Appendix EU and the Immigration Rules

The new Appendix EU has been introduced into a consolidated version of the Immigration Rules. As of today, students who enrolled to study at the following universities or who is on a payroll of the following NHS Trusts, are eligible to apply for limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain in the UK: Liverpool Hope University Liverpool John Moores University The University of Liverpool or: Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Liverp

Tier 2 ICT and Tier 2 General: extension, switching and settlement

Based on the recent enquires, we understand that there is some confusion as to whether it is possible to extend a Tier 2 ICT (Long-Term Staff) visa (“Tier 2 ICT”), switch to Tier 2 General visa category or/and subsequently obtain settlement in the UK. We hope that this article would be helpful to understand the difference between Tier 2 ICT and Tier 2 General visa categories and what you can or cannot do. In brief, Tier 2 General visa category caters to migrants who have a position on offer from a UK-based employer that cannot be filled by a settled worker. Tier 2 ICT visa category, however, is for existing employees of multinational organisations, who are required to be transferred by an ov

Home Office statistics data release

On 23 August 2018 the Home Office released statistics for in-country visa applications, which were recorded on the Casework Immigration Database. In this article we would like to highlight some of the published data. A total of 1,173 Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) applications were received in the Q2 2018, which is 29.34% lower than in Q3 2017. There were no statistics released on the number of entrepreneur applications which fell for refusal in Q2 2018, however, according to the data released by the Home Office for Q1 2018, out of 1,140 Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) applications, 16 were refused. For the same quarter, 99.6% of straightforward applications were decided by the Home Office within service stand

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