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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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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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This Practice Note explains and gives examples of the different immigration stamps and vignettes (stickers) endorsed in non-EEA nationals’ passports...
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25th Sep
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Biometric immigration documents (BIDs) have been progressively introduced since 2008 as a secure and easily verified proof of leave to enter or remain...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note outlines the evolution and scope of evidential flexibility policies in the consideration of UK immigration applications. It also...
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25th Sep
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What is a Biometric Immigration Document?A Biometric Immigration Document (BID) is a ‘document’ that contains the holder’s biometric and biographical...
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26th Sep
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The Home Office has a policy of retaining valuable original documents where an in-country application has been refused or has been deemed to be...
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26th Sep
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A person with leave to enter or remain in the UK, who wishes and is permitted to apply to stay beyond the date their current leave expires, or who...
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26th Sep
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There are a number of Immigration Rules relating to the validity of an application for leave to remain. These are set out in the Immigration Rules,...
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26th Sep
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Case studyWe have considered the following question:Where a person has leave as a Points-Based System (PBS) dependant spouse of a Tier 2 (General)...
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28th Sep
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Section 3C leave (Immigration Act 1971)Section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971 (IA 1971) temporarily extends an applicant’s leave for the period that...
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Produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law 28th Sep
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Paragraph 35 of Part 1 of the Immigration Rules provides as follows:‘35. A sponsor of a person seeking leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom...
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28th Sep
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The Practice Note: Mandatory grounds for refusal and re-entry bans at the heading ‘Overseas and on-entry applications—mandatory refusal with resulting...
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28th Sep
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It is assumed that this Q&A relates to travel outside of UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man.In order to request the return of a...
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Produced in partnership with Jocelyn Howorth of Westkin Associates 28th Sep
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Tier 1 Exceptional Talent applicants are sorted into two categories:•exceptional promise applicants, who are often at an early stage in their career...
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Produced in partnership with Shara Pledger of Latitude Law 28th Sep
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This Q&A does not address any practical issues relating to eligibility of a particular applicant, eg as to when they may need to apply to meet the...
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28th Sep
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As confirmed in Practice Note: Biometric Immigration Documents—compliance requirements and sanctions under the heading ‘The Biometric Immigration...
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28th Sep

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