Welcome to Westkin associates dispatches, our blog. Much of the recent debate around allowing wealthy people to come to the United Kingdom has centred not just on immigration. Tax, the cost of central London Real estate and financial transparency have all played a part. Immigration however seems to be the crucial aspect of this, with … Continue reading Dispatches
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If you are a licenced Sponsor with sponsored workers, who will be extending their employment with you under the route or applying to settle in the UK (Indefinite Leave to Remain) then it useful for you to be aware of the sponsors duties that you have agreed to comply with, since becoming a licenced sponsor … Continue reading Sponsor duties – being prepared for extension and ILR applications:
What this page will tell you This page just covers what to expect on the day of your hearing, rather than the preparation in the run-up to the hearing. The day before your hearing On the afternoon or evening before your hearing, the lists of cases to be heard the next day will be put … Continue reading What to expect on the day of your hearing?
Iranian UK Entrepreneur And Investor Visa applicants Moving money from Iran to the UK for a UK visa post the US withdrawal from the JCPOA. Westkin assist hundreds of individuals and families whom are either Iranian nationals whom are applying for UK visas, many of these applicants live outside the UK, typically in Iran or … Continue reading Iranian UK Entrepreneur And Investor Visa applicants
The Immigration Rules around visas for foreign medics swings between the needs to maintain an immigration as per government policy and the very real need the NHS has to be able to find enough staff. In what can only be described as a victory both for common sense, UK patients and overseas doctors, a forthcoming … Continue reading More Visas for foreign doctors and overseas medics due to change in the immigration laws.
Home Secretary Has Announced A New Start Up Visa For The UK In Spring 2019, the UK Immigration Authorities will start staking applications for a new “start-up visa” to commence business in the United Kingdom. This was announced by the Home Secretary as part of Tech Week on 13th June 2018. The visa is described in … Continue reading A new start up visa for the UK?
At the time of writing it is gay pride month, which brings into sharp contrast the relatively progressive strides that the UK is taken for its own gay residents as opposed to the harsh approach it takes to foreign nationals who claim asylum here as a result of their sexuality. Clients with an LGBT profile … Continue reading Can Gay People Claim Asylum Based On Their Sexuality
Those advising immigration clients have long had to adjust their advice to take into account the fact that the Home Office, with startling regularity, lose personal documents. Many immigration solicitors will always advise when asked by clients as to whether the documents will be returned that in most cases or documents will be returned but … Continue reading Why are the home office losing documents?