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Short term visas for lorry drivers
Due to the current shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers in the UK the government has announced multiple new measures. In addition to introducing free, short and intensive training courses to become HGV drivers for British residents, and sending thank-you letters to British HGV drivers (encouraging those who have left the industry to return),...
fast-track Sportsperson visa route
On 10th September 2021, the UK government announced further simplifications to the Immigration Rules, focused on high-achieving individuals. International Sportsperson route announced The publication outlined the creation of a new fast-track International Sportsperson visa route, that is said to make it easier for professional athletes to work in the UK. This route is said to...
eu id cards
As an EU, EEA and Swiss citizen you can travel to the UK for short trips without needing a visa. However, an important change to traveling to the UK is that you can no longer use an EU, EEA or Swiss national ID card to enter the UK from 1 October 2021. Instead, a valid...
Operation Welcome
In a new press release published on 1st September the UK government announced that arriving Afghan nationals will be given immediate indefinite leave to remain, funding for school attendance and access to healthcare under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP). This is a scheme for Afghans who worked closely with the British military and...
Right to work checks extended
What this means: Right to work checks can be carried out over video calls You can accept scanned documents or documents emailed or shared through mobile applications rather than the originals   You must continue to check the prescribed documents or use the online Home Office Employer Checking Service. In order to use the Employer...
New Innovator Routes
In a new policy paper published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the UK government outlined plans to become a global hub for innovation. One of the ways in which it wants to achieve this is by opening up new visa routes – ‘High Potential Individual Visa’ and ‘Scale-up Visa’ –...
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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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