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The Ankara Agreement - Turkish Business Persons and Workers (20 December 2018)

Under the Ankara Agreement European Community Association Agreement (ECAA) a national of Turkey may apply to enter or stay in the UK to establish and run a business, and, in certain circumstances, for an extension of leave to continue employment in the UK. The Ankara Agreement dates back to 1963 with an Additional Protocol in 1970.  Read more...

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How to ensure your immigration application is valid (18 December 2018)

It is important when submitting an immigration application to comply with all the requirements. The implications of not making a valid application can have disastrous consequences which could lead to you becoming liable to detention and removal as an overstayer. Moreover, this could also have an adverse effect on future applications.   Read more...

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Updates to the Immigration Rules: Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route also stopped in Points Based System Changes (11 December 2018)

A full statement of changes to the Immigration rules was expected on the 6th December 2018; however a brief statement introducing the anticipated changes is all that has been released so far.   Read more...

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The introduction of ID cards is proposed to control immigration (7 December 2018)

A think tank namely Global Future stated introducing electronic identity cards and tightening current rules could overcome concerns over immigration. Moreover, the UK could implement this potentially without the need to leave the EU. Many commentators and politicians have stated that many EU countries within the UK have made use of powers to manage migration and are perplexed why the UK have not done the same.   Read more...

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Government to Suspend Tier 1 Investor route with immediate effect from 7 December 2018 (6 December 2018)

The Tier 1 investor route allowing and encouraging high net worth individuals to invest in the UK will be suspended until further notice from midnight on Friday 7th December 2018 due to a crackdown to combat organised crime, money laundering and corruption. The investor route will reopen for applications in 2019 (no specific date given) with changes to the requirements where applicants would be required to provide detailed and comprehensive audit trails illustrating the source of funds. In addition, it is stated that government bonds will be removed from the list of acceptable investments requiring high net worth individuals to invest in active and trading UK companies rather than loaning the government money by way of gilts/bonds to qualify.   Read more...

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Home Office introduces new in-country visa application process – what you need to know (12 November 2018)

On 2 November 2018 the Home Office published and announced a new system of submitting in-country visa applications. Here we detail exactly what you need to know about the system and how we can assist in your immigration matter.   Read more...

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Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced changes to immigration process ahead of Brexit at Conservative Party Conference 2018 (5 October 2018)

At the beginning of this month I wrote on Labour’s proposals to immigration policies in their conference held in Liverpool. This week, the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has revealed the Government’s proposals concerning new immigration policies set to come into force ahead of Brexit.   Read more...

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Highly skilled migrants fighting paragraph 322 (5) still await an end to the debate (18 September 2018)

I wrote in June with the promise that the government was going to overlook the implication of paragraph 322 (5) of the Immigration Rules; however, since then the debate has remained in the House of Commons, as of yet there have been no indication of any amendments to this paragraph.   Read more...

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Universities UK urges Government to reinstate Post-Study Work Visa (17 September 2018)

In 2012, changes to the UK immigration policy, spearheaded by the then Home Secretary, Theresa May, saw the end of Post-Study Work visas for international graduates at UK universities. The Tier 1 Post-Study Work visa was a way for international graduates from UK universities to get work experience in the UK before making the decision to return to their home country, or apply for another UK visa, such as a work permit.  Read more...

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Changes to the Immigration Rules (19 July 2018)

The Government has recently announced the changes to the Immigration Rules affecting a number of categories. The government aims to provide protection and support to those who are most vulnerable by encouraging highly talented students and workers to the come to the UK. This was recently demonstrated in changes to immigration rules.   Read more...

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Home Secretary Orders a review of paragraph 322(5) refusals for Migrant Workers (13 June 2018)

Today, 13 June 2018, the House of Commons is set to debate the recent controversy over paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Rules. The controversy has seen applications for leave to remain by highly skilled/Tier 1 migrants being refused for minor and non-criminal tax discrepancies.  Read more...

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Strict Immigration Law Restricting NHS Doctor Recruitment (9 May 2018)

Doctors from outside of the EU are required by law to be registered to work in the UK. They must obtain a Licence to Practice if they wish to continue their profession in the UK and exercise various legal privileges associated with the profession, such as writing prescriptions and signing death certificates. The regulatory body that registers doctors is called the General Medical Council (GMC).  Read more...

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Are You Part of the Windrush Generation? (1 May 2018)

Empire Windrush was originally a passenger liner and cruise ship launched in Germany in 1930. She was given to the United Kingdom as a prize of war.   Read more...

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Good Character Requirements for British Citizenship (19 April 2018)

When a person applies for British citizenship, the Home Office must be satisfied that the applicant is of good character. This requirement applies to any person, ten years or older, who puts through an application for naturalisation or registration as a British citizen.   Read more...

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Protecting your Status as we head for Brexit (12 February 2018)

As Theresa May Pushes for Brexit and the government refuses to guarantee the rights of EU citizens and their dependents in the UK, there is uncertainty about what immigration controls the government will put in place following a possible Brexit in March 2019 and what may follow.  Read more...

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