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  • Demystifying immigration time restrictions in British citizenship applications

    This post focuses on the requirement to be free from immigration time restrictions.

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  • How to choose your immigration lawyer

    Choosing an immigration lawyer is a nightmare. If I wasn’t a practitioner myself, I would have no idea where to start.

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  • Referees in British citizenship applications: why, who, what, where, when, and how

    In this post we discuss the role of referees in British citizenship (also known as naturalisation) applications.

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  • The 6 most common reasons for refusal in citizenship applications

    In 2019 almost 10,000 applications for citizenship were rejected or refused by the Home Office.

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  • Applying for a Home Office fee waiver

    In this note we consider who may be able to apply to the Home Office for a waiver of visa application and Immigration Health Charge fees.

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  • The new immigration system and the equestrian community

    Want to bring in a stud hand from Spain or a groom from Argentina? With exit from the European Union all but complete, the UK is introducing a new immigration system from 1 January 2021.

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  • What is the refusal rate for family visa applications?

    Clients often ask what the rate for refusal is in their particular visa route, or from the particular location from which they are applying.

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  • The new immigration system and the health club industry

    Want to bring in a personal trainer from France, or a Pilates instructor from the U.S.?

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  • Costs for a large company to sponsor a migrant worker

    Based on current fees (correct at time of writing, February 2020), and assuming that

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  • Costs for a small company to sponsor a migrant worker

    Bearing in mind the applicable fees at the time of writing (February 2020), and assuming the following about the small* company

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  • Making a UK fiancé(e) visa application, and extending as a spouse

    In this post we consider how to enter the UK as the fiancé(e) or a proposed civil partner, and then extend your visa as a spouse once you are here.

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  • Applying for a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence

    In this series we are looking at the process companies need to go through if they want to recruit a foreign national from overseas.

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