Immigration News

All the latest breaking news and expert opinion from our Immigration Law team, whose specialisms include human rights applications, appealing refusals, visa applications and business immigration issues.
How Can I Apply For Permanent Residence In The UK?

Time icon 19 April 2017 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

If you're an EU citizen who wants to settle in the UK, our Immigration solicitor walks you through how to make a permanent residence application

How Will The Increase To Immigration Fees Affect You?

Time icon 7 April 2017 | Person icon Arshia Hashmi

Immigration application fees will increase from 6th April 2017 – our Immigration solicitor explains what you need to know

A Guide To Comprehensive Sickness Insurance For EU Citizens

Time icon 17 March 2017 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

Do EU citizens need to have comprehensive sickness insurance (CSI) to be able to stay in the UK post Brexit?

Lost In Migration Conference - Protecting Child Victims Of Trafficking

Time icon 1 March 2017 | Person icon Silvia Nicolaou Garcia

The Lost in Migration conference - looking at how the law can protect migrant children who become victims of trafficking in Europe

New Zealand Citizen Successfully Joins Family In The UK

Time icon 28 February 2017 | Person icon Arshia Hashmi

Simpson Millars Immigration solicitor explains how we helped a New Zealand citizen make a successful application to join his family in the UK

Brazilian Citizen Joins Her Partner In The UK

Time icon 27 February 2017 | Person icon Arshia Hashmi

Simpson Millars Immigration Solicitor explains how she helped a Brazilian citizen to get a 6-month visa allowing her to join her partner in the UK

Supreme Court Approves The Government's Minimum Income Rule For Non-EU Spouses

Time icon 23 February 2017 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

Supreme Court rejects an appeal on the minimum income rule for non-EU spouses – Simpson Millars Immigration solicitor investigates the case

What Is The Tier 2 Immigration Skills Charge 2017?

Time icon 23 February 2017 | Person icon Luke Piper

From April 2017, employers hiring non-EEA workers under Tier 2 will have to pay an immigration skills charge – our immigration solicitor explains why.

MP Calls For Rules On Health Insurance For EU Citizens To Be Scrapped

Time icon 12 January 2017 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

An MP has called for rules on comprehensive sickness insurance for EU citizens to be scrapped. Simpson Millars Head of Immigration (Leeds) comments.

Man Refused Standard Visitor Visa Seeks Legal Help

Time icon 9 January 2017 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

Examining an immigration case involving an Indian national refused a Standard Visitor Visa to attend daughters care proceedings in the UK

The True State Of Immigration In The UK

Time icon 12 December 2016 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

New research shows the UK has inaccurate views on immigration, with 85% of us unaware of the true proportion of EU migrants entering the UK

Immigration Centres Are Facing Widespread Hunger Strikes

Time icon 5 December 2016 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

Why have 200 detainees in UK immigration centres taken part in hunger strikes? Simpson Millars Head of Immigration (Leeds) investigates.

Government Withdraw The 500% Rise In Immigration Tribunal Fees

Time icon 2 December 2016 | Person icon Arshia Hashmi

A 500% rise in immigration tribunal fees has now been withdrawn. A Paralegal for Simpson Millars Immigration team explains the benefits of this decision.

UPDATE: Government Approve 500% Increase In Immigration Fees

Time icon 21 September 2016 | Person icon Ashley Stothard

Following a consultation period, the government have announced they will proceed with proposals to increase the cost of immigration appeals

Rising Numbers Of Lone Children Seeking Asylum In The UK Are Missing Out On Legal Support

Time icon 14 September 2016 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

Simpson Millars Head of Immigration (Leeds) explores the consequences of a lack of legal advice available for lone children seeking asylum in the UK.

The Government Rejects A Points-Based Immigration System For The UK Post Brexit

Time icon 14 September 2016 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

The government rules out a points-based immigration system being introduced in the UK post Brexit. Our Head of Immigration (Leeds) explores this further.

Rising Numbers Of Long-term Migrants In The UK Are Being Told They Cannot Work Anymore

Time icon 25 August 2016 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

Simpson Millars immigration and employment law experts discuss why workers with indefinite leave to remain in the UK are being let go by their employers.

How Can I Become A British Citizen?

Time icon 11 August 2016 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

If you are applying for British citizenship after the Brexit, you might be confused about whether there are changes to the process that might affect you

A Guide To The Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006

Time icon 3 August 2016 | Person icon Ashley Stothard

After Brexit, you might be unsure of your status in the UK and how the vote to leave the EU will affect you. Ashley Stothard provides a quick guide.



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