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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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Produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law 27th Oct
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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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21st Oct
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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...
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9th Oct
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Ed Mynott 5th Oct
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Limited leave to remain as a partnerHow the category worksThis Practice Note sets out the requirements for an application for limited leave to remain...
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5th Oct
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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...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note looks at the of ‘Exceptional circumstances’ provisions found in para GEN.3.1‒3.3 of the Immigration Rules, Appendix FM, which may...
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note examines the key common requirements for indefinite leave to remain (also known as ILR or settlement) applications in work-related...
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep

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The statutory rules governing the annual accounts and reports of small companies (other than micro-entities) are set out in:•Part 15 of the Companies...
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25th Sep
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From 6 November 2014, applications for leave to enter and remain in the Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) categories have been...
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25th Sep
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BackgroundIn December 2015, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), an independent non-departmental public body which provides advice to the...
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26th Sep
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The eligibility criteria for Tier 2 (General) have changed on numerous occasions since the category was opened in late 2008. Some key changes from 6...
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26th Sep
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A. Additional documents for main applicantEvidence of your finances and salaryPlease provide both A and B covering the last three months, with the...
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26th Sep
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[To be typed on original letter-headed paper of financial institution including its name and logo][Insert address of financial institution][Insert...
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26th Sep
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A. Information requiredThe following information will assist us to complete a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) on the Sponsorship Management System,...
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26th Sep
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[Insert personal address of applicant][Insert Home Office address where application is being sent][Insert date]Dear [insert organisation name][Insert...
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26th Sep
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I am pleased to enclose a letter from the Home Office which confirms that you [and your [wife OR husband OR partner]] [and your children] have been...
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26th Sep
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[To be typed on original letter-headed paper of uk sponsor including its name and logo][Insert address of UK sponsor][Insert Home Office address where...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note details the categories from which a non-EEA national can apply for leave to remain in the Tier 2 (General) category and the...
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26th Sep
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This checklist details the copy documents that must be kept on the sponsor’s file for a Tier 2 (General) employee in accordance with the Home Office...
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26th Sep
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A. Additional documents for main applicantCriminal record certificate(s).An original or scanned criminal record certificate issued by the relevant...
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26th Sep
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Almost all applicants under Tier 2 (General) are required to obtain 10 points for English language skills. The exception to this is where an applicant...
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26th Sep
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[To be typed on original letter-headed paper of employer including its name and logo][Insert address of employer][Insert Home Office address where...
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26th Sep
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A. Additional documents for main applicantEvidence for maintenanceAny combination of A, B or C should be provided. All should cover a consecutive...
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26th Sep
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An employer will be required to carry out a Resident Labour Market Test (also referred to as RLMT) before they can apply for a restricted Certificate...
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note examines the key common requirements for indefinite leave to remain (also known as ILR or settlement) applications in work-related...
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep

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