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Sole Representative Visa

Sole Representative Visa The Representative of an Overseas Business category (also known as a Sole Representative) can be considered to be a good option for companies from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland (thereafter – overseas companies) to come to the UK to establish a UK branch or subsidiary. It may be attracting […]

Tier 1 Investor – Investments that are in the applicant’s ‘control’

Tier 1 Investor – Investments that are in the applicant’s ‘control’

Tier 1 Investor – Investments that are in the applicant’s ‘control’ R (on the application of JW and Others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Tier 1 Investor; control; investments) [2019] UKUT 00393 (IAC) The Home Office implemented new changes to the Tier 1 Investor visa on 29th March 2019. The changes effectively […]

Now that the year 2020 has begun, Barar & Associates would like to suggest some resolutions for you who would like to come to the UK.

New Year Resolutions: Explore opportunities in the UK

New Year Resolutions: Explore opportunities in the UK Now that the year 2020 has begun, the list of new year resolutions is ready. At Barar & Associates, we would like to suggest some resolutions for you who would like to come to the UK. What better resolution could you have for 2020 apart from exploring […]

High Court finds the Home Office fee for registering as British citizens unlawful

High Court finds Home Office fee exceeding £1,000 for children to register as British citizens unlawful  Facts On 19th December 2019, Mr. Justice Jay handed down judgment in a case brought forward by the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC), which was supported by Amnesty International UK. He ruled that the […]

General Election

Impact of a Conservative majority on UK Immigration

Impact of a Conservative majority on UK Immigration The result of the last general election in the United Kingdom means that its immigration law is predicted to change over the upcoming months. According to the news, it is almost certainly official that Brexit will be done by the end of January 2020, leading to a […]

Aydogdu, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 2852 (Admin)

Aydogdu, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 2852 (Admin) – Evidence of Funds

Aydogdu, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 2852 (Admin) – Sufficient Evidence of Funds The case Aydogdu, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 2852 (Admin) demonstrates how it is crucial to provide adequate evidence of control over […]

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recently released data for Tier 1 (Investor) Visa applications granted during the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Is the UK still open for Investment?

Is the UK still open for Investment?   The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recently released data for Tier 1 (Investor) Visa applications granted during the 3rd quarter of 2019. The data shows a fall in Tier 1 (Investor) visa granted by over 60%. This fell from 124 visa granted to 49. So, what does […]

The minimum salary requirement of £30,000 per annum for UK work permits applies equally to all parts of the UK.

Minimum salary threshold for UK work permits

Minimum salary threshold for UK work permits The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)* recently provided a helpful response to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on the minimum salary threshold for UK work permits. Different regional salary thresholds One of the main issues with the current UK work permit system is that the minimum salary requirement […]

The Tier 2 of the points-based system was recently updated. The Tier 2 category allows UK employers to recruit skilled workers.

Update on the Tier 2 of the points-based system

Update on the Tier 2 of the points-based system The Tier 2 of the points-based system was recently updated. As outlined in our previous series of news articles, the Tier 2 category allows UK employers to recruit skilled workers to fill a particular vacancy they cannot fill with a worker from the UK domestic workforce. […]

No deal Brexit – Update

No deal Brexit – Update Right to entry and stay in the UK for EEA nationals and their family members   Brexit is coming. Here are some recent updates that you may want to know in case of no deal Brexit. The UK Government has issued a statement of changes in the Immigration Rules on […]

Statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme

Statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme

Statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme EU nationals and their family members residing in the UK are required to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme until December 2020. In order to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, they should complete the following steps: – proof of identity – evidence of residence in the UK – […]

Update on English language requirement for Tiers 1 and 2 visa applications

Update on English language requirement for Tiers 1 and 2 visa applications

Update on English language requirement for Tiers 1 and 2 visa applications English Language requirement is one of the requirements which must be met by applicants for Tiers 1, 2 and 4 visas. This requirement is of great significance under the UK Immigration Rules. By providing relevant valid documents where possible, an applicant would be […]

Coming soon, as everyone is now aware, Brexit will have a significant effect on EU nationals and their family members residing in the UK.

Immigration status for EU nationals and their family after Brexit

Immigration status for EU nationals and their family after Brexit Coming soon, as everyone is now aware, Brexit will have a significant effect on EU nationals and their family members residing in the UK. It is interesting to note that Irish citizens’ right to reside in the UK should not be affected by Brexit because […]

2-year post-study work visa for international students and other changes in the UK immigration system announced by the UK government.

2-year post-study work visa for international students and other changes

2-year post-study work visa for international students and other changes   2-year post-study work visa for international students The UK government has announced that all international students on Tier 4 visa who graduate from a UK university can apply for a 2-year visa to work or look for work in the UK. This new visa […]

Does the Home Office have a hidden agenda against LGBT Asylum Claims?

Does the Home Office have a hidden agenda against LGBT Asylum Claims?

Does the Home Office have a hidden agenda against LGBT Asylum Claims? The Home Office has been guilty of refusing at least 3,100 LGBT asylum claims from nationals whose countries of origin criminalise consensual same-sex acts. According to analysis from the Liberal Democrats for figures published by the Home Office between 2016-2018, 1,197 LGBT Pakistanis […]

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 […]

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