Blog posts categorised: Immigration

UK Immigration System – update September 2019

UK Immigration System – update September 2019

“I am clear that our immigration system must change” –  Boris Johnson During Teresa May’s time as Prime Minister, she focused a vast amount of attention on immigration law, which is not surprising considering her transition from Home Secretary to Prime Minister....
UK Immigration System – update September 2019

Update on settled and pre-settled status scheme

Update on EU Settlement Scheme & Post BREXIT UK Immigration System for EU/EEA Citizens Updated: 27 August 2019. The settlement scheme is now fully open for EU / EEA citizens and their family members to apply for settled or pre-settled status.  More than one...
After Tier 4…

After Tier 4…

… there are several post study visa options on the basis of a relationship. There are a number of options potentially available to Tier 4 students who want to to remain lawfully in the UK after studying, including skilled work (Tier 2) or entrepreneur (Tier 1)...
EEA Regulations Changes – July 2018

EEA Regulations Changes – July 2018

On 24th July 2018 the Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 came into force. These key changes are outlined below: Following the decision of Lounes, dual nationals can now rely on EU law so long as they exercised treaty rights before they...
North East Business owners hit with Home Office penalties

North East Business owners hit with Home Office penalties

The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 allows the Secretary of State to serve an employer with a civil penalty where they are found to have been employing someone illegally. In 2014 the maximum civil penalty for employing someone illegally was doubled by the...
Family Reunion

Family Reunion

Would you leave your 18 year old in a war torn country? Earlier this month Ali Hossain’s* wife and four children finally arrived safely in the UK, from their home country in the Middle East where war continues to rage. For Ali, the wait had been long and anxious....

Update on Home Office fees Spring 2018

Update on Home Office fees Generally, the Home Office increases its fees in early April of each year, although it has been known to do this in mid-March. One of the changes that has recently been announced is the doubling of the Immigration Health Surcharge paid by...