EC Citizens Settled Status APP March 7, 2019

This is only a pilot scheme in the hope that Thousands of EU Citizens living and working in the UK will register. Not all EU Citizens present in the UK have access to an android Phone. Some have really not seen the process as straightforward as an...

April 2017 – Fee Changes May 23, 2018

Home Office Immigration, Visa and Nationality Fees 2017/2018 Legislation was laid in Parliament today which sets out a number of updates to immigration, visa and nationality fees. The changes come into effect on 6 April 2017.  They will help to red...

New website redesign May 23, 2018

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Archieved Changes 1999-2012 May 23, 2018

If interested in older changes to UK Immigration Law from 1999-2012, please see our old blog here: http://immigrationstatus.co.uk/ ...

EU and UK Nationals Rights and Status August 10, 2016

There has been no change to the rights and status of EU nationals in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU, as a result of the referendum. The decision about when to trigger Article 50 and start the formal process of leaving the EU will be for the ne...

Changes to the Immigration Rules come into effect on 13 December 2012 December 18, 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 substa...

Changes to UK Immigration Laws November 22, 2012

22 November 2012 Today, Thursday 22 November 2012, a written ministerial statement has been laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules which will come in to force on 13 December 2012. These include non subs...

Soho Restaurant faces illegal worker fine – Notice to Employers November 10, 2012

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 To...

Croatia to join the European Union in 2013 October 23, 2012

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 ...

How to apply for proof that you have not become a British Citizen October 15, 2012

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 natio...

1st October – Changes to UK Immigration Laws October 1, 2012

01 October 2012 As previously announced, a number of changes to the Immigration Rules are coming into effect today (1 October 2012). New Rules now apply for extending your visa If you are applying to extend your visa under the points...

Changes to applications from overstayers from 1 October 2012 September 9, 2012

The  Border Agency will from 1 October 2012 not approve applications for further leave to remain if a migrant has overstayed his or her leave and his or her leave has expired by more than 28 days at the point of making an application....

Changes to the Immigration (European Economic Area) August 19, 2012

On 16 July 2012, the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 did change. The amended regulations will set out the rights of EEA nationals and their family members to enter and reside in the UK and will also confirm the crite...

Over 250 illegal immigrants August 4, 2012

Over 250 illegal immigrants have been removed from the West Midlands, Warwickshire and West Mercia during a major campaign by the UK Border Agency. Since 8 May this year officers from the agency’s Solihull HQ have stepped up efforts to loc...

Extended educational oversight arrangements for Tier 4 privately-funded sponsors July 30, 2012

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 educatio...

Changes to the Immigration Rules July 24, 2012

A written ministerial statement has been laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules. These will come into effect from the 20 July 2012 and have been made following the Supreme Court’s judgment in the cases...

Changes to British nationality applications made outside the UK July 21, 2012

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 fo...

Changes to the family migration Immigration Rules come into effect on 9 July 2012 July 12, 2012

A number of changes to the Immigration Rules come into effect on 9 July 2012. These changes will affect non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK under the family migration route. These changes will...

Family visit visa appeals: changes come into effect on 9 July 2012 July 11, 2012

As announced by the government on 18 June 2012, the Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) Regulations 2012 come into force today (9 July 2012), and set out who qualifies for a full right of appeal against a visa refusal to visit family in the UK. ...