Immigration Blog

From January 2021, changes to Tier 2 will make the route open not only to senior management and professionals, but also for secretarial and junior executive positions, the minimum salary will be lowered, and there will be no restriction on the number of people who can take advantage.
New Immigration Fee Waiver policy
Fee waiver in immigration applications is available in exceptional circumstances only. It can be used family related applications and in applications based on long residence which raise family life or private life issues. Fee waivers are not available for any other immigration category. The test for fee waiver is affordability, not the prospect of becoming destitute, which should make it accessible to more applicants unable to pay.
Zambrano parents
Zambrano family permits are for primary carers of a British citizen child who are based abroad and want to relocate to the UK. This route will close later this year. We discuss the advantages and complexities of this route compared to a standard partner visa.
Mice
Over the last year, many EU citizens and their family members chose not to apply for a document certifying permanent residence and instead applied for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Immigration specialists have always had concerns about it - the generosity of the EUSS left a good number of holes which could be filled differently depending on the political mood of the time and the type of Brexit in the air.
girl and boy under umbrella
From 24 August, people from Northern Ireland may no longer need a partner visa to the UK for their loved ones. Appendix EU will incorporate a new concept and bingo!
International student- Post-study work options
While the Immigration Rules are expected to change and offer more opportunities for post-study work, this year’s graduates have to navigate the few options available under the current immigration system. We are looking at the categories open to international students, from Tier 2 General, to temporary work under Tier 5, start-up and innovator and global talent options.

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