New Changes to the Immigration Rules CP 232 due to come into force this month (June 2020)

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A new Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (CP 232) was published on 14 May 2020 which will introduce a number of changes across a range of immigration routes. We explore some of its key aspects. Most, but not all, of the changes covered by the statement come into force in June 2020. Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only and reflects the position in the law at the date…

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Visas extended automatically for NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics

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Disclaimer: The NHS Automatic Visa Extension information in this article is intended for general information only in respect of the automatic visa renewal scheme for doctors, nurses and paramedics and reflects the position in the law at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated or relied upon as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The Home Office announced on the 31st…

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Visa Extension

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Visas extended for those currently unable to return home due to COVID-19 Disclaimer: The Coronavirus Visa Extension information in this article is intended for general information only and reflects the position in the law at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated or relied upon as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The Home Office has announced that visa nationals (i.e….

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Tier 4 Student Category: A Breakthrough for International Students

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The Home office released a statement relating to Tier 4 Student on 11th September 2019 to introduce plans in regards to a new immigration route which is offering a two year visa for international students after graduating from a UK university. This will come as welcome news to international students who are planning on staying in the UK after their studies in order to find work. At present, Tier 4 students must either leave the UK…

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Visa changes to the Immigration Rules?

Changes to the Immigration Rules

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Changes to the Immigration Rules On 15 June 2018, changes to the Immigration Rules were laid in Parliament that will come into force on 6 July 2018. The purposes of the main changes are to: Make provision for returning residents, including those affected by Windrush. Create a route for Afghan locally engaged staff to apply for settlement in the UK and to extend the ex-gratia redundancy scheme by six years, to include those made redundant…

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Business plan in preparation for the new UK start-up visa

New UK Start-up Visa Announced

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New start-up visa route announced by the Home Secretary The Home Office has announced plans for a new UK “start-up” visa, which will be launched in Spring 2019, for entrepreneurs wishing to set up a business in the UK. With this new route, it is aimed to widen the applicant pool of entrepreneurs and make the visa process faster and smoother. This new start-up visa is being designed to replace the existing route which was…

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Those flags of union and EU to represent Brexit, immigration and employment

Brexit, immigration and employment

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Brexit, immigration and employment Immigration Following the initial publication of the draft withdrawal agreement on 28 February 2018, EU Counsel and UK Government held a joint Brexit, immigration and employment press conference on 19 March 2018 to announce that they had reached an agreement regarding key issues of the withdrawal agreement. The most important information provided by this conference was the length of the transition period (as well as some details about the process) and…

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Secretary of State given Greater Deportation Case Discretion

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Secretary of State given Greater Deportation Case Discretion Arlingsworth’s immigration team have prepared a helpful case note after another important deportation case was heard in the Court of Appeal this month, resulting in the Secretary of State given Greater Deportation Case Discretion. This follows two important cases heard in the Supreme Court earlier last year, which we have also put up a previous blog detailing the facts and decisions of the cases. The current case…

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A New Immigration Skills Charge

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The New Immigration Skills Charge At Arlingsworth, we recognise the value of being up to date with the latest Immigration changes and laws, especially in light of Brexit, and this blog details the government’s planned Immigration Skills Charge coming into force in April 2017. What is the Immigration Skills Charge? The Charge will be imposed on Tier 2 employers who are recruiting skilled workers. The price is set at £1,000 per year for every non-European…

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