Thursday 23 September 2021 | 10:00am-12:00pm | WS Society Virtual Classroom
Returning by popular demand, this dedicated update for immigration law practitioners covers the practicalities of this rapidly evolving area of law. The increasing complexities of Brexit, the EU settlements scheme and the new points-based immigration system are just some of the current challenges faced by immigration lawyers.
With no extension from Messrs Johnston, Patel & Foster on the horizon, the deadline for EU Settlement Scheme (‘EUSS’) applications of June 30, 2021, is now literally days away. Eligible applicants must submit their application by this deadline to remain lawfully resident in the United Kingdom after July 1, 2021.
We are now in the final month of the EU Settlement Scheme ‘Grace Period’ – the time allowed to EU citizens who were living in the UK before Brexit to apply for Pre-Settled or Settled Status. EU citizens who had not been living in the UK before Brexit cannot apply to the Settlement Scheme.
Whilst holding the positive decision in their hands, the stress of the process starts to fade, and clients often shift their focus on the practical aspects of their shiny new visa. A question often asked at this stage is: How many days am I allowed out of the UK? My response: no limit when applying for an extension or indefinite leave to remain, but there is one if you subsequently apply for citizenship. I will explain why I say that.
The Independent Monitoring Authority (IMA) invites anyone with knowledge and experience of the Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme to submit written evidence to assist with our pre-inquiry activities. This information will help the IMA to identify any key areas of concern, compare these findings with those of other organisations, and inform our next steps.
If you are in the UK and you are an EEA national without a passport, you may be wondering whether you can make a valid application under the EU Settlement Scheme introduced on 29 March 2019. The answer is yes, but is worth discussing in greater detail.
Au pairs are one of the many childcare options for UK families across the UK.
The UK’s points-based immigration system does not offer a dedicated visa route for au pairs, as has been the case since 2008. However, there are ways in which you can hire an au pair to work in your home, as you can hire someone already resident in the UK who has a general right to work.
The temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks will now end on 20 June 2021, and from 21 June 2021 employers will revert to face to face and physical document checks as set out in legislation and guidance.
This is aligned with the easing of lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures, as set out in the government’s roadmap for England and those of the devolved administrations.
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05/09/21 Via Google
Iain Halliday and the team in McGill & Co did an outstanding job with my Pre Settlement Scheme Application. I’m very pleased with the way everything was handled. All the support and advice given throughout the process was above my expectations. Thank you!
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I went with McGill and Co for a spousal visa application, in the middle of Covid, and am very grateful for the professional application service and additional support provided by James Ritchie during this process. I would recommend him and the firm for any immigration related situations.
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McGill & Co took on the case at short notice against a tight deadline following a stressful experience with another firm. Iain was both patient and reassuring providing us with the confidence and faith that he would complete the task successfully. Professional and responsive throughout we are very grateful for the diligent and dedicated approach of Iain and the team.