New Plan for Immigration will help asylum seeking children

The government’s New Plan for Immigration aims to help unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, by directing all local authorities with children’s services to provide care placements for them. It will make the National Transfer Scheme for such children mandatory for local authorities with children’s services. Until recently, many councils did not accept the transfer of children, resulting

Student Visas Applications – What you need to know.

International Students must successfully apply for a Student visa before they can commence their studies in the UK. This short article provides an overview about the requirements for Student visas for foreign students intending to study in the UK. The relevant Immigration Rules that cover Student Visa applications are primarily contained in Appendix Student. A

Immigration – The Graduate Route

This article provides an overview of the Graduate route, (also referred to as the Graduate visa). This Immigration category was opened on 1st July 2021 for international students. The Graduate route is for international students who have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree, postgraduate degree or a relevant qualification and hold Tier 4 (General) Leave or

What is a Standard Visitor Visa and When Does it Apply?

This article looks at the Standard Visitor visa and provides a concise view of this Immigration category. The Immigration Rules provide that there are four different types of Visitor visa categories. These categories include the Standard Visitor, the Marriage and Civil Partnership Visitor, the Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor and the Transit Visitor. Standard Visitors may

Partner Route – Entry Clearance

The Partner Route is for persons intending to join their partner from abroad, including spouses, civil partners and unmarried partners who are either British Citizens, settled persons, persons with humanitarian protection, persons with limited leave under Appendix EU and workers or business persons under Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay. The Immigration Rules at Appendix FM:

Machins Solicitors strengthens its practice by expanding into immigration law with appointment of new solicitor

Press Release – Tuesday 13th July 2021 Machins Solicitors is pleased to announce the appointment of Omayami Mac-Jaja as a solicitor in its new Immigration Law department. Omayemi, who will be joining the firm’s Luton office, brings considerable expertise in all aspects of immigration law for both individuals and organisations. With 10 years’ experience, Omayemi

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