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Immigration Latest From Gherson

Posted by: Gherson Immigration

Gherson is an immigration solicitors in London, specialising in UK immigration, nationality, extradition and human rights law.

As the UK Immigration world 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 numerous immigration routes and discuss requirements within the different visa categories. 


So what have we been talking about recently?

English language requirement for students

On Monday of last week, the Home Office released new guidance in respect of the English language requirement for students. 

We reviewed the new guidance and provided an overview which can be found here:, posted 5 October 2020.


EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme was introduced to provide EEA and Swiss nationals permission to remain in the UK lawfully post-Brexit. We discuss here why the Scheme is important and crucially, we highlight the approaching deadlines for applications to be made under the Scheme:, posted 6 October 2020.


Tier 1 Investor Route – might this be an alternative visa route for Entrepreneurs?

As the UK immigration system can be hard to navigate, applicants are often unsure of the most effective immigration route to pursue. If you are an Entrepreneur looking to come to the UK, it may be useful to read our blog to see if the Investor route is a viable option for you:, posted 6 October 2020.


Immigration Health Surcharge refunds for NHS and Social Care workers

It was announced that from 1 October 2020, NHS and Social Care workers may be entitled to request a refund of the Immigration Health Surcharge payment made as part of their visa application. 

Might you qualify? Read more here:, posted 7 October 2020.


Gherson has extensive experience in all aspects of UK immigration law. If you have any queries relating to the blogs published last week, or are interested in talking to us about your specific circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us for further advice. 

The information in these blogs 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 these blogs. 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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Sarah Green 

  Sarah Green

  Immigration Consultant in our corporate team

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