We are all alert to the fact the when the UK leaves the EU there will be a considerable skills shortage especially in relation to low skilled labour as we see the end of freemovement.
When is an investment in residential or commercial property a permitted investment for the purposes of Tier 1 Visa regulations?
As regular readers of this blog will be aware, British nationality law has, historically, discriminated against women and those born out of wedlock. See our previous post here for a discussion of the various vagaries of British nationality law in the context of the Shane Ridge case which was reported in the media towards the end of last summer.
The essential contribution made by inward migration to Scotland’s population and economy was highlighted in a recent publication by the National Records of Scotland, which revealed that the number of non-British nationals living in Scotland rose by 12% in 2017 compared to the previous year, taking the total number to 378,000.
The Tier 1 (Investor) category has always been an attractive route for overseas investors looking to settle in the UK. The recent fallout from the Salisbury poisoning, however, has thrown the Investor route into the spotlight again, with Theresa May now calling for a review of the regime as a whole. The scope of the review is not fully known but the investor scheme has always seen significant tightening of regulatory regimes around it. This article will evidence that, whilst it may appear to be a fragile time for potential applicants under this route, it is still a lucrative regime with more visas being granted under this route in its current form than ever before.
The Windrush scandal currently shows no signs of abating, but the UK Government is finally taking steps to try and right the wrongs that have been committed and provide support to the people affected.
If you have been settled in the United Kingdom now for some time, you may be preparing to apply for naturalisation as a British Citizen. This is an area of immigration fraught with obstacles, which are surmountable if one knows what the Home Office are looking for. This article is written with the intention of setting out the most common reasons for, and how to avoid, refusal.
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