Tag: migrants

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

The Home Office have recently issued guidance on jobs that qualify for exemptions from self-isolation or passenger locator form requirements.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 21 November 2020)

Test To Release for International Travel scheme

  • “The Test to Release for International Travel scheme starts 15 December.
  • “If you are only allowed to leave self-isolation for work-related activities in England, you can choose to take a coronavirus test under the Test to Release scheme. If you test negative, you would be able to end your self-isolation.”

Jobs that qualify for travel exemptions

“To help protect the country from coronavirus, people entering the UK must”:

“Some people don’t have to fill in a passenger locator form or self-isolate on arrival in the UK, because of the jobs they do.

This guidance lists the jobs that qualify for an exemption and tells people”:

  • if they need to self-isolate
  • if they need to complete a passenger locator form
  • any conditions they will need to meet or evidence they will need to show

Travel corridors

“Travel corridors apply to countries or territories, not types of job. There is separate guidance for travel corridors – see below.

If you are arriving in the UK from a country that is on the travel corridor list, you may not have to self-isolate.

You will still have to complete the passenger locator form and follow any national restrictions in place.

There are different rules for travel corridors depending on whether you are”:

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information provided by Bolton’s leading Immigration Solicitors on Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions, 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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Windrush Scheme application form (UK)

The Home Office have recently issued an application form for the Windrush Scheme.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 20 November 2020)

“If you are applying from within the UK, you must print and complete the paper form Windrush scheme application form (UK). If you need a physical copy of the form posted to you contact the Windrush Helpline.

As part of our operating processes the Windrush Helpline may contact individuals by telephone, email or letter for a variety of reasons. We will only ask for identity documentation if you have applied under either the Windrush Scheme or the Windrush Compensation Scheme. If you have questions or concerns about an approach for information received please call our helpline who will be happy to advise.

If you are applying from outside the UK you must use the online application form.”

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information provided by Bolton’s leading Immigration Solicitors on Windrush Scheme application form (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.

Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.

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The UK’s points-based immigration system: employer information

The Home Office have recently issued guidance to help employers prepare for the UK’s new points-based immigration system.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 19 November 2020)

“From 1 January 2021, free movement will end, and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system. The new system will treat EU* and non-EU citizens equally. Anyone you want to hire from outside the UK, excluding Irish citizens, will need to apply for permission in advance.”

Additionally, the issued guidance also has information pertaining to:

  • Skilled worker route
  • Global Talent route
  • Graduate route
  • Intra-company Transfer
  • Start-up and Innovator
  • Health and Care Visa
  • Creative route
  • Sporting routes
  • Seasonal Workers Pilot
  • Youth Mobility Scheme
  • EU citizens already living in the UK
  • Frontier worker
  • Becoming a licensed sponsor

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information provided by Bolton’s leading Immigration Solicitors on The UK’s points-based immigration system: employer information, 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.

Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.

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Apply for a British Overseas Territory/Commonwealth country visa

The Home Office have recently issued guidance how to apply for a visa for a Commonwealth country or British overseas territory.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 16 November 2020)

“The guidance explains how you can apply for a visa if you want to travel to a British Overseas Territory or Commonwealth country. Visa applications can be accepted and processed on behalf of the following British Overseas Territories and Commonwealth countries:”

British Overseas Territories

  • Anguilla
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Falkland Islands
  • Turks and Caicos

Commonwealth countries

  • Jamaica
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Additionally, the issued guidance also has information pertaining to:

  • How to apply
  • Booking appointments
  • Visa application centres
  • Waiting times

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information provided by Bolton’s leading Immigration Solicitors on applying for a British Overseas Territory/Commonwealth country visa, 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.

Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.

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“The direct route to immigration expertise.”

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): get support if you’re a migrant living in the UK

The Home Office have recently issued information explaining the support you can get if you do not have permission to live permanently in the UK.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 11 November 2020)

“You may not be able to access public funds but you may be able to get support from the UK government if you’re a migrant living in the UK.

You can apply for access to public funds by making a ‘change of conditions’ application if you have a UK family or private life visa and either:”

  • you’re destitute or at risk of destitution
  • your child’s welfare is at risk due to low income
  • you’re in other exceptional financial circumstances

Additionally the guidance includes information on:

  • If you need medical treatment in the UK
    • If you’re considered vulnerable because of a medical condition
    • If you are asked to self-isolate
  • If you’re employed in the UK
    • If you’re self employed
  • If you’re studying in the UK
  • If you cannot afford housing costs
    • If you’re renting the house
    • If you’re paying the mortgage
    • Local authority support
  • If you’re an asylum seeker

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information provided by Bolton’s leading Immigration Solicitors on Coronavirus (COVID-19): get support if you’re a migrant living 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.

Compass Immigration Law LTD:

“The direct route to immigration expertise.”

Follow us:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CompassLaw

Twitter: @CompassImmLaw_

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/compass-immigration-law-ltd/ 

Instragram: @CompassImmLawLtd 

www.compasslaw.org.uk