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Spouses and Partners

We facilitate family reunion through extensive experience and devotion to getting it right

"Very commercial and straightforward" - Legal 500

The UK welcomes the spouses and partners of British citizens and settled persons, however the rules are complex and onerous. Documentary evidence is strict. We help unravel these complexities.

Over recent years the UK has adopted a modern and progressive approach to personal partnerships. Our immigration rules recognise opposite and same-sex partners, civil partnerships and unmarried partners who can establish two years prior co-habitation.

In our society, what constitutes a “family unit” has changed and evolved over time – our immigration system reflects this progress.

In contrast, the specific legal requirements have become increasingly complex and burdensome. Refusal rates are high, not because of a lack of genuineness in relationships but because evidence is inadequate. We ensure our clients get it right, every time.

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Brexit Immigration Advice

British Citizens in Europe

British Citizens and EU Member State Immigration Policy  Preparing for a “no-deal” Brexit Members of Parliament (MPs) have been unable to reach agreement and ratify the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration reached between the British Government and the European Union. This is despite a new deal being reached between the Johnson government and the EU…

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EU Settlement Scheme Gathers Pace

Applications under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) gathered pace in September 2019 with an additional 520,600 applications received by the Home Office. Overall the total number of applications received up to 30 September 2019 was more than 1.8 million. This increase in applications is most likely a consequence of the uncertainty in Parliament and the…

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The Queen’s Speech

The Queen has opened a new session of Parliament with a speech setting out her Government’s legislative agenda. Whilst the forthcoming Immigration Bill obtained an early mention, the speech contained very little on the specifics: “An immigration bill, ending free movement, will lay the foundation for a fair, modern and global immigration system. My Government…

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