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Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Long Residence

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According to the latest guidance on Long Residence and indefinite leave to remain, which was published on 8th May 2015, there is a new element of discretion in relation to continuous residence and allows for a grant of leave outside the Immigration Rules in appropriate circumstances. The Guidance states: if the applicant has been absent […]

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Student union sabbatical officer

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Tier 4 route for a student to take a “full-time, salaried, elected executive position” as a sabbatical officer. The period must be either during the course of their academic studies or in the academic year immediately following graduation Appendix A Paragraph 116(g) This route is also relevant to for individuals elected to office with the […]

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Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) new rules

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From this year, entry clearance applicants will be issued a Biometric Residence Permit, which must usually be collected within 10 days of arrival in the United Kingdom. Applicants affected Individuals applying for Naturalisation as a British Citizen, an EEA Residence Card and EEA Permanent Residence must also now have their biometrics taken. The biometrics will […]

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Overseas criminal record certificate

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From 1st September 2015, applicants and their dependants applying for Entry Clearance as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur must provide an overseas criminal record certificate from any country in which they have resided continuously for 12 months or more in the 10 years prior to their application date.