Citizenship

1 June 2017

KN Global immigration update - June 2017

Our June 2017 global immigration update provides details of key changes to immigration rules in global jurisdictions. Countries in this month's issue include Australia, Sweden, Slovakia, Ukraine and the United States.  Please note that all immigration rules are subject to change and whilst correct at the time of publication, they should not be relied upon as legal advice or a statement of accuracy at a later date.

Benjamin Sookia

10 May 2017

Why though?! My thoughts on retaining the net migration target

So, for the third General Election in a row, the Conservatives have decided to retain the target of reducing net migration to the tens of thousands in their manifesto. Despite failing comprehensively to achieve this in either of the last two parliaments and regardless of the voices from all sides of the electoral spectrum calling for it to be dropped, Theresa May will not be swayed.

 

Katie Newbury

12 April 2017

Brexit – Trust is hard earned and easily lost for EU citizens in the UK

In the recently revised guidance on the rights of EU citizens issued this week, the Government is asking for EU citizens to trust them. The message to this newly issued guidance is that nothing has changed and EU citizens in the UK do not need to do anything as a result of Article 50 being triggered. Most notably, they are actively discouraging EU citizens from applying for a document confirming their residence status in the UK.

Katie Newbury

17 March 2017

Will EU nationals have a human right to continue to reside in the UK after Brexit?

Speculation and debate on whether nationals of EU states will have the right to live and work in the UK after Brexit is played out daily in the media. It is naturally a question troubling many people, both in government and those affected by Brexit.

Elspeth Guild

17 March 2017

St Patrick was a Welsh expat - and London Irish are still special!

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

The World’s most successful Welsh expat has prompted a short diversion from our series on global mobility basics. Here we look at the special status of Irish Londoners, and offer some reassurance to Irish expats who don’t appear to meet the normal “permanent residence requirements” applicable to other EU nationals who wish to remain indefinitely.

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