Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

22 May 2020

The Home Office has released updated guidance confirming that individuals with visas expiring between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020 will have their leave extended to 31 July 2020 if they cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you have already had your visa extended […]

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30 day entry vignettes to be extended

28 April 2020

The Home Office has released updated guidance confirming the process to extend a 30 day entry vignette for those who have successfully applied for a UK visa overseas but have been unable to travel due to COVID-19.

Individuals can now request a replacement visa with revised validity dates free of charge until the end […]

By |April 28th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

COVID-19 – Expiring Visas to be Automatically Extended

The Home Office has released guidance for individuals who have been unable to depart the UK prior to an impending visa expiry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are in the UK and your visa expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 May 2020 and you are unable to leave the country because […]

By |April 6th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Brexit is upon us – what happens now?

31 January 2020

Whether it’s a happy day or not, the day is here and Britain will leave the EU at 11pm (GMT) tonight. So what happens now? Largely nothing.

As the clock strikes 11pm, a transition period will come into effect and this will continue until 31 December 2020. During this period EU/ EEA citizens and […]

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Update on Immigration Arrangements for EU Citizens Arriving Post-Brexit

5 September 2019

Following weeks of uncertainty, the Home Office has released an updated policy paper setting out the immigration arrangements for EU citizens arriving in the in the UK following a no-deal Brexit, which remains scheduled for 31 October 2019.

The arrangements detailed only apply to those EU citizens and their family members arriving post 31 […]

By |September 5th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Immigration Rules Relaxed for Scientists

8 August 2019

A proposed fast-track immigration route to be implemented later this year may abolish the cap on numbers eligible for the current Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa, and will be designed to attract elite researchers and specialists in science engineering and technology.



By |August 8th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Tier 2 – Change to Minimum Salary Thresholds

3 August 2019

The Home Office has advised that changes to salary levels for certain roles in the teaching, tax, scientific, legal and architectural sectors, implemented in March 2019, were incorrect and should in fact have been lower.


By |August 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Call for Sopra Steria Investigation

5 July 2019

MPs and Lawyers have demanded an investigation into the new UK visa system which sees application submission outsourced to French company Sopra Steria.

The system has been widely criticised since its implementation in November 2018 due to a lack of available appointments, a limited number of locations and the increasing costs that apply in […]

By |July 5th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Home Secretary Orders Review of Salary Thresholds

25 June 2019

Sajid Javid has asked the Migrant Advisory Committee (MAC) to review and advise on salary thresholds for the future immigration system, including whether there is a case for regional salary thresholds and possible exceptions based on those starting out in a particular occupation, or because they work in a shortage occupation.

The MAC had […]

By |June 25th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Future Skills-Based Immigration System

17 June 2019

The Home Office has published membership details of 5 advisory groups established to deepen engagement between government and industry as the future skills-based immigration system is developed.

The department is undertaking a year-long engagement programme to hear the views of communities and gather expertise from businesses across the UK.

The new immigration and borders system will […]

By |June 25th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments