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Category Archives: Immigration

Amie Tsang, Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, summarises the UK’s new points-based immigration system

In July, the government published further details on the UK’s new points-based immigration system which will take effect from 1 January 2021, once freedom of movement with the EU has ended. To help you prepare, the Home office has published an updated introductory guide to the system for employers. This provides an overview of the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang, Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, shares the Home Office’s latest advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents regarding coronavirus

The Home Office has issued further advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus. If you’re in the UK and your leave expired between 24 January 2020 and 31 July... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang, Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, discusses the latest news on British national (overseas) holders’ rights to apply to remain in the UK

There has been a lot of interest in the bespoke route that has been created by the UK government to allow BNO passport holders in Hong Kong to come to the UK for settlement.  For those who do not have a valid BNO passport, or if it has been misplaced, you can still apply. You... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang – Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, at Davis Blank Furniss – summarises the government’s latest guidance for Visa holders

With the recent easing of the lockdown restrictions announced by the Boris Johnson, the Home Office has issued the following guidance for Visa holders. If you’re in the UK and your leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020 Your visa will be extended to 31 July 2020 if you cannot leave the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang – Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, at Davis Blank Furniss – on the government’s proposed quarantine period for arrivals into the UK.

With the lock down measures making a positive impact on the spread of the Coronavirus the Home Secretary, Priti Patel has announced a two-week quarantine period for anyone arriving in the UK. It is envisaged that this will lower the risk of infection being reintroduced from other countries. There does seem to be some confusion,... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang – Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, at Davis Blank Furniss – summarises the UK’s new points-based immigration system

In accordance with the UK government’s Brexit plans the following guidance has been issued by the Home office. From 1 January 2021, free movement will end and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system. The new system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which all migrants come to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang – Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, at Davis Blank Furniss – on the Home Office’s latest visa update

As the country continues with being in lockdown, and many government departments are temporarily mothballed, it would be tempting to imagine that nothing needs to be done over the next few weeks in relation to immigration applications, but this is not the case. Due to COVID-19, all UK Visa Application Centres are currently closed. If... Read the rest of this entry →

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