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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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Immigration Health Surcharge is set to double in December 2018

Immigration Health Surcharge will increase from £200 to £400 per year, with a discounted rate of £300 per year for students and Youth Mobility visa applicants. Visitors to the UK are not required to pay the immigration health surcharge. It is desirable, though, to have a travel insurance covering medical care as visitors are not

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New Windrush Scheme Applications

New Windrush Scheme Applications

The government has announced that the new Windrush Scheme will come into operation on Wednesday, 30 May.  The purpose is to save the government’s face before Commonwealth citizens who came to the UK in the wake of the Second World War and settled before 1January 1973. The scheme may also benefit people from outside Commonwealth

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EU citizens’ rights – wins and setbacks of the Progress Report

EU citizens’ rights – wins and setbacks of the Progress Report

On Friday, 9 December, the rights of EU citizens and their family members in the UK and the rights of British citizens staying in Europe post Brexit have finally become a little clearer and the Report has some good news. Below is a summary a common understanding reached by the Negotiators in relation to citizens’ rights.

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New Home Office Fees from April 2017

New Home Office fees have been announced with effect from 6 April 2017. The worst affected categories are as follows: applications for indefinite leave to remain: previous fee £1875  – new fee £2297; extension of leave to remain for spouse visa holders and other non PBS categories: previous fee £811 – new fee £993; applications

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