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LS Legal News Bulletin

This page is dedicated to recent news, updates and opinions from LS Legal Solicitors, as well as blogs and discussions.We want to know your opinion on various legal issues and we welcome your participation in our debates.

The UK Spouse Visa

Tuesday 18th June 2019

The UK Spouse Visa, also known as the UK Settlement Visa, allows non-EU citizens to live with their spouse or partner in UK. The basic requirement: the spouse has to be a British citizen, holds Indefinite Leave to…

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Deadlines for Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrants

Thursday 13th June 2019

On 07 March 2019, the Home Office published its statement of changes (HC1919) detailing the closure of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route, which has now been replaced by the…

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Do you need a will?

Friday 7th June 2019

Do you wish to make a Will to have the peace of mind that your affairs are in order and your loved ones will be taken care of?  This means that you will stop worrying and get on with enjoying…

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Why Overseas Students Choose UK For Their Education

Wednesday 5th June 2019

1. United Kingdom traditionally occupies the leading position in international educational rankings, for example this year the UK ranks first place in a study called "The 2019 Best Countries for Education". Moreover, UK is a homeland for Oxford and Cambridge Universities as well as 27 other world top 200 universities. 2.…

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Overview: a current state of UK visa application system

Thursday 23rd May 2019

UK visa application scheme is a two-stage process including the following steps: 1) Visit one of two government websites: new Access UK website, or older Visa4UK website 2) Redirection to the website of an outsourcing company hired by the Home Office in order to collect required documents and "biometrics" (fingerprints and a…

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Portugal Citizenship Guide

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Why Choose Portugal? Visa-free travel within the Schengen member states Investment options starts from EUR 250,000 Residence permit can be granted under 1 year Non-compulsory physical presence during…

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Updates: UK’s visa for global entrepreneurs

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

According to the recent publication of the Immigration Rules for the UK's new Innovator visa, from 29 March 2019 the new innovator and start-up visas have replaced Tier 1.…

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Important Changes in Cyprus Investment Program comes into force on 15 May 2019

Monday 15th April 2019

What's new: Investment period: ​5 years following the date of naturalisation, instead of 3 years;Schengen Visa required​: Applicants will have to be in possession of a…

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The EU Settlement Scheme

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Today in the UK are over 3.5 million EU citizens who have made the UK their home. Whilst the future relationship of the UK with the EU is…

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Changes to the Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment Programme

Monday 18th March 2019

The Cyprus Council of Ministers approved changes to the Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment Programme (CIP) to increase the standards and credibility of the programme.…

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How criminal convictions affect settled status for EU citizens

Friday 1st March 2019

The EU Settlement Scheme has been set up by the UK government for European residents to apply for "settled status" after Brexit. It is considered necessary because most citizens of European Union countries will lose their existing legal status in this country after it…

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The Minimum Income Rule for Spouse Visas

Friday 22nd February 2019

For many people the decision to start a family is not an easy one. For families in the UK where one of the partners is from outside the EU it is not only hard to make such a difficult and…

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