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  • Cover image for Demystifying immigration time restrictions in British citizenship applications

    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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  • Cover image for Are sponsor licences required for migrant workers operating remotely?

    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?

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  • Cover image for Three reasons to get a Scale-up migrant sponsor licence

    Three reasons to get a Scale-up migrant sponsor licence

    When the Scale-up route is quietly canned in 10 years time, it is likely that this scheme will be filed alongside the innovator visa as another failed attempt to attract international talent and deal with the UK's chronic skills shortage. But are there any circumstances in which this scheme might work for businesses in certain scenarios?

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  • Cover image for How to choose your immigration lawyer

    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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  • Cover image for When do I need to do the Life in the UK Test?

    When do I need to do the Life in the UK Test?

    The Life in the UK Test is required for individuals making Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or British citizenship applications in the UK. In this article, we will explore the requirements.

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

    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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  • Cover image for The 6 most common reasons for refusal in citizenship applications

    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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  • Cover image for Applying for a Home Office fee waiver

    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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  • Cover image for The new immigration system and the equestrian community

    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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  • Cover image for What is the refusal rate for family visa applications?

    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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  • Cover image for The new immigration system and the health club industry

    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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  • Cover image for Costs for a large company to sponsor a migrant worker (November 2022 update)

    Costs for a large company to sponsor a migrant worker (November 2022 update)

    Based on current fees (correct at time of writing, February 2023), and assuming that

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