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 28 June 2021
In this blog, we discuss uncertainties that the UK residence with a UN Travel Document may face when travelling to EU countries after 30 June 2021. These arise because of the discretion conferred on individual states by the European Commission regarding the granting of a visa waiver to refugees and stateless persons living in the UK. We brought clarity on the matter, contacted embassies and listing countries that may or may not require an advance visa for these type of document holders.
Posted 29 June 2021
Here, we focused on the EU Settlement Scheme deadline and eligible applicants to apply by 30 June 2021 the latest, which has now passed. In this blog we point out a substantial increase in EU, EEA and Swiss citizens applying for a status to secure their post-Brexit residence rights. Currently, the Home Office is to exercise discretion to accept late applications.
Posted 30 June 2021
In this blog, we discuss the amended Right to Work checks that the Home Office introduced for UK employers at the beginning of the pandemic as a temporary measure, to alleviate the impact of COVID-19. We explain how to apply them, and what to expect after the temporary adjustments end on 31 August 2021. We highlight the fact that employers are now required to conduct Right to Work checks on EU, EEA and Swiss citizens after the 1st of July 2021.
Posted 30 June 2021
Here, we discuss the UK’s financial regulator the Financial Conduct Authority – FCA banning Binance. The world's biggest crypto-currency exchange have previously faced scrutiny and similar measures from regulators in different countries, including the US, Canada and Japan. Binance now is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the UK without the prior written consent of the FCA.
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