Immigration Law Blog

24 July 2020

Highlights on the generous visa route for BN(O) citizens come January 2021

The Government has announced the introduction of a new visa route for British National (Overseas) citizens and their families from January 2021. The ‘Hong Kong BN(O) Visa’ will enable applicants to live, work and study in the UK, although they will not be able to access public funds.

Katie Newbury

23 July 2020

The Russia Report: Why we don’t need more changes to the Tier 1 Investor visa

The Tier 1 (Investor) visa category celebrated its 25th year anniversary in 2019.  It is one of the last survivors of a number of visa categories introduced (or rebranded) in 1994 such as the business person/entrepreneur route, closed off last year, and a number of other later visa categories such as HSMP and Post Study Work which have come and gone.

Nicolas Rollason

29 June 2020

When will UK visa application centres in the US re-open?

As the global COVID-19 lockdown starts to ease across the world, UK visa application centres are starting to reopen. From the start of June, a number of centres in Asia and Australasia  reopened, with many more in Europe, Africa and Central Asia due to come on-stream from the week of 29 June.

Nicolas Rollason

5 June 2020

Tech Nation Global Talent applications – How to sell yourself in 1000 words

Many a brilliant person may find it difficult to confidently respond when asked ‘what makes you special’? There are a lot of reasons why extolling your strengths may not come naturally. One reason might be ‘imposter syndrome’, when people feel they are not good enough or worthy of their position. Studies show that imposter syndrome is something experienced by the majority of people at some point and also felt disproportionately by women and people of colour

Elli Graves

29 May 2020

China’s approval of the national security law signals the premature end to Hong Kong’s autonomy

China has now approved its controversial national security law for Hong Kong, further tightening its political control over the city’s special administrative region status.

Jessica Jim 詹穎怡

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