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BREXIT: The State of Play for Citizens’ Rights

March 9, 2018

When it comes to Brexit, one of the EU27’s core negotiating principles, as set out in the European Council’s April 2017 negotiating guidelines, is that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”. As of now, there is no legally binding withdrawal agreement between the UK government and the EU27, and so any proposals from either […]

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Brexit – Where Will 2018 Take Us?

January 11, 2018

Politics can be a very topsy-turvy world, and none more so than in the UK in 2017 as Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, thus leading the country into one of its biggest political and administrative challenges of the century. The Brexit process has thus far been a measured process […]

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UK: PM Sets Out Proposal For EU Citizens Post-Brexit

June 29, 2017

The UK Government has published a policy paper outlining the rights of EU citizens in the UK post-Brexit. The 15-page paper sets out the government’s proposal that qualifying EU citizens would have to apply for residence status, granting them settled status under UK law. To qualify, EU citizens must have been resident in the UK […]

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UK: Changes to the Online Application for Tier 4 Applicants

February 12, 2016

The UKVI have announced that as part of their customer service improvements, changes to the application process for Tier 4 Students are to be implemented. Specifically, these updates will affect those applying from within the UK. The introduced changes will…

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UK: Immigration Health Surcharge to be Extended to Australians and New Zealanders

February 12, 2016

The Home Office have announced that the "Immigration Health Surcharge" will be extended to Australian and New Zealand nationals coming to the UK as well as those already in the UK looking to extend their stay. The announced change is…

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CANADA: The Immigration Position of Parents and Grandparents

December 9, 2015

On the 4th of January 2016 the immigration programme which allowed Canadians and permanent residents to sponsor and bring their foreign parents and grandparents to Canada, will reopen again since reaching its quota in mid-January 2015. In 2011, a backlog meant that the…

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Why are More Britons and Foreigners Staying in the UK?

December 3, 2015

A lot of attention has been paid recently to the number of people migrating to the UK, especially when this year"s net migration has gone up by 84,000. However, what is the contributing factor to this increase? According to…

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USA: Global Entry Service for British Citizens

November 12, 2015

In October 2015, UK Border Force trialled a new service allowing British Citizens to register to apply for the US Global Entry Service. Global Entry enables passengers to gain quicker entry at US Borders, in selected airports by removing the…

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UK: Changes to British Citizenship Applications for EEA Nationals

November 6, 2015

Currently, EEA nationals with permanent residence in the UK do not need to apply for proof of their permanent residence before applying for their application for British citizenship. However, this will change from the 12th November 2015. All EEA nationals applying for…

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UK: Changes to Immigration Rules Announced by the Home Office

November 6, 2015

On the 29th October 2015, the UK government announced a number of significant changes to the Immigration Rules. The announced changes are thought to affect a majority of visa application routes. The majority of the changes will take effect for…

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