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March 5, 2021
From 1 July 2021 international students will have another option if they wish to continue their stay in the UK. At the moment, they can ‘switch’ to Skilled Worker leave if they are able to find a job with an employer who is licenced to employ overseas workers. There are also ways to remain if […]
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February 12, 2021
EU, EEA, Swiss Citizens When free movement ended on 31 December 2020, the rules changed for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens who do not already live in the UK but who wish to visit. The new rules do not apply to Irish citizens, who can continue to freely enter and live in the UK. EU, […]
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Employers - If You Need Skilled Workers From Abroad Next Year – Act Now.

November 13, 2020
When free movement for European Union nationals ends on 31 December this year, a new system of immigration for Skilled Workers will begin. Any EU national who is not already living in the UK at that point, will need to follow the same procedures as Skilled Workers from outside the EU. This will be an […]
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What changes for European Union citizens in the UK after 11pm on 31 December 2020?

December 16, 2020
At 11pm on 31 December 2020, the UK will leave the European Union. What does this mean for EEA Citizens (EU citizens plus those from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) and their families? Those already living in the UK: No change until 30 June 202131 December 2020 will not bring change for EEA citizens and […]
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Windrush Compensation Scheme Events

May 26, 2020
People who were given British Citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain under the 'Windrush' scheme may be entitled to compensation if they suffered losses as a result of their previous lack of formal immigration status, for example in relation to employment, health, housing and education.
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Coronavirus and Immigration: What You Need to Know

May 20, 2020
In the light of COVID-19 changing the way in which people go about their daily lives, we have put together a list of important points and resources for immigration related matters.
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Free movement will not end on 31 October 2019

September 3, 2019
The government caused panic among EU citizens living in the UK when it recently declared that free movement for EU citizens would end overnight on 31 October 2019 if the UK left the EU without a deal. Suddenly the original no-deal plan - that EU citizens would still be able to enter the UK for […]
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Right to rent checks lead to discrimination

April 11, 2019
Most people who want to rent a property must prove they have the right to live in the UK. If they cannot provide that proof, as a result, they will not be able to rent. Since 2016 landlords have been required to conduct Right to Rent checks. They face steep penalties if they rent to […]
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Are you a 'Dreamer'?

January 22, 2018
You may have heard of the 'Dreamers' in America. These are undocumented migrants' children who entered the United States illegally with their parents when they were young. They have lived all their lives in America and most came from Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. American politicians are currently arguing about whether or not they […]
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An immigration lawyer reviews Paddington 2: life in the hostile environment

November 24, 2017
Enjoy this funny analysis of Paddington Bear’s immigration situation…
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