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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 […]

❤ Valentines Day Fundraising ❤

❤ Sweet Treat for This Sweet Day to Give Sweetness to Someone’s Life!!!  ❤ Last Valentines Day, Barar & Associates fundraised for a charity called Donate4Refugees (https://www.donate4refugees.org.uk) to share sweetness to other people’s lives by holding a bake sale! As we are working on the frontline of immigration, we have first-hand experience and knowledge of […]

Home Office’s new Appointment fees

The Home Office’s new services: Appointment fees

Since the Home Office has introduced a new system to provide their new services (UKVCAS) in processing visa applications within the United Kingdom, Barar & Associates has noticed that the new services are far from being smooth or streamlined and the Home Office’s Appointment fees are confusing. The new services are facing an important number […]

Right to Work Checklist

Employers have a duty to prevent illegal working in the UK by carrying out document checks on people before employing them to make sure they are allowed to work.   It is primordial to firstly have a copy of all your employees’ current passports. Every time their passport expires or is renewed, you should request […]

New Changes

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules: Written statement – HCWS1159

Tier 1 Entrepreneur According to a recent statement of changes, it was confirmed that the Home Secretary intends to introduce a new route of Innovator, for individuals with the relevant experience in business. Interestingly, this will replace the current Tier 1 Entrepreneur, which is the route for individuals who wish to come to the UK […]

Post-Brexit Rules for migrants published on the Immigration White Paper – 19 December 2018

Post-Brexit Rules for migrants published on the Immigration White Paper – 19 December 2018 The UK government has released post-Brexit rules for migrants in its White paper to provide a clearer picture on what future immigration would look like after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. The Prime Minister has stated that the White […]

Amendment to Extension of leave under Immigration Rules 3C and 3D  – Updated Guidance 17 January 2019

Amendment to Extension of leave under Immigration Rules 3C and 3D  – Updated Guidance 17 January 2019   What is a 3C leave? Where an individual submits a valid application to extend their stay in the United Kingdom within 28 days before expiry of your visa, this is called an ‘in-time’ application. Once an in-time […]

Update: Increase of the Immigration Health Surcharge

Update: Increase of the Immigration Health Surcharge As of today, (08th January 2019) the Immigration Health Surcharge has doubled. The increase is after the announcement on 28th November 2018, whereby the Parliament has approved the Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2018, which was planned to come into force on or after 19th December 2018. This […]

Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules – December 2018

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 […]

Tier 1 (Investor) Visa Changes

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 […]

EU Settlement Scheme: Step by step

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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