10 April 2018

UK Immigration Authorities complete a ‘180’ on absences from the UK

Since 13 December 2012, Americans coming to the UK with a visa issued under one of the popular ‘Points Based System’ categories, have been allowed to spend up to 180 days outside the UK in each 12 month period and still qualify for indefinite leave to remain at the end of five years. This 180 day period was calculated by looking back at each fixed 12 month period in the five years leading up to the date the applicant applied for indefinite leave to remain. Unfortunately, a change to the Immigration Rules which came into effect on 11 January 2018, has thrown this careful planning into disarray. The 180 day limit is now to be applied to a rolling 12 month period. This new calculation is also to be applied retrospectively and will impact anyone who applies for indefinite leave to remain after January 2018.

Katie Newbury

8 November 2017

#Brexit: Latest proposals for EU citizens living in the UK

The British government has published a technical note setting out its proposed administrative procedures for EU citizens living in the UK – and their family members – who want to stay on after Brexit. 

Kim Vowden

23 August 2017

Brexit and relocating with children overseas – mind the immigration and family law gaps

According to the Office of National Statistics, over a quarter (27.5%) of live births in England and Wales in 2015 were to women born outside the UK. It’s reasonable to assume that a number of other births were children with foreign fathers. What will happen to such families comprised of EU citizens when Britain leaves the EU? 

Stacey Nevin

27 June 2017

The offer: questions remain as to what Theresa May’s proposals mean for EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit

Last week, Theresa May announced her political offering to European leaders in Brussels on how she will deal with EU citizens living in the UK post Brexit. Yesterday, the government produced a document:  The United Kingdom’s Exit from the European Union, which provides more detail on the PM’s approach and offering to EU citizens. 

Jessica Jim 詹穎怡

6 June 2017

In Sickness and in Health: Appendix FM five years on

Avoiding the pitfalls when applying for indefinite leave to remain in the UK as partner

Sean O'Beirne

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