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Acquisition of British citizenship

However, individuals holding ILR may apply for British citizenship. If individuals who have ILR for twelve months or longer and are over 18 and have been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom for the last five years. ILR grants you the right to live and work in the UK which is free from immigration restrictions. A child born in the United Kingdom after 1983 to persons who are not British citizens will not automatically be a British citizen. Before 1 July, 2006 only a child who is born to parents who are married to each other could automatically derive British citizenship from the father if the father was a British citizen. If the parents are not married when the child is born and if they get married after their child’s born and the marriage legitimates the child then if the father is a British citizen the child would become a British citizen. Children who are born after 1 July 2006 an unmarried father has equal rights to pass the British citizenship to a child. Unless you have a claim to citizenship based on ancestry you can apply for British citizenship by Naturalisation. You will more likely have to apply for...

Work permits in the UK

As a top travel industry and study destination, UK has attained a success in persuading workers from different region in the world. With a highly developed and profoundly rich economy, the UK offers employee not only vacant jobs and high salaries it provides workers a good working conditions where workers are respected. However, not everybody obtain the opportunity to work. There are a large number of procedures that one needs to complete and conditions to meet to be able to work in the UK. One of fundamental parts of having option to work in the UK is getting the right kind of work visa. Depending on your profession and qualification there are several work visas for UK. This article will explain a list of the main UK work visas, shortly and simply explained. The UK work visas are categorized in four main groups, as follows: Short term work visas Long term work visas Investor, business development and talent visas Other work visas and exemptions Long-term work visas: General work visa (Tier 2) This visa is issued to them from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland who has received a job offer in the UK. The applicants must be...

UK visa processing time

UK visa processing time may vary depending on the sorts of visas you are applying for. Your waiting time may differ based on where you create application from. Having distinct embassy guidelines for different nations causes the variety of visa processing time. When you want to visit the UK If you apply for UK visit visa, UK home office will more likely give you the decision within three weeks of attending your appointment. Here one week means five working days provided that you are applying for a visa to visit the UK: For a holiday or to see family or friends For the purpose of business trip or meeting For getting married Travelling through the UK UK home office will more likely give you the decision within three weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre where one week is five working days provided that you are applying for a visa to travel through the UK on your way to another country. You may be able to get your visa faster depending on what country you are applying from.  For more details visit here If you need to study in the UK You should get a decision on...

UK spouse visa document checklist

This article will present you the UK spouse visa document checklist for you to follow so as to ensure that you can adequately prove that you fulfil the financial requirements for the UK spouse visa application criteria. Before we dive into the guidelines about UK spouse visa document checklist, it is vital to show the resignation. Advices you find this article does not compose as legal advice. This is just a guideline in order to make sure that your chances of the success of your applications are augmented. For the successful application procedures, you should better book an appointment with one of our consultants at ICS Legal. As legal immigration advisors they shared the information regarding UK spouse visa application. Let’s get started. The required financial documents will have to be the sponsor’s financial income. If the applicant works in his own country, UK home office does not require submitting what he earns but the UK home office is keen to know that sponsor is capable to bear the living cost and other required cost of the applicant. The financial requirement now at present annually is £18,600. UK Spouse Visa document checklist for meeting the Income Requirement – 2019: Relationship...

Introducing Brexit and how it will affect us

A new word was made – Brexit – which is a short way of saying "the UK leaves the EU" by mixing the words Britain and Exit. However, what does Brexit really mean and in what manner will it influence all of us? The EU is an economic and political union who are involving 28 countries. Every one of these nations pays to be a part and consequently they gain access to special ways of working together. People of these countries can trade with one another and move freely, as if they are living together in one big country. The UK joined in 1973 after World War 2 with the idea if countries work together; they are unlikely to go to war again. However, vote was held on Thursday 23 June 2016 which is to decide if the UK should leave or remain. The leave had wined by 52% to 48%. The referendum turnout was exceptionally high at 72% with more than 30 million voting whereas 17.4 million people stood in the side of Brexit. The 48 percent who wanted to remain in the EU, including previous Prime Minister David Cameron consider that being a member from a 28-country club...

