Tag: Home Office

  • 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…

  • British passport renewals

    British passport renewals

    British passport holders may renew their passport well before the end date of the passport. The time remaining on the existing passport, of up to 9 months, was merely added to the new passport. Fair enough – the time left on the existing passport has been paid for after all.…

  • Latest Position on Brexit

    Latest Position on Brexit

    Here, is the latest position on Brexit, as it applies to EEA nationals and their family members, following the Home Office’s latest statement.

  • Refusal of British citizenship

    Refusal of British citizenship

    Tips to Avoid the 3 Main Reasons for a Refusal of British citizenship When Jodi contacted us, she had received a refusal of British citizenship from the Home Office. She was understandably upset because she had indefinite leave to remain and, based on her understanding of the law, she appeared…

  • Right to Rent Checks

    Right to Rent Checks

    Landlords form part of the Government’s plans for maintaining effective immigration controls.  As a result, landlords, or their agents, must carry out immigration right to rent checks to ensure that a tenant or lodger can legally rent the residential property in England. Here, we provide guidance to landlords on the…

  • Minimum Income Requirement

    Minimum Income Requirement

    The Home Office has updated the minimum income requirement, within the Immigration Rules, following the recent findings of the Supreme Court. We highlight the key takeaways from the Court’s findings and updated Immigration Rules.

  • Brexit, Settled Status & EU Nationals

    Brexit, Settled Status & EU Nationals

    The UK government has set out its negotiation position with the European Union (EU), on the future status of approximately 3 million EU nationals currently exercising Treaty rights in the UK. The published information provides an outline of the government’s position on a ‘new settled status’, but is very short…

  • Overseas Visitors and UK Healthcare

    Overseas Visitors and UK Healthcare

    It is holiday season and millions of travellers from all over the world are expected the visit the UK. Most visitors will have adequate medical insurance. Yet what happens if your travel insurance doesn’t go far enough or you don’t have travel insurance at all, but require healthcare? And what…

  • UK Residence Card Applications and Processing Times

    UK Residence Card Applications and Processing Times

    With UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) finding themselves inundated with applications for a UK residence card and certificate from EEA nationals and EEA family permit holders, it could be easy to assume that the application has fallen into a bottomless pit, only to be seen at some point in the…

  • 3 Simple Steps to Confident Right to Work Checks

    3 Simple Steps to Confident Right to Work Checks

    Right to Work checks can cause HR professionals and businesses no end of stress. Get it wrong and the Home Office can impose heavy (and sometimes crippling) fines or civil penalties of £20,000 per unlawfully employed person. A sponsor licence can be suspended and then there is the reputational damage…