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UNITED KINGDOM: Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules March 2022 | Business Routes

March 18, 2022

Following the Home Office’s Statement of Changes (StoC) of 15 March 2022, in this alert we focus on those scheduled changes to the Immigration Rules providing new routes for individuals coming to the UK for business purposes under both sponsored and non-sponsored routes.

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UNITED KINGDOM: ‘Homes for Ukraine’ Scheme [Updated 17 March]

March 17, 2022

Under the Homes for Ukraine scheme, people in the UK will be able to nominate an individual or family to stay with them rent-free, or in another property, for at least six months. Organisations such as charities and churches will also be able to sponsor refugees.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Changes to the Immigration Rules

March 16, 2022

On 15 March 2022, the Home Office published its latest Statement of Changes, introducing far-reaching changes to, and across the breadth of, the UK immigration rules.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Processing for Entry Clearance Applications

March 16, 2022

The UK Home Office has announced the temporary suspension of the priority and super priority services for new study, work and family visas. This is to focus efforts on applications arising from the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The suspension currently applies to Entry Clearance applications only – those submitted outside the UK.

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UNITED KINGDOM: New Draft Right to Work Check Guidance for Employers

March 15, 2022

The way employers carry out right to work checks is due to change from 6 April 2022, with the draft revised guidance having been published in recent days. Newland Chase summarises the most significant updates being proposed (note these may be subject to change).

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UNITED KINGDOM: ‘Homes for Ukraine’ Scheme

March 14, 2022

The ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme will extend provisions for Ukrainian nationals to obtain UK visa status. Details announced today confirmed that with no current tie to the UK needed, the new initiative will allow individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to sponsor visa status for Ukrainians fleeing the crisis.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Eligible Ukrainians with Passports Can Apply for Digital Visas to Come to the UK

March 10, 2022

The Home Secretary has this morning announced a significant change to the visa process for those applying under the Ukraine Family Scheme. Following pressure to address delays and the limited availability of biometric appointments in the region, from March 15th Ukrainians with passports will now have access to a fully digital application process.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Further Guidance on Ukraine Family Scheme Visa

March 4, 2022

The Home Office has published further guidance for family members of British nationals, UK settled persons (including individuals holding indefinite leave to remain and settled status) and certain others to come or stay in the UK under the Ukraine Family Scheme.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Relaxed Visa Rules for Ukrainian Nationals to Come to the UK via ‘Humanitarian Support Package’

March 2, 2022

In a statement to Parliament this week, Home Secretary Priti Patel has confirmed that the UK government has created a "generous" and "unprecedented" package of measures to help Ukrainians and their family members enter the UK.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Visa Concessions for Ukrainians in the UK

February 25, 2022

Further to the news of a visa concession for family members of British citizens in Ukraine, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have announced visa concessions for Ukrainians who are already in the UK.

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