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UPDATED INFORMATION FOR EEA NATIONALS 
Published 6 January 2018 
You will no doubt have seen the announcements in December 2017 as the UK and EU moved into the next stage of the negotiations. This is as a result of “making sufficient progress” on securing the rights of EU citizens in the UK (note – no mention of EEA citizens!) and of British citizens residing in EU countries. This document gives further detail and includes our interpretation of where we are now. 
DUAL NATIONALITY 
Published 10 May 2019 
With the pressures and uncertainty of Brexit, we have had numerous queries on dual nationality. This article discusses the considerations over whether to apply for citizenship - and how to find out if this is possible. 
 
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SPOT AN IRREGULARITY 
Published 12 March 2019 
Everyone worries what to do in the situation where a person presents identity documentation that does not match either the individual, or the information that they have provided. The key thing to remember is that you have time to consider your next move... 
RIGHT TO WORK CHECKS: Who What Why Where When How 
Published 12 March 2019 
All employers must check an individual's right to work in the UK prior to their employment. This is regardless of the size of the company, and is necessary to comply with the law. This article explains more about right to work checks and the process your organisation should be following. 
RIGHT TO WORK CHECKS: 3 STEP PROCESS 
Published 12 March 2019 
UKVI advocate a three step check to conduct a right to work check: Obtain; Check; Copy. We add in a fourth... 
IMPOSTER FRAUD 
Published 12 March 2019 
The most commonly encountered fraud with identity documents is someone pretending to be someone else. When problems arise, more often than not the document is genuine, it is just that it is not being used by the rightful owner. Face to face checks are vital in order to link the document to the person using it. So, how do we check for imposter fraud? 
GENUINENESS 
Published 12 March 2019 
Once you have ensured the person in front of you is not an imposter, the next stage in checking a document is determining it is genuine, by finding some security features.. 
TOOLS FOR FURTHER DOCUMENT ANALYSIS 
Published 13 March 2019 
Occasionally these document checks will cause some concern which needs checking further. In this article we explain the options available to you. Please note we do not recommend making the following checks in front of the person... 
 
TIER 2 BASICS 
Published 13 May 2019 
This article provides a broad overview of what being a Tier 2 sponsor entails. From becoming a sponsor, to maintaining the licence via sponsor compliance, and what happens if there is a breach of duties. 
TIER 2 SPONSOR DUTIES 
Published 13 May 2019 
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COMPLIANCE BREACH 
Published 13 May 2019 
This article considers what happens if a sponsor fails to adhere to their duties and there is a breach of compliance. We discuss what factors UKVI will consider within their decision process, and what happens to the sponsor - and their migrants - if their licence is either downgraded or revoked. 
CERTIFICATES OF SPONSORSHIP 
Published 13 May 2019 
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IMMIGRATION SKILLS CHARGE 
Published 13 March 2019 
The Immigration Skills Charge is an extra fee, payable at the time a Certificate of Sponsorship is issued. This article explains everything you need to know... 
THE RESIDENT LABOUR MARKET TEST 
Published 13 March 2019 
Employers need to bear in mind that, except in certain situations, they must take a resident worker over and above someone requiring sponsorship. This article explores how to ensure your recruitment is compliant with UKVI requirements. 
SWITCHING FROM TIER 4 TO TIER 2 
Published 13 March 2019 
Any student on a Tier 4 visas can switch into Tier 2 sponsored employment (once they have finished and passed their studies). They will require employer sponsorship to do so; this article outlines some of the considerations for employers when looking to sponsor graduate students. 
TIER 2 TEST 
Published 21 May 2019 
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FIVE OR TEN YEAR ROUTE TO SETTLEMENT 
Published 01 May 2019 
Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules provides two routes to settlement on the basis of family life as a partner or parent. This article explains what this means. 
NATURALISATION 
Published 27 March 2019 
There are two main routes for naturalisation as a British citizen. The first route opens once you have obtained and held settled status within the UK for one year (either via Indefinite Leave to Remain, or Permanent Residence); the second route is for spouses of British citizens. This article explains the various eligibility requirements, and what is required within the application process.  
NATURALISATION APPLICATION TIPS 
Published 27 March 2019 
Here we provide useful nuggets for anyone considering an application for naturalisation. We explain the importance of the date of application; what supporting documentation will be required, and explain the process in more detail.  
GOOD CHARACTER 
Published 01 May 2019 
As the Home Office is now refusing multiple applications on the basis of good character, we urge applicants to familiarise themselves with what factors are considered . This article summarises the key areas considered by the Home Office to negatively impact upon a person's character, and therefore the person's eligibility for citizenship. 
LIFE IN THE UK TEST 
Published 10 May 2019 
Most individuals who wish to apply for settlement or British citizenship will need to take the Life in the UK Test. This article provides more information on what the test involves, and useful information about the assessment process. 
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