British travellers may be turned away from airports due to this new rule!

British travellers looking to visit countries in the European Union will have to jump a new hurdle due to Brexit, the Home Office has confirmed.   During the transition period for the remainder of 2020, UK passports are valid for travel anywhere in the EU up to and including the date of expiry.   However, […]

Life after Brexit – how will it affect YOU?

As you may have read in our recent article, the UK is currently going through a ‘transitional period’ during which Boris Johnson and his political colleagues will hold extensive negotiations regarding the relationship between the UK and the EU with European leaders.   These negotiations will be completed and the results announced by 31 December […]

Huge numbers of Brits applying for non-UK passports post-Brexit!

More than 350,000 Brits have applied for a non-UK passport as an insurance policy post-Brexit, in the hope that it will grant them immunity from any negative outcomes of exiting the EU.   This surge has been rising steadily since the result of the EU referendum back in 2016, with some even forfeiting their British […]

What’s the score with Brexit’s Transitional Period?

Whether you are for it or against it, Brexit will be officially happening at 11pm tonight (31.01.20). This means the UK will be separate from the EU from this point forward, but the effects on everyday life will not become obvious due to a ‘transitional period’ which will last until the end of the year. […]

Missing the EU Settlement Scheme Deadline – A Word of Advice

First things first:   The deadline to apply for a post-Brexit status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021 or, If the UK leaves the EU without a deal   You are required to be residing in the UK before it leaves the EU to apply. The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020.   You can […]

No-deal Brexit possibility sparks further changes to the immigration rules

While the chances of a no-deal Brexit are growing increasingly slim, the Home Office have issued some changes to the immigration rules which will only come into play should the UK leave the EU without a deal.   Brandon Lewis, the Minister of State for Security and Deputy for EU Exit and No Deal Preparation, said […]

Tier 1 Visa Routes Updated: What has changed?

The Home Office published some new changes to the UK Immigration rules recently, and many of them have now come into effect this month. The purpose of this article is to communicate the changes made to the Tier 1 visa routes that are on offer.   Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa:   The Tier 1 […]

New additions to post-Brexit immigration policies unveiled!

Yesterday, the Queen made a speech which contained details of rather large scale reforms brought in by the Conservative government. More than a third of the new and returning bills are directly involved with new arrangements following Brexit.   The proposed immigration bill highlights its purpose to bring an end to free movement and will lay the foundation […]

Lower paid workers have their say on the Brexit madness

Brexit has a lot of people worried for all sorts of reasons. Many of those who voted to leave the EU back in 2016 are now feeling an uncomfortable twang of uncertainty in their stomachs, although of course there are the staunch leavers who just want Prime Minister Boris Johnson to see Brexit through even […]

Brexit chaos deepens after Supreme Court ruling. How will Brexit affect your everyday life?

Now that we have officially set foot into the Brexit month. There are only less than 4 weeks until the official Brexit deadline: Thursday 31 October 2019.   But with all the uncertainties and political dogfighting, MPs voted to try to block a no-deal Brexit and with the Supreme court stepping in, the future of […]

Dependant parents and the EU Settlement Scheme: what is the deal?

As previously announced, the EU Settlement Scheme has allowed for EU citizens (and their spouses or civil partners) to have their dependent parents join them in the UK.   While this is great, there has been an air of confusion surrounding what qualifies as a ‘dependent parent’, and how the Home Office determines who makes […]

EU & non-EU: there have been important changes to the UK immigration rules

The Home Office have just announced some changes to the UK’s immigration rules. They will be of particular interest to those wanting to access the EU Settlement Scheme in the wake of Brexit.   These changes are fairly extensive, but are definitely worth knowing!   Amendments to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS):   The Home […]

More Brexit confusion – what is happening with free movement?

The Home Office has hinted that EU free movement rules will end immediately if there is a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, sparking mass confusion and offering no concrete information.   This change could affect the rights of EU citizens who arrive in the UK from November onward.   Former Prime Minister Theresa May was […]

EU Spouses of British Citizens – What does Brexit mean for you?

The result of the 2016 referendum had a lot of people feeling on edge for many different reasons, but some groups definitely had more substantial and tangible fears than others. Right near the top of this ‘stress pile’ lie the spouses of British citizens from EU countries.   Everyone, understandably, feared the worst. Assumptions were […]