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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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ARCHIVED: This year’s annual round-up reviews some of the most significant developments of 2017 and previews what is on the horizon for 2018. In 2017...
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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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27th Sep
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This Practice Note looks at the procedure for out-of-country applications when using Visa Facilitation Services Global (VFS) or TLScontact (TLS): the...
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Produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law 28th 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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What is a caution?There are two main types of caution which your client may have accepted as an adult in the UK:•simple—where an individual admits an...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Tingley 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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Immigration Rules, Part 5, para 159A sets out the requirements for leave to enter to be granted as a domestic worker in a private household....
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Produced in partnership with Tom Brett-Young of VWV LLP 28th Sep
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The general grounds for refusal of an application for indefinite leave to remain by a Tier 2 (General) migrant under the Immigration Rules, Part 6A,...
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28th Sep
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It has been assumed for the purposes of this Q&A that the person in question never entered the UK during the period in which the entry clearance was...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Goodwin of Latitude Law 28th Sep
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Voluntary departure is relevant to situations in which the general grounds for refusal/suitability requirements may apply. For example, Practice Note:...
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28th Sep
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The answer to this Q&A may depend to some extent on the reasons why the Secretary of State changed their mind from one application to another.If...
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Produced in partnership with Nick Nason of Edgewater Legal 28th Sep
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This Q&A relates to how custodial sentences and non-custodial matters affect consideration of entry clearance applications. It is limited to cover...
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Produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law 28th Sep
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Immigration officers have wide—but far from unlimited—statutory powers to enter an individual’s home without a warrant issued by a JP or (in Scotland)...
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Produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law 28th Sep

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