Category: Immigration law

What is Extradition?

What is Extradition?

Extradition is the process whereby one country requests that another country returns to them an individual accused of or guilty of a crime for the purpose of trial or imprisonment, and that the individual...

How to Make a British Citizenship Application

How to Make a British Citizenship Application

Before you can make a British citizenship application, you must first check that you qualify and meet the strict eligibility criteria. Your status will also determine the process by which you are to apply...

Tier 2: Guide for Employees

Tier 2: Guide for Employees

For most skilled economic migrants, the Tier 2 Visa is the primary route into the UK. The Tier 2 Visa gives an employee from outside the EEA and Switzerland the right to reside and...

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Applying for British Citizenship

There are different ways to achieve British citizenship, although the most common route is through ‘naturalisation’. The following guide sets out who is eligible to apply for British citizenship by way of naturalisation, including...

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What is a Certificate of Sponsorship?

Whether entering the UK for a new role or looking to switch from another type of UK Visa from within the UK, such as a student Tier 4 visa, a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)...

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Renouncing US citizenship

An individual who renounces their US citizenship ceases to be a citizen of the United States of America. If successful, they will receive a Certificate of Loss of Nationality (CLN) and will no longer...

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What is the Tier 2 General Visa?

The Tier 2 General visa is the primary immigration route into the UK for skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.  It enables skilled non-EEA migrant workers to undertake qualifying...

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How to Apply for a British Passport

Before you can be eligible to apply for a British passport, you first have to hold British citizenship. British citizenship is generally obtained through the process of ‘naturalisation’. You would need to apply to...

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What is the British citizenship test?

Individuals aged 18-64 applying to settle in the UK via indefinite leave to remain or British citizenship must first pass the British citizenship test – also known as the ‘Life in the UK test’....

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What is permanent residence?

Permanent residence is when non-British citizens are granted the right to live, work and study in the UK while still holding a foreign citizenship and passport. Permanent residence holders are able to leave and...

Migration Statistics Reveal Rise in Investor and Entrepreneur Visas

Migration Statistics Reveal Rise in Investor and Entrepreneur Visas

Figures released this week by the Office for National Statistics reveal an increase in the number of UK investor and entrepreneur visas granted during the first quarter of 2014.

Government to end right of appeal against refusal of family visit visas

Government to end right of appeal against refusal of family visit visas

As part of the coalition’s plans to cut family migration to the UK genuine family visitors will no longer be able to appeal the decision to refuse them entry to the UK to visit...

Immigration Law Update: Legacy Asylum and Migration Cases

Immigration Law Update: Legacy Asylum and Migration Cases

The Border Agency has generally failed to deal with its legacy of unresolved asylum cases, according to a recent report by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration. This failure was, it says,...

5 Useful Tips on Choosing Your Immigration Lawyer

5 Useful Tips on Choosing Your Immigration Lawyer

How do you choose the best immigration lawyer? Here are a few tips to help you through the process of finding a good immigration solicitor: 1.Get recommendations Ask your friends or family if they know...