Category: Immigration Tips

LEGAL MINUTE: first news of the year about Brexit

MPs have given their final backing to the bill that will implement the UK government’s Brexit deal. The Commons voted 330 to 231 in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and it will now pass to the House of Lords for further scrutiny next week. From BBC.


The European parliament will express its “grave concern” about the attitude of Boris Johnson’s government to the 3.3 million EU citizens living in the UK following threats of deportation made by a British minister. From The Guardian.


Brexit timetable: here’s what happens next as the UK prepares to leave the EU by 31 January. From iNews.


Australia has ruled out a post-Brexit trade deal involving visa-free travel and work arrangements with the UK. The country’s trade minister, Simon Birmingham, said he “can’t imagine full and unfettered free movement” would be on the table during negotiations. From The Guardian.


A Conservative campaign for Big Ben to bong specially to “celebrate” the moment Brexit goes ahead on 31 January appears to have been dashed. From Independent.


In the months since my visa denial, I have cycled through shame, anger, and despair. I lost a permanent job which would have seen me forge a career in academic skills consultancy, changing my career trajectory completely. From Huffington Post.


EU teachers are likely to face fees of £4,345 to work in the UK for five years after Brexit in a move that will worsen an existing recruitment crisis, ministers have been warned. From Independent.


New research estimates that more than 100,000 children are living in London without secure immigration status, despite more than half of them having been born in the UK. From The Guardian.

LEGAL MINUTE: UK election week

A second Brexit referendum is quickly becoming the only option to break the deadlock if a strong majority is not won in the upcoming election, according a new report by University College London. From iNews.


Meet some of voters who have switched allegiances ahead of the 12 December general election. From BBC.


Both Labour and Tory migration plans ‘would worsen NHS staffing’. The claim came as it emerged almost one in four hospital staff were born abroad. From The Guardian.


How European students will be affected by Brexit? Despite many universities efforts to inform and support each of their students, a sense of uncertainty surrounding the subject is all too familiar. From Pie News.

LEGAL MINUTE: immigration, Brexit and elections

EU citizens face deportation after Brexit if they miss application deadline, under hardline UK rules. From Independent.


A former aide to Boris Johnson is facing calls to quit as a parliamentary candidate after he made comments about immigrants bringing germs and HIV to the UK. From Metro.


“How the government is using children like my daughter as pawns in their destructive Brexit game” From Independent.


More than 1,200 academics have signed a letter protesting to the Home Office about the “distressing” case of a research fellow told to leave the UK. Her application for indefinite leave to remain was denied because of the amount of time she has spent overseas. From BBC.


Speaking at the College of Europe, Tusk said he heard all around the world, and specifically in those countries that were once part of the British empire, that Brexit would leave the UK as an “outsider, a second-rate player”. From The Guardian.


10 of the most outrageous Home Office refusal letters. All these are real excuses, communicated in official government letters, for declining a visa, refusing asylum or disbelieving some aspect of the applicant’s case. From Free Movement.


Boris Johnson has unveiled plans for half-price visas and preferential immigration processes for doctors and nurses wanting to work in the UK but faced calls to exempt them from the health surcharge. From The Guardian.


Cidadania Portuguesa e a convolação

Você sabia que a nacionalidade portuguesa adquirida através dos avós, não pode ser transferida para filhos ou cônjuge? Conheça agora a convolação e entenda como aplicar.

Existem duas maneiras de adquirir a cidadania portuguesa, por atribