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UK Immigration and travel coronavirus update

11 May 2021

The UK immigration system has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Woodcock Law has compiled the latest Home Office rules relating to UK visa applications and travel as of May 2021.

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What to expect during a sponsor compliance visit from Home Office

10 May 2021

UK Visas and Immigration recently confirmed that it is resuming sponsor licence compliance visits now that lockdown is easing. Woodcock Law outlines what you could expect if Home Office pays a visit to your organisation.

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Young Professionals Scheme announced for UK and Indian nationals

7 May 2021

A new work visa scheme will be launched to allow young Indian and British professionals to work and live in each other’s country for up to two years.

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Fast track UK immigration route opens for award-winning talent

6 May 2021

New reforms to the Global Talent Visa have fast-tracked the immigration route for prestigious award winners.

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Late applications to the EU Settlement Scheme

4 May 2021

The deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme is approaching. The final date for applications is 30 June 2021, after which EU, EEA and Swiss citizens residing in the UK, who do not have or have not applied for Pre-settled or Settled Status, will be living in the UK unlawfully.

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UK Sponsor Licence: what to do if your application has been rejected or refused?

27 April 2021

Woodcock Law has a 100% immigration and sponsorship case success rate, and can offer advice if your previous application has been refused or rejected. But what does this mean, and can you reapply?

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Why you should consider using an immigration solicitor

26 April 2021

With immigration advice and information freely accessible on various online sources, you may not think it necessary to instruct immigration solicitors.

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New UK Arrivals Checklist

9 April 2021

To help relieve this stress klist of things you should try to organise during the first week of your arrival.

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New vs old: Updated list of UK visas

8 April 2021

There have been many changes to the Immigration Rules in the past year. Woodcock Law continues to keep you updated about visa categories for the United Kingdom.

READ MORE

Woodcock Law & Notary Public celebrates Transgender Day of Visibility

9 April 2021

To help relieve this stress and make your arrival as seamless as possible, we have created a checklist of things you should try to organise...

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MAC call for evidence launched on Intra-Company Transfer Immigration Route

30 March 2021

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has launched a public consultation asking employers to share information about their usage of the Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)...

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What happens if your relationship with your partner breaks down and you are on a UK spouse visa?

26 March 2021

The Will I be deported if my relationship or marriage has ended? Woodcock Law looks at this commonly- asked question.

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Woodcock Law has its first BN(O) Visa ID app success

18 March 2021

Joanne Chung, our Senior Immigration Solicitor has successfully helped clients submit for BN(O) visas using the ID app.

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Understanding right to work checks for employers

15 March 2021

The Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act 2006 states that all employers must carry out proper due diligence to confirm any potential employee has the Right to Work in the UK.

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Child Citizenship fee ruled unlawful

11 March 2021

On 18 Feb 2021, the Court of Appeal confirmed that the Home Office’s child citizenship fee was unlawful.

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What are the English Language Requirements for my UK visa?

11 March 2021

A common question for UK visa applicants is whether you need to meet the English Language requirements, and how. Woodcock Law has the answers below from Home Office.

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Global Talent Visa access for award winners announced

10 March 2021

On 4 March 2021, the UK government published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules that included a reform of the Global Talent Route.

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UK’s new Graduate route to open

11 March 2021

On 4 March 2021, the UK government published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, which includes a new Graduate route...

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2021 Budget Report released

4 March 2021

The UK government has proposed new immigration changes to attract highly skilled talent to the United Kingdom in the 2021 Budget Report. Woodcock Law looks at these proposed changes...

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New visa route opens to Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas)

27 January 2021

The British National Overseas (BNO) visa is a new immigration route that opens to applications on 31 January 2021. It was announced in UK Home Office’s policy statement on 22 July 2020.

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Webinar: What employers need to know after Brexit

15 January 2021

The UK has left the EU and the BREXIT transition period is over. We at Woodcock Law have been extremely busy helping businesses and big corporates to prepare for the UK’s new Immigration System that..

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Brexit and business travel

5 January 2021

How does Brexit affect UK and EU business travellers? The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020, and the subsequent Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020.

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UK Travel Bans: which countries have imposed restrictions on UK arrivals

22 December 2020

This weekend, Tier 4 lockdown was implemented in much of the South and South East of England as news broke about the rapid spread...

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Visiting the UK after Brexit: A guide for EU Citizens

17 December 2020

What you need to know about entering the UK from 1 January 2021 as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen Many people have been wondering about the new travel rules when the transition period after Brexit comes to..

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The new Frontier Worker route has opened for applications

11 December 2020

Brexit and the new points-based immigration system that is set to begin on 1 January 2021 has had major implications in restricting free movement for EU Nationals who work in the UK, but live primarily in the..

READ MORE

Immigration services update

14 November 2020

Woodcock Law and Notary Public are open during the second lockdown in England. Our clients are important to us, and we are committed to the continuation of our professional, bespoke services.

READ MORE

Coronavirus update from UK Visas and Immigration

6 November 2020

The Home Office has released an update to its Covid-19 advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents. Visa applications UK Visa Applications in England are not affected by the second national.

READ MORE

Immigration updates for Skilled Worker and Intra-Company Transfer visa routes

29 October 2020

The UK government announced changes to the Immigration Rules on 22 October, and the new points-based immigration system will soon be here. The Tier 2 (General) visa route will be closed to new applications

READ MORE

Update on the new points-based immigration system for 2021

23 October 2020

UK Visas and Immigration has published new guidance for UK’s points-based immigration system. This is especially notable as it contains important information for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens...

READ MORE

A Guide to Business Visitor Visas

21 October 2020

Do you anticipate needing to visit the UK for business-related purposes without formally taking part in the UK labour market or being employed in the UK?

READ MORE

Brexit implications for recruitment in your business

14 October 2020

One of the major changes brought about by Brexit is the end of free movement for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens. The new UK immigration rules will replace EU regulations on 31 December at 11 pm British time.

READ MORE

Immigration Health Surcharge to increase on 27 October 2020

7 October 2020

The Immigration Health Surcharge will be increasing from £400 to £624 for each year of leave on 27 October 2020. This announcement comes as the UK government signed the Immigration (Health Charge)

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Introduction to the new points-based immigration system

5 October 2020

UK Visas and Immigration have released a guide titled “UK's points-based immigration system: an introduction for employers”.

READ MORE

Remote working – Can your employees work overseas?

2 October 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business. The prevalence of office-based employees working remotely from home has created new questions about whether employees are legally allowed to work from another country.

READ MORE

Review of the Shortage Occupation List released

30 September 2020

A review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) ahead of the introduction of a points-based immigration system on 1 January 2021 has been published, recommending the addition of several occupations to the list.

READ MORE

The rise of the Immigration Health Surcharge is delayed

25 September 2020

There is some good news for those trying to get their visa applications in before the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) increases from £400 to £624 for each year of leave in October 2020.

READ MORE
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Why you should consider using an immigration solicitor

26 April 2021

With immigration advice and information freely accessible on various online sources, you may not think it necessary to instruct immigration solicitors.

READ MORE
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New UK Arrivals Checklist

9 April 2021

To help relieve this stress klist of things you should try to organise during the first week of your arrival.

READ MORE
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New vs old: Updated list of UK visas

8 April 2021

There have been many changes to the Immigration Rules in the past year. Woodcock Law continues to keep you updated about visa categories for the United Kingdom.

READ MORE

Woodcock Law & Notary Public celebrates Transgender Day of Visibility

9 April 2021

To help relieve this stress and make your arrival as seamless as possible, we have created a checklist of things you should try to organise...

READ MORE

MAC call for evidence launched on Intra-Company Transfer Immigration Route

30 March 2021

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has launched a public consultation asking employers to share information about their usage of the Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)...

READ MORE

What happens if your relationship with your partner breaks down and you are on a UK spouse visa?

26 March 2021

The Will I be deported if my relationship or marriage has ended? Woodcock Law looks at this commonly- asked question.

READ MORE

Woodcock Law has its first BN(O) Visa ID app success

18 March 2021

Joanne Chung, our Senior Immigration Solicitor has successfully helped clients submit for BN(O) visas using the ID app.

READ MORE

Understanding right to work checks for employers

15 March 2021

The Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act 2006 states that all employers must carry out proper due diligence to confirm any potential employee has the Right to Work in the UK.

READ MORE

Child Citizenship fee ruled unlawful

11 March 2021

On 18 Feb 2021, the Court of Appeal confirmed that the Home Office’s child citizenship fee was unlawful.

READ MORE

What are the English Language Requirements for my UK visa?

11 March 2021

A common question for UK visa applicants is whether you need to meet the English Language requirements, and how. Woodcock Law has the answers below from Home Office.

READ MORE

Global Talent Visa access for award winners announced

10 March 2021

On 4 March 2021, the UK government published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules that included a reform of the Global Talent Route.

READ MORE

UK’s new Graduate route to open

11 March 2021

On 4 March 2021, the UK government published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, which includes a new Graduate route...

READ MORE

2021 Budget Report released

4 March 2021

The UK government has proposed new immigration changes to attract highly skilled talent to the United Kingdom in the 2021 Budget Report. Woodcock Law looks at these proposed changes...

READ MORE

New visa route opens to Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas)

27 January 2021

The British National Overseas (BNO) visa is a new immigration route that opens to applications on 31 January 2021. It was announced in UK Home Office’s policy statement on 22 July 2020.

READ MORE

Webinar: What employers need to know after Brexit

15 January 2021

The UK has left the EU and the BREXIT transition period is over. We at Woodcock Law have been extremely busy helping businesses and big corporates to prepare for the UK’s new Immigration System that..

READ MORE

Brexit and business travel

5 January 2021

How does Brexit affect UK and EU business travellers? The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020, and the subsequent Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020.

READ MORE

UK Travel Bans: which countries have imposed restrictions on UK arrivals

22 December 2020

This weekend, Tier 4 lockdown was implemented in much of the South and South East of England as news broke about the rapid spread...

READ MORE

Visiting the UK after Brexit: A guide for EU Citizens

17 December 2020

What you need to know about entering the UK from 1 January 2021 as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen Many people have been wondering about the new travel rules when the transition period after Brexit comes to..

READ MORE

The new Frontier Worker route has opened for applications

11 December 2020

Brexit and the new points-based immigration system that is set to begin on 1 January 2021 has had major implications in restricting free movement for EU Nationals who work in the UK, but live primarily in the..

READ MORE

Immigration services update

14 November 2020

Woodcock Law and Notary Public are open during the second lockdown in England. Our clients are important to us, and we are committed to the continuation of our professional, bespoke services.

READ MORE

Coronavirus update from UK Visas and Immigration

6 November 2020

The Home Office has released an update to its Covid-19 advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents. Visa applications UK Visa Applications in England are not affected by the second national.

READ MORE

Immigration updates for Skilled Worker and Intra-Company Transfer visa routes

29 October 2020

The UK government announced changes to the Immigration Rules on 22 October, and the new points-based immigration system will soon be here. The Tier 2 (General) visa route will be closed to new applications

READ MORE

Update on the new points-based immigration system for 2021

23 October 2020

UK Visas and Immigration has published new guidance for UK’s points-based immigration system. This is especially notable as it contains important information for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens...

READ MORE

A Guide to Business Visitor Visas

21 October 2020

Do you anticipate needing to visit the UK for business-related purposes without formally taking part in the UK labour market or being employed in the UK?

READ MORE

Brexit implications for recruitment in your business

14 October 2020

One of the major changes brought about by Brexit is the end of free movement for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens. The new UK immigration rules will replace EU regulations on 31 December at 11 pm British time.

READ MORE

Immigration Health Surcharge to increase on 27 October 2020

7 October 2020

The Immigration Health Surcharge will be increasing from £400 to £624 for each year of leave on 27 October 2020. This announcement comes as the UK government signed the Immigration (Health Charge)

READ MORE

Introduction to the new points-based immigration system

5 October 2020

UK Visas and Immigration have released a guide titled “UK's points-based immigration system: an introduction for employers”.

READ MORE

Remote working – Can your employees work overseas?

2 October 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business. The prevalence of office-based employees working remotely from home has created new questions about whether employees are legally allowed to work from another country.

READ MORE

Review of the Shortage Occupation List released

30 September 2020

A review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) ahead of the introduction of a points-based immigration system on 1 January 2021 has been published, recommending the addition of several occupations to the list.

READ MORE

The rise of the Immigration Health Surcharge is delayed

25 September 2020

There is some good news for those trying to get their visa applications in before the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) increases from £400 to £624 for each year of leave in October 2020.

READ MORE
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New UK Arrivals Checklist

9 April 2020

To help relieve this stress klist of things you should try to organise during the first week of your arrival.

READ MORE
Mountain

New vs old: Updated list of UK visas

8 April 2020

There have been many changes to the Immigration Rules in the past year. Woodcock Law continues to keep you updated about visa categories for the United Kingdom.

READ MORE

Woodcock Law & Notary Public celebrates Transgender Day of Visibility

9 April 2020

To help relieve this stress and make your arrival as seamless as possible, we have created a checklist of things you should try to organise...

READ MORE

MAC call for evidence launched on Intra-Company Transfer Immigration Route

30 March 2021

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has launched a public consultation asking employers to share information about their usage of the Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)...

READ MORE

What happens if your relationship with your partner breaks down and you are on a UK spouse visa?

26 March 2021

The Will I be deported if my relationship or marriage has ended? Woodcock Law looks at this commonly- asked question.

READ MORE

Woodcock Law has its first BN(O) Visa ID app success

18 March 2021

Joanne Chung, our Senior Immigration Solicitor has successfully helped clients submit for BN(O) visas using the ID app.

READ MORE

Understanding right to work checks for employers

15 March 2021

The Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act 2006 states that all employers must carry out proper due diligence to confirm any potential employee has the Right to Work in the UK.

READ MORE

Child Citizenship fee ruled unlawful

11 March 2021

On 18 Feb 2021, the Court of Appeal confirmed that the Home Office’s child citizenship fee was unlawful.

READ MORE

What are the English Language Requirements for my UK visa?

11 March 2021

A common question for UK visa applicants is whether you need to meet the English Language requirements, and how. Woodcock Law has the answers below from Home Office.

READ MORE

Global Talent Visa access for award winners announced

10 March 2021

On 4 March 2021, the UK government published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules that included a reform of the Global Talent Route.

READ MORE

UK’s new Graduate route to open

11 March 2021

On 4 March 2021, the UK government published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, which includes a new Graduate route...

READ MORE

2021 Budget Report released

4 March 2021

The UK government has proposed new immigration changes to attract highly skilled talent to the United Kingdom in the 2021 Budget Report. Woodcock Law looks at these proposed changes...

READ MORE

New visa route opens to Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas)

27 January 2021

The British National Overseas (BNO) visa is a new immigration route that opens to applications on 31 January 2021. It was announced in UK Home Office’s policy statement on 22 July 2020.

READ MORE

Webinar: What employers need to know after Brexit

15 January 2021

The UK has left the EU and the BREXIT transition period is over. We at Woodcock Law have been extremely busy helping businesses and big corporates to prepare for the UK’s new Immigration System that..

READ MORE

Brexit and business travel

5 January 2021

How does Brexit affect UK and EU business travellers? The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020, and the subsequent Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020.

READ MORE

UK Travel Bans: which countries have imposed restrictions on UK arrivals

22 December 2020

This weekend, Tier 4 lockdown was implemented in much of the South and South East of England as news broke about the rapid spread...

READ MORE

Visiting the UK after Brexit: A guide for EU Citizens

17 December 2020

What you need to know about entering the UK from 1 January 2021 as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen Many people have been wondering about the new travel rules when the transition period after Brexit comes to..

READ MORE

The new Frontier Worker route has opened for applications

11 December 2020

Brexit and the new points-based immigration system that is set to begin on 1 January 2021 has had major implications in restricting free movement for EU Nationals who work in the UK, but live primarily in the..

READ MORE

Immigration services update

14 November 2020

Woodcock Law and Notary Public are open during the second lockdown in England. Our clients are important to us, and we are committed to the continuation of our professional, bespoke services.

READ MORE

Coronavirus update from UK Visas and Immigration

6 November 2020

The Home Office has released an update to its Covid-19 advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents. Visa applications UK Visa Applications in England are not affected by the second national.

READ MORE

Immigration updates for Skilled Worker and Intra-Company Transfer visa routes

29 October 2020

The UK government announced changes to the Immigration Rules on 22 October, and the new points-based immigration system will soon be here. The Tier 2 (General) visa route will be closed to new applications

READ MORE

Update on the new points-based immigration system for 2021

23 October 2020

UK Visas and Immigration has published new guidance for UK’s points-based immigration system. This is especially notable as it contains important information for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens...

READ MORE

A Guide to Business Visitor Visas

21 October 2020

Do you anticipate needing to visit the UK for business-related purposes without formally taking part in the UK labour market or being employed in the UK?

READ MORE

Brexit implications for recruitment in your business

14 October 2020

One of the major changes brought about by Brexit is the end of free movement for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens. The new UK immigration rules will replace EU regulations on 31 December at 11 pm British time.

READ MORE

Immigration Health Surcharge to increase on 27 October 2020

7 October 2020

The Immigration Health Surcharge will be increasing from £400 to £624 for each year of leave on 27 October 2020. This announcement comes as the UK government signed the Immigration (Health Charge)

READ MORE

Introduction to the new points-based immigration system

5 October 2020

UK Visas and Immigration have released a guide titled “UK's points-based immigration system: an introduction for employers”.

READ MORE

Remote working – Can your employees work overseas?

2 October 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business. The prevalence of office-based employees working remotely from home has created new questions about whether employees are legally allowed to work from another country.

READ MORE

Review of the Shortage Occupation List released

30 September 2020

A review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) ahead of the introduction of a points-based immigration system on 1 January 2021 has been published, recommending the addition of several occupations to the list.

READ MORE

The rise of the Immigration Health Surcharge is delayed

25 September 2020

There is some good news for those trying to get their visa applications in before the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) increases from £400 to £624 for each year of leave in October 2020.

READ MORE