As the world of UK immigration law is continuously evolving, with new immigration routes, new guidance and new rules being implemented regularly by the Home Office, it is essential to keep up-to-date with the latest immigration news and announcements. We aim to report on the majority of these changes via our blogs. We also often post overviews of the various immigration routes and discuss requirements within the different visa categories.
So what have we been talking about recently?
Posted 1 June 2021
The UK Partner or Spouse visa can be obtained by those who are partners of a person who is either a British citizen, settled in the UK, or has limited leave as a refugee or a person granted humanitarian protection.
We discuss different aspects of this category including the UK’s Government definition of a partner and the financial requirements for a Spouse visa.
Posted 1 June 2021
In its recent ‘strategy statement’, the Home Office mostly covered legal migration and economic migrants, including broad stroke projections and some more specific measures such as Electronic Travel Authorisation and digitisation of the UK border.
Our blog provides an outline of the upcoming changes, including the introduction of the Graduate route, an online immigration status checker, and the ending of ID cards for EU nationals who were not residing in the UK before 31 December 2020.
Posted 2 June 2021
The UK’s Government’s new plans to achieve a fully digitised border experience includes an online immigration status service checker, border crossing technology and a universal permission to travel system.
We discuss these new features in our blog as part of the emerging plans for immigration reform in the UK.
Posted 3 June 2021
With post-Brexit rules being in force as of 1 January 2021, there have been reports that growing numbers of EU nationals are being turned away at Britain’s borders. This is because unless they hold a status under the EU Settlement Scheme or a valid visa under the Immigration Rules, they are only permitted to seek entry as visitors for up to 6 months at a time.
We discuss this new phenomenon and the requirements for EU nationals as visitors in the UK.
Gherson has extensive experience in all aspects of UK immigration law. If you have any queries relating to the blogs published, or are interested in talking to us about your specific circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us for further advice, send us an e-mail, or alternatively, follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date.
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