Month: June 2020

LEGAL MINUTE: UK immigration news

Some 70 per cent of Britons believed the crisis demonstrated the importance of immigration to running essential services. From iNews

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Immigration rules that have left 1 million migrant workers in the UK at risk of destitution because they cannot claim universal credit should be suspended on public health grounds during the pandemic, a cross-party group of MPs has recommended. From The Guardian

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The U.K. tech sector is trying to encourage entrepreneurs affected by President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions to move to the U.K. and start a company in a city like London. From CNBC

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There are an estimated one million undocumented workers in the UK. The coronavirus pandemic has presented them with a new set of challenges and fears over how to maintain an income, remain healthy or even stay alive. From BBC

LEGAL MINUTE: HO has no idea how many are in the UK illegally

Free visa extensions should be given to all foreign NHS and social care workers, a group of MPs has said. It is “unfair” that some of the lowest paid workers face charges of thousands of pounds to stay in the country, ministers have been told. From BBC

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Boris Johnson will warn the EU today Britain will choose a no-deal Brexit if a trade agreement is not struck by the end of next month. The threat comes despite the head of the World Trade Organisation suggesting that doing so could slow the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus, and that a deal similar to current arrangements would be better for jobs. From Daily Mail

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“The UK’s ‘new’ points-based immigration system isn’t fairer, faster or firmer – it’s complete nonsense” From Independent

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Brussels is asking European governments to select together the countries to whom they will first give the green light. The decision it says should be based on factors “including the health situation, the ability to apply containment measures during travel, and reciprocity considerations.” From Forbes

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Home Office ‘has no idea how many people are in the UK illegally’. From The Guardian

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“The Home Office must clarify the legal basis for the offers of visa extensions”, says the Home Affairs committee of MPs in a coronavirus report published. From Free Movement

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Boris Johnson promises to refund NHS workers forced to pay immigration health surcharge. From iNews

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LEGAL MINUTE: quarentine and immigration in the UK

QUARANTINE restrictions could descend into chaos on the first day after a Home Office spokesman admitted it was “very hard to imagine how it would work in in practice”. From The Sun

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): If you’re a resident or visitor travelling to the UK, you must provide your journey and contact details, not leave the place you’re staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK except in very limited situations (known as ‘self-isolating’). From Gov.UK

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British nationals who have spent months apart from non-EU spouses have expressed fears that their separation will become permanent as mass unemployment and furloughing as a result of the Covid crisis could leave them ineligible for visas. From The Guardian

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Thousands of families across Britain have been worried they will be torn apart because job losses during lockdown have meant they no longer earn enough to be eligible for spouse visas, for which the threshold stands at £18,600 per annum. From Independent

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Friday it is not going to seek an extension to the Brexit transition period, the paymaster general, Penny Mordaunt, has said. From The Guardian.

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I already applied for the Settlement Scheme. What next?

See the guidelines for those who have European citizenship and have already applied for Settled or Pre-Settled Status

Despite the huge Coronavirus crisis and the constant changes that are happening in all aspects of our lives, post-Brexit negotiations are still continuing. In addition, the UK government’s scheme, which allows Europeans to stay here, remains * almost * unchanged.

It is a fact that the government continues to receive applications and Brazilians residing in the United Kingdom, who have more than one citizenship, being one of them from some country in the European bloc, have the right to remain in the country legally, through the Settlement Scheme.

Here at LondonHelp4u we have helped many families to guarantee this right and that is why we separated the main details to be aware after you make the application.

Application done!

If the registration is successful, you will receive a letter via email confirming your status: Settled or Pre Settled. You will not be able to use this message to prove your status.

View and check status

Most applicants will not receive a printed document. You can see your status online and you can also share this status if you need to prove it to an employer, or to the NHS, for example.

Who receives a document?

Only non-European citizens receive the biometric card, if they do not already have one.

Application error or refusal

If the Home Office finds an error in the process, it will be necessary to correct or also provide more evidence before they can make a decision.

In the event of an error in the Home Office decision, you can request an administrative review.

For now…

Until June 30th 2021, it is still possible to prove your rights in the United Kingdom with your passport or national identity card or even with a biometric residence document. Remember that all citizens and family members of Europeans must apply for Settlement before this deadline.

British Citizenship

In most cases, it is possible to apply for naturalization after 12 months as Settled Status.

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LondonHelp4u continues to work to help immigrants to understand their immigration status in the UK. If you need immigration advice and want to guarantee your stay in the UK, contact us and our team will make your application. UK 020 7636 8500, Brazil (11) 3283 0906, HelpLineUK 24h + 44 78 91764830. WE WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS FOR FREE: send an email to info@londonhelp4u.co.uk

LEGAL MINUTE: public funds for immigrants and more

Boris Johnson quickly drops pledge to explore extra help for migrants left destitute by benefit rules. Prime minister claims some ‘public funds’ are available – even for thousands hit by ‘no recourse to public funds’ rule. From Independent

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UK migrant crisis: Ex-Australian PM issues warning to Boris Johnson over Channel crossings. From Express

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Migrant workers played a key role in rebuilding the UK economy after the Second World War, so will they be able to help businesses recover from the shock of Covid-19? Employers need to prepare for next year’s changes to immigration rules now. From Personnel Today

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More than 160 migrants travelled across the Channel in small boats in 24 hours – a record for a single day. The Border Force intercepted seven boats on Wednesday, while 11 men were detained on a beach at Samphire Hoe in Kent. From BBC

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Tens of thousands of people wait months for an EU Settlement Scheme decision. From Free Movement