Immigration Law Blog

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

27 May 2020

UK immigration - One crisis after another

In early April, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the Government decided to publish an introduction for employers to the points-based immigration system which it intends to bring in on 1 January 2021, the day after the Brexit transition period ends.

 

Kim Vowden

27 May 2020

The Home Office welcomes same sex couples, but only those lucky enough to live in a liberal state

The UK spouse visa has been the subject of frequent criticism and has rarely been out of the news since the rules surrounding it were completely changed in 2012. This is predominantly as a result of the stringent and often exclusionary financial requirements imposed. However, when you take a look at the basic relationship requirements imposed by this route, it is exclusionary in an unexpectedly discriminatory way.

Elli Graves

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