Gilbert Immigration Adviser Explained: The 2024 Changes to the Immigration Rules Following the news that net migration to UK for the period between June 2022 and June 2023 was 745,000 new arrivals, an all-time record, the UK government announced new changes to the Immigration Rules, primarily aimed at reducing net migration. The most prominent changes… Continue reading Explained: The 2024 Changes to the Immigration Rules
Roshni TRAINEE IMMIGRATION ADVISER The Clapham Chemical Attacker: Is deportation on the cards? Introduction: The recent incident involving a chemical attack on a family in Clapham has ignited a critical examination of the United Kingdom’s asylum processes. This event raises substantial questions about the efficacy and thoroughness of the system in place for evaluating asylum… Continue reading The Clapham Chemical Attacker: Is deportation on the cards?
Roshni TRAINEE IMMIGRATION ADVISER My Biometric Residence Permit will expire on 31/12/2024… what should I do? If you currently possess a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), you’ll notice that it says that it will expire on 31st December 2024. We receive so many BRP mistakes in the industry; so much so that the Home Office has… Continue reading My Biometric Residence Permit will expire on 31/12/2024… what should I do?
Ali Legal Assistant The British Passport Renewal Process: Explained Having to renew your passport can place an unnecessary burden on many individuals in various circumstances, for example, when wishing to travel, but your passport is expired, you must first renew your passport before travelling if it is invalid. When looking at how much time you… Continue reading The British Passport Renewal Process: Explained
Gilbert Immigration Adviser The Final Rwanda Ruling: The Final Analysis History is full of examples of people waiting and persevering for a long time to achieve their ultimate ambition. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison on Robben Island before he was able to dismantle apartheid in South Africa. It took Albert Einstein many years… Continue reading The Final Rwanda Ruling: The Final Analysis
Gilbert Immigration Adviser What is Suella Braverman’s Legacy as Home Secretary? “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.” These words, initially spoken by Vladimir Lenin, have stood the test of time as a summary of the way that major events can often move at breakneck speed, and while this… Continue reading What is Suella Braverman’s Legacy as Home Secretary?
Anita LEGAL ASSISTANT Switching the Visa from PBS-dependent to Skilled Worker Route What Is Meant By ‘Switching’? ‘Switching’ a visa means that an applicant is allowed to change from one valid visa type to another without needing to leave the UK to do so. Each route has its own rules explaining which routes are eligible… Continue reading Switching the Visa from PBS-dependent to Skilled Worker Route
Roshni LEGAL ASSISTANT Age Assessments: yet another Home Office challenge?: When we think of the Home Office, we often just picture a rigid institution which is constantly being accused of racism and intolerance. Of course, we hear that they do some analysis of the people they encounter, but we do not tend to associate them… Continue reading Age Assessments: yet another Home Office challenge?:
Ali LEGAL ASSISTANT The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS): An overview and the recent positive changes adopted by the Home Office An Overview of the EU Settlement Scheme After the implications of Brexit, citizens from the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland (hereby referred to collectively as ‘EU citizens’) and their families who… Continue reading The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS): An overview and the recent positive changes adopted by the Home Office
Roshni LEGAL ASSISTANT Changes to visa fees from 04 October 2023: In an unsurprising change to the immigration world, the Home Office is about to increase the fees they charge for those wishing to obtain a visa. Now, we all know that inflation is a very real thing that the whole world is experiencing, let… Continue reading Changes to visa fees from 04 October 2023: