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Immigration Skills Charge Update

Immigration Skills Charge Update

The anticipated Immigration Skills Charge is expected to come into force 6th April 2017. From this date, employers who are sponsoring workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) will be required to pay the charge which is £1000 per year, or £364 per year for...

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Brexit – What are my options as an EEA or Swiss national?

Brexit – What are my options as an EEA or Swiss national?

Brexit has been a major news topic ever since the referendum back in June 2016, and as a result has brought up many questions surrounding immigration. In particular, for EEA nationals who are already living and working in the UK, this can be a worrying time. The...

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New Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2016

New Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2016

New Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 have been laid before Parliament, coming into force from 1st February 2017. The Immigration EEA Regulations 2016 outline the rights of EEA nationals and their families to live in the UK, as well as deal with...

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New Application Forms For Further Leave to Remain (FLR)

New Application Forms For Further Leave to Remain (FLR)

The Further Leave to Remain FLR(O) application form has been withdrawn and has been replaced with two new forms, FLR(HRO) and FLR(IR), with effect from 1st December 2016. The FLR(HRO) form is a paper form to be used for applications for human rights claims, leave...

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Amendments to Section 94B; Power to Deport

Amendments to Section 94B; Power to Deport

Amendments have been made to Section 94B of the 2002 Act which came into effect 1st December 2016. The Immigration Act 2016 extended section 94B to apply to all refusals of human rights claims, not just deportation appeals. This means that the Secretary of State has...

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Changes to the Surinder Singh Route

Changes to the Surinder Singh Route

New Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2016 were laid before parliament on 3rd November 2016. One of the major changes included the Surinder Singh route, which came into effect on 25th November 2016. The Surinder Singh route is the route for applying for an EEA family...

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Immigration and Asylum Appeal Fees Reversed

Immigration and Asylum Appeal Fees Reversed

Earlier this year, the government announced their intention to increase the Tribunal fees for immigration and asylum cases. The fees came into force 10th October 2016. The government have since reviewed the fees and decided to reverse the 500% increase. From 25th...

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Tier 2 & 5 Priority Service Change of Circumstances

Tier 2 & 5 Priority Service Change of Circumstances

From 7th November 2016, a new Priority Change of Circumstances Service was introduced for Tier 2 and 5 sponsors. This new service means that A-rated Tier 2 and Tier 5 sponsors are given the option of paying a fee of £200 for a faster consideration (within 5 working...

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