November 2020

Joining Family Members after Brexit under EEA Settlement Scheme

Article by Asya Chaudhry – Solicitor at Fountain Solicitors The Statement of Changes In Immigration Rules HC 813, published on 22 October 2020, sets out significant changes to the Immigration Rules, which allow EEA or Swiss citizens resident in the UK prior to 31 December 2020 to be joined by their family members under Appendix EU. Under the […]

The New Skilled Worker Route Visa

Article by Kashif Kamran, Fountain Solicitors. The Skilled Worker Route visa’s will open to new applications on 1 December 2020, replacing the Tier 2 (General) route which will close on the same day. Under the Skilled Worker Visa route, the minimum skill threshold will be lowered from graduate level occupations to occupations skilled to RQF […]

BN(O) Visa Route

Who can apply, and when? BN(O) Status Holders (and their dependents) Household Members born on or after 1st July 1997 of BN(O) Status Holders (and their dependents) The new route opens on 31st January 2021—but temporary leave can be applied for immediately From where do I need to apply? From anywhere in the world. What […]

Home Office continues to target homeless migrants

“It is time to end these ‘hostile environment’ policies and ensure that our Government provides adequate support to everyone, regardless of immigration status.” Immigration lawyer Lauren Butler explains how the new immigration rules, set to come into force on 1 December, will affect migrant rough sleepers. It is a criminal offence to sleep rough in […]