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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.

NHS Surcharge for Migrants from 6 April 2015

Immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015 introduces a mandatory NHS surcharge for migrants applying for entry clearance to the UK and for extension of limited leave to remain. The Order has effect from 6 April 2015. The requirement is mandatory independently of whether the migrants have or do not have a private medical insurance and whether

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Tier 1 Investor route: new requirements from 6 November 2014

From 6 November 2014, applications for Tier 1 investor visa for new entrants into this category will be subject to a higher investment threshold and restriction on the use of leveraged funds. New provisions have been put in place to control on the origin of funds and to refuse applications where the money had been acquired

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Costs in immigration appeals – new powers of immigration tribunals

From 20 October 2014 Immigration tribunals have the power to make an award of costs against either party in immigration appeals proceedings. The new powers derive from rule 9(2) of the Tribunal Procedure (First Tier Tribunals) (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Rules 2014 enacted under s. 29 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. Proceedings in

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Immigration Act unfolding: Tier 4 migrants will be the first to lose the right of appeal

Tier 4 students will be the first to lose the right of appeal as judicial control over the Home Office decisions is being lifted. Other changes will affect Tier 1 investors who will be subject to double investment requirement from 6 November 2014. New powers are vested on caseworkers dealing with Tier 1 and Tier 2 applications as more discretion is granted outside the points scoring requirements

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Human Rights in Immigration Appeals: new provisions in force from 28 July 2014

Immigration Act 2014 has amended Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 introducing a new section “Article 8 ECHR: Public Interest Considerations”. This part of the Act applies where a court or tribunal dealing with an immigration appeal is required to determine whether the decision of the immigration authorities breaches the individual’s right to respect for private and family life under Article 8 ECHR.

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Immigration Act unfolding: immigration solicitors for landlords and tenants

Now that landlords and estate agents face potential fines of £3000 per illegal migrant harboured in residential premises, it might be time for them to team up with immigration solicitors and shift the liability on the sturdier shoulders of those with legal training and feisty character. In a written ministerial statement published on 3 September 2014,

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