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Chinese Visa holders in the UK concerned about the Corona Virus

Urgent measures to control the spread of the deadly Corona Virus based on the World Health Organised advice by the government recently, has now led to new measures to allow Chinese nationals currently visiting the UK, “automatic visa extension” until March 2020. If you are a Chinese national in the UK, your leave will be …

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Tier 2 visas threshold to drop

£30,000 minimum salary threshold for tier 2 visas to drop Today’s law states that skilled migrants from outside the EU must have a job offer with a minimum salary of £30,000. The Prime Minister has promised during the election campaign to introduce a points-based immigration scheme, based on Australia’s, for when the EU freedom of …

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United Kingdom will change after the 31st Jan 2020

The United Kingdom regains Supremacy 31st Jan 2020 Have you been concerned about what changes Brits will face, after Brexit? Here are the top 14 Changes that will affect your travel to other European Countries from the 23 Jan 2020.  The British Passport changes to Blue, will the Burgundy one become invalid? In 1988, the …

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Spouses and Workers paying towards NHS & Visas Fees

The Immigration Health Surcharge was introduced by the Cameron–Clegg coalition in 2015. It was under the Immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015. This was made under the provisions of the Immigration Act 2014 to deal with the problem of medical tourism involving the NHS in England.  The fee charged by the Home Office as a part …

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Should Foreign Patients pay towards NHS Vanessa Feltz’s talk show

Health Tourism – Should Foreign Patients pay towards NHS – Vanessa Feltz’s talk show “Doctors have voted to scrap a law requiring foreign patients to pay upfront before they can receive treatment for serious illnesses such as cancer.” I did call Vanessa today about The Health Surcharge, introduced in 2015. The fee payable by foreign …

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Spouse and British Partner can use the Government Home Help Scheme

I was asked very recently by a migrant on a Tier 2 General – further leave to remain; “would a settlement application be refused? On the grounds that the Government Home Help Scheme was used to buy “their” (including British Partner) UK first home?”. My advice “No”. And here are the reasons why; The Government Home …

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Spouse undertaking “tour and duty” with UK Spouse Visa Holder

UK Sponsor spouses who are permanent members of the UK Diplomatic Service while on a “tour of duty overseas”, with their dependant foreign UK spouse visa holder will still be allowed to apply for indefinite leave to remain. This is the case even if the UK Spouse visa holder has spent 2 years outside the …

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Retained Right of a Divorced EU Family Member

Retained Right of a Divorced EU Family Member

Retained Right of a Divorced EU Family Member compromised by the new Settler Status rules Many non-EU partners, civil partners, and married couples do feel confused as to their rights when a relationship ends. The Home Office consideration Team; requires you to establish that you have what’s terms as a “retained right of residence”. You ought to have been …

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Status Solutions UK – UK Immigration & Nationality

Immigration Status UK is an online service website launched by UK immigration law regulated consultants, based in Chatham, Kent, within the Medway Towns. The company was set up to provide easier, free and reliable access to UK migration advice from a team of regulated consultants that offer a wealth of experience in providing confidential advice …

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Changes to the Immigration Rules come into effect on 13 December 2012

13 December 2012 A number of changes to the Immigration Rules come into effect on the 13 December 2012. These changes will affect non-European Economic Area nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK. The changes include: Non-substantive changes to all PBS tiers. Establishing a more robust and clear criminality framework against which immigration …

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Soho Restaurant faces illegal worker fine – Notice to Employers

02 November 2012 The Border Agency has recently reported that a West End restaurant is facing a fine of up to £80,000 after 8 staff members were arrested during a UK Border Agency raid. Acting on intelligence, officers visited the Old Town 97 restaurant in Wardour Street, Soho, at around 7:00 pm on Saturday 27 October. They …

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Croatia to join the European Union in 2013

The government has announced that by 18 October 2013 the introduction of the Parliament the European Union (Croatian Accession) Bill. The bill will include provisions for transitional access arrangements for Croatian nationals. Croatia is expected to join the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2013. Transitional arrangements will be introduced to restrict Croatian nationals’ access to the …

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How to apply for proof that you have not become a British Citizen

The decision as to whether a person qualifies for Citizenship is that of the Border Agency. The decision will be made by the UK Border Agency as to whether, on the balance of probabilities, a person making the claim holds British nationality. The decision comes in the form of a written opinion contained in either letter or …

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Extended educational oversight arrangements for Tier 4 sponsors

In July 2011 the Home Office confirmed details of new arrangements for the ‘educational oversight’ of private colleges which sponsor international students. These arrangements are a key part of the drive to improve standards of educational quality and immigration compliance. This lies at the heart of the reforms to Tier 4 of the points-based system. …

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Changes to British nationality applications made outside the UK

From 16 July 2012 if you are applying for British nationality from outside the UK you must send your application form to: UK Border Agency PO BOX 306 Liverpool United Kingdom L2 OQN From 16 July you cannot submit your application for British nationality to the British High Commission or British Consulate in your country. Residents in Hong …

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