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The 30 June 2021 deadline for EU Settlement Scheme applications is approaching fast, but there is still time to apply before the deadline. If you are an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen and were resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, you and your family members should apply immediately to the EU Settlement Scheme…

28 February 2021 Most business owners understand that from 1 January 2020, if they want to recruit talent from the EU/EEA they will need a UK Sponsor Licence.  However, successfully obtaining a Sponsor Licence is only the beginning of the process. 

8 January 2021 Migrants who would otherwise have no legal right to remain in the UK can, if their circumstances allow, make an appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal on human rights grounds.  In most cases, such appeals are made under art.8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).  

21 November 2020 The transition period between the UK and the European Union (EU) is coming to an end on 31 December 2020.   It has been well-advertised that EU/EEA nationals living in the UK who wish to stay must apply for Settled or Pre-Settled Status under the UK’s EU Settled Status Scheme (the Scheme)…

12 October 2020 Despite the uncertainty regarding the post-Covid-19 economy and Brexit, exceptionally talented people continue to come to the UK with the aim of advancing their career or conduct advanced research.  In the third quarter of 2020, visa applications to Tech Nation exceeded those in the same period in 2019 by 8%.  And many…

1 October 2020 The clock is ticking down for EU nationals to apply under the Settled Status Scheme to secure their right to live and work in the UK after the Brexit transition ends.  Applications must be made before 30 June 2021.  If you miss this deadline, you may be classed as an ‘irregular migrant’.

26 September 2020 For those who have demonstrated top talent within the technology sector, the Global Talent Visa provides one of the most flexible routes to live and work in the UK.  It has also proved a popular route; over 4,000 Global Talent Visas have been granted.

17 September 2020 If you wish to visit the UK, you may need to acquire a UK Standard Visitor Visa, depending on what nationality you hold.  During the time of an international pandemic, we are routinely asked if foreign nationals can visit the UK and whether there are any restrictions placed on those entering the…

8 September 2020 With all that has happened in the world in 2020, it is easy to forget that the last quarter of the year is fast approaching.  If you plan to work in the UK next year to advance your career, you will need to apply for a Tier 2 work visa under the…

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