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:
Roshni LEGAL ASSISTANT Lone Asylum Seeking Children: The Home Office’s biggest failure? When we visualise asylum seekers, we often see young men. This is no surprise, as even through my research, nearly all general articles about refugees and asylum seekers on European shores have pictures of groups of young men. However, the forgotten group of… Continue reading Lone Asylum Seeking Children: The Home Office’s biggest failure?
Ali LEGAL ASSISTANT The UK Ancestry visa – the right to employment in the UK and British citizenship An overview of the UK Ancestry visa In general terms, a UK Ancestry visa is issued by the United Kingdom to a Commonwealth citizen, a British overseas citizen, a British overseas territories citizen, a British national (overseas)… Continue reading The UK Ancestry visa – the right to employment in the UK and British citizenship
Roshni LEGAL ASSISTANT Operation Warm Welcome: a not so warm welcome? There’s a bit of irony in the phrase Operation Warm Welcome, in that it implies that we are extending a helping hand to those in need simply out of the kindness and purity of our hearts. But anyone who is familiar with what the… Continue reading Operation Warm Welcome: a not so warm welcome?