Apply Now – UK Visa Fees to Increase From 4 October

Apply Now – UK Visa Fees to Increase From 4 October

Apply Now – UK Visa Fees to Increase From 4 October The UK Home Office has announced that visa application fees will increase substantially starting on 4 October 2023. The fee hikes will impact almost all UK visa categories, including skilled worker visas,...
Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: 7 September 2023

Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: 7 September 2023

Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: 7 September 2023 The latest statement of changes, published 7 September 2023, brings updates to the Youth Mobility Scheme, introduces the ETA scheme for non-visa nationals, removes the right of administrative review for...
July changes to the UK immigration system

July changes to the UK immigration system

July changes to the UK immigration system July was a month full of immigration changes – the Government proposed significant increases to immigration fees and two Statements of Changes to the Immigration Rules were published.   The Home Office issued two Statement of...
Labour shortages in the Leisure & Hospitality sector

Labour shortages in the Leisure & Hospitality sector

Labour shortages in the Leisure & Hospitality sector The end of Free Movement on 31st December 2020, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in labour shortages throughout the UK. However, one of the worst affected industries is Leisure and Hospitality...
Early ILR for young people

Early ILR for young people

Appendix Private Life was added to the Immigration Rules in June 2022 and brought about changes for children and young adults who have been granted permission to stay in the UK based on their private life. Eligible applicants who entered the UK as children may be able...
Mergers & Acquisitions: Corporate Immigration Compliance

Mergers & Acquisitions: Corporate Immigration Compliance

Mergers & Acquisitions: Corporate Immigration Compliance In nearly all corporate transactions, a business needs to take action to remain compliant as a sponsor to avoid the risk of having your sponsor licence being downgraded or even revoked which can have a...
UK High Potential Individual Visa

UK High Potential Individual Visa

UK High Potential Individual Visa Immigration Law The High Potential Individual (“HPI”) visa route opened earlier this year and allows qualifying individuals to enter the UK without needing an employer to sponsor them. In a bid to attract the world’s top talent, the...
Pros and Cons of the Scale-up Visa

Pros and Cons of the Scale-up Visa

Pros and Cons of the Scale-up Visa Immigration Law The scale-up worker visa route opened on 22 August 2022. It allows workers to come to the UK to work for an eligible job for a fast-growing UK business, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. The Home Office has...
All in a Day’s Work: Right to Work Checks

All in a Day’s Work: Right to Work Checks

All in a Day’s Work: Right to Work Checks This month’s episode covers right to work checks. Usof Shah and Jack Rose will be discussing the legal requirement to conduct right to work checks and how employers must conduct them going forward. This episode...