Significant obstacles to integration, unduly harsh consequence and very compelling circumstances over and above those – the three exceptions barring the deportations of foreign criminals

Pursuant to section 117C of Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (“NIAA 2002”) and paragraph 398 of the Immigration Rules (“IR”), a foreign criminal[i] should be deported from the UK, unless one of the three exceptions applies. The first exception is that the...

New UK visa sponsorship for employers

The new UK visa sponsorship system for employers replaces the Tier 2 sponsorship scheme. In many respect the new system is less onerous for the employers as well as sponsored employees. This is understandable in the aftermath of Brexit when (since 01 January 2021) UK...

Various updated Home Office guidances

Tier 4: temporary concessions for Covid-19 – 16/06/2020 Click Here Global Talent applications – 01/07/2020 Click Here Public funds – 12/06/2020 Click Here Administrative review – 17/06/2020 Click Here Guide AN: naturalisation requirement...