Did Kadmos have a visa? Immigration lawyer’s thoughts
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.
What if my marriage breaks down… Does my spouse visa lapse?
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?
How to stay in the UK on completion of studies
If you’ve come here to study and liked it so much you now want to stay in the UK, here are some ideas that may help you overcome immigration barriers. Student visa does not normally lead to settlement. You are not allowed to stay in the UK for more than five years studying at a…
Investor Visa in Turmoil
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.
The cost of sponsoring a care worker in the UK
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.
Is ILR granted on the Isle of Man valid in the UK?
The Isle of Man, as well as the Channel Islands, is not part of the United Kingdom. The Islands are officially self-governing dependencies of the British Crown with their own independent jurisdictions. The Isle of Man has its own immigration system which is independent of the Home Office and the Secretary of State for the…
Not able to meet the financial requirement of Appendix FM? Do not despair
If you’re not able to satisfy the financial requirement for the partner or the spouse visa in the traditional way of having income of at least £18,600 per year or having savings of at least £62,500, you may be able to rely on exceptional circumstances to meet the financial requirement. Read this blog to see whether you could potentially claim exceptional circumstances in your application.
EU Settled Status scheme – what to expect if you miss the deadline
What will happen if you haven’t applied for settled or pre-settled status before 30 June and missed the deadline? Looking into the future is not a simple task. But we may speculate about it from a legal perspective and give you some tips as to what one might expect. Hopefully, you have not missed the deadline and our tips are of no practical value to the reader – only an entertainer about what you have avoided having applied in time.
How the promised Graduate Route will compare to the Skilled Worker route
A guide for international students Graduate Route will be open this summer for international graduates who complete their degree at an undergraduate level or above (Masters, MPhil or PhD) in the summer 2021 or later and who have a valid Tier 4 visa at the time of application. Those who complete a professional course or […]
Driving offences and Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) – the new rules from 1 December 2020
Driving offences have long been one of the most frustrating reasons for refusal of applications for indefinite leave to remain. The rule that bit so harshly paragraph 322 (1C) (iv) of the Immigration Rules which made the refusal of ILR mandatory where the applicant had, “within the 24 months prior to the date on which […]