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The requirements for foreign students are complex and onerous - we simplify the process

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Students

The UK welcomes students from around the globe to join our world leading education establishments.

The UK’s education institutions are a major national asset and produce significant export revenues. On the face of it, UK Government policy is to encourage foreign national students to come to the UK benefit from the myriad opportunities afforded by the sector.

Conversely however, the UK has a complex legal regime concerning the sponsorship of foreign national students and these students remain part of the net migration figures that the Government wishes to reduce.

We help foreign students as well as their host institutions navigate the complexities of sponsorship and compliance.

We provide advice, assistance and guidance on all aspect of the Tier 4 Immigration Rules and policy guidance.

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Family Based Immigration

British National (Overseas) – Hong Kong

The new UK immigration rules, enabling residence with permission to work and study for British National (Overseas) citizens who are ordinarily resident in Hong Kong, opened to applicants on 31 January 2021. Who can apply? The primary applicant must be a British National (Overseas) citizen pursuant to the Hong Kong (British Nationality) Order 1986. This…

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Gender-fluid and non-binary employees protected against discrimination

Under section 7 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Equality Act”), employees are protected from discrimination and harassment related to gender reassignment. A person who  “is proposing to undergo, is undergoing or has undergone a process (or part of a process) for the purpose of reassigning the person’s sex by changing physiological or other attributes…

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