No Deal Arrangements for EU citizens in UK

Government outlines no deal arrangements for EU citizens In the event of no deal, EU citizens will be able to enter the UK to visit, work or study after 29 March 2019. For stays longer than 3 months, European Temporary Leave to Remain will be required. Published 28 January 2019 From: Home Office and UK Visas and […]

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British (UK) Nationality

Background In 1948, The British Nationality Act introduced the concept of citizenship of the United Kingdom and the colonies.  Citizens of other Commonwealth nations became British subjects or Commonwealth citizens and their right to enter and reside in the United Kingdom was protected. All citizens of Commonwealth countries were British subjects until January 1983. The […]

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UK Employment Visas

Employment Visas In respect of non-EU nationals, the UK  operates a points-based system of work visas. Tier 1 relates to self-employed persons. Tier 2 covers the majority of work-related visas. There is a cap on Tier 2 general visas. They are subject to skills requirement and pay thresholds for the jobs concerned. There two routes; […]

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Business and Study Visas

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa Conditions for the visa: set up or run a business in the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland meet the other eligibility requirements have access to at least £50,000 investment funds to apply. Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa is for a maximum of 3 years and 4 months.  […]

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Family and Other Visas

Spouses and Partners Non-EEA nationals who seek leave to enter- remain or settle as a family member of a British citizen or settled person may apply for visas on the application of the British or settled person sponsoring them to join them in the UK. They must prove they are earning a minimum income of […]

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UK Immigration Law

Immigration law in the United Kingdom Immigration law in the United Kingdom is organised on a UK wide basis.  There is a common travel area between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, which is recognised by the Immigration Act.  The influence of European Union Treaty rights has been substantial in the area of […]

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Irish Nationals and British Citizenship

Irish Free State The Free State Constitution declared that every person domiciled in the Irish Free State upon the  coming into operation of the (1922) Constitution who was born in Ireland or either of whose parents was born in Ireland or had been ordinarily resident for not less than seven years became a citizen of […]

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Irish Recognition UK Short Stay Visa Waiver

 Information Note  The Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme was announced by the Government as part of its Jobs Initiative with a view to promoting tourism from emerging markets.  It is due to commence on 1 July 2011.  The programme will run as a pilot up to end October 2012 but may be amended or expanded at […]

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