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2nd June 2021

How is the overhaul of immigration going?

Priti Patel has claimed that the new, firmer stance on immigration has been based on ‘public opinion’ rather than based on ‘economics and culture’. The government ended the free movement of people from the EU and introduced a new points-based system. Therefore, prioritising skill and talent. Further, they have announced a new model for refugees…
12th April 2021

Do my investments qualify for an Investor Visa?

You must have a minimum of £2 million available to you to invest freely in the UK. The funds must be in qualifying investments, which include: Share or loan capital in a trading UK business registered at Companies House. However, the company cannot principally be engaged in property investment, management or development;Pooled investment vehicles. Those…
23rd December 2020

Is your business hiring a new worker from Europe next year?

Is your business hiring a new worker from Europe next year? Businesses that rely on skilled foreign workers are unprepared for Brexit. New rules come into force on 1st January 2021. Companies must comply with the immigration system should they wish to continue to utilize European skilled workforce. The current Home Office statistics indicate that…
7th October 2020

What next for government’s flagship immigration bill?

The government suffered a defeat in the House of Lords over the post Brexit immigration bill. The Lords favoured an amendment tabled designed to protect family reunions. The amendment was tabled by a number of peers aims to ensure that rules regarding family reunions of families continue after the transition period. Under the current Dublin…
2nd July 2020

Boris Johnson opens the door to three million Hong Kong nationals

Following the passing of controversial security laws, making it a criminal offence to criticise the Chinese government in Hong Kong. Boris Johnson announced an offer to any Hong Kong citizens with British National Overseas (BNO) status can apply for five year work or student visas. After this, they can claim citizenship following a further12-month period.…
29th May 2020

There is light at the end of the tunnel for migrants

Although the Corona Virus epidemic has led to 129,000 visa applications in March and only 250 in April, we feel the future of immigration to the UK is safe. The government announced that some of the UK Visa and Citizenship Centres are to reopen from 1st June. This is to deal with those that booked…
5th May 2020

Landmark ruling regarding those with medical conditions facing deportation

Amer Rahman discusses recent landmark case. The Supreme Court recently found in favour of a man from Zimbabwe facing deportation. Although given indefinite leave to remain in the UK in 2000. He was subsequently convicted of a serious crime and given a Deportation Order. The offences convicted of include battery and possession of a firearm.…
15th April 2020

Acquiring settlement in the UK as a Victim of Domestic Violence

Mary-Ann Wanjiku discusses the legal aspects regarding domestic abuse. It is estimated that more than one in three women experience domestic violence in their lifetime. What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence comes in many forms. The best way to overcome it or deal with it is to learn how to recognise it. There is a…
2nd April 2020

Covid-19 and Immigration

Fehmina Farani explores how Covid-19 has effected immigration in the UK. New Guidance from the Home Office The Home Office released guidance on the 24th March 2020 on the status of migrants currently stuck in limbo because of Covid-19. The approach taken seems both fair and flexible. Migrants unable to return to their country of…
19th February 2020

New points based immigration system…

The government have unveiled there new plans in regards to skilled workers. The plan is to implement a points based system. Free movement ends on 31st December 2020, therefore all migrants are to be treated equally. The plans mean that there is to be no route for low skilled workers unless deemed a shortage. It…