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The UK is an attractive place for qualifying commonwealth citizens to make their home - we simplify the process.

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We help commonwealth citizens with UK ancestry obtain long term residence in the UK.

The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom on the grounds of his United Kingdom ancestry are that s/he:

  1. is a Commonwealth citizen; and
  2. is aged 17 or over; and
  3. is able to provide proof that one of his grandparents was born in the United Kingdom and Islands and that any such grandparent is the applicant’s blood grandparent or grandparent by reason of an adoption recognised by the laws of the United Kingdom relating to adoption; and
  4. is able to work and intends to take or seek employment in the United Kingdom; and
  5. will be able to maintain and accommodate himself and any dependants adequately without recourse to public funds; and
  6. holds a valid United Kingdom entry clearance.

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The New Immigration Framework

The Government has released further details of the new immigration schemes that will open from 1 January 2021 when free movement ends with the EU. The 130-page document outlines the draft requirements for the main work and study routes to the UK. The new immigration architecture will be endorsed by Parliament later in the year….

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Suspension of Entry to the United States for Foreign Nationals

On 22 June 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation suspending entry to the U.S. of foreign nationals in certain non-immigrant (temporary) visa classifications. The entry ban took effect on 24 June 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. WHO IS IMPACTED BY THE BAN? Individuals in the following visa categories who were outside of the U.S. on…

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Tier 2 Sponsor Compliance

Background As part of UKVI’s aim to modernise, improve and broaden how it delivers sponsor register assurance, a new approach has been introduced which assesses Tier 2 sponsor compliance via a telephone interview. UKVI advise that the new activity will supplement but not replace the established activity of full compliance audits that are carried out…

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