New Visa Extension Scheme for Ukrainian Nationals in UK

The UK Government has announced an extension to its visa scheme for Ukrainian nationals seeking refuge from the ongoing conflict. This scheme, known as the Ukraine Extension Scheme, allows Ukrainians who arrived in the UK before 16 November 2023, to extend their stay for an additional two years. Since March 2022, the UK has opened […]

Judicial Review Permitted into Government’s Treatment of Individuals with 3C Leave

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The High Court has granted permission for a Judicial Review into the UK Government’s treatment of people with ‘3C leave’. Under Section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971, individuals who make an in-time application to extend their lawful status in the UK are automatically granted a temporary right to stay in the UK which protects […]

Immigration Health Surcharge Increase From 6 February 2024

The increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge will come into effect on Tuesday 6 February 2024. This follows Parliament’s approval of the Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order on 16 January. The surcharge is paid by most applicants when submitting their visa application form electronically.   How much is the Immigration Health Surcharge in 2024? For […]

Biometric Residence Permits & Proof of ILR

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If you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK, you can use your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) as a document to confirm both your identity and your immigration status. If you have obtained indefinite leave to remain but do not have a BRP, a No Time Limit (NTL) application can be made to transfer ILR […]

Minimum Income for Spouse, Partner & Family Visas Revised to £29,000

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The UK Home Office has revised plans announced earlier this month for raising the minimum income requirement for Spouse, Partner, and Family Visas. At the start of December, the Home Office announced a significant increase from the current £18,600 income threshold to £38,700. This was to take effect in Spring 2024. However, the announcement was […]

UK Visitor Visa Rules to be Relaxed in 2024

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Following a change in the UK Immigration Rules, visitor visa permissible activities are to be relaxed from 31 January 2024 as follows: Individuals can undertake activities relating to their employment overseas remotely from within the UK, providing this is not the primary purpose of their visit. An employee of an overseas based company may: (a) […]

How to Make an NTL Application

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You’ll need to make a No Time Limit application if you have an old-style immigration document and want to have your immigration status confirmed on a Biometric Residence Permit. Since 6 April 2022, the Home Office have also waived the application fee, so the process is now free of charge. In this guide, we look […]

Form AN British Naturalisation Form

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Form AN is used by most non-UK nationals applying to naturalise in the UK as a British citizen. Children should use form MN1. Non-British citizens can apply to naturalise after 12 months of holding either Indefinite Leave to Remain, EU Settled Status or permanent residence by completing Form AN. It is important that you ensure […]

Immigration Health Surcharge to Increase No Earlier Than 16 January 2024

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The planned increase is now scheduled for debate in the House of Commons on 10 January 2024. It is therefore unlikely that the increase will be implemented by 16 January 2024, and instead the earliest this could take effect will now be 31 January 2024, or potentially early February 2024. Read our latest alert here.  […]

How to Appeal a Home Office Decision

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There are various requirements that must be met when applying for leave to enter or leave to remain in the UK, as well as when applying for British citizenship. If these requirements are not met, unless there is some basis upon which any discretion can be exercised by the Home Office in your favour, your […]