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Immigration Latest From Gherson

Posted by: Gherson Immigration

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 various immigration routes and discuss requirements within the different visa categories. 

So what have we been talking about this week?


Gherson Answers Your Questions

We are delighted that our new blog, introduced on 1 December last year continues to gain traction. The second such blog was published today, with the aim of answering some further frequently asked questions. 

To view these in further detail, please see the full blog here;, published on 15 January 2021.  


Mandatory COVID-19 testing before departure for England from 15 January 2021

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has this week set out new, harsher border measures as a result of the new dangers posed by the different strains of Coronavirus. 

For more information, please read the full blog here, posted on 14 January 2021.


Brexit: Entering the UK after 1 January 2021 – what you need to know

As free movement has now ended, we explore here the implications of Brexit on EU/EEA and Swiss nationals. We provide an overview on the effects of travelling to the UK, how long EU/EEA and Swiss nationals can remain in the UK without a valid visa and we discuss the effects on European Health Insurance Cards. 

Please review the full blog here:, posted on 12 January 2021.


Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa route to open on 31 January 2021

In light of the Chinese national Security law and crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, it was announced by the UK government that a new Hong Kong British National (Overseas) (“BN(O)”) visa route would be introduced this year and it has been confirmed that this new route will open on 31 January 2021.

For details regarding who is eligible to apply under this route, what the requirements and entitlements are, along with information regarding whether an applicant can apply to settle in the UK under this route, please see the full blog here , posted on 12 January 2021.

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 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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