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    EU Update – Settled and Pre-Settled Immigration Status in the UK

    02.06.2020 |Immigration

    The current COVID crisis is at the centre of most Home Office communications at the moment. At this time of uncertainty it is important that EEA citizens and their family members are aware that it is still mandatory to apply for status under the EU Settlement Scheme to retain the legal right to live and work in the UK. There have been no changes to the scheme’s deadline, which closes on 30 June 2021. Every EEA citizen, except Irish nationals, must apply to retain the right to reside in the UK, unless they already hold British citizenship.

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    New guidance and concessions for foreign nationals currently in the United Kingdom

    26.05.2020 |Immigration

    The UK Government has announced new guidance and concessions for those foreign nationals currently in the United Kingdom and with leave to remain that expires tween 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020. Your visa will be extended to 31 July 2020 if you cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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    New rules for passengers entering the United Kingdom from 8 June

    26.05.2020 |Immigration

    The Home Office has announced new rules for passengers entering the United Kingdom from 8 June, which include the requirement to self-isolation for a fourteen day period following arrival. The Home Secretary Priti Patel has justified the introduction of this requirement at this time to protect the country from a second wave of COVID-19 cases, as it is envisaged that as the UK transitions from lockdown, the number of passengers arriving in the country will increase dramatically and increase the risk of transmission of the virus to the UK community.

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    Biometric Residence Permit Update – those expiring on 31 December 2024

    28.04.2020 |Immigration

    The Home Office has now confirmed that they will introduce a new UK Format Biometric Residence Permit next year, which will more accurately reflect the period of leave granted to holders, or in the case of those granted indefinite leave to remain/enter, be granted for a standard ten year period (five year validity of those under eighteen). They have also confirmed that by early 2024, prior to currently issued Biometric Residence Permits expiring, the Home Office will publish details of how to apply for a free replacement Biometric Residence Permit, issued via the new guidelines set out above.

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    Immigration: Domestic Violence

    09.04.2020 |Immigration

    Domestic Violence is not something anyone should have to live with and certainly is not a reason to remain in an abusive relationship, if your visa depends on the relationship subsisting. Get out at an early stage and look for help and don’t be ashamed if the relationship is not working. Domestic violence does not have to be just about physical violence, it can be psychological pressure, financial manipulation, cruelty, controlling behaviour, isolation, third party pressure and exploitation.

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    Visas extended for those currently unable to return home due to COVID-19

    25.03.2020 |Immigration

    Visa nationals who cannot return home due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to extend their visa. Unlike the Home Office previous guidance applicable to Chinese nationals, visa holders must contact the Home Office to have their leave extended.

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    COVID-19: Extended Visa for foreign nationals

    25.03.2020 |Immigration

    The Home Office has announced that foreign nationals currently in the United Kingdom who cannot return home due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to extend their visa.

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    Immigration Guidance for Individuals affected by Coronavirus travel restrictions

    03.03.2020 |Immigration

    The Home Office has released guidance on immigration provisions for individuals affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus. It covers both Chinese nationals in the UK with a visa nearing its expiry, and non-Chinese, non EEA nationals normally resident in China who are currently in the UK, and British citizens currently residing in China.

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