March 2022 Immigration Updates:

Replacement of visa rote UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) are planning to cancel initial applications for the Representative of Overseas Business Visa, as it will be replaced with "Global Business Mobility - UK Expansion Worker route". Overseas businesses wishing to establish a UK branch or subsidiary may be able to send workers on the Global [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:37:36+00:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Update on the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa: 

The Tier 1 (Investor) Visa gave high net worth individuals the opportunity to emigrate to the UK, provided they had a minimum amount of money to invest.   From 4:00pm on 17 February 2022, the Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant route is closed to all new initial applications for entry clearance or leave to remain amid growing [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:38:56+00:00March 11th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

February 2022 Immigration Updates:

Suspension of priority visa services for all applications made outside of the UK UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) announced the suspension of priority visa services for all applications made outside of the UK due to the ongoing Ukrainian Refugee Crisis. UKVI will prioritise applications made under the Ukraine Family Visa Scheme, and processing times for [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:40:06+00:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

January 2022 Immigration Updates:

Temporary Concession: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Research: From 01 January 2022, the Home Office Guidance on a temporary concession to the Immigration Rules, which was introduced as part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) endorsed funder route, is no longer in operation, as the concession ended on 31 December 2021. Iceland and India join the Youth [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:41:52+00:00February 7th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

December 2021 Immigration Updates:

Judgement of Fratila v Secretary of State The Supreme Court has allowed the Secretary of State’s appeal in R(Fratila) v Secretary of State for Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The background to the appeal is that, Ms Fratila and Mr Tanase (the "Respondents") are Romanian nationals residing in the UK. They both made applications for [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:43:27+00:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Immigation news – The Graduate Route

The Graduate route is a new work visa for those who have a degree or other relevant qualifications from an approved UK Higher Education provider. Applications opened on 1 July 2021.  We set out the main points of the Graduate Route and the relevant concessions for international students who have unable to travel to [...]

By |2021-08-24T11:05:44+00:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Unable to submit an English Language test or Life in the UK test due to temporary closures of test centres

As Part of the Immigration Rules for partner/spouse visa extension applications and Indefinite Leave to Remain (‘ILR’) applications in the United Kingdom (‘UK’), applicants are required to provide a relevant English Language certificate or a Life in the UK Test certificate to meet the rules. Failure in providing the required test certificate/s will result [...]

By |2020-04-16T12:33:47+00:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

COVID-19 Support: Business Interruption Insurance

As non-essential businesses have been forced to cease trading indefinitely, this casts a dark shadow of uncertainty over the business’s survival. We anticipate that most, if not all businesses with the requisite cover will be seeking to make an insurance claim for business interruption. Businesses should inform their insurers of a potential business interruption [...]

By |2020-04-16T10:35:15+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) – UK Immigration Visa Update

UK Visas and Immigration (‘UKVI’) published guidance on 24 March 2020 for visa nationals who are currently in the UK on temporary visas and cannot return to their country of residence due to travel restrictions as a result of the Coronavirus (‘COVID-19’). For non-EEA Nationals who are currently in the United Kingdom (‘UK’)  If [...]

By |2020-03-26T13:57:45+00:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

The UK’s New Points Based System

The UK’s New Points Based SystemFollowing the United Kingdom’s (‘UK’) exit (‘Brexit’) from the European Union (‘EU’) on 31 January 2020, the UK Government have published a new policy statement in relation to the new Points Based System for both EU nationals and non-EU nationals who wish to enter the UK for work and business [...]

By |2020-02-20T11:24:16+00:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments
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