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UK Immigration – The Latest From Gherson

Posted by: Gherson Immigration

Gherson is a London law firm specialising in UK immigrationnationalityextraditionwhite-collar crime, and human rights law.

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?

Do I have to pay duty or tax when bringing personal items to the UK?

Posted 9 July 2021

UK Immigration – The Latest From GhersonThis blog summarises how to import your personal belongings, pets and private motor vehicles when moving or returning to the UK and how to claim relief. Full relief from import duty is available on any personal property intended for the personal use of the claimant or for meeting their household needs. Should you be considering making the UK your permanent home, click on the link above for further information.

Children entitled to British citizenship automatically in certain cases – What are they?

Posted 12 July 2021

On 1 July 2021, a new section was introduced to the British Nationality Act 1981 (BNA). The new Section, 10A, was introduced for children whose parents missed the EU Settled Status deadline. This blog explores this addition in further detail and how it may apply to your child. If you feel that your child may be automatically entitled to British citizenship and wish to discuss this further with us, please contact us.

Covid 19 Fraud and Insolvency Service Investigations

Posted 13 July 2021

The Insolvency Service has received extra powers in order to investigate COVID fraud. Companies that abuse Government COVID-19 loan related schemes through fraud will now face petitioning for wind up to the Courts from the Insolvency Service. This is in addition to other measures being imposed, such as Director disqualifications. Gherson’s White Collar team delves deeper into these extra powers, and the impact they have.

The Route To Switch To Long-Term Visa Routes Is Ending – UK New plan for immigration

Posted 14 July 2021

While certain types of visa applications can be made from within the UK, other immigration routes require people to apply from the country in which they are usually resident. In response to Covid-19, the Home Office implemented temporary policies in relation to where and how individuals could apply to switch between various visa routes, which this blog explores in further detail.

How Gherson can assist

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 advice, send us an e-mail, or alternatively, follow us on TwitterFacebook, or LinkedIn to stay-up-to-date.


The information in this blog is for general information purposes only and does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information and law is current as of the date of publication it should be stressed that, due to the passage of time, this does not necessarily reflect the present legal position. Gherson accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this blog. For formal advice on the current law please don’t hesitate to contact Gherson. Legal advice is only provided pursuant to a written agreement, identified as such, and signed by the client and by or on behalf of Gherson.

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