For holders of Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, Immigration Rules changed quietly in October 2023. Before introduction of Appendix Returning Resident, our advice was on the side of caution – if you are leaving the UK for a prolonged period of time, repeated visits may not be sufficient to maintain your indefinite leave to remain. Our advice now is more confident in that visiting the UK is sufficient to protect your status and the purpose of visit should not have an impact on your status.
Getting married in the UK, staying in the UK after marriage and applying for a British passport – there is no automatic entitlement to any of this. Read our immigration lawyers’ guide on how it works.
How frequently can I come to the UK as a visitor and how does the 180-day rule work? There is no hard and fast rule about spending not more than 180 days in the UK in any one year, but in practice this is taken as a checkpoint beyond which the notion of a country of residence and the country you are visiting may be reversed. Here are some helpful tips from an immigration lawyer explaining how the “soft” rule works.
Only a business offering you a job can act as your sponsor. You should have been interviewed by the employer and offered a contract of employment detailing your hours of work and pay. Our immigration lawyers offer you top five tips on how to find a sponsor.
I am almost certain that before travelling to Greece, Kadmos obtained a visa. It would be foolish not to as illegal migration was frowned upon at the best of times. In this post I argue that he must have had the Global talent visa endorsed in either Arts, or Sciences or even Digital technologies.
Breakdown of a relationship may be one of the most painful experiences in life. And visa problems would seem small next to it. Yet, visa problems may add a sting. So, does a spouse visa lapse if the marriage breaks down?
If you’ve come to the UK to study and would like to stay on after completing your course, here are some ideas that may help you choose the best immigration option. You may choose between Graduate visa, sponsored employment or non-sponsored routes such as the Global Talent.
The Investor visa was closed for new applications on 17th February 2021 without prior notice. The route catered for high net worth individuals investing at least £2 million into the British economy. It was one of the very few routes that offered accelerated settlement, with the possibility of getting indefinite leave to remain after only two years of residence – where the level of investment was sufficiently high.
This blog gives an outline of the costs that you may need to bear in mind when considering recruitment of a care worker from overseas. They are split into government costs – which cannot be reduced – and other costs that you may or may not incur and which offer more flexibility depending on your circumstances and the level of service you need.
The Isle of Man has its own immigration system independent of the Home Office. ILR granted on the Isle of Man does not allow you to work in the UK, but British citizenship granted in a Crown Dependency will be valid for the whole of the UK.