- Home Office stats reveal innovator visa failure
- Election manifestos: where do the main parties stand on immigration?
- University strikes and the rules on Tiers 2, 4 & 5 sponsorship
- Workshop for sponsors covering Tier 4, UKVI audits and other study related topics
- Carter Thomas appears in The Times Best Law Firms 2020
University strikes: what do they mean for international students and staff?
Today sees the start of industrial action, including strikes, across 60 universities. Members of the University and Colleges Union are striking over pensions, pay and conditions for the next eight days, with other forms of action planned when they ret ...25th November 2019
Why can’t politicians get over the idea of an Australian-style immigration system?
For politicians with an agenda to push and votes to win, talking up an “Australian-style points based system” seems like a catchy, quick-fix solution to public anxiety over immigration. During the referendum campaign it was a popular trope of the ...8th November 2019
The clock is ticking for £1m investors
A right of residence in the UK can be purchased with a six-figure investment. Until a few years ago, the amount required was £1m. While new investment visas can no longer be obtained at that price — the minimum investment has doubled — ex ...4th November 2019
Will the Graduate Immigration Route live up to expectations?
With the Brexit psychodrama continuing to monopolise airtime and public attention, it would be easy to overlook the government’s recent announcement of a new visa route for foreign students in the UK. Providing a bit of relief from the general d ...30th October 2019
Last gasp of the take-away rule
Just when you thought the rule excluding chefs at take-away restaurants from the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List had been tested to destruction, there arrives yet another valiant attempt to navigate this uber-niche corner of a corner of the Immigratio ...28th October 2019
Plague of incorrect Biometric Residence Permits causes havoc across education sector
September and October are important and busy enrolment periods for Tier 4 student visa sponsors. Immigration compliance teams had enough to contend with this academic year with the introduction of passport eGates, which means having to find evidence o ...16th October 2019