Lessons from an overstayer: the uniquely life-ruining potential of missing your visa deadline in the UK
We consider what lessons might be learned from the case of a client who overstayed, including what steps were taken to regularise her status, and her experience of the tribunal appeal systemRead More
Debting in the way: how NHS debt can impact your immigration application
This blog post considers the position of those making UK immigration applications whilst owing money to the NHSRead More
Evidencing 'genuine and subsisting' relationships (March 2023 update)
This post is for individuals making UK visa applications based on a relationship with a partner. It gives guidance and ideas as to what evidence might be collected to meet the 'genuine and subsisting relationship' requirement.Read More
Costs for a small company to sponsor a migrant worker (February 2023 update)
Bearing in mind the applicable fees at the time of writing (February 2023), and assuming the following about the small* companyRead More
The four most common errors in British citizenship applications
Our director, Nick Nason, reviews around 3 British citizenship applications a week. This is his list of problems areas most commonly encountered by clientsRead More
Sponsoring entrepreneurs under the Skilled Worker route
Since the closure of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) migrant route, it has been very difficult for foreign national entrepreneurs to set up a business in the UK. Can the Skilled Worker route provide an alternative in some cases?Read More
Scale-up: route to an unsponsored work visa?
The Scale-up route provides a route for UK businesses, who have demonstrated a sustained period of growth, to sponsor talented individuals who have the skills needed to enable that business to continue growingRead More
What overseas civil partnerships are recognised in the UK?
It is possible to make an application for permission to enter or stay in the UK based on a civil partnership. But what if that civil partnership was formed overseas: can it still be relied upon in a UK partner visa application?Read More
The 6 most common reasons for refusal in citizenship applications (2022 update)
In the year ending September 2022, around 8,000 applications for citizenship were rejected or refused by the Home Office. This post looks at the main reasons for these refusals with a view to assisting applicants avoid common pitfalls or issues.Read More
Why are UK visit visas typically refused?
If you plan a visit and are a visa national, you will most likely need to apply for a visit visa. In this post we review the main reasons we see given by the Home Office in decisions to refuse visit visa applicationsRead More
Demystifying immigration time restrictions in British citizenship applications
This post focuses on the requirement to be free from immigration time restrictions.Read More
Are sponsor licences required for migrant workers operating remotely?
Remote (and hybrid) working is now commonplace in the UK and abroad. But will businesses need to sponsor migrant workers who are not actually working from the office?Read More