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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 the long and...

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Important notice on Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...

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UPDATE: On 19 February 2020 the Home Office issued a ‘policy statement’, which sets out its main plans on the post-Brexit immigration system. The policy outlines the key...

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A system of civil and criminal penalties for employers who hire illegal workers exists for employment commencing from 29 February 2008 under the Immigration, Asylum and...

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This resource page includes a summary of relevant eligibility requirements for the Innovator route at initial, extension and indefinite leave to remain stages. It also...

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The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category was designed for people who wanted to join an existing UK business or establish their own business in the UK. The rules for this visa...

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The Tier 1 (Investor) visa is for high net worth individuals who will make a substantial investment in the UK. The rules for this visa category are contained in...

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UPDATE: On 19 February 2020 the Home Office issued a ‘policy statement’, which sets out its main plans on the post-Brexit immigration system. The policy outlines the key...

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UPDATE: On 19 February 2020 the Home Office issued a ‘policy statement’, which sets out its main plans on the post-Brexit immigration system. The policy outlines the key...

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This Practice Note sets out the procedure for entry clearance (prior permission to enter the UK) applications that are made outside the UK and provides practical tips on...

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This Practice Note sets out the procedure for making an in-country application to the Home Office. Such applications will generally be for: • leave to remain in the UK....

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This Practice Note sets out the procedure for making an in-country online application to the Home Office. After a gradual roll-out of online procedures across various...

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A person who qualifies for settled status or British citizenship has an unconditional right to work in the UK. Settled status If a person has settled status in the UK...

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STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being updated to reflect changes to the Immigration Rules following HC 2631. For a full analysis of these changes, see Practice Note:...

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Anti-money laundering requirements and other client due diligence procedures Matters of compliance with advisers' relevant regulatory requirements, and other...

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