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  • Cover image for “Can I be bothered with this?” And other questions to ask yourself before applying for a Global Talent visa

    “Can I be bothered with this?” And other questions to ask yourself before applying for a Global Talent visa

    We regularly help individuals applying for endorsement under the Global Talent visa. We encourage applicants to ask themselves some questions before doing so

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  • Cover image for Escape from Kabul: advice from the places in between

    Escape from Kabul: advice from the places in between

    Our client's family was stranded in Kabul when the Taliban rolled in. We advised him as he tried to get them out

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  • Cover image for Lessons from an overstayer: the uniquely life-ruining potential of missing your visa deadline in the UK

    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 system

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  • Cover image for Debting in the way: how NHS debt can impact your immigration application

    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 NHS

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  • Cover image for Evidencing 'genuine and subsisting' relationships (March 2023 update)

    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.

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  • Cover image for Costs for a small company to sponsor a migrant worker (February 2023 update)

    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* company

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  • Cover image for The four most common errors in British citizenship applications

    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 clients

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  • Cover image for Sponsoring entrepreneurs under the Skilled Worker route

    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?

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  • Cover image for Scale-up: route to an unsponsored work visa?

    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 growing

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  • Cover image for What overseas civil partnerships are recognised in the UK?

    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?

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  • Cover image for The 6 most common reasons for refusal in citizenship applications (2022 update)

    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.

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  • Cover image for Why are UK visit visas typically refused?

    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 applications

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