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Zambrano entitlement to settled status
Yesterday, 9 June 2021, High Court ruled that it is unlawful for the Home Office to exclude Zambrano carers from the ambit of EU Settlement Scheme where the carers have been granted or may be granted leave to remain under Appendix FM of the rules (R (Akinsanya) v SSHD, [2021] EWHC 1535 (Admin)). Zambrano carer...
graduate visa will be available from 1 July 2021
The Graduate immigration route will open for applications on 1 July 2021. This route is for international students who have successfully completed their studies in the UK at bachelor’s degree level or above and wish to stay for an additional period of time. Graduates will be permitted to work full time and undertake self-employed work....
New Health and Care Visa
The new Health and Care visa has been launched today for Tier 2 (General) sponsored employees in Health and Care. Applicants for the Health and Care visa and their dependent family members will enjoy reduced visa application fees. The new visa fees have been announced today as follows: Tier 2, Health and Care visa under...
Hong Kong bno visa
In a new policy statement released yesterday, the government has officially announced introduction of a new visa for British Nationals Overseas resident in Hong Kong. The visa will be open for applications in January 2021. It is estimated that nearly 3 mln Hong Kong residents may potentially benefit from this route. Holders of the BN(O)...
consession due to coronavirus
The Home Office have updated their guidance on the financial requirements in Appendix FM to include concessions for those who lost income during the coronavirus. The concessions are contained in two policy documents, as follows: Appendix FM 1.7: financial requirement Appendix FM 1.7a: maintenance The guidance states its aim to ensure that applicants are not disadvantaged...
Final date to furlough an employee is 10 June
Job retention scheme will close to new entrants on 30 June. From 1 July, the employers will only be able to furlough employees who have been furloughed for a full three week period prior to 30 June.  This means that the final date by which the employer can furlough an employee for the first time is 10 June for the required three week period to be completed  by 30 June.
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Coronavirus Update for Tier 2 and Tier 5 Sponsors

Tier 2 and 5 Reporting requirements Tier 2 and Tier 5 Sponsors do not have to report in the sponsor management system that a sponsored employee is working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Other changes must still be reported as usual. This includes changes in the number of hours, salary or any changes

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Coronavirus Update 24 March 2020

The government has announced some changes to the immigration policy related to Coronavirus. For those whose leave expires before 31 May 2020 If your visa expiry date is between 24 January and 31 May and you are unable to leave the country due to the situation with Coronavirus, you have to send an email to

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Immigration Health Surcharge goes up to £624 in October 2020

Immigration Health Surcharge goes up to £624 in October 2020

The government has announced that Immigration Health Surcharge will increase from 400 to £624 per year starting from October 2020. A new discounted rate of £470 will apply for children under 18. The same rate of £470 will apply to Tier 4 students and their dependants and for Tier 5 Youth Mobility migrants, making over

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Brexit survivors

Brexit survivors should confirm their immigration status

Unless you didn’t know, Britain will formally leave the European Union tomorrow, 31 January 2020 at 23:00. For the better or worse, on the morrow of the event, most people won’t notice a difference. Brexited, Britain will carry on. And from the first morning of February, the country will enter the next period of transition

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International student

International students will be allowed to stay in the UK

This is the best news in UK immigration for some time and we hope it is the starting point for the reversal on May’s era of hostility. The government has announced the plan to allow international students to stay in the UK for two years after graduation to enable them to have work experience and

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