New Points-Based System in 2021
European free movement will end on 31 December 2020 and we will be entering a brave new immigration ...
Posted on 12 August 2020
Hong Kong BN(O)s - the Government keeps its promise
As we recently explained (“Hong Kong and British National (Overseas) status”, 21 June 2020), the Bri...
Posted on 30 July 2020
Ankara Agreement - the battle continues
As many readers will know, it used to be the case that Ankara Agreement businesspeople could qualify...
Posted on 15 July 2020
Hong Kong and British National (Overseas) status
Hong Kong has been in the media a lot recently. Formerly a British colony, it is now part of China -...
Posted on 21 June 2020
British citizenship for EEA nationals and family members - Settled Status
Under the pre-Brexit regime the requirements for British naturalisation for EEA nationals and their ...
Posted on 08 June 2020
Tier 1 Investor schemes - beware
The Tier 1 Investor visa, which enables non-EEA migrants to acquire visas by investing at least &pou...
Posted on 05 June 2020
Can the Home Office be sued for extreme delay?
Many readers will know that the Home Office can on occasion take an extraordinarily long time in pro...
Posted on 26 May 2020
Brexit - free movement and Ankara Agreement
In case anyone has not heard, Brexit has finally happened, on 31 January 2020. And, crucially import...
Posted on 28 February 2020
British citizenship and days outside the UK
As we recently explained (“The ‘good character’ requirement for British naturalisation”, 13 January ...
Posted on 27 January 2020
The “good character” requirement for British naturalisation
It is sometimes the case in the immigration field that the basic law sets out very broad principles ...
Posted on 13 January 2020
Ankara Agreement - unfair decision-making
In the wake of the General Election result it looks as though Brexit is going to happen soon and tha...
Posted on 22 December 2019
TOEIC English language test - alleged deception - British child
Another interesting case from the Upper Immigration Tribunal hits an expectant world. The appellant,...
Posted on 09 December 2019
Ten years’ long residence rule - settlement - problematic issues
The case of Asiya Islam recently got into the media. She was a Cambridge PhD student who applied to ...
Posted on 05 December 2019
Tier 1 Investor - changes
Some readers may remember that fateful day on 6 November 2014 when the minimum investment for Tier 1...
Posted on 25 November 2019
Article 8 and family life
Immigration lawyers and others often talk of “Article 8”. This is the article of the European Conven...
Posted on 31 October 2019
Hong Kong - British National (Overseas) - British citizenship
Hong Kong is in the news recently but not in a good way. As widely explained in the media, until 199...
Posted on 28 October 2019
Statement of changes - Tier 2 skilled workers - chefs
Tier 2 skilled worker visas - or “work permits” as they used to be known under the older nomencl...
Posted on 30 September 2019
False immigration documents
“False document” has a nasty sound to it. When the Home Office categorises a document submitted with...
Posted on 17 September 2019
Tier 4 Students - unfairness
The Tier 4 student scheme encapsulates two separate schemes: a sponsor licensing scheme for educatio...
Posted on 16 September 2019
Tier 1 Entrepreneur refusals - new evidence
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa route is now closed to new entrants but still exists for those already ...
Posted on 21 August 2019