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: 4 October 2021. The Youth Mobility Scheme is designed for young people aged 18-30 looking to live and work in the UK without the need to be sponsored by a UK employer. It has now emerged that India and Iceland are to be added to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to apply under this route. In this blog, we discuss the recent announcement, including the proposed cap on visas to be issued, and the details of the ballot process for Indian nationals.
Posted: 5 October 2021. Allowing asylum seekers to work as soon as possible has been the subject of various campaigns demanding changes to the current policy, which only provides for them to undertake roles listed in the Shortage Occupations List should the wait for an initial decision on asylum exceed 12 months. In this blog, we discuss the working arrangements for asylum seekers in the UK, including the details of the campaigns for change, and how this is different to other countries.
Posted: 6 October 2021. Whether the applicant can travel outside the UK while their application is pending is one of the most common questions to be asked by those waiting for an outcome on an immigration application in the UK. This is particularly relevant in light of the fact that there are currently delays in processing times associated both with Brexit and the Covid pandemic. In this blog, we discuss the latest change to the Immigration Rules which means that any applications made by the majority of applicants should they travel outside the Common Travel Area while their application is pending may be withdrawn, and whether there are any exceptions to this actual bar on travelling for applicants waiting for their decision.
Posted: 7 October 2021. Travelling to the UK from the Common Travel Area (CTA) does not always involve passing through the UK immigration control, but should this be required the type of documents to be accepted for entry to the UK will depend on the passenger’s nationality. In this blog, we discuss the Home Office’s updated guidance on the documents required to travel to the UK from the CTA, namely Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands.
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