Author: Thomas Chase

  • British passport fees rise for the second time in 14 months

    British passport fees rise for the second time in 14 months

    On April 11 2024, British passport application fees in the rose by 7%. This marks the second increase in 14 months. This follows a 9 per cent prise rise in February 2023. Both online and postal application fees have risen. For adults: For children: Passport type Online Post Adult 34…

  • Changes to the Skilled Worker visa and what they mean for you

    Changes to the Skilled Worker visa and what they mean for you

    On 14 March 2024, the Home Office prepared and laid before Parliament the Statement of Changes. The Minister of State at the Home Office, Tom Pursglove MP, reaffirmed the government’s commitment to reducing net migration. This is to be achieved by tightening up visa requirements and encouraging businesses to invest…

  • Changes to the Spouse visa and what they mean for you

    Changes to the Spouse visa and what they mean for you

    What are the changes? The new spouse visa income requirement is part of Home Secretary James Cleverly’s ‘5 Point Plan’ to reduce net migration figures in the UK. On 14 March, the Home Office laid out a Statement of Changes before Parliament. The Minister of State at the Home Office,…

  • Myth busters: 5 UK immigration myths debunked

    Myth busters: 5 UK immigration myths debunked

    Immigration is undoubtedly the most salient topic in contemporary British politics. As a result, the topic is often shrouded in myths and misconceptions. Popular media outlets often peddle exaggerated narratives about immigration in the UK. These narratives can influence public discourse and government policy and can be harmful. Therefore, it…

  • Changes to the Health and Care Worker Visa and what they mean

    Changes to the Health and Care Worker Visa and what they mean

    What is a Health and Care Visa? A Health and Care Worker Visa allows medical professionals such as qualified doctors, nurses, and adult social care professionals to enter and stay in the U.K to undertake a role within the NHS, with NHS suppliers and in adult social care. Health and…

  • Outlining the U.K’s new ‘5 Point Plan’

    Outlining the U.K’s new ‘5 Point Plan’

    What is the 5 Point Plan? On Monday 4 December 2023, the British Home Secretary James Cleverly unveiled a robust proposal to cut net immigration to the U.K in the form of a ‘5 Point Plan’. Apart from the Health and Care Worker Visa reform, which is already in effect,…

  • Right to Work Checks

    Right to Work Checks

    UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), and the overarching body, the Home Office, require employers in the United Kingdom to make Right to Work (RtW) checks. What is the Right to Work legal framework? Sections 15 to 25 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, section 24B of the Immigration…

  • Is the Expiry Date on the BRP Correct?

    Is the Expiry Date on the BRP Correct?

    The Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) contains details of an overseas national’s immigration status in the UK. Yet, many individuals have been in touch to ask whether the expiry date on the BRP is correct?

  • Top 5 Visas to Work in the UK

    Top 5 Visas to Work in the UK

    The ability to work in the UK is an attractive proposition to many overseas nationals. The Top 5 visas that allow you to work in the UK are as follows:

  • Investor visa qualifying investments

    Investor visa qualifying investments

    We set out the Tier 1 Investor visa qualifying investments and evidence needed to secure entry clearance to the UK.