Immigration Blog

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A guide for international students Graduate Route will be open this summer for international graduates who complete their degree at an undergraduate level of above (Masters, MPhil or PhD) in the summer 2021 or later and who have a valid Tier 4 visa at the time of application. The exact start date for the route...
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...
From January 2021, changes to Tier 2 will make the route open not only to senior management and professionals, but also for secretarial and junior executive positions, the minimum salary will be lowered, and there will be no restriction on the number of people who can take advantage.
New Immigration Fee Waiver policy
Fee waiver in immigration applications is available in exceptional circumstances only. It can be used family related applications and in applications based on long residence which raise family life or private life issues. Fee waivers are not available for any other immigration category. The test for fee waiver is affordability, not the prospect of becoming destitute, which should make it accessible to more applicants unable to pay.
Zambrano parents
Zambrano family permits are for primary carers of a British citizen child who are based abroad and want to relocate to the UK. This route will close later this year. We discuss the advantages and complexities of this route compared to a standard partner visa.
Mice
Over the last year, many EU citizens and their family members chose not to apply for a document certifying permanent residence and instead applied for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Immigration specialists have always had concerns about it - the generosity of the EUSS left a good number of holes which could be filled differently depending on the political mood of the time and the type of Brexit in the air.
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