UK visa application centres reopen on June 1st, 2020
202006.02
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UK visa application centres reopen on June 1st, 2020

Domestic UK immigration application centres The government has announced that there will be a regulated, “phased” reopening of UK Visa and Citizenship Application Centres (UKVCAS) from June 1st, 2020. For the moment, appointments will only be available to those who already had a date before the suspension took place due to COVID-19. If the Coronavirus…

The post-Brexit points-based system for skilled workers explained
202005.20
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The post-Brexit points-based system for skilled workers explained

The UK government’s new points-based immigration bill, The Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2019-2021 to give it its full title, was voted through the House of Commons on Monday evening passing the vote by 351 votes to 252. The bill will now go on to receive further parliamentary scrutiny from MP’s and…

UKVCAS Suspends All Appointments for 6 Weeks
202004.03
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UKVCAS Suspends All Appointments for 6 Weeks

The UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UKVCAS) has now suspended services due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic where it has announced that it plans to resume activities after six weeks.  If you have an immigration application pending for leave to remain, indefinite leave to remain or British citizenship, unfortunately, you will not be…

Case Study: Home Office previous refusal of Permanent Residence
201911.29
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Case Study: Home Office previous refusal of Permanent Residence

Judicial review– Home Office previous refusal of permanent residence (indefinite leave to remain) all because they wrongly thought the form we had completed for the client was the incorrect form! The case was about a Syrian Dr with an impeccable immigration history who had applied for permanent residence under the immigration rules. At the time…

Indefinite Leave to Remain, Indefinite Leave to Enter, Permanent Residence & Settlement
201907.16
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Indefinite Leave to Remain, Indefinite Leave to Enter, Permanent Residence & Settlement

UK immigration terminology can be quite confusing sometimes and a classic example of this is when discussing Indefinite Leave to Remain, Permanent Residence, Indefinite Leave to Enter and also Settlement which all essentially mean the same thing, i.e. when an individual has an unlimited time limit to stay in the UK. Indefinite Leave to Remain is the first…