Process

  • 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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  • 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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  • How to get your records from the Home Office

    This post looks at making a Subject Access Request to the Home Office, also known as a Freedom of Information Act request, or colloquially known as ‘getting a copy of your file’.

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  • How to extend your Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa: business activity

    In order for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) to extend their visa in the UK, they need to meet three broad requirements

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  • How to extend your Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa: job creation

    Since 2010, Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) extension applications have had an average refusal rate of almost 50%, almost certainly due to complex documentary requirements relating to investment, job creation and business activity. Here we look at job creation.

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  • How to extend your Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa: investment

    In order for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) to extend their visa in the UK, they need to meet three broad requirements

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  • White Paper: RLMT doesn't work

    According to the government's own White Paper, the Resident Labour Market Test – clipboard-wielding love child of Gordon Brown’s promise of ‘British jobs for British workers’ and Home Office policy making genius – does not work.

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  • No Scrapbooks: evidence of residence in the EU Settlement Scheme

    With the launch of the new public beta (trial) phase of the EU Settlement Scheme, the Home Office has updated its guidance on what evidence EU nationals need to provide in the application process.

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  • 'Anal' legal declaration letters

    Who has access to Home Office visa guidance? Who can change it?

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  • Exceptional Talent visas doubled to 2,000 PA

    The exceptional talent visa regime does exactly what it says on the tin, providing a route for recognised or emerging leaders in certain fields to enter the UK to live and work.

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  • Edgewater Legal features in Private Eye

    Edgewater Legal made a Freedom of Information request several months ago, asking the Ministry of Justice about the numbers of European nationals who are sentenced to longer than 12 months in prison each year.

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  • Visa documentation - scan or send?

    The process for clients as to what to do with supporting documents in a visa application appears to be in a state of flux.

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