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1st February 2021 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
New UK Points Based Immigration System

New UK Immigration Rules for 2021 January 1st of 2021 marked the implementation of one of the biggest changes to the UK immigration system. With the UK final departure from the EU, the new UK points based immigration system came into full force and seems that will now define the UK immigration landscape for decades […]

Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
Sponsor Licence Success Stories
Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas
Tier 1 Visas & Other Business Visas
Tier 2 Visas & Other Work 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
Family Visas & Spouse Visas
Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas
Tier 1 Visas & Other Business Visas
Tier 2 Visas & Other Work Visas
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
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. […]

Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
RVS Solicitors News
Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas
Tier 1 Visas & Other Business Visas
Tier 2 Visas & Other Work Visas
UK Visitor Visas
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 […]

Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas
Tier 2 Visas & Other Work Visas
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 […]

Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas
Tier 2 Visas & Other Work Visas
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 […]

Immigration Law & Immigration Rules
Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas
Tier 2 Visas & Other Work Visas
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 […]

Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas
27th September 2019 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
New changes to Shortage Occupation List.

How do the new changes to the Shortage Occupation List affect your hiring goals? Many businesses have been understandably concerned with their ability to meet their staffing requirements after Brexit, as many sectors are currently highly reliant on workers from EEA. This is particularly the case for those who operate in the research, technology, finance, […]

Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas
30th August 2019 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Is The UK Government Planning To Introduce An Australian Points-Based-System?

For many years, the British government, first under Teresa May, and now Boris Johnson, have advocated adopting an Australian style points-based system (PBS) for immigration.  But how would such a system differ from the UK’s existing PBS, and what are the chances of it being introduced? Australia is known as having some of the toughest […]

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