The UK’s future skills-based immigration system

The Government has published its guidance on the future of the UKVI's new reformed immigration system: During the Implementation Period, Home Office will implement the EU Settlement Scheme. This gives EU citizens already here, and also those who arrive in the UK during the Implementation Period, the opportunity to secure their future residence in the UK. The UK has agreed with the EU on rights for EU citizens already living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU, to enable them to carry on with their lives broadly as now. The Government is finalising arrangements with negotiating with European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States – Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland – to bring about similar arrangements for their citizens. The Government has made clear that the CTA and associated rights between the UK, Ireland and the Crown Dependencies will be unaffected by the UK’s exit. Irish and British citizens will continue to enjoy the freedom to travel within the CTA without the need for immigration controls or residence/work permits. Irish citizens do not need to obtain settled status in the UK. The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. There will be an Implementation Period, planned to...

KO (Nigeria) [2018] UKSC 53 and Rhuppiah [2018] UKSC 58

The case of KO (Nigeria) [2018] UKSC 53 and Rhuppiah [2018] UKSC 58 plays an important role towards Tribunal's decision, whether a removal direction is lawful in line with Article 8 ECHR. By the Immigration Act 2014, Parliament introduced Part 5A to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 which seeks to direct courts and tribunals as to how to conduct this balancing exercise. KO (Nigeria) and Rhuppiah are the first cases in which the Supreme Court has had to consider these provisions. In doing so, the Supreme Court has largely continued to narrow the scope of protection provided for migrants in the UK by Article 8. Rhuppiah [2018] UKSC 58 concerned s 117B(3) and (5). Mrs Rhuppiah, a Tanzanian national, entered the UK in 1997 with leave to remain for 3 months in 1997. She was granted various other periods of leave to remain, although sometimes with breaks between her visas during which time she was in the UK unlawfully. While studying at college, Mrs Rhuppiah met Ms Charles who suffers from a gravely debilitating illness. Mrs Rhuppiah lives with Ms Charles and provides care gratuitously to her. Mrs Rhuppiah's leave to remain expired in 2009 and she had not been...

Tier 1 ILR and paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Rules

The case of R (Khan) v SSHD (Dishonesty, Tax Return, Paragraph 322(5)) [2018] UKUT 384 (IAC) (3 May 2018) is worth to have a look at. It set out principles that Secretary of State failed to consider when deciding on applications made by Tier 1 migrants. In Royal Brunei Airlines v Tan [1995] UKPC 4 Lord Nicholls said that "carelessness is not dishonesty" and thus the refusal was arguably irrational and unlawful. The Supreme Court approved of this statement in Ivey v Genting Casino [2017] UKSC 67. The Tribunal noted that in response to the applicant's reliance on the decision in Sagar Arun Samant [2017] UKAITUR JR65462016 (discussed here), the Home Office produced a list of cases where applicants had "jumped on the band wagon" but the Tribunal had rejected any evidence blaming the accountants. Very clear examples of this point were found in Kamal [2017] UKAITUR JR114172016, Parveen and Saleem [2017] UKAITUR JR94402016 and other cases.

Medical Training Initiative

The Medical Training Initiative (MTI) is a national scheme designed to allow a small number of doctors to enter the UK from overseas for a maximum of 24 months, so that they can benefit from training and development in NHS services before returning to their home countries. Through the MTI, trainee doctors from countries outside the European Union are offered the opportunity to learn from experienced consultants within the UK national health system. From April 2017 the Department of Health, Health Education England and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges agreed changes to the arrangements for processing applications for MTI Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) from applicants from countries other than those identified as Department for International Development (DfID) priority countries or World Bank Low Income and Lower Middle Income Countries (LI & LMI). New applications from countries not considered DfID priority or LI&LMI countries will be placed on a revised waiting list and will be processed only if and when there is capacity at the end of each calendar month. While we do not turn away applications for doctors based in other countries, applicants from these countries and employers will need to recognise that the waiting list may become quite...

£2.3 billion boost and 1,600 jobs created as UK tech goes global

The Prime Minister will host a raft of cutting-edge companies for a roundtable, as part of London Tech Week, to showcase Britain as the best place in the world to run a tech company. This event kicks off a series of roundtables to drive inward investment in key sectors. Companies announcing investment today include: Salesforce, who are investing of $2.5 billion in the UK over the next five years, which will include the opening of a second UK data centre in 2019 Mubadala, who are launching £300 million European investment fund based in the UK NTT data who are investing £41million to open a new office and Innovation Centre, creating up to 200 jobs over the next three years The Prime Minister will in turn make a number of commitments so that tech companies will also benefit from government funding, and greater access to talent and data under new plans. These announcements will include: a new £2.5 billion British Patient Capital programme, which is expected to attract a further £5 billion in private investment, to support UK companies with high growth potential to access the long-term investment they need to grow and go global a new Start-Up Visa for entrepreneurs...