Immigration Law

Our Immigration team specialists provide our clients with up to date advice on the ever changing UK Immigration laws.

Due to the new immigration system which was implemented on 1  December 2020, coming into force on 1  January 2021, the information on these pages may not be reflective of the new system. We are in the process of updating these pages to reflect the changes, but if you would like any further information in the meantime, please contact us directly on 01276 686 222.

The team are experienced in the ever changing world of immigration law and provide advice on immigration, asylum for both British and European Nationals.

Brexit has created a cloud of uncertainty around immigration law and the impact it will have going forward – we are here to help you understand what has changed and how you can plan or prepare. Meet with one of our specialist immigration lawyers to fully understand what you may need to do.

Our immigration legal services:

Family members or dependants visas 

Family route visa applications

Sponsor licence

EU Settled & Pre Settled status

Settlement in the UK

Naturalisation as a British Citizen

Visitor Visa & Short-term Routes – Priority Services

UK Visas




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    Scale-Up visa – A new fast track visa for the highly skilled

    Why is the scale-up visa being introduced? In the last autumn budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak illustrated the importance of migration to the UK’s economy and his plans to introduce a new visa route “making it quicker and easier for fast-growing businesses to bring in...

    Right to work checks from 6 April 2022

    From 6 April 2022, employers will no longer be able to carry out a manual right to work check on those who hold a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), Biometric Residence Card (BRC) or a Frontier Worker Permit (FWP). In order to establish a statutory excuse, employers...

    Changes to right to work and rent checks – a move in the right direction

    On 17 December 2021, the Home Office announced further changes to right to work and rent checks which will come into force from 6 April 2022. From 6 April 2022, employers and landlords will no longer be able to accept a physical Biometric Residence Card (BRC),...

    Warning – obtaining a Sports visa may not be as quick as you think!

    The recent appointment of Manchester United’s interim manager has highlighted potential delays in obtaining a visa under the new International Sportsperson visa category. It has been well documented that their new interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, was unable to take...

    New International Sportsperson Visa

    On 11 October 2021, the Home Office launched the new International Sportsperson Visa. This route replaces and merges the Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa and the sporting element of the Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting) visa. The Home Office have confirmed the purpose of the...

    Changes to the Immigration Rules – September 2021

    The latest changes coming into force under the Immigration Rules were published on 10th September 2021, whilst many of the changes are minor or technical, others are aimed at increasing the scope of those eligible to work in the UK with entry and extension...

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    Clients of Herrington Carmichael LLP ‘always receive a consistently high level of service’ from the immigration team, which is praised for its ‘excellent knowledge of immigration law and the procedures and processes behind it, ensuring that all avenues are considered so as to mitigate against any risks’. The practice has cultivated a firm following among employers nationwide, who regularly instruct the firm on licence application compliance, Brexit-related immigration issues, and ongoing compliance with sponsor duties and recruitment of migrant workers, among other matters.

    - Legal 500, 2019

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