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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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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 14th 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 analysis considers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 1779.HC 1779 was published on 11 December 2018 with an...
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25th Sep
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This analysis considers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 1154.HC 1154 was issued on 15 June 2018, along with an...
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25th Sep
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This analysis covers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 1138 that are likely to be of most interest to business...
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25th Sep
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This analysis considers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 1534.HC 1534 was issued on 11 October 2018, along with an...
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25th Sep
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Indefinite leavePeople with indefinite leave in the UK:•have no limit on the amount of time they can spend in the UK, and•cannot have conditions...
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25th Sep
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Indefinite leave to enter or remain normally lapses if a person has been absent from the UK for a continuous period of more than two years. For...
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25th Sep
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This analysis covers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 693 that are likely to be of most interest to business...
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25th Sep
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Immigration officers (IOs) have a number of statutorily-conferred powers to enter premises to search for persons and evidence and, on entry, to arrest...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note explains how the Home Office’s overseas network of diplomatic posts and visa application centres operates in respect of visa...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note looks at the mandatory grounds for refusal of applications to which the Immigration Rules, Part 9 applies, other than those...
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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 examines the power of immigration bail, which from 15 January 2018 is the single power of release relevant to persons who are...
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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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Immigration advisers and service providers in the UK are subject to regulation.Broadly, non-legally qualified immigration advisers are required to...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note covers the law relating to temporary admission and bail which applied as of 24 November 2016, prior to the commencement of the...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note covers the various discretionary grounds for refusal of applications to which the Immigration Rules, Part 9 applies, other than...
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26th Sep
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This analysis considers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 309.HC 309 was issued on 7 December 2017, along with an...
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26th Sep
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HC 535 was issued on 29 October 2015, along with an Explanatory Memorandum (EM). In addition to the previously trailed measures of temporarily placing...
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26th Sep
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The right of abode—statusThe right of abode in the UK is an immigration status. A person who has the right of abode is free to live in, and to come...
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26th Sep
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This analysis covers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 877 that are likely to be of most interest to business...
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26th Sep

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