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8th April 2020 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Coronavirus lockdown: Indefinite Leave to Remain and Extension applications

Covid-19 and the lockdown imposed on us in a desperate attempt to curb the spread of the deadly virus has made our lives unrecognisable. In a very short period of time, the inconceivable has become the new normal and our entire way of life has been turned upside down. The new reality brings new challenges […]

British Nationality & Citizenship
EEA/Brexit
Family Visas & Spouse Visas
Human Rights Applications & Visas
Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas
Tier 1 Visas & Other Business Visas
Tier 2 Visas & Other Work Visas
UK Visitor Visas
20th February 2020 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
New Immigration System Announced

The UK Government has now unveiled the plans for the future immigration system that will be put in place from January 2021. The changes are mainly in respect of putting in place a new points-based system which, as announced, will include the EU nationals as well. It has to be pointed out that the information […]

EEA/Brexit
Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
Tier 2 Visas & Other Work Visas
28th January 2019 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Could EU Citizens Be The Next Windrush Victims In Decades To Come?

From Monday, 21 January 2019, millions of EU citizens have the opportunity to apply for Settled Status, thus solidifying their right to remain in the UK after the country leaves the European Union (EU). The government announced that the proposed £65 fee to apply for Settled Status was to be waived. The Guardian reported that […]

EEA/Brexit
Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
14th November 2018 Eylem Kara
New UKVI immigration application services

Last week, the UKVI has implemented changes to how in-country immigration applications are made. The system, hailed by its designers as easier and more intuitive, is set to be expanded to out of country applications as well. Presumably the intention behind this new scheme is to simplify the application process for visas and leave to remain. […]

EEA/Brexit
Family Visas & Spouse Visas
Human Rights Applications & Visas
Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas
Tier 1 Visas & Other Business Visas
UK Visitor Visas
31st October 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
No-Deal Brexit risks putting unreasonable burden on Employers

In a recent development on Brexit preparations the MPs and campaigners have expressed concerns over the fact that in an event of no deal Brexit there is a high risk of a repeat of the Windrush scandal. The concerns stem from the fact that the Immigration Minister, Caroline Nokes, has confirmed to the MP’s that […]

EEA/Brexit
Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas
15th May 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Will I be able to remain in the UK after separating from my EEA national spouse?

In this article we will cover the options available to those who are in the UK as a spouse of an EEA national and are undergoing divorce proceedings or have already concluded it. We routinely work with our colleagues from Family law department to design the best solutions for our clients who found themselves in […]

Divorce and Separation
EEA/Brexit
Family Visas & Spouse Visas
Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
14th May 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Are EU nationals at risk of losing their immigration status in the UK following Brexit?

The current Immigration Rules stipulate that European nationals have the right to reside in the UK they are exercising treaty rights. An EU national is exercising treaty rights if they are a worker, self-employed person, student or self-sufficient person (i.e. a qualified person). An EU national is required to remain a qualified person for a continuous period of five years to be eligible for Permanent Residence in the UK.

EEA/Brexit
Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
1st May 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
How will Brexit affect your workforce?

A recent survey carried out by Total Jobs has indicated that two-third of the employers in the UK believe that Brexit will affect their businesses due to shortage of workforce. This is not a new concern. Shortly after the Brexit vote and indication that Brexit would also take the UK out of the Single Market […]

EEA/Brexit
Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas