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Category: Immigration Law & Immigration Rules

Are you British?
12th June 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Are you British?

Some have argued that the UK Immigration Rules has created a clear path to settlement under each visa category. For example, a visa granted under the Points Based System provides a five year route to settlement which thereafter allows the migrant to apply for naturalisation as a British citizen once he/she has held Indefinite Leave […]

How to maintain an A rating
9th June 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
How to maintain an A rating

Employers must obtain a sponsor licence in order to employ non-EEA nationals in the UK. The process for obtaining a sponsor licence is a lengthy process which requires the employer to satisfy a set of stringent requirements. Employers who are granted a sponsor licence have a great deal of responsibility, not only toward the sponsored […]

Is Tier 2 now obsolete? Ways to hire overseas talent in the current environment.
6th June 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Is Tier 2 now obsolete? Ways to hire overseas talent in the current environment.

Recently, information about skilled workers being refused visas, businesses and NHS struggling to get the skills they need, abounds in the media. Businesses, especially the IT and technology sector that rely heavily on the overseas talent, have been beating the alarm for a while now. Things are becoming even more concerning, with evidence piling up […]

Family and Private life and your right to remain in the UK
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 […]

Divorce: What will happen to my UK visa?
18th May 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Divorce: What will happen to my UK visa?

In this article we will cover the options available to those who are in the UK on a spouse visa 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 a situation where […]

Will I be able to remain in the UK after separating from my EEA national spouse?
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 […]

Are EU nationals at risk of losing their immigration status in the UK following Brexit?
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.

How to obtain a Sponsorship Licence
11th May 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
How to obtain a Sponsorship Licence

A UK employer is required to obtain a Sponsorship Licence from UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to sponsor non-EEA nationals to work in the UK under the Points Based System.  The Home Office have implemented specific requirements for UK employers to comply with in order to make a successful application. Once a Sponsorship Licence is […]

How to make a successful Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Application – Initial Applications
9th May 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
How to make a successful Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Application – Initial Applications

Throughout my years of practice, I am often asked- how difficult is it to get a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa? I also regularly hear from the clients that they were told the chances of success are fifty-fifty. Often enough this information is relayed to the potential applicants by a legal professional. Without a doubt, the above […]

How will Brexit affect your workforce?
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 […]

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