July 31, 2020

Throughout the last few months, the UK Government has taken several measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19. One of those measures was the closure of international travel borders. The inability to return to the countries of permanent residence due to flights rest...

April 30, 2020

If you have a temporary visa that allows you to live in the United Kingdom, it may include the “no recourse to public funds” condition. This means that you are not able to claim most benefits that are paid by the UK Government. 

On 23 April 2020, the UK Government publi...

April 15, 2020

In these unprecedented times, Innovator and Start-Up applicants might find themselves in the situation, where they may experience difficulties fulfilling their business plans and maintaining contact with their endorsing bodies.

The Home Office has been prompt in address...

April 9, 2020

On 6 April 2020 the Home Office published a new version of a “Tier 2 and 5 of the point-based system: guidance for sponsors”, wherein they have provided the guidance for employers who wish to apply for a Sponsorship License to sponsor migrant workers under the new poin...

March 27, 2020

In order to sponsor a non-UK/EU national, a UK based company must apply for the Sponsorship Licence. When applying for the Sponsorship Licence, appointed by the company Authorising Officer is required to complete the online application form and supply specified documen...

March 26, 2020

On 25 March 2020 the Home Office published response to the Law Commission’s report and recommendations on simplification of the UK Immigration Rules. The response and recommendations are set out on 49 pages of the guidance. The Home Office’s aim is for the new consolid...

March 10, 2019

On 7 March 2019, the Home Office published a new Statement of Changes, setting out new requirements, which will be incorporated into the consolidated version of the Immigration Rules over the period from 29 March 2019 until 1 August 2019.

Changes as of 29 March 2019

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October 31, 2018

From November 2018 UK Visas and Immigration (”UKVI”) is introducing a new application process for in-country applications.

October 30, 2018

On 11 October 2018 the Home Office published a new Statement of Changes, which will be incorporated into the consolidated version of the Immigration Rules.

October 9, 2018

How to apply for Indefinite or limited leave to remain on the basis of long residence (10 years or 20 years) in the UK.

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