Tag: Foreign

Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions

For a list of information regarding jobs that qualify for travel exemptions, click here.

(Updated as of 03 September 2020)

For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19): travellers exempt from border rules in the UK, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Applying for a UK visa: New Zealand

If you are from New Zealand and you wish to apply for a UK visa, click here to find out more.

(Updated as of 02 September 2020)

For more information on the applying for a UK visa if you’re in New Zealand, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Working in the UK as a frontier worker from 1 January 2021

“You’re a frontier worker if you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you regularly commute to the UK because you are employed or self-employed here but live elsewhere. You’re able to switch between jobs.”

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 27 August 2020)

“Being a frontier worker depends on you having employment or self-employment in the UK. You can keep your frontier worker status if you are not working and one of the following applies”:

  • you’re temporarily unable to work because of an illness or accident
  • you were working in the UK but are now involuntarily unemployed, and are looking for work in the UK
  • you’re in vocational training while involuntarily unemployed
  • you’re in vocational training while unemployed, and the training is related to the work you carried out in your previous work
  • you’re temporarily unable to work as a result of pregnancy or childbirth
  • you’re on maternity or paternity leave, and you will return to your previous employment, or find another job, at the end of this period

You’ll need to apply for a frontier worker permit to enter the UK as a frontier worker. We will update this page when more information is available.

Irish citizens do not need to do anything to continue working in the UK after 31 December 2020.

For more information on Working in the UK as a frontier worker from 1 January 2021, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Requesting personal information held in the borders, immigration and citizenship system

When you request personal information held on the Home Office’s immigration records, this is known as a ‘subject access request’. As there are three types of requests (each with different requirements), this guide will provide further information.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 25 August 2020)

Basic request:

  • Electronic summary of your immigration history
  • Landing cards held electronically
  • Visa applications submitted from outside the UK (as part of entry clearance)
  • Entry and exit in and out of the UK
  • Worker Registration Scheme information if you are a national of Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia

Specific request:

  • A list of your applications
  • A particular decision letter
  • The outcome of an appeal
  • a particular detention progress report
  • a deportation order
  • a particular interview record

Detailed:

Here, you can request a copy of your Home Office paper file. Though an electronic summary will be sent initially (as with a basic application), this option allows you to request further information which may not have been included in the basic request.

Applications can be made online via www.visas-immigration.service.gov.uk or by email at subjectaccessrequest@homeoffice.gov.uk. Please be advised that due to coronavirus (COVID-19) disruption, the Home Office are currently unable to respond to requests sent via post or requests for paper records.

As the subject access request service provides personal information, evidence will be required to ensure the identity of the parties involved. Evidence includes but is not limited to:

  • Photo identification – passport/driving licence/biometric residence card
  • Written confirmation of a true likeness from: solicitor/chartered legal executive/registered charity
  • Letter of permission
  • Proof of relationship – If the request is being made on behalf of a child under 12

For more information on requesting personal information held in the borders, immigration and citizenship system, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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EU Settlement Scheme: evidence of relationship

For more information about EU Settlement Scheme: evidence of relationship, click here to find out more.

(Updated as of 24 August 2020)

For more information on the EU Settlement Scheme: evidence of relationship, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Temporary concession: coronavirus (COVID-19) related search

“On 1 July 2020, a temporary concession to the Immigration Rules was introduced as part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) endorsed funder route for Global Talent applicants. This concession will remain in place until 31 January 2021 unless this guidance is updated to extend the deadline.” Click here to find out more.

(Updated as of 21 August 2020)

For more information on the Temporary concession: coronavirus (COVID-19) related search, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Global talent advice

For guidance on applications for a UK visa or visa extension under Global Talent, click here to find out more.

For information about Global Talent endorsing bodies, click here to find out more.

(Updated as of 21 August 2020)

For more information on the global talent guidance, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Making a priority application for Global Talent

“You may be able to pay for a faster decision on a Global Talent visa or settlement (‘indefinite leave to remain’) application. You cannot submit a priority application for endorsement (stage 1) regardless of whether you are inside or outside of the UK”.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 21 August 2020)

Priority applications from inside the UK

  • “If you are inside the UK, you can submit your immigration leave application (stage 2) as a super priority application, but should only do so if you have received your successful endorsement (stage 1) decision. Super priority applications (stage 2) cannot be held awaiting the outcome of a stage 1 application.”
  • “Applications to extend your Global Talent leave or to apply for settlement may also be submitted as super priority applications within the UK.”
  • “Applications submitted under a super priority service are subject to additional fees.”

Priority applications from outside the UK

  • “If you are outside the UK, you may be able to submit your entry clearance application (stage 2) using a priority service or super priority service, depending on options available in the country where you apply. Again, you should only apply for stage 2 if you have received your endorsement (stage 1) decision.”
  • “Applications to extend your Global Talent leave outside of the UK may also be submitted through priority services where applicable.”
  • “Applications submitted under a priority service are subject to additional fees. More details of the available options in each country are available on GOV.UK.”

Applications made from outside of the UK

  • “Stage 2 and extension applications can be submitted overseas in any country if you can demonstrate to the border officer that you have authority to be living in that country or territory and that this authority was given for a period of more than 6 months.”

For more information on making a priority application for Global Talent, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Endorsement review for Global Talent

For information regarding endorsement review for Global Talent, click here to find out more.

(Updated as of 21 August 2020)

For more information on endorsement reviews for Global Talent, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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UK visa requirements: list for carriers

For information pertaining to international carriers about visa requirements for passengers travelling to the UK, click here to find out more.

(Updated as of 20 August 2020)

For more information on the UK visa requirements: list for carriers, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

Compass Immigration Law LTD:

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www.compasslaw.org.uk