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  • Election Debate: Three key UK immigration takeaways

    Election Debate: Three key UK immigration takeaways

    A snap election has been called for 4 July, election season is upon us which means that the political campaigns are underway and the debates have begun. Immigration, perhaps second only to the economy, is the most salient issue of the upcoming UK snap election. So much so that it…

  • Changes to EU Settlement Scheme and what it means for you

    Changes to EU Settlement Scheme and what it means for you

    What is the EU Settlement Scheme? The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) was introduced by the Home Office in 2019 in response to the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit). The scheme processes the registration of EU nationals, associated nationals and their family members who had a pre-existing…

  • Spouse visa FAQ’s: Understanding the visa, context and spouse visa changes:

    Spouse visa FAQ’s: Understanding the visa, context and spouse visa changes:

    In this article, we answer and discuss frequently asked questions surrounding the spouse visa. What is a spouse visa? The spouse visa, otherwise known as the Family visa is one of four major visa categories in the UK. It allows eligible overseas nationals to live with their qualifying family members…

  • Myth Busters: 3 Common UK immigration myths dispelled

    Myth Busters: 3 Common UK immigration myths dispelled

    Immigration is the most salient topic in contemporary UK politics. As a result, the topic is often shrouded in myths in misconceptions. Popular media outlets often peddle exaggerated narratives about migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. These narratives can influence public discourse and state policy. Exaggerated narratives about immigration in the…

  • Skilled Worker visa FAQs

    Skilled Worker visa FAQs

    What is a Skilled Worker visa? A Skilled Worker visa allows suitably qualified overseas nationals to enter or stay in the UK to perform an eligible job with an approved employer. The employer must be approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to sponsor overseas nationals. The sponsor will assign…

  • Myth Busters Part 2 : Asylum Seekers and Small Boats

    Myth Busters Part 2 : Asylum Seekers and Small Boats

    Despite the fact that small boat crossing make up just a fraction of overall UK migration figures, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary James Cleverly have repeatedly stressed their commitment to ‘stopping the boats’. As a result, small boat crossings and asylum seekers have become two of the…

  • 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 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…