happen in the event that the UK leaves the EU with no deal in place. The implementation period arrangements that had been agreed with the EU and which were set out in the draft withdrawal agreement will no […]

Home Office’s Changes to the Immigration Rules (07th March 2019)

Home Office’s Changes to the Immigration Rules (07th March 2019) It is that time of the year again where the Home Office brings upon changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules. We have laid out some of the key changes below: Tier 1 (Investor) Changes to the Tier 1 (Investor) visa have been presented to the […]

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