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For people who are in the UK with visas that are expiring and unable to travel on account of restrictions, the UK government has offered options to switch visa categories (if they are eligible) and allowing them to remain in country. The first leave was till 31 March 2020, extended to 31st May 2020 and then to 31st July 2020. However, this now has come to an end and it would be business as usual…
With more than 260,000 cases and almost 37,000 fatalities (26 May 2020), the Covid-19 pandemic has directly or indirectly touched the lives of people in UK and around the globe. Coping with the effects of the pandemic has been far from easy. During times of such great stress it is particularly harder for those who are in the UK, on a temporary immigration status on the basis of their loved ones (spouse/partner etc.) and their…
UK Home Office changes to Immigration Rules (May 2020) – Tier 4 (General) students applying within the UK. The Home Office published the ‘Statement of Changes CP 232’, on 14th May 2020 introducing certain changes to the existing UK Immigration Rules pertaining to Tier 4 (General) Students applying within the UK (Appendix W). These changes are aimed at further specifying and clarifying the underlying aspects of the Immigration Rules which were provided for within the…
UK Home Office changes to Immigration Rules (May 2020) – Start Up, Innovator and Global Talent The Home Office published the ‘Statement of Changes’, on 14th May 2020 introducing certain changes to the existing UK Immigration Rules pertaining to certain categories of visas/immigration applications, these impacted the following categories including Representative of an overseas business or Sole representative visa, Tier 2 intra company transfers, Start-up, Innovator and Global Talent, Tier 4
UK Home Office changes to Immigration Rules (May 2020) – Representative of an overseas business or sole representative visa The Home Office published the ‘Statement of Changes CP 232’, on 14th May 2020 introducing certain changes to the existing UK Immigration Rules pertaining to certain categories of visas/immigration applications, these impacted the following categories including Representative of an overseas business or Sole representative visa, Tier 2 intra company transfers, Start-up, Innovator and…
The Home Office published the ‘Statement of Changes CP 232’, on 14th May 2020 introducing certain changes to the existing UK Immigration Rules pertaining to certain categories of visas/immigration applications, these impacted the following categories including Representative of an overseas business or Sole representative visa, Tier 2 intra company transfers,Start-up, Innovator and Global Talent, Restriction for Tier 4 (General) Students applying within the UK,EU Settlement Scheme and EEA Family Permit
Adilah is from Afghanistan and in 2012 she entered a new phase in her life when she married a British citizen, and moved to the UK on a spouse visa. She moved to the UK with a lot of happiness and excitement. Lot of things for Adilah were different and beyond her imagination, things started to take a turn when she was asked by her husband to never leave the house alone, forced to take…
Given the circumstances surrounding Covid-19 and the various travel restrictions imposed by the governments of various countries in light of the same, we have come across numerous enquiries by those visitors who have been stranded in the UK and unable to travel back to their home countries. Though various countries seem to be easing their internal lockdown restrictions, many have still been stringent with their domestic and international travel restrictions. Given the present situation, many…
Brexit affect on UK Immigration The United Kingdom’s economy is not only highly developed, but also market-orientated. Presently it is ranked the sixth largest national economy in global rankings on basis of GDP. In terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), it’s considered the ninth largest. It attracts business & investor migrants who enter the UK on Tier 1 Investor, as Sole representatives of overseas business or representatives of media houses, or on Tier 2
Due to worldwide increase of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) certain measures have been taken to combat its spread. Escalating impact of COVID-19 is leading to change in almost all aspects of society, inside and outside the UK. The immigration system is no exception. Various updates and changes to immigration law and practice affected by COVID-19 are as follow: General policy – Visa extensions and other concessions Status of UK Visa Application Centres inside UK Switching Visas