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
Revocation of indefinite leave to remain - was it fair?
Mr Ullah, a Pakistani national who had had his indefinite leave to remain revoked by the Home Office...
Posted on 22 April 2019
Alliance of Turkish Businesspeople unsuccessful at High Court
Some readers will know that in 2018 the law changed regarding Turkish businesspeople and their right...
Posted on 07 April 2019
Right to rent - right or wrong?
The Immigration Act 2014 introduced, amongst a number of other things, the so-called “right to rent”...
Posted on 06 April 2019
Ten years’ continuous lawful residence - Upper Tribunal puts it straight
It sometimes happens that a case comes before the First-Tier Immigration Tribunal but the judge deci...
Posted on 11 March 2019
Brexit update - February 2019
This Brexit thing felt as if it was going on for ever. It all got very dramatic and, from some peopl...
Posted on 23 February 2019
Does an Immigration Judge’s verbal decision stand?
Experienced practitioners might tell you that you never really know what is going to happen at an im...
Posted on 11 February 2019
The Immigration Rules are just too complicated
It is often said, not least by us, that the Immigration Rules - the rules which by and large govern ...
Posted on 09 February 2019