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UK Immigration Changes

The Home Office have announced a number of key changes to the current immigration system on the 12th of March 2020 and here is a summary of those changes: The Permit Free Festivals are a contribution to the UK's cultural heritage and play an important role towards our diversity. A change has been introduced to allow performers to be paid in the UK. The requirements of the Immigration Rules must be satisfied by an applicant. EU Settlement Scheme is set out in the current Immigration Rules Hc395 and sets out the requirements for an EEA national and their family members to apply for their leave to remain post 31st December 2020. Due to the current pandemic, this may be extended however no published guidelines have been set out. Following the Supreme Court judgment in SM (Algeria) concerning the range of extended family members who can reside with an EEA citizen, there has been a change in adoption to the way in which an extended family member can apply. Those holding an EEA residence card in line the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016, will be permitted to make an application under the EEA Settlement Scheme. British Nationals who are returning to the UK...

UK Immigration Visas & Covid-19

UK Immigration Visas have not all been halted and whilst those who are considering applying for a UK visa, there may be a delay in the decision making. Due to the current pandemic, those who are in the UK, and are not able to leave the UK or their visas are coming to expire, will benefit from a number of legal provisions. We wish to confirm that ICS Legal are still open albeit our offices are not open for the public. We can advise you on your current circumstances on the telephone, so you can contact us on 0207 237 3388 between Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm, or you can email us on info@icslegal.com.  The Home Office have agreed to extend your visas until 31st May 2020, and will need to demonstrate that you are not able to leave the UK. Contact with the Home Office are required to ensure your UK Visa is extended. Switching in the UK to other immigration categories are permitted. For example as a visitor, you will be allowed to extend your visa in the UK without leaving the UK, subject you meeting the strict guidelines. Those applying from outside of the UK,...