Immigration Law Blog

5 August 2019

Glitches in the EU Settlement Scheme

The full launch of the EU Settlement Scheme on 30 March 2019 was a welcome development for many EEA nationals. However, whilst the EU Settlement Scheme has been generally well-received, glitches in the system are materialising. 

Ilda de Sousa

1 August 2019

The cost of finding love in far-flung places

Increasing immigration costs overall have been in the news again recently. The Independent recently ran an article on the lack of free to use appointments for visa applicants and the Guardian has also reported on the effects of increasing visa fees.

Sophie Mass

30 July 2019

Common ‘good character’ issues when applying to naturalise as a British citizen

The good character requirement in nationality applications has recently been put in the spotlight with Parliament’s Human Rights Committee expressing its 'deep concern' for children who are being denied their right to claim British nationality. We look at the application of the good character requirement to adults applying to naturalise as British citizens and the possible knock-on effect on their children’s applications to register as a British citizen.

Nicolas Rollason

26 July 2019

UK farmers demand more workers for the summer season

As we head into the summer months, spare a thought for overworked UK farmers who at the peak of the harvesting season are struggling to recruit the workers they need.  The National Farmers’ Union has long been lobbying hard for added flexibility in recruitment of non-EEA nationals given the growth in the sector. 

Marcia Longdon

18 July 2019

UKVI visa application fees – not always what you would expect

Tier 2 sponsors have had to pay the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) of £1,000 per year of the visa, and in January 2019 the Immigration Health Surcharge increased from £200 to £400 per year of the visa.  Sometimes the application of the fees can be a little unfair and may catch employers by surprise.

Marcia Longdon

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