After Brexit, settled status has become a mandatory requirement for EU nationals to retain their rights to remain in the UK after Brexit. With 3.2million EU citizens based in the UK, this will cause huge problems for those haven’t got a British passport but working in “low skilled” jobs or married to other EU migrants.
The EU Settlement Scheme is still open for EU nationals and their family members to register their right to remain in the UK post the current Brexit Transition Period. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migration, the deadline for applying has not changed, and all applications must be made by 30 June 2021.
What has changed on the Representatives of overseas businesses visa after new Immigration Rules launched on 14th May 2020?
On May 14, the Home Office launched a new statement of changes to the Immigration Rules including Representatives of overseas businesses visa. What has changed? Let’s take a look.
The government has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of October 2020. On 12 May 2020, the government announced that its furlough scheme would be extended until the end of October 2020. The scheme will continue in its current form without any changes until 31 July 2020. Between 1 August and 31 October 2020, employers will have the flexibility to return staff to work on a part-time basis. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about the scheme.
After the new point-based system launched after Brexit, EU and non-EU citizens will be treated equally. And employers must hold a Tier 2 sponsor licence which allows them to sponsor workers from overseas including EU.
The government is alive to this, saying that employers not currently approved by the Home Office to be a sponsor should consider doing so now if they think they will want to sponsor skilled migrants, including from the EU, from early 2021.
According to one recent survey, there is 7% minority who seem to think they don’t need to apply to remain in the UK, according to one recent survey. Some of them feel offended by the idea of having to apply for the privilege of remaining in their homes after they had children and bought properties in the UK. But what happens if EU citizens refuse to apply?
People with pre-settled status, in particular, need to be aware of the absence rules. If they are outside the UK for more than six months in any 12-month period during the five years it takes to qualify for full settled status, they will generally have to start the five years all over again. And if they return after 31 December 2020, they may lose the right to upgrade to settled status entirely.
The Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced a new temporary immigration rule. All NHS overseas employees whose visas will expire before October 1 will be automatically extended for one year with free of charge.
The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 and entered a transition period which would last until 31 December 2020. EU citizens and their family members currently enjoying the right to live and work in the UK under EU free movement rules will lose that right when the transition period ends on 31 December 2020. To remain in the UK beyond 31 December 2020, you will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to get a new immigration status under UK law.Tier 4 – Guidance for International students inside/ outside the UK during coronavirus
Across the globe, measures are being taken to combat the spread of coronavirus. This is causing mass disruption to inbound and outbound UK travel, in particular to students who are currently on temporary leave in the UK or who are in the process of applying to come to the UK.
UK Visa Partners have been receiving an increasing number of enquiries from Tier 4 sponsors concerned about various issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. We therefore set out below a guide to the current Frequently Asked Questions from both Tier 4 sponsors and students.
Across the globe, measures are being taken to combat the spread of coronavirus. This is causing mass disruption to inbound and outbound UK travel, in particular to migrants who are currently on temporary leave in the UK or who are in the process of applying to come to the UK.
Coronavirus is spreading in the UK, and the number of confirmed cases has risen from only a few to nearly 6,000. It pushed goverment to take measures to control such as close schools, pubs, restaurants, send employers work from home etc. But how does the economy work when employees return home to work? Who pays? Faced with this difficult problem, the British government took the initiative and they made an unprecedented decision
Recently, we have received a lot of messages from our clients. Their UK visa are about to expire, but during the time of coronavirus spread period, they were worried about get infected when traveling.So, can you extend your visa or can you apply for a FLR visa?
If your visa is about to expire, you may consider FLR (HRO) visas as appropriate.
The “Regulations on Permanent Residence of Foreigners”, which has been buzzing a while ago, has caused many Chinese netizens to be puzzled and angry. In particular, the application for permanent residence in China through the spouse channel has received the strongest opposition. So what are the conditions required to immigrate to the UK through a spouse visa?
Measures taken to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus have caused considerable disruption to global mobility. Travel in and out of China has been severely disrupted, with an immediate impact on UK immigration. Chinese residents are both stuck in the UK unable to return to China, and stuck in China unable to get visas to travel to the UK.
This post discusses the different immigration concessions introduced by the UK government in response to coronavirus disruption.
new UK visa point based system launched, government advice employers apply for Tier 2 sponsor licences
It is because many British companies rely on European immigration that many companies have not applied for a Tier 2 Sponsor licence. So government advice employers not currently approved by the Home Office to be a sponsor should consider doing so now if they think they will want to sponsor skilled migrants, including from the EU, from early 2021.
Coronavirus is a new virus that has not been seen in humans before. It has outbreak aggressively in China, and spreading around the world. Unfortunately, the infection rate has accelerated and shown no sign of slowing down.
Sadly, the virus starts booming when Chinese New Year is in the air; thought is turning to holidays or spending quality time with friends and families in oversea. UK is one of the visitors’ favorite holiday destinations. Most visitors require a UK visitor visa in order to visit the UK for traveling purposes.
The Home Office will launch a new fast-track immigration offer for selected individuals with skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, building on the existing Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa route. The new scheme will provide eligible individuals with a three-year visa, during which they can come and go from the UK at will.
During a visit the Home Office Sponsorship compliance officer is checking whether an employer is meeting their obligations, has the necessary systems and procedures in place to do so, is sending accurate information to the Home Office, and is complying with their obligations to prevent illegal working. They will review files, interview sponsored staff and Key Personnel (your Authorising Officer, Key Contact and Level One User), and inspect policies.
The UK can be proud that we are a leading nation when it comes to tech and innovation, but we want to do more to attract businesses to the UK and our migration system plays a key part in that. That is why I am pleased to announce a new visa for people wanting to start a business in the UK. This will help to ensure we continue to attract the best global talent and maintain the UK’s position as a world-leading destination for innovation and entrepreneurs.