Business Immigration

9 December 2016

Webinar - Update on the latest immigration rule changes

In this webinar, Ilda de Sousa, Rizwana Quazi and Moji Oyediran delve deeper into the most recent changes to the Tier 2 category, as well as other relevant changes of interest to employers. The webinar will explore some of the practical impacts of these changes for employers and their work force, highlighting in particular the changes likely to have a significant impact going forward.

21 November 2016

Was the 28-day grace period for overstaying really inconsistent with the need to comply with the UK’s immigration laws?

The latest statement of changes to the immigration rules, which will primarily take effect from 24 November 2016, brings about the abolition of the '28-day period', which rather graciously allowed many applicants to apply for further leave to remain after their current leave had expired. 

Rizwana Quazi

21 November 2016

Immigration update - Further expansion of UK Registered Traveller Service

The Home Office has announced the expansion of the UK Registered Traveller Service to applicants from 16 new countries, with effect from today. Business travellers and frequent visitors will be able to benefit from faster entry to the UK as the Government’s Registered Traveller Service is expanded. Membership will now also be open to passengers from Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay, subject to meeting the membership criteria.

Nicolas Rollason

5 October 2016

Roll out of online application process for EEA nationals

Following the conclusion of the pilot to trial online applications for EEA nationals wishing to apply to register their status or apply for Permanent Residence, the online application process has now been rolled out nationally as of 1 October 2016. 

Nicolas Rollason

24 August 2016

New digital visa application service for visitor visas

In 2014 the Home Office introduced a new digital application service for applicants in China to apply for visitor visas online, known as Access UK.

Following its successful launch, Access UK is now available for applicants applying to visit the UK in over 180 countries and 10 languages.

Nicolas Rollason

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