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11th March 2021 Eylem Kara
Successful pre-action protocol outcome following an illegal refusal of a UK visit visa application

A decision letter from the Home Office refusing your visa application is surely not something anyone would like to receive or see. However, it is certainly more disturbing when the reasons for refusal are completely illegal and incorrect. This is something that is unfortunately not as uncommon as one might think. Our immigration lawyers team […]

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21st May 2020 Eylem Kara
How to renew your UK visa

You have been granted a UK visa that allows you to reside in the UK, study, work here or do business. When you receive your passport with the visa stamp in it or get your first biometrics it feels like a dream come true. You are relieved and happy with a feeling that the time […]

Family Visas & Spouse Visas
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UK Visitor Visas
8th May 2020 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Indefinite Leave to Remain: What are the Exceptions for absences from the UK?

For those in the UK who are considering settling in this country, the amount of absences that they can have during their stay in the UK, is a constant concern. This has become even more prevalent with the current pandemic and the coronavirus related lockdowns that most countries are implementing. Borders have been closed, travel […]

British Nationality & Citizenship
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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
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Human Rights Applications & Visas
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UK Visitor Visas
15th November 2019 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
To The Rescue: Your Guide to The Immigration Super Priority Service

The sense of certainty is invaluable, especially when it comes where we will live and work.  For those waiting for decisions on UK visa applications, however, the wait can be deeply unnerving, as they are unable to make firm plans regarding their future.  The standard processing times for immigration visa decisions, depending on the type […]

Family Visas & Spouse Visas
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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
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Human Rights Applications & Visas
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3rd August 2018 Rakhi Singal
What to do if you are a victim of domestic violence

Domestic violence is a traumatising and distressing experience to encounter which can be even more upsetting for those who are subjected to such treatment by a partner who they rely upon for immigration purposes. The UK government has implemented a cross-government definition of domestic violence and abuse which defines domestic violence as: “any incident or […]

Family Visas & Spouse Visas
Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
1st August 2018 Rakhi Singal
Parent of an EEA national child

There are parents in the UK who are not EEA nationals however, their children are considered to be EEA nationals. As such, a parent of an EEA national child may be eligible to rely on certain provisions within EU law which permits the parent of an EEA national child to legally remain in the UK […]

Family Visas & Spouse Visas
Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
30th July 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Parent of a British Child

There are parents of British children in the UK and overseas who do not hold settled status or leave to remain. This can be an extremely stressful and difficult situation for parents of British children who are overseas as they are separated from their child. The situation is just as difficult for parents in the […]

Family Visas & Spouse Visas
Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
24th May 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Family and Private life and your right to remain in the UK

The Home Office has the ability to grant individuals in the UK with Discretionary Leave to Remain. Discretionary Leave to Remain is granted outside of the UK Immigration Rules under compassionate and compelling circumstances as well as in junction with the right to private and family life protected under Article 8 of the European Convention […]

Family Visas & Spouse Visas
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