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11 May 2021 Amna Ashraf Blog
In a previous blog from December 2020, I outlined some points of consideration when preparing a spousal extension application from within the UK. The COVID-19 policy issued by Home Office specifically for those affected by the pandemic has been updated since then. The fluid changes to policy, as well as travel prohibitions, mean that applicants continually struggle to keep up with the latest position. I have addressed some common questions below to help deal with the application process.

07 May 2021 Grace McGill Blog
  The UK and Indian governments have signed a new Migration and Mobility Partnership, which includes a commitment to create a Young Professionals Scheme which would allow graduates aged 18-30 or applicants in this age group with comparable professional experience to obtain a two-year visa.

01 April 2021 Grace McGill Blog
The Home Office policy for visa customers and applicants in the UK affected by coronavirus restrictions has been updated, extending the exceptional assurance or leave expiry date to 30 June 2021. Concessions for returning residents were also introduced in February to allow those with ILR lapsing on or after 24 January 2020 to apply to return to the UK after being away for more than 2 years.

18 March 2021 Iain Halliday Blog
House of Parliament
This deceptively simple question was the subject of the Upper Tribunal’s recent decision in Chang (paragraph 276A(a)(v); 18 months?) [2021] UKUT 65 (IAC). The answer: 548 days.

10 March 2021 James Ritchie Dual Nationality
If you were born abroad to a British mother, and seeking a British passport, you might have come across an obstacle with the Passport office. This blog will not cover the full spectrum of rules related to nationality, but will briefly answer the most common questions on registering as a British citizen if you were born before 1983 to a British mother.

08 March 2021 Iain Halliday Blog
EU
  A new Statement of Changes to the immigration rules was published on 4 March 2021. This makes various changes to the immigration rules, introducing a new Graduate route and making minor changes to other types of visa. Changes are also being made to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).

08 March 2021 Grace McGill Blog
  The Scottish fishing industry has received a major boost as new immigration rules make it easier to recruit skilled deckhands from abroad.

04 March 2021 Grace McGill Blog
The government has announced that it is modernising the immigration system to help the UK attract and retain the most highly skilled, globally mobile talent – particularly in academia, science, research and technology – from around the world.

01 March 2021 Iain Halliday Blog
Court
In CA v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] CSOH 105 the Court of Session considered the steps that need to be taken before proceeding with judicial review.


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