The Home Office has announced that they will be introducing the new Start-Up Visa and Innovator Visa routes, which is expected to replace the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Route. The Government is clear that entrepreneurs play a key role in creating jobs and driving economic growth, which is vital to the prosperity of the UK. In June of this year, we announced a new Start-up visa route. This will build upon the successes of the current Tier 1 (Graduate entrepreneur) route., expanding it to ensure that the UK can benefit from a wider pool of overseas talent looking to establish new businesses in the UK.
Information on the Windrush scheme for Commonwealth citizens and others who have been in the UK for a long time and are worried about their immigration status.
18 October 2018
This information is for Commonwealth citizens and their children (the ‘Windrush generation’), and some other long-term residents of the UK who do not have documents to demonstrate their status. The Windrush scheme explains the groups who are eligible and the documents they may receive. The Windrush scheme started on 30 May 2018. Applicants applying in the UK must apply using the paper application form (see above). Applicants applying from overseas must apply using the online application form. The Windrush taskforce will contact postal and online applicants by phone or email if they need further information to decide their application.
Supreme Court: bad behavior by parent irrelevant to best interests of children
24th October 2018
The Supreme Court has today handed down judgment in four linked cases all concerning the best interests of children who themselves face removal from the UK or whose parent faces removal from the UK. The case is likely to be referred to as KO (Nigeria) and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 53.
The cases concern the new scheme of prescriptive immigration rules introduced by Theresa May as Home Secretary in 2012, bolstered by statutory reinforcement in the Immigration Act 2014. These provisions were intended to reduce judicial discretion. The reality has been a mess of conflicting and confusing decisions.
Immigration Rules: Next phase of EU Settlement Scheme confirmed 11 October 2018
The next phase of the roll-out of the EU Settlement Scheme, which allows resident EU citizens and their family members to obtain their UK immigration status, has been confirmed in the Immigration Rules.
Further information on the EU Settlement Scheme can be found on GOV.UK.
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