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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 is a compilation of links to key materials commonly used by UK immigration advisers when undertaking research.See Practice Note:...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out, in tabular format, the key possible consequences of deception by omission which are provided for in the general grounds...
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26th Sep
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Immigration offences are matters that are dealt with under the criminal law. They are distinct from civil penalties which, in the context of...
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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 667 that are likely to be of most interest to business...
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26th Sep
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What is the Common Travel Area?The Common Travel Area (also known as CTA) comprises:•the UK•the Channel Islands (the Bailiwicks of Jersey and...
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26th Sep
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Changes to immigration law may mean that a person who applies for entry or stay under one rule or policy may have the application determined under a...
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26th Sep
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This analysis covers the main changes to the Immigration Rules that are set out in the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 244 (HC 244). The...
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26th Sep
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Non-EEA nationals wishing to travel to the UK generally require leave, ie permission, to enter and remain in the UK.However, some non-EEA nationals...
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26th 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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This analysis considers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 2099.HC 2099 was published on 1 April 2019, together with...
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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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This analysis covers the main changes to the Immigration Rules that are set out in HC 1039 that are likely to be of most interest to business...
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26th Sep
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The Lexis®PSL Immigration analysis of the Immigration Act 2014 provides a summary of the key practical implications of the Act, written by leading...
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26th Sep
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Crew members of aircraft, ships and Channel Tunnel trains, diplomats and members of foreign armed forces are generally:•wholly exempt from UK...
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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 CP 232.CP 232 was issued on 14 May 2020, along with an...
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26th Sep
Precedents
Checklist of information and documents required when applying for a Police Registration Certificate (PRC)Each person whose conditions of leave require...
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26th Sep
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Important note: In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and government advice, some of the contact details below may be subject to change,...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note looks at what constitutes deception in the general grounds for refusal in the Immigration Rules, Part 9 and how this controversial...
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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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This Practice Note looks at the legal and practical consequences of the curtailment and cancellation of leave to enter and remain. It also outlines...
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26th Sep

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