UK spouse visa guidance
Spouse Visa holder reports to the Home Office July 4, 2019

Estranged foreign spouse/partner A recent enquiry from a British Sponsor wanting to understand what steps the Home Office is obligated to take once she reported her marriage breaking down. Will her estranged husband be served with removal orders a...

Spouses and Workers paying nearly £1,000 to £5,000 towards NHS Fees & Visas Fees June 28, 2019

The Immigration Health Surcharge was introduced by the Cameron–Clegg coalition in 2015 under the Immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015, made under the provisions of the Immigration Act 2014 to deal with the problem of medical tourism involving the...

Health Tourism Should Foreign Patients pay towards NHS Vanessa Feltz's talk show June 26, 2019

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 cal...

Spouse and British Partner can use the Government Home Help Scheme June 23, 2019

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?" ...

UK Spouse visa
Spouse visa lapsed June 14, 2019

Spouse visa lapsed ....In a statement, the Home Office said: "All cases are carefully considered on their individual merits, in line with the immigration rules, and are based on evidence provided by the applicant. "To ensure families can support t...

UK Sponsor spouse
Spouse undertaking "tour and duty" with UK Spouse Visa Holder June 12, 2019

A UK Sponsor spouse, who is a permanent member of the UK Diplomatic Service while undertaking a "tour of duty overseas", with his or her depandant foreign UK spouse visa holder will still be allowed to apply for indefinate leave to reamin even if th...

overseas students tier 4
Overseas students to work in UK - Tier 4 June 10, 2019

The current "Guidance to be used for all Tier 4 applications made on or after 11th January 2019" states that the main purposes of the visa is.....The main purpose of the Tier 4 visa route is for you to come to the UK to study. Where you are permitted...

Retained Right of a Divorced EU Family Member
Retained Right of a Divorced EU Family Member April 11, 2019

Retained Right of a Divorced EU Family Member compromised by the new Settler Status rules… Many non-EU partners, civil partners, and married couple do feel confused as to their rights, when a relationship ends. The Home Office consideration ...

EC Citizens Settled Status APP
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...

Home Office Immigration, Visa and Nationality Fees
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...

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New website redesign May 23, 2018

A clearer website for you to navigate the issues of immigration and nationality advice. We have redesigned our website to make it easier for you to get information on immigration and legal rules in the UK and EU. Hopefully it is clear and easy to ...

Status Solutions UK – UK Immigration & Nationality May 15, 2018

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 fr...

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 subs...

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 substa...

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 Town 9...

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 is...

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 nationali...

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 criteria for ...

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 locat...

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 educational qu...

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 of ...

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 for ...

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....