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Category Archives: Immigration

Are work permits becoming harder to obtain?

UK businesses benefit from hiring foreign workers, but the government has been seeking to balance concerns around immigration with the benefit that workers under Tier 2 (the visa system for work permits.) It has been felt that recent immigration rules have made it difficult for new foreign workers to be take on by UK businesses. … Continue reading Are work permits becoming harder to obtain?

How Immigration & Employment Lawyers can work together

Immigration and Employment Law are of course two different areas of work in their own right. They are however increasingly becoming linked and lawyers are having to build up new networks to take this into account. This position has come about largely as a result of two UKBA (the immigration authority in the UK) initiatives. … Continue reading How Immigration & Employment Lawyers can work together

How Can Investors Move To UK With a British Passport?

An investor’s Journey to British Nationality High value individuals may want to consider applying for a UK investor visa. Investor visas are for individuals who want to move to the United Kingdom and have the necessary funds to invest here. Individuals must meet the eligibility requirements, including being from outside of the EEA and having … Continue reading How Can Investors Move To UK With a British Passport?

UK Marriage Visas – Top 10 FAQ’s

Marriage Visas are the method by which British nationals can bring their spouse to the UK for settlement. Here are the Top 10 questions that our lawyers are asked about this important immigration category 1.Can only British Nationals apply? No, under the rules non British nationals who hold ILR (indefinite leave to remain can also … Continue reading UK Marriage Visas – Top 10 FAQ’s

Are Immigration Lawyers owed more from clients?

Are Immigration Lawyers owed more from clients than they expect? When a client takes on an immigration lawyer, one of the things they hope for,  aside from competitive fees and good levels of service is that the lawyer has a good reputation. But where does that good reputation come from and how far should the … Continue reading Are Immigration Lawyers owed more from clients?

Why is the quality of Immigration Lawyers so poor?

Westkin’s blog has long argued that although there are great immigration solicitors, lawyers and barristers, they are the exception rather than the rule. Immigration Law is blighted by poor providers, more so than any other area of law. Why is this? Although we are not economists, we imagine that an economist might note the following … Continue reading Why is the quality of Immigration Lawyers so poor?

Immigration Queues at Heathrow Border Control

This is an old blog post from our team at Westkin. Take a look at our blog to read some more recent updates. Why are there horrendous queues at Heathrow’s Border Control? News reports confirming that there have been consistent 45 min delays for those seeking to pass through immigration control at Heathrow Airport have been … Continue reading Immigration Queues at Heathrow Border Control

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