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Can I leave the UK whilst applying for citizenship?

12th Aug 2014 News

UKBA’s guidance notes do not specifically prohibit travel like it normally does when you are not allowed to travel whilst an application is pending. It does state that you must make appropriate arrangements to ensure that you can respond to their queries or requests for documents within the period they allow. From this, one can […]

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Register my child as a British citizen

12th Aug 2014 News

You can register certain children as British Citizens, who have not yet reached the age of 18. The following categories of children can apply: Children born in the UK to parents who are now settled or have become British Citizens Children born in the UK to parents who have joined the Armed Forces or born […]

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Can I switch from a Tier 4 visa to dependent visa?

11th Aug 2014 News

If you are currently in the UK on a Tier 4 student visa then it is possible to switch categories if you are in a relationship with a British Citizen or someone who is permanently settled in the UK.  As long as you currently have leave to remain in the UK then you will need […]

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How do I extend my UK student Visa?

11th Aug 2014 News

If you have been studying in the UK on a Tier 4 (general) student visa and wish to further your studies then you may need to apply for a student visa extension. Before making your application you will need to check that your last visa was granted in one of the approved categories and your […]

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Can I bring my sister to the UK?

11th Aug 2014 News

The type of application will depend on the age of the applicant. Older than 18 years: If the applicant, your sister, is 18 years or older, then an application as a dependant relative must be made. There are very stringent relationship and financial requirements that must be met. 1. Relationship requirements:  In essence, the applicant […]

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Can I bring my mum to the UK?

11th Aug 2014 News

One of the most frequently asked questions our immigration lawyers are asked is ‘can I bring my mum to the UK?’ If you are a British Citizen or permanently settled in the UK and wish to bring your mother to the UK you will need to consider the rules governing dependant relative applications. How to […]

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Asylum Application fees UK

11th Aug 2014 News

If you fear returning to your home country due to a risk of persecution and you wish to claim asylum in the UK then the Home Office do not charge a fee for you to do this. Once you have claimed asylum then you can make an application for support known as NASS. If you […]

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Digitalisation in the Courts

11th Aug 2014 Press Release

At last the profession (and the MoJ) has woken up to the fact that to conduct criminal litigation effectively and efficiently in a modern cash-strapped world, it needs to be put ‘Full Square’ into the digital environment. Progressive firms such as ourselves have for the last ten years been banging the drum – the benefits are clear: Evidence […]

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What kind of Immigration cases still qualify for Legal Aid?

11th Aug 2014 News

The recent Legal Aid and Sentencing of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012 brought into operation in April 2013, very drastic changes to what kind of cases still qualify or no longer qualify for legal aid. Most type of immigration cases now fall out of scope, which means you no longer qualify for legal aid irrespective of your […]

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How to employ someone from abroad?

11th Aug 2014 News

An employer needs to have a sponsorship licence from UKBA in order to sponsor an overseas non EEA employee to come to the UK for work. UKBA will consider whether the employer will genuinely benefit from migration and whether the employers is reputable, pay their taxes and is secure. The Company needs to make an […]

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Book an appointment for a family reunion visa

8th Jul 2014 News

If you are a refugee or have humanitarian protection in the UK then an application can be made for certain members of your family to join you in the UK from your home country, under the family reunion rules. An application will need to be made at the British Embassy in the Applicant’s country of […]

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Can Lithuanians claim benefits in the UK?

8th Jul 2014 News

Rules introduced earlier this year state that EEA nationals are not entitled to claim Job Seekers Allowance until they have been in the country for three months and can satisfy the habitual residence test. To satisfy this test, EEA nationals must show: That they have a legal right to reside in the UK, AND That […]

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