The Home Office has announced today that it has doubled the number of visas available to individuals who are leaders or show exceptional promise in the fields of technology, science, arts and the creative industries.
Philip Trott has written an article for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) on the current state of Brexit and the UK Government's proposal.
EU citizens have been waiting anxiously since the UK voted to leave the EU over a year ago to find out how Brexit will impact them. Yesterday Theresa May made a long-awaited announcement: "EU citizens living lawfully in the UK today will be able to stay."
Provisions of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (“the Regulations”) came into force on 21 August 2017, with further provisions coming into force on Monday 23 October 2017.
BWB's Philip Trott has written an article for Lexology on business immigration in the UK.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has been highly commended in this year’s Legal 500 rankings, with the directory concluding that BWB is a “21st century law firm with a very knowledgeable and flexible team that provides pragmatic advice”.
Unsolicited emails from BWB’s Immigration department
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 January and 31 March 2017 (“the specified period”).
The UK’s “hostile environment” towards illegal migrants has just become more hostile, with a key provision of the Immigration Act 2016 in relation to driving licences coming into force on 31 July 2017 in West Yorkshire and Kent.
Just over one year since the Brexit referendum result, the Government has published its long-awaited announcement on the treatment of EU citizens and their family members in the UK after Brexit.
Those making applications for entry clearance under certain Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for skilled work sponsored (Tier 2) visas for the UK will now be required to provide overseas criminal record certificates.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 October and 31 December 2016 (“the specified period”).
In the course of merger transactions we are working on for a number of Colleges we identified and raised with UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) a number of potential immigration issues for publicly funded colleges that hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence, as these issues could have easily been deal-breakers for many Further Education mergers.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 July and 30 September 2016 (“the specified period”).
The arrival of the festive season is usually a time for merriment but for employers it brings with it the challenges involved with sourcing additional staff to meet increased consumer demand. As UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) continues its focus on creating a “hostile environment”, employers are under ever increasing pressure to ensure they do not employ illegal workers.
The Secretary of State made a second commencement order on 31 October 2016 confirming the implementation dates for further provisions of the Immigration Act 2016 (the ‘Act’).
On 27 October 2016, UKVI published new guidance for its staff on ‘partnership working’ with the police or other agencies.
The Government has updated the draft Code of Practice which provides guidance for employers on the new English language requirement. The new legal duty requires all customer-facing public sector workers to speak fluent English in England (or English or Welsh in Wales).