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A Y & J Solicitors will match the total donation received and double YOUR contribution. India is home to 40% of the world’s illiterate. Children suffer the most. Without education, these underprivileged children are vulnerable and unlikely to ever rise above the poverty of previous generations. In India, multi-million children work as child labourers. It…

On 1st November 2019, the Guardian’s often insightful ‘long read’ made the case that the immigration system in the UK, as it stands, is heavily biased towards hostility and rejection, rather than welcoming and accepting.  Unfortunately, this will come as no surprise to many.  The Windrush scandal, the cancelling of thousands of study visas following…

Thinking of your next business move considering international expansion?  The Sole Representative Visa could be the perfect opportunity to access the UK market. Although entry requirements do not hold the notorious reputation as those under the points-based system, the application should be approached with the same tenacity. The Rules and guidance under this category are…

Jashwha Moses died in late October 2019, without having his last wish fulfilled.  He dreamt of one last holiday “just to be free” before his death, but his dream never came true.  As one of the Windrush generation, who came to settle in Bristol from Jamaica 50 years before his death, for decades he had…

What are the new changes to the Tier 2 category that have taken effect this month, October 2019? Shortage Occupation List (SOL) Expansion The expansion of the Shortage Occupation List following the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) review earlier this year is the most notable change affecting the Tier 2 category. The list has been significantly…

The Legal 500 Directory has once again recommended A Y & J Solicitors in the field of Business Immigration for 2019. The Legal 500 is widely considered one of the world’s most highly respected legal directories.  Each year it ranks and commends individual solicitors and firms based on feedback from 250,000 in-house peers.  Recommendations by…

In September 2019, the British Government released a Statement of Change to the Immigration Rules. These changes come into effect on 1 October 2019.  Of special interest are the variations to the rules relating to the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa and the Tier 2 (General) Category. The changes are as follows: Tier 1 Exceptional…

Gaining entry to the UK on a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa is provides a unique advantage to successful applicants.  Not only can Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa holders work in any capacity they choose, be that employed, self-employed or freelance, they can also work towards being granted Indefinite Leave to Remain and ultimately, becoming…

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