Immigration

As the rules and policy on UK immigration grow more and more complex, it’s getting harder and harder to stay up to speed on the latest changes (especially when one source seems to contradict another).

LexisPSL Immigration gives you an authoritative and current view in a few minutes, with direct links to the relevant Immigration Rules, Home Office guidance, legislation and case law to back it up.

Our clear, concise practice notes summarise the key points, flag up any conflicts and highlight practical tips and common pitfalls. And they’re written in business-like language, which you can easily share with your clients. Our news and cases teams keep you on top of latest developments. Plus, our immigration category-specific suites of questionnaires, document checklists and template letters make it easy for you to draft the client materials you need, in less time.

So you can spend less time drafting and researching– and be confident you’re giving your clients the most accurate, current advice.

Immigration guidance:

The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category closed to new entrants on 29 March 2019. The only individuals who can now enter this category are those who have or have...

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STOP PRESS: This practice note is being updated to reflect changes to the Immigration Rules following HC 2631, which is in effect from 1 October 2019....

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This Practice Note covers practical factors which will need to be considered when advising clients who may not meet all of the requirements of any category...

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This Practice Note sets out the procedure for entry clearance (prior permission to enter the UK) applications that are made outside the UK and provides...

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The eligibility criteria for obtaining a sponsor licence are not located in statute law nor in the Immigration Rules; they are mainly contained within the...

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This Practice Note looks at the two sets of ‘Exceptional circumstances’ provisions found in para GEN.3.1‒3.3 of the Immigration Rules, which are two of the...

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Limited leave to remain as a partner How the category works This Practice Note sets out the requirements for an application for limited leave to remain as...

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The visitor (standard) category enables short-term visitors to come to the UK for a range of purposes including recreation, business activities,...

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Who can apply under Part 8? An application for further limited leave to remain as a spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner can be made under...

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The schedule of absences spreadsheets below may be used by Lexis®PSL Immigration subscribers to calculate a person’s absences from the UK for the purposes of...

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This Practice Note sets out the requirements for an application for entry clearance as the fiancé(e), proposed civil partner, spouse, civil partner or...

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When applying for a sponsor licence under Tiers 2 and 5 of the Points-Based System (PBS), an organisation must go through the following process: • step 1:...

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There are multiple sources of immigration law. In addition to 16 or so statutes and the ever-changing Immigration Rules, there is a huge number of statutory...

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An employer who is found to have employed a person unlawfully in the UK may be liable to civil penalties and/or criminal sanctions. For further information,...

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This Practice Note explains what happens to a person’s leave to enter or remain in the UK when they: • travel outside the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle...

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Applying to register a minor child as a British citizen is only necessary if the child has not automatically acquired British citizenship. Before an...

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