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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]