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UNITED KINGDOM: Immigration Health Surcharge To Double from 8 January 2019

January 4, 2019

An Order of 18 December 2018 authorises the doubling of the UK's immigration health surcharge (IHS) to £400 per annum, effective 8 January 2019.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Government Publishes Post-Brexit Immigration Proposals

December 20, 2018

The UK Home Office has published its long-awaited policy paper on its proposed future skills-based immigration system, designed to replace freedom of movement for EU citizens after Brexit.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Public Testing of EU Settlement Scheme to Open in January

December 20, 2018

A Statement of Changes laid before Parliament for “resident EU citizens (& their EU citizen family members) with a valid passport” & “their non-EU citizen family members holding a valid biometric residence card” to apply for settled/pre-settled status via EU Settlement Scheme, from 21 Jan 2019.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Changes to Right-to-Work Checks in 2019

December 16, 2018

Effective 28 January 2019, employers in the United Kingdom will be able to rely on an online right-to-work check to prove the status of prospective employees.

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UNITED KINGDOM: No Suspension of Tier 1 (Investor); Publication of Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules [LATEST]

December 11, 2018

The UK has announced an upcoming Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, to include several changes to Tier 1 routes. There are also reports that the Home Office has ‘’suspended the Tier 1 (Investor) route’’’ until further notice, but there is still no public announcement of this suspension.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Citizens’ Rights Under the Withdrawal Agreement Versus a No-Deal Scenario

December 10, 2018

On 14 November 2018, the UK government reached an agreement with the European Union (EU) on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The deal, which still needs to be ratified by both the UK and European parliaments, includes arrangements about the legal status of EU citizens in the UK post Brexit.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Home Office Releases More Details About Upcoming New Application Service

October 23, 2018

UK Visas & Immigration has released further information about its upcoming new Visa & Citizenship Application Service. The Home Office promises a more streamlined intuitive process, but implementation delays are likely. Applicants considered higher risk are likely to be subject to stricter scrutiny.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Immigration Health Surcharge To Double [UPDATED]

October 12, 2018

[UPDATE] On 11 October 2018 the government laid before parliament the Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2018, which seeks to double the IHS to £400 per annum. Students, as well as those on the Youth Mobility Scheme, will continue to receive a discounted rate of £300.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules Launches Second Pilot Phase of EU Settlement Scheme

October 11, 2018

The UK Home Office has published a new statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, due to take effect 1 November 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Updated Guidance for Tier 2 and Tier 5 Sponsors

July 26, 2018

Effective 18 July 2018, the United Kingdom Home Office has updated its guidance for sponsors of Tier 2 and Tier 5 of the points-based system.

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