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No Right to Claim Public Funds

September 29, 2023
If you have limited leave to enter or remain in the UK, you may see ‘no public funds’ on your residence card. But what does this mean?
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Increases to UK Visa Fees on 4 October

September 28, 2023
On 4 October 2023, the cost of making many immigration applications will rise as UK visa fees increase. It's important to understand the implications of this increase. Find out more today.
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Government Increases Immigration Fees

August 25, 2023
The UK government has announced increases to the immigration fees charged to applicants, including significant increases to the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS).
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Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode: Children born overseas to a British parent

August 18, 2023
A person with a Right of Abode in the UK can live and work freely here with no immigration restrictions. They do not need a visa to enter the UK, and there is no time limit on how long they can live here. Find out more about the Right of Abode.
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Retained Rights of Residence

July 28, 2023
The post-Brexit EU Settlement Scheme for EU citizens includes people who previously had the right to live in the UK because they had a close family relationship with an EU citizen but have now lost that relationship. This is called the ‘retained rights of residence’.
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Seasonal Worker Visa

July 14, 2023
The Seasonal Worker visa allows overseas workers to come to the UK for a short period temporarily. This route does not lead to long-term settlement in the UK. Find out more.
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Why you must use a qualified, regulated immigration advisor

June 13, 2023
People with immigration problems are easy prey for fake ‘advisors’ We sometimes encounter people who have used an unregulated immigration advisor to make applications. Find out more about the future impact this has on applications.
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UK Immigration Law: Marriage and Civil Partnership

June 6, 2023
In the year to March 2022, 29,939 people came to the UK legally on a family visa to live permanently with their partners. If they were not married, they would have to show that they had lived together in a relationship like marriage for two years before they made their application. So what are the rules around marriage and civil partnerships?
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India Young Professionals Scheme

May 24, 2023
The UK has opened a new youth mobility scheme for young Indian nationals enabling them to live in the UK for up to two years, if aged between 18 and 30.
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Ancestry Visas

April 28, 2023
Ancestry visas are available to people with certain types of British citizenship, Commonwealth citizens and citizens of Zimbabwe. However, you must show that you have grandparents born in specific places. Find out more.
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