Non-EU Family Member Moving to the UK?  Here’s What to Do

I’d like to share with Truth Legal readers the fruits of my hard-earned labour establishing the various options for non-EU family members looking to apply to settle in the UK from abroad. There's detailed guidance available but it has holes, and it took a lengthy discussion with a Home Office [...]

By | 2019-05-20T13:31:30+01:00 May 20th, 2019|Immigration|

Why Non-EU Un-Married Partners Should Get a Residence Card. Now! (…or Get Married)

The new EU Settlement Scheme will provide a ‘straightforward and user-friendly means for resident EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members to remain here permanently’, according to Caroline Nokes, Minister for Immigration. Unless, it seems, you are a non-EU unmarried partner of an EU citizen (or ‘durable partner’, in [...]

By | 2019-05-02T18:16:04+01:00 April 25th, 2019|Immigration|

Some Immigration and Nationality Fees Respite

New immigration and nationality fees kick in today and, for once, it is relatively good news as the vast majority of fees are frozen. To some extent this will mitigate the effect of the Immigration Health Charge which was doubled earlier this year.  However, although fees remain stable, they are [...]

By | 2019-03-29T09:44:02+01:00 March 29th, 2019|Immigration|

The Passport to Immigration Security in Brexit

With no end to the Brexit uncertainty in sight, prudent EU nationals and their non-EU family members are taking action now to secure their immigration status. This article focuses on the upcoming changes and what steps those affected should take to protect their rights. What are the changes? After Britain [...]

By | 2019-03-21T10:32:37+01:00 March 21st, 2019|Immigration|

The EU Settlement Scheme: A Practical Guide for Employees and Employers

As we edge closer to Brexit on 29 March 2019, EU nationals and their family members need to ensure that they properly understand the EU Settlement Scheme, as it will be fully operational, regardless of whether or not there is a deal. From an employer’s perspective, it is also essential [...]

By | 2019-03-21T10:33:08+01:00 March 18th, 2019|Immigration|

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas To Be Replaced By ‘Start-up’ and ‘Innovator’ Visas

A Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, published on 7 March 2019, presents various changes to the system of immigration control.  Key amongst these is a transformation of what are presently the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur and Tier 1 Entrepreneur routes, into the Start-Ups and Innovators routes, respectively. Why [...]

By | 2019-03-21T10:24:03+01:00 March 15th, 2019|Immigration|