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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.

Changes to Surinder Singh Route – EEA Regulations change on 1 January 2014

Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006 will be amended from 1st January 2014. Some changes will have effect from 7 April 2014. The changes will significantly affect family members of British citizens, relying on the so called “Surinder Singh” route, allowing British citizens who have worked in another EEA country to benefit from the more generous provisions

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Academic progress in Tier 4 applications

The Court of Appeal has ruled in Pokhriyal v SSHD [2013] EWCA Civ 1568 that “academic progress”, as one of the requirements for extension of stay for Tier 4 General migrants, is a matter to be assessed by the academic institution. CAS issued to a student is a confirmation of “academic progress” even if the

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CJEU judgment in Alokpa – parents of EEA national children

The Court of Justice of the European Union once again addressed the right of residence in the European Union of the parents of EU national children. In Alokpa C-86/12 the question before the court was whether self-sufficiency of the family was a prerequisite to the right of residence in an EEA state which was not

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New Immigration Bill published today

The government has announced publication of the new Immigration Bill, HC Bill 110. The Immigration Bill introduces the long promised draconian measures including further limitation of judicial control over the ever failing decision making process,  immigration policing duties vested on private individuals under threats of hefty financial fines, refusal of medical services to migrants unable to prove

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