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Increased Funds Required For Tiers 1, 2 and 5 Applications From 14 June 2012

15th Mar 2012

On 15 March 2012, a written ministerial statement was laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules.

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PBS Maintenance Requirement To Increase From April

15th Feb 2012

From April 2012, the UK Government's intention is to increase the Maintenance (Funds) requirement for PBS in Tier 1 Applications (except for Investor and Exceptional Talent) to £900 for in-country ...

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Spot Light On Nelson Cifuentes, Assistant Solicitor At Wornham & Co

1st Feb 2012

Nelson recently helped a Pakistani national successfully apply for leave to remain as a Tier 4 student. The matter was not straightforward as the client had previously made a Tier 4 application him...

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Application for Review of Marriage Applications Refused On the Basis Of Age

8th Nov 2011

If you were refused a visa or leave to remain solely on age grounds alone, between 27 November 2008 and October 2011 and you have not since made a successful application, you can apply for a review...

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Marriage/Spouse age reverts to 18 on 28 November

7th Nov 2011

The Minister has announced that from 28 November, a new Immigration Rule will come into effect, reducing the age limit from 21 to 18 years at which an applicant can apply for entry clearance, or le...

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PBS Applications and Appeals

25th May 2011

It is more essential than ever that PBS applications are correctly made and fully documented in compliance with current law, immigration rules and policy guidance, following new restrictions on evi...

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Trevor Wornham is Co-Presenting Training A Course For ILPA In May

16th Apr 2011

Trevor is co-presenting "Home Office policy, concessions and exercise of discretion outside of the Immigration Rules" on 13 May.  For details of these and other ILPA courses, please click here.

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Spot Light On Recent Work Of Nelson Cifuentes, Assistant Solicitor At Wornham & Co

18th Mar 2011

Nelson recently helped an Iranian teacher who came to us having had her Tier 2 (General) extension application refused. He advised and assisted her in a fresh application and her extension was appr...

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Free Seminar - Employing Overseas Staff - How To Stay The Right Side Of The Law

31st Jan 2011

    Event Date: 16 March 2011 

    What is it about:

  • Who needs permission to work in the UK?
  • What checks do you need to make?
  • What other obligations do you need to consider?
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Court Of Appeal Rules 21 Years Age Limit Breaches Article 8 Human Rights

13th Jan 2011

Persons affected by the increase in age limit from 18 to 21 years in the Immigration Rules in order to be eligible to be granted fiance(e), proposed civil partner, spouse and civil partner visas or...

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Important Change To Unpublished Tier 2 Policy

1st Oct 2010

The UK Border Agency ("UKBA") has recently confirmed to an Immigration Law Practitioners' Association ("ILPA") member that "whilst there have been instances in the past where we have been able  to ...

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More Slots For Legal Reps To Process Same-Day Tier 4 Applications

18th Aug 2010

The Third Party Representatives Team of the PEO Croydon is making available a substantial number of same-day Tier 4 appointment slots on the 1st September 2010.

All legal representatives, includin...

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Reminder - Please Remember to Respond to MAC Consultation

13th Aug 2010

The deadline to respond to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) consultation on the level of the first annual limit on economic migration is 7 September 2010.  Employers should respond, to ensure...

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New UKBA Application Forms

9th Aug 2010

It should be noted that although UKBA has only made an announcement in the news section of their website regarding new forms published on 30 July in respect of Points-Based System (PBS) application...

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New UKBA Policy On Points Based System Applications Refused On Maintenance Grounds

26th Jul 2010

Following our posts below regarding the situation for Points Based System applicants made after the Court of Appeal decision in Pankina, the UK Border Agency have now announced a new policy for tho...

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Important Immediate Changes to the Immigration Rules

23rd Jul 2010

Further update: please see blog post of 26 July 2010 "New UKBA policy on Points Based System Applications refused on maintenance grounds on or before 22 July 2010" for details of new UKBA policy in...

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English Language Student Update

16th Jul 2010

Please note that on 23 July, the UK government introduced a new Immigration Rule which, with immediate effect, increased the minimum English level requirement to B1 for students.  Therefore the inf...

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More Good News For Migrants

13th Jul 2010

Further update: please see blog post of 26 July 2010 "New UKBA policy on Points Based System Applications refused on maintenance grounds on or before 22 July 2010" for details of new UKBA policy on...

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End Of A Varied and Successful Week

2nd Jul 2010

We have had a very varied week, as is typical at Wornham & Co. 

On the business side, a Tier 2 client and his wife arrived in the UK to start work; an application was submitted to extend a Profess...

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Welcome To Our New Website

1st Jul 2010

Our new website is being launched today.  We have updated our site, so that you have more information about myself and my team, our services, and how we have helped clients.  More detailed articles...

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