Discover everything you need to know about the Skilled Worker Visa – EIN Blog

Posted July 17th, 2024 in employment, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘The Skilled Worker Visa is designed for skilled individuals who wish to work in an eligible role in the UK.’

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EIN Blog, 16th July 2024

Source: www.ein.org.uk

Demystifying the English language requirement for UK visas – EIN Blog

Posted July 15th, 2024 in citizenship, examinations, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘For many visa routes, evidencing your English language skills to a certain level is an essential part of the application and failing to do so, could lead to the refusal of your application. However, the requirement is not homogenous – it varies across different routes and types of application and can be met in several different ways. There are also exemptions available to applicants with certain circumstances.’

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EIN Blog, 10th July 2024

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Home Office U-turn grants Wirral ‘legend’ right to live in UK after 46 years – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2024 in citizenship, deportation, government departments, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘A retired newsagent and “local legend” from Merseyside has said he feels marvellous after a Home Office U-turn granted him the right to live in the UK almost 50 years after he arrived.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2024

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‘Frightening and frustrating’ move to eVisas risks repeat of Windrush scandal, experts warn – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2024 in documents, government departments, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘The government is telling migrants who have lived in Britain for decades to provide proof for every year of their residency as part of the controversial transition to digital visas, immigration lawyers have warned.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2024

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UK seaman visa guidance gives clarity to offshore employers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 18th, 2024 in employment, immigration, news, ships, visas by tracey

‘Recently published UK government guidance provides employers, particularly those operating in UK territorial waters, with important clarification on the issue of which seamen and offshore workers require a work visa and which do not, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th June 2024

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Revocation of sponsor licence without providing a meaningful opportunity to respond is unlawful – EIN Blog

‘R (New Hope Care Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2024] EWHC 1270 (Admin) (24 May 2024). In these judicial review proceedings, David Pievsky KC held that the SSHD’s decision to revoke New Hope Care Ltd’s sponsor licence without first providing it a meaningful opportunity to respond was unlawful. It was inconsistent with published policy, contrary to legitimate expectation, and procedurally unfair at common law. New Hope Care is a large business which provides care services to individuals in need.’

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EIN Blog, 10th June 2024

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High court rules Home Office acted unlawfully over visa documents – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2024 in charities, documents, government departments, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘The Home Office is facing a new Windrush-style scandal after a landmark high court ruling found that the home secretary acted unlawfully by failing to provide documents to thousands of migrants proving they are here legally.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2024

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The new minimum income requirement for partner visas, transitional provisions and Home Office guidance – EIN Blog

‘In this immigration law update video, Adam Pipe examines the new financial (minimum income) requirement for partner visas and the transitional provisions. Adam goes through the Home Office’s April 2024 (Version 10.0) guidance on Appendix FM and Appendix HM Armed Forces: minimum income requirement.’

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EIN Blog, 5th June 2024

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UK Child Visa Financial Requirements Explained – EIN Blog

Posted May 14th, 2024 in children, immigration, news, remuneration, visas by tracey

‘While we have recently seen significant increases to minimum income and salary requirements in several immigration routes (see our recent blog posts here and here), there is one small exception to the general trend: the Government has scrapped the requirement for Partner visa applicants to show additional funds for their child dependants, with effect from 11 April 2024.’

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EIN Blog, 14th May 2024

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‘We’re not allowed to bring our baby from Ukraine’: Refugees refused after sudden UK rule change – The Independent

‘A Ukrainian refugee couple who fled to the UK have been refused permission for their two-year-old daughter to join them after the government suddenly changed its sponsorship rules, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2024

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Proof of continuous residence in the UK – EIN Blog

Posted May 9th, 2024 in citizenship, domicile, evidence, news, visas by sally

‘Once you apply for a settlement (indefinite leave to remain) or for naturalisation as a British Citizen, you are asked to provide proof of continuous residence in the UK as part of the visa application process and you will need to provide evidence that shows that you have been present in the UK for a specific period of time.’

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EIN Blog, 8th May 2024

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Hate preachers and extremists banned from the UK – Home Office

Posted May 7th, 2024 in immigration, news, terrorism, visas by tracey

‘Dangerous extremists intent on promoting extreme ideologies will be blocked from entering the UK as the government steps up action to protect the public.’

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Home Office, 30th April 2024

Source: www.gov.uk

Big Changes to the 10 Year Long Residence ILR Rules – Richmond Chambers

Posted May 3rd, 2024 in chambers articles, government departments, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘Since 11 April 2024, there has been a(nother) new Appendix to the Immigration Rules: Appendix Long Residence.’

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Richmond Chambers, 1st May 2024

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Long Residence Applications – Where Are We Now? – EIN Blog

Posted May 2nd, 2024 in domicile, immigration, news, regulations, visas by sally

‘For many years the long residence route was pretty straightforward. 10 years’ continuous lawful residence, good character, within absences limits – job done.’

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EIN Blog, 1st May 2024

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UK policy denying visas to children of care workers faces legal challenge – The Guardian

‘An organisation that supports migrant workers has launched a legal challenge against the government’s new policy to bar care workers from bringing children and partners to the UK, warning that it is “tearing families apart”.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2024

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New family immigration visa rules ‘penalise couples’ – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2024 in families, government departments, immigration, news, remuneration, visas by tracey

‘There are fears that more people will be separated by the introduction of a minimum salary level for those wanting UK family visas.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2024

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Changes to legal migration rules for family and work visas in 2024 – House of Commons Library

Posted April 12th, 2024 in families, government departments, immigration, news, parliament, visas by sally

‘On 4 December 2023 the Home Secretary, James Cleverly, announced future changes to visa rules in what he described as a “five-point plan” to reduce immigration. The Home Office released more information on 21 December, including some adjustments to what had initially been announced.’

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House of Commons Library, 11th April 2024

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Rape and sexual harassment reported by foreign care workers across UK – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2024 in care workers, harassment, news, rape, sexual offences, visas by tracey

‘Multiple cases of abuse and exploitation have been documented, but many staff feel “powerless to complain” for fear of losing the right to work in the country.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2024

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Navigating the New UK Unmarried Partner Visa Rules – Richmond Chambers

Posted March 8th, 2024 in chambers articles, cohabitation, families, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘To enter the UK as a “partner” under Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules (“FM” being short for “Family Member”), there are three possible ways to qualify as a “partner”. First, as a “spouse”. Second, as a “civil partner”. Third, as an “unmarried partner”.’

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Richmond Chambers, 28th February 2024

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Stopping migrant care workers bringing their families will have a devastating effect on the UK’s already struggling care sector – EIN Blog

Posted March 6th, 2024 in care workers, families, government departments, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘The home secretary, James Cleverly, has reiterated the UK government’s plan to stop overseas care workers bringing dependants to the UK. Taking to X (formerly Twitter) on February 19, he wrote: “Today in Parliament we have laid out an order to ban overseas care workers from bringing dependants. This is just one part of our plan to deliver the biggest-ever cut in migration.”‘

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EIN Blog, 5th March 2024

Source: www.ein.org.uk