FINANCIAL CONCESSION FOR FAMILY AND PRIVATE LIFE APPLICATIONS WHERE THERE HAS BEEN LOSS OF INCOME DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

If you have lost your job or have a reduced income due to coronavirus this does not mean that you or your family member will be refused a visa or an application to extend leave to remain in the UK. Employment income will be assessed for the period immediately before your income loss as long […]

HOW TO SELF-ISOLATE AFTER ARRIVING IN THE UK

Most people must self-isolate for 14 days if they arrive in the UK from today. This applies to UK residents as well as to visitors. Although it will not generally apply if you are travelling from the “Common Travel Area”( the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man) it WILL apply […]

PROVIDING JOURNEY AND CONTACT DETAILS IF YOU ARRIVE IN THE UK FROM 8TH JUNE 2020 ONWARDS

If you plan to arrive in the UK from today onwards you will (with a few exceptions) need to complete a form with information about when and how you will be arriving and where you will be staying for the first 14 days. This applies to UK residents as well as visitors to the UK. […]

Updated Home Office guidance for temporary UK residents and UK visa applicants affected by Coronavirus

If your permission to be in the UK will end before the 31st  July 2020, and you are unable to leave due to travel restrictions or self-isolation , you will be able to request an extension of leave until 31st July. You must complete a special form to request the extension and will be expected to […]

14 days of self-isolation for arrivals in the UK from 8th June 2020

It has been announced that travellers arriving in the UK from 8th June 2020 must self-isolate for 14 days. This will apply to residents and visitors though there will be some exemptions. People planning to travel to the UK will need to complete an on-line form, giving journey and contact details, before they travel. Upon arrival […]

FREE VISA EXTENSIONS- WITH NO IMMIGRATION HEALTH SURCHARGE FOR FRONTLINE HEALTH AND CARE WORKERS

It has today been confirmed that the previously announced automatic extension of leave for NHS doctors, nurses, and paramedics will apply to frontline workers including midwives, radiographers, social workers, and pharmacists, whether they work for the NHS or for the independent sector. Their family members will also have their leave extended for one year. This […]

FREE OF CHARGE REPLACEMENT 30 DAY VISAS UNTIL THE END OF 2020

If you have been granted a visa to travel to the UK within the next 30 days, in order to collect a biometric residence card, what do you do if you cannot now travel to the UK? The Home Office has confirmed that if your visa has expired, or is about to, you will be […]

POSTAL APPLICATIONS FOR BRITISH CITIZENSHIP SLOWER THAN ON-LINE APPLICATIONS

The Home Office has issued a warning that postal applications for naturalisation, or to register children as British nationals, should be avoided. There will be delays generally but on-line applications will, according to the new guidance, be processed more quickly than postal ones. If applications ARE submitted by post the eventual decision will not be […]

Amended guidance for employers on Right to Work Checks

Guidance has been issued to help employers carry out the right to work checks during this time of remote working due to Coronavirus. Checks must still be carried out but employers can now check the documents of their employees or prospective employees using video calls. The documents to be checked can be scanned or photographed […]

Automatic extension of leave for doctors, nurses and paramedics whose leave will expire before 1st October 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Government has announced that frontline NHS workers will automatically have their leave extended for a year if their leave is due to expire before 1st October this year. They will not need to pay an expensive Home Office fee, nor the Immigration Health Surcharge. Their family members will be […]