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24 August 2018 Jack Freeland Business Immigration
The Home Office, yesterday, released their latest immigration statistics for the second quarter of 2018. Following on from our earlier post on the popularity of the Tier 1 (Investor) route recently and in the first quarter of this year, we look at whether the trend is continuing throughout 2018. This article will also highlight the recent technical changes for Tier 1 (Investor) applicants that came in to force on 06 July 2018.

20 August 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Personal Immigration
In our most recent contribution to Free Movement Blog, John Vassiliou discusses the implications of getting a visa application wrong.

17 August 2018 Jack Freeland Blog
It is not uncommon that you may be asked to provide documents that have been certified, notarised, or legalised, or all of the above. But what do these terms mean?

15 August 2018 James Ritchie Personal Immigration
If you are considering applying for a UK Ancestry visa, you may have read the basic application requirements on the Government webpage.

15 August 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Immigration
Iain Halliday recently contributed to the Free Movement Blog, discussing UK visitor visas and the challenges many are facing when trying to visit the country; last year 260,000 visitors were denied a visa to visit the UK.

03 August 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Immigration
Following the recent case of Khan & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department[2018] EWCA Civ 1684, it appears that the long running ETS saga, so called after the English language test provided Educational Testing Service, has come to an end.

30 July 2018 James Ritchie Immigration
The Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 amend the 2016 Regulations with a view to implementing the effects of judgments passed by the Court of Justice. The changes involve free movement rights, the processes and procedures for EEA applications, and the criteria required to be a qualified person. This blog will provide a brief explanation of what has changed.

27 July 2018 James Ritchie Immigration
In a report published on 19 July 2018, the Science and Technology Committee have called on the UK Government to ensure that a post-Brexit UK immigration system facilitates the mobility of the science and innovation community. The Committee previously submitted a recommendation for the Governments’ Migration Advisory Committee, asking the Government to conclude their immigration arrangements with the EU by October 2018.

20 July 2018 Jack Freeland Immigration
Many applicants believe that the requirements of a visit visa application will not be difficult to satisfy, and that an application for a visa for a temporary or short period of time will likely be granted without much hassle. However, this is not the case, and visit visa applications are commonly refused for a wide variety of reasons, often for what appear to be minor issues to the applicants.

19 July 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Asylum Seekers
In our most recent contribution to Free Movement Blog, Iain Halliday discusses the importance of the right to private and family life under Article 8 ECHR in asylum cases. The issue has most recently been brought to light in the recent case of KO v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] CSOH 71 in which it was held that the Home Office’s failure to properly consider information potentially relevant to the Article 8 consideration of private life rendered their decision unlawful. 

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