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
Tier 2 skilled job vacancies - genuineness
The majority of non-EEA skilled workers are governed by the Tier 2 Work Permit scheme. Some other vi...
Posted on 22 July 2019
Indefinite leave to remain - ten-year route - overstaying
We have had a few shocks from the courts in the last couple of years in the form of hard decisions i...
Posted on 09 July 2019
Tier 1 Post-Study Work visa is dead - or is it?
Over the last few years there has been a significant tightening of the UK immigration rules. More on...
Posted on 02 July 2019
Start-Up and Innovator visas for entrepreneurs
The rather complicated Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa is not yet history, but it is no longer possible for...
Posted on 18 June 2019
Global Immigration Seminar - Istanbul, Turkey
Coates Global, UK’s leading immigration consultants, proudly welcomes attendees to join us at our fr...
Posted on 11 June 2019
Carers of British citizens - Zambrano rules
It sometimes happens that the Home Office is accused of delaying changing the rules in response to c...
Posted on 29 May 2019
Tier 1 Entrepreneur - permitted means of investment
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur route, although closed to new entrants, is still in existence for those alre...
Posted on 23 May 2019