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McGill & Co is a Scottish immigration law firm specialising in UK immigration, nationality and refugee law.

15 May 2020 Grace McGill Blog
As we looked at in our Blog of 20th April, Brexit means Brexit for the Westminster Government. The EU withdrawal Bill which makes provision to end rights of free movement of persons under retained EU Law and to repeal other retained EU Law relating to immigration, is heading towards its second reading in the House of Commons on Monday 18th May 2020. The Second Reading is normally the first opportunity for a Bill to be debated and is the stage where the overall principles of the Bill are considered. If the Bill passes Second Reading it moves on to the Committee Stage.

01 May 2020 Grace McGill Blog
Guidance on immigration provisions made by the Home Office for individuals affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) as at 24th April 2020.

29 April 2020 Iain Halliday News & Announcements
  The Home Office can take a long time to decide citizenship applications. Those applying for naturalisation as British citizens will already have indefinite leave to remain (a.k.a. settled status) in the UK and often assume that citizenship will be a quick and simple final step. Unfortunately, citizenship applications can often take longer than immigration applications to be decided.

20 April 2020 Grace McGill Blog
  As if there wasn’t enough to worry about out there, the Government is adamant that Brexit means Brexit and that there will be no delay to the transition period ,  even if the EU were to offer an extension. A Government official said there were no circumstances in which the UK would delay its departure beyond December 31 2020, despite the disruption to the negotiations caused by the coronavirus crisis “We will not ask to extend the transition. And, if the EU asks, we will say no.

16 April 2020 Grace McGill Blog
  Following on from our recent blog post https://www.mcgillandco.co.uk/blog/eu-settlement-scheme-impact-of-coronavirus.html Updated statistics have today been released from Home Office covering the period to end March 2020.

14 April 2020 Grace McGill Blog
  Extending a visa If an individual already has leave in the UK and planned to remain and apply to extend their leave when it expired, they must continue to do this.  No individual who is in the UK legally and whose visa expired after 24 January 2020, or is due to expire, will be regarded as an overstayer or suffer any detriment in the future if they cannot  leave the UK because of travel restrictions related to COVID-19.

07 April 2020 Grace McGill Blog
  No individual of any nationality whose leave has expired or is due to expire between 24 January 2020 and 31 May 2020, and who cannot leave the UK because of COVID-19, will be regarded as an overstayer or suffer any detriment in the future.

06 April 2020 Grace McGill Blog
The EU Settlement Scheme has been open since 30 March 2019. More than 3 million have already been granted status and EU, other EEA and Swiss citizens, and their family members still have more than 15 months before the deadline of 30 June 2021 to apply.

03 April 2020 Grace McGill Blog
This is advice for Tier 2, 4 and 5 visa sponsors in the UK who are sponsoring those affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) updated as at 3rd April 2020.

31 March 2020 Grace McGill Blog
As part of the national effort to combat coronavirus, doctors, nurses and paramedics will automatically have their visas extended, free of charge, for one year.

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