Gherson is a London law firm 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 this week?
End of the Brexit Transition Period and the EU Settlement Scheme - if you or your close family members are EU/EEA citizens – please read
For EU/EEA nationals the deadline of 31 December 2020 is looming. In this blog we explain why EU/EEA citizens, and/or their family members, who are resident in the UK should, where possible, apply for Pre-settled or Settled Status before 31 December 2020. For those EU/EEA nationals (and/or family members) already residing in the UK, the deadline to apply for Pre-settled or Settled Status is 30 June 2021, but we recommend that applications are submitted as soon as possible. However, for those EU/EEA nationals (or their family members) who wish to relocate to the UK and apply for Pre-settled Status, the deadline is just 20 days away – on 31 December 2020.
For more information about the impending deadlines, please read the full blog here https://www.gherson.com/blog/end-brexit-transition-period-and-eu-settlement-scheme, posted on 4 December 2020.
The au pair paradox and the refusal to allow domestic workers to accompany their employers to the UK
The UK immigration rules in respect of domestic workers travelling to the UK with their employers are strict. The focus of the rules is to allow entry to domestic workers only for the purpose of accompanying their employer for a visit to the UK. Here we explore the difficulties this has caused many families travelling to the UK and how the change in the rules in 2012 affected domestic workers entering the UK.
Please review the full blog here: https://www.gherson.com/blog/au-pair-paradox, posted on 4 December 2020.
Changes to the UK asylum system
It has been reported that Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, will aim in the New Year to tackle “litigious” human rights claimants who seek to remain in the UK after their asylum cases are refused. It is understood that Ms Patel is hoping to reduce the number of vexatious claims, which allegedly have no merit and which are currently clogging up the UK court system.
Read more here: https://www.gherson.com/blog/changes-uk-asylum-system posted on 9 December 2020.
Can your family members join you in the UK after the end of the transition period?
Given the approaching deadline for the end of free movement – which ends on 31 December 2020 (as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU), many EU/EEA nationals are questioning the rules in respect of family members joining them in the UK.
Here, we discuss the options available and the associated deadlines: https://www.gherson.com/blog/can-your-family-members-join-you-uk-after-end-transition-period, published 10 December 2020.
Gherson has extensive experience in all aspects of UK immigration law. If you have any queries relating to the blogs published on our site 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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