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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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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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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Advice on UK Visas

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If you aren’t British or a citizen of an EU Country and you would like to visit, work in, or settle in the UK, you’ll need to apply for a UK Visa or entry clearance. To help you understand the different options for entering the UK, we’ve written this short guide explaining what a Visa is and what applying for one entails. What is a Visa? A Visa is what’s known as an endorsement. Essentially it entitles…

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Changes to Immigration Law affecting EEA nationals

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As you will have seen in our previous articles, in 2015 UK Immigration Law underwent several key changes. Here is the latest of these changes, which came into effect just before Christmas. As of the 12th November 2015, all nationals from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will have to obtain a permanent residence card before they can apply for British citizenship. Generally, a person who is not applying on the grounds of marriage or civil…

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