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  • Farewell to free movement

    13 April 2017

    Samar Shams has written an article for Legalease which considers how employers and their advisers should prepare for Brexit.

  • UK Select Committee urges Government to adopt flexible system for EU migration

    13 April 2017

    Andrew Osborne has been quoted in an article for 'World Sport Advocate' discussing EU migration and how it is affecting UK sport.

  • Changes to Chinese visa applications

    11 April 2017

    Effective immediately, the Chinese consulate in Hong Kong has advised that all females between the ages of 16 to 40 and all males between the ages of 18 to 55 must now provide previous passports in addition to current valid passports for application of all Chinese visas if their current passport was issued after 2015.

  • Immigration overhaul vital to stop costs crippling UK tech

    10 April 2017

    Naomi Hanrahan-Soar has written an article for Business Cloud discussing how the UK’s immigration requirements, following the triggering of Article 50, need to be assessed robustly.

  • Indian nationals must now apply for visit visas directly to the HKSAR Department of Immigration

    03 April 2017

    Effectively immediately, Indian nationals who require visit visas must do so directly by post to the Immigration Department in Hong Kong instead of submitting applications to the nearest Chinese diplomatic or consular post.

  • Tusk luck, May

    31 March 2017

    EU Council President Donald Tusk has sent negotiation guidelines to European capitals in advance of a summit at the end of April 2017 to determine the agenda for Brexit negotiations. Tusk’s document sets out three sequential stages for the Brexit negotiations, which conflicts with UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal for negotiations regarding withdrawal and trade to be undertaken simultaneously.

  • Brexit and immigration rights and documentation of EEA nationals

    31 March 2017

    This article summarises the rights of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members and the documentation they can obtain to evidence these rights. It looks at residence requirements and points to consider when applying for citizenship.

  • Lewis Silkin speaking at launch of major techUK report

    28 March 2017

    Naomi Hanrahan-Soar will be speaking at the launch of techUK’s Global Tech Talent Powering Global Britain report at the House of Commons on Thursday 30 March in relation to UK migration in the sector.

  • Don’t blink: The Immigration Rules are changing again

    17 March 2017

    The Home Office published the latest Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules yesterday, 16 March 2017. The changes take effect on 6 April 2017. We summarise here the changes that will affect you most.

  • Royal assent paves the way for Brexit

    16 March 2017

    The Queen has this morning signed into law the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill which was passed by MPs and peers on Monday.

  • Ignorance isn't bliss... especially with illegal working

    16 March 2017

    If you’re considering restructuring the service company which employs most of your staff, and that company holds your sponsorship licence, you may need to apply for a new sponsor licence and transfer your sponsored migrants accordingly.

  • New order: Blue Monday?

    08 March 2017

    On Monday, 6 March, US President Trump signed a new executive order to replace the executive order he issued on 27 January 2017. The January order incited mass protests and much litigation and was eventually rendered ineffective via a restraining order. The new order revokes and replaces the original order.

  • New restrictions on European migrants from March

    28 February 2017

    The Prime Minister is expected to trigger Article 50 in March 2017

  • Supreme Court upholds spouse minimum income requirement

    22 February 2017

    The Immigration Rules regulate immigration of non-Europeans into the UK. Under the Rules, a non-EEA spouse must earn £18,600 each year before being allowed to join their partner in the UK. The lawfulness of this “minimum income requirement” has been scrutinised and ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court, although with some criticism.

  • Chinese visa applications additional new requirements to be aware of

    16 February 2017

    Following the recent rollout of China’s new work permit system for Chinese Business Z visas, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revised the requirements for photographs submitted to overseas Chinese consular and embassies with visa applications.

  • We are family – I’ve got all my passports with me

    09 February 2017

    An EEA national using the online application form for a registration certificate or for a document certifying permanent residence can now add their close and extended family members to their online form.

  • Home Office emails migrants for information

    01 February 2017

    It has come to our attention that the Home Office is emailing migrants whose leave is due to expire within a few weeks and inviting them to provide the following information:

  • US immigration chaos latest: UK dual nationals exempt from presidential order

    31 January 2017

    Late last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration into the US.

  • Never mind the Government, Parliament fires the Brex Pistol

    25 January 2017

    The Supreme Court has just ruled on one of the most significant British constitutional cases in recent history. An Act of Parliament is needed before Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union can be triggered and the UK leaves the EU.

  • Planning for employment law issues in your HR budget

    19 January 2017

    With the annual budgeting process now underway in many businesses, we have taken a look at the expected employment law developments for the coming year and identified five non-core areas of potential spend/cost that HR directors may want to make allowance for in their 2017/18 budget.

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