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Say goodbye to annual return!

From 30th June 2016, all UK based companies and LLPs will be required to deliver a “confirmation statement” to Companies House instead of an annual return. This must be filed at least once every 12 months and serves the same purpose as the annual return. What is the ‘confirmation statement’ and how is it different

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Changes to Denmark Immigration System

June 30, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

On 10th June 2016, major changes were brought about to Denmark’s immigration system. Primarily, the previous green card scheme has been abolished. This means that an applicant will no longer be able to apply for a green card in order to be able to work within Denmark, however those applying as an accompanying family member

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UK Immigration considerations for family members of EU nationals seeking/granted British Citizenship

June 30, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Nationals of the European Union who have been in the UK, exercising their Treaty Rights and who have been free of immigration restrictions i.e. had permanent residence for at least twelve months normally submit an application for British Citizenship via the naturalisation route. As a repurcussion of last week’s referendum on potential Brexit, we now

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Immigration options for EU nationals living in the UK

June 27, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

After months of waiting, the speculation is now over. Britain has exited the European Union following last week’s referendum. Amongst other vital issues, there are Hard-hitting concerns over immigration and it is natural to be concerned over the uncertainty that will ensue. Furthermore, we have seen the announcement of David Cameron’s resignation, who will stand

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Does the implementation of an Australian-style points-based system guarantee reducing net migration?

June 10, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking

In recent weeks, the idea of Britain adopting a points based system similar to that of Australia has come to light, with many ‘Brexiteers’ and ‘Brexit’ campaign leaders applauding the system. If Britain were to leave the EU, it is of widely popular belief that the Australian points based system, or one similar to it

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Immigration almost meeting record heights

June 2, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking

The possibility of a ‘Brexit’ has brought immigration to the very forefront of the political and legal agenda, it is therefore imperative to have a clear understanding facts, figures and impact of immigrants in this country.  With reports that immigration to the UK is almost reaching an all-time high, and with the fear mongering attached

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Tuberculosis (TB) testing for UK immigration applications

May 25, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking

Relocating to the UK can be confusing and time consuming, it is therefore important to ensure that you are getting the right information and that you meet the criteria set out by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before coming to the UK. One of the main requirements for people coming to the UK for

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Applying to become a Tier 2 Sponsor and complying with your duties

May 16, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Year on year the Home Office make it more difficult for sponsors to apply for a Sponsorship Licence and given the current climate and the fact that Britain may exit the European Union, many sponsors who employ a number of EU nationals will be looking to secure a Tier 2 sponsorship licence in an attempt

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Travelling to the US for business or a holiday?

May 16, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Don’t be caught out by the changes for the United States that have affected tens of thousands of people travelling there. All eligible international travellers wanting to travel to the United States for 90 days or less under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must apply for authorisation online, known as Electronic System for Travel Authorization

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Do you qualify for ILR under the Long Residency rules?

April 26, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Providing you meet the eligibility requirement in full there is no reason why you cannot apply and free yourself from Immigration Restrictions in the UK.

An update vis-à-vis contractors under Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer category

April 26, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

On 19 January 2016, the Migration Advisory Committee was commissioned by the UK Government to advise on a number of potential changes to Tier 2 category of the Points Based System with regard to the increasing number of migrant workers in this route and UK businesses relying on them to fill shortages in the UK

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Calling all EU nationals living in the UK

April 14, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

As we are all aware the EU referendum is not far away now and the question we are all asking is will Britain leave the European Union (EU)? The referendum is being held on 23rd June and depending on which way the majority of the UK public votes go; we may well be on the

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Resident Labour Market Test for UK immigration applications– Are you compliant?

April 7, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Advertising a job, seems straightforward, doesn’t it? However, when it comes to employing a non-EU national under the Tier 2 (General) arrangements, is when it all becomes complicated. We come across many employers who contact us to assist with Tier 2 (General) applications and they confirm they have conducted the Resident Labour Market Test and

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Changes to be introduced to the UK’s immigration system in 2016

April 4, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Once again it is that time of year where UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has introduced a number of changes to the UK Immigration system, the majority of the changes will come in be rolled out in two batches. On 18th March 2016 we saw the Government fees increase by a huge 25% and introduced

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Changes to the UK Immigration Rules

March 14, 2016 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

The Home Office has laid before parliament a package of changes to the Immigration Rules which would affect applications made on or after 6th April 2016.  With less than a month to go until these are implemented, we have outlined the key changes so relevant individuals/businesses can take timely action. Visitors Introducing Electronic Visa Waiver

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