A Skilled Worker visa allows foreign nationals to enter or remain in the United Kingdom to work in an eligible job with a Home Office-approved employer. A prospective employer should be aware of the costs associated with sponsorship in order to make an informed decision about whether visa sponsorship or hiring a recruitment agency is…

Since the enactment of the Immigration Act in 1971, the UK Parliament and Secretary of State for the Home Department have introduced many laws, rules, and regulations to cover the specific requirements for each type of immigration category. Despite this, in our experience, people always have circumstances that never fit into any UK immigration category…

EU regulations for Freedom of Movement no longer apply to the UK, so EEA, and Swiss citizens, along with their family members who started living in the UK by 31 December 2020 and who wished to remain legally in the UK after 30 June 2021 must have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme by this…

Introduction Employers who are licensed by the Home Office to employ overseas skilled workers under the points-based system, have access to an online portal called the “Sponsor Management System” or “SMS”. Whether the sponsor licence holder is a company, group of companies, partnership, sole trade or any other relevant business structure, the online portal is…

Introduction As the pandemic situation eased over Summer 2021, restrictions on working from home started to lift. In England, since 19 July 2021, people have been able to go into work, although employers are still required to ensure a covid-safe working environment.  Currently, the situation remains under close observation. There is expected to be a…

UK Government has the power to deprive someone of their British Citizenship under the British Nationality Act 1981. Section 40(2) allows the government to deprive someone of their Citizenship the if “that deprivation is conducive to the public good” but such an order should not be made if deprivation of British citizenship “would make a…

Introduction There are a huge number of people making UK visa applications every year.  According to an official government factsheet, “UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) received more than 3.3 million visa applications in the year ending June 2019, of which almost 2.9 million were granted”. Visa applications are complex and rule-bound and there are strict…

There are two key pieces of UK legislation that govern the requirements for UK Entry Clearance:- The Immigration Act 1971 (and subsequent immigration and asylum acts); and The Immigration Rules  Law contained in these provisions regulate how and when people subject to immigration control may be granted permission to travel to and stay in the…

On August 29, 2021 | In General | By A Y & J Solicitors

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