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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.

Tier 1 (Investor) Visa Suspension

Thursday 6th December 2018
Irina Durnova

Unexpected news about the suspension of Tier 1 (Investor) route appeared overnight. Both the Guardian and BBC have released the Immigration Minister's statement saying that the UK will not tolerate people who "do not play by the rules and…

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Immigration Health Surcharge WILL BE Increased

Friday 30th November 2018

The decision to double the Immigration Health Surcharge has been approved by the House of Commons on 21 November and by the House of Lords on 28 November. Once it is signed by the…

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Home Office scraps scheme that used NHS data to track migrants

Monday 19th November 2018

Following the legal action by Migrants' Rights Network the UK Home Office has backed down from secret data-sharing deal. Under the controversial "hostile environment" scheme the Home Office was using NHS data to track down patients believed to be breaching…

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New Digital Visa Services

Friday 2nd November 2018
Irina Durnova

Earlier this year the Home Office has awarded Sopra Steria a £91m contract to develop a digital visa and immigration service in the UK. The new system goes live today. Time will tell but we are promised new, streamlined services, allowing customers in the UK…

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More Unexplained Wealth Orders?

Wednesday 31st October 2018
Irina Durnova

On 31 January 2018 enforcement authorities in England obtained new rights to apply for "unexplained wealth orders" (UWO) which might be subsequently issued by…

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New Visa and Citizenship Application Services Announced

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

The newly introduced streamlined services has been announced by the Home Office that "will allow customers in the UK to submit all necessary evidence and personal information to support their application quickly and securely through a joined up journey". The…

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Increase to Immigration Health Surcharge Announced

Wednesday 17th October 2018

From December 2018 the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) may double under plans put before Parliament on 11 October 2018. This is still subject to the Parliamentary approval. Anyone in the UK on a work, study or family visa for longer than 6 months can access NHS services in the same…

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New Statements of Changes to the Immigration Rules

Saturday 13th October 2018

On 10 October the new statement of changes to the Immigration Rules has been introduced. The new changes are in…

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Proposals to Overhaul the Tier 2 Visa Published

Saturday 29th September 2018

The Migration Advisory Committee recommended in its report earlier this month, that free movement for EU citizens should end after Brexit. They also recommended that the current Tier 2 Immigration route be expanded to also include…

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Agricultural Worker Visa is Back

Friday 14th September 2018

On 6 September 2018, the Home Office announced that it is launching a seasonal worker pilot scheme. The pilot visa scheme will allow workers from outside the EU to do seasonal farm work…

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Почему я переехала учиться в Великобританию

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Путешествовать по разным странам считается необходимым опытом, замечательным учебным процессом, но вот обучение за рубежом определяет, в той или иной степени…

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Why I moved to the UK to study

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Visiting different countries is considered to be a worthwhile experience, a great learning process, but studying abroad is known to be life-defining. Little did I realise this at the time I moved to the UK. Nonetheless I should say that studying abroad was the best…

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