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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.

UKBA appeals High Court decision on minimum income threshold

The UKBA has announced that they have lodged an appeal against the decision of High Court in MM, Majid and Javid v SSHD regarding legality of the minimum income threshold in applications for settlement by spouses and children of UK citizens and persons settled in the UK. Our news article of 6th July 2013 summarizes the judgment of Mr J

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Claiming asylum on the basis of homosexuality – opinion of Advocate General to CJEU

Advocate General to CJEU, Eleanor Sharpston, has delivered her opinion in the joined cases related to asylum claims by three homosexual men. According to the AG homosexual men can form a particular social group for the purposes of Qualification Directive, yet criminalisation of homosexuality is insufficient to demonstrate persecution. The courts would need to address the likely

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Consultation papers on landlords liability and NHS charges

Two consultation papers have been issued in the run up to the autumn’s immigration bill. The first one, Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation, seeks views on the government’s proposals to create a new requirement on landlords to conduct immigration checks on tenants and penalties of up to £3000 for those in breach. According to the proposal,

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Today Croatia became the 28th Member State of the European Union

On 1 July 2013 Croatia became the 28th Member State of the European Union. Croatian nationals will be able to live freely in Europe provided they do not become unreasonable burden on the public purse, but will need to obtain work authorisation if they wish to take up employment. Work authorisation is normally issued in the form

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