New date set for immigration Health Surcharge Hike – 27th October 2020

Submit your immigration application before that if you can. Most applicants will, from 27th October,  have to pay £624 per year instead of £400 meaning that, for example, an application to extend your leave to remain as a spouse will cost £1560 instead of the current £1000.

DELAY TO INCREASED HEALTH SURCHARGE

It appears that there will be a short delay in the implementation of the increased charges. There may be more time to submit an application and to pay the current rate! Please watch our website for further updates.

IMMIGRATION HEALTH SURCHARGE TO INCREASE ON 1st OCTOBER-SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS NOW IF ELIGIBLE

The Health surcharge will increase from £400 per year to £624 per year on 1st October 2020. This will apply to main applicants and their adult dependents. Those who currently pay a discounted amount (students and their dependents and those applying under the youth mobility scheme) will still pay less but the discounted fee is rising […]

MAJOR CHANGES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM 5th October 2020

From 5th October 2020 the Tier 4 ( General) and Tier 4 (Child) student routes will be replaced by a new Student and Child Student route. No new applications can be made under the existing routes after this date. This route will apply to EEA national students from January 2021 but not until then. There […]

GRACE PERIOD UNTIL 31ST AUGUST FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LEAVE UNTIL 31st JULY BUT WHO NEED TIME TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO LEAVE THE UK

In new Coronavirus issued on 29th July 2020 the Home Office has announced, at very short notice, a “ grace period “ for those whose leave will expire before or on 31st July 2020. This is to enable them to make arrangements to leave . Their conditions of stay will remain the same as before they were […]

NEW IMMIGRATION SYSTEM TO BE INTRODUCED IN JANUARY 2021

There has been a lot of recent press coverage of the Government’s new immigration system, due to be introduced at the beginning of next year. The most radical change is that it will apply to EU nationals as well as to those from outside the EU. Employers who anticipate needing to employ skilled workers after […]

Coronavirus “Travel Corridors” in place as of 10th July

If you arrive in the UK  after 10th July 2020 you may no longer need to self-isolate , depending on where you arrive from and where else you have been in the last 14 days. Arriving from one of the countries on the relevant Home Office list means that you will not need to self-isolate unless […]

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. […]