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Coronavirus #COVID-19 Update – Immigration
Coronavirus #COVID-19 Update – Immigration

Category: Immigration Law & Immigration Rules

Coronavirus #COVID-19 Update – Immigration
17th March 2020 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Coronavirus #COVID-19 Update – Immigration

LAST UPDATED, 15 June 2020 Currently, there is a lot of uncertainty and concern in respect of the situation created due to the pandemic generated by COVID-19 virus. Our immigration lawyers have been braving a wave of phone calls from existing and new clients alike, seeking advice and information in respect of their immigration status. […]

Successful Sponsor Licence application for a financial firm
3rd March 2020 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Successful Sponsor Licence application for a financial firm

Our immigration team was approached by a well-known financial company that offers services of short term consumer loans, looking to make a Sponsor Licence application. After experiencing continued growth, the company subsequently faced significant challenges in hiring suitable personnel. In particular, considerable amounts of their IT related work suffered due to shortage of staff, thereby […]

Successful Sponsor Licence application for a medical start-up
Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Successful Sponsor Licence application for a medical start-up

Our business immigration team was approached for a Sponsor Licence application by a medical start up that looked to hire a specific overseas candidate. The start up had developed a new product for healthcare professionals, thereby requiring a person with a very specific skill-set to effectively manage their business development. Since the employee was based […]

Successful Sponsorship Licence application for a micro company
Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Successful Sponsorship Licence application for a micro company

Our immigration team was asked to provide merits assessment on the possibility of making a Sponsorship Licence application for a micro company that offered specialist IT services to businesses. At that particular time, the company, owned by a husband and wife, had no other employees. However, in the recent year, the company had experienced a […]

New Immigration System Announced
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 […]

To The Rescue: Your Guide to The Immigration Super Priority Service
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 […]

Citizens Of Nowhere – Defining Nationality & Citizenship
1st November 2019 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Citizens Of Nowhere – Defining Nationality & Citizenship

“It is a curse to love two countries”.  These lines profoundly resonated with me when I first read them.  I am far from alone in splitting my heart between two nations.  Since the first humans walked out of East Africa around 210,000 years ago, as a species, we have continually sought new opportunities in different […]

The Domestic Abuse Bill Is Back On The Government’s Agenda
25th October 2019 Rakhi Singal
The Domestic Abuse Bill Is Back On The Government’s Agenda

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 999. In early October, Labour MP Rosie Duffield gave a harrowing speech in Parliament which left some of her colleagues in tears. Speaking during a debate on the Domestic Abuse Bill, Ms Duffield told of the terrifying verbal abuse, humiliation, and financial control […]

International Students Given Two Years To Find Work
18th October 2019 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
International Students Given Two Years To Find Work

Boris Johnson’s government has announced that international students could qualify for a new graduate route following completion of studies.  Currently, graduates are only allowed four-months to find work, and if they fail, they must leave the country. This is a dramatic step away from former Prime Minister, Theresa May’s policies, designed to restrict the number […]

Sponsor Licence Compliance Audit
4th October 2019 Eylem Kara
Sponsor Licence Compliance Audit

The Home Office can turn up at your premises unannounced.  That’s right – if you hold a UK Sponsor Licence, you must be prepared for compliance officers coming to your business with no advance warning. According to figures from 2017, 71% of organisations who received a post-licence Home Office Compliance visit had their Sponsor Licence […]

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