Our immigration team have a wealth of experience of helping family members of EEA nationals obtain family permits, residence cards and permanent residence cards.
We also assist EEA nationals who wish to obtain a document certifying permanent residence. EEA nationals who have resided in the UK and have been exercising their Treaty Rights for a continuous period of five years automatically acquire permanent residence. Amendments to nationality laws require those wishing to naturalise as British citizens to first obtain a certificate confirming permanent residency and after holding the same for 12 months, they can then apply to become a British citizen.
“The team makes it very easy to ask questions and understand the advice given.”
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- 01 June 2023
What is the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) and how much do you have to pay?
The Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) is a levy on companies who sponsor migrant workers. This levy was imposed on 6 April 2017. The Government states that the charge has been levied to contribute towards addressing the skills gap in the local economy.
- 18 May 2023
Navigating SOC Codes
When it comes to UK immigration, understanding the intricacies of the system is vital. One significant aspect of the process revolves around Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes. SOC codes play a crucial role in determining the eligibility for an individual to apply for a work visa, assessing skill levels, and matching individuals to appropriate job roles.
- 05 May 2023
What happens when sponsored workers are made redundant?
Join our UK immigration lawyers Monica Atwal and Rebecca Hone as they discuss the implications of redundancies on visa-holding employees and the associated sponsor reporting duties.
- 05 May 2023
What Employers need to know about Biometric Residence Permits
Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) are biometric immigration documents that are issued to non-EEA nationals and EEA nationals, who have been granted permission to stay in the UK.
- 20 April 2023
Right to Work Checks – Updates 2023
The UK government recently updated its guidance on right to work checks. This guidance, if implemented correctly, provides a statutory excuse (legal protection) against a civil penalty if found to be unknowingly employing illegal workers in the UK.
- 30 March 2023
Changes to the UK Immigration Rules
The Home Secretary has published a Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules, with a phased rollout of changes commencing in April 2023. These changes will impact most of the work visa categories, including the Skilled Worker and Global Business Mobility routes.
“The whole process of obtaining Skill worker Visa for my husband and myself was a hassle free experience – all thanks to Rebecca Hone for putting up the perfect documentation on our behalf. It took her just two phone calls with us to get us there. We were offered a good discount for the dependant visa. Given that we were a bit stressed because of the times we live in, we are truly thankful to Clarkslegal for the exceptional services offered to us. Everything just fell into place.”
“I had the pleasure of working with Rebecca Hone at Clarkslegal LLP. Rebecca was incredibly proactive about helping to manage my Tier 2 Visa process. She made it incredibly clear what was required, and was very helpful in reminding me about any outstanding details. Rebecca also ensured that the process went as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
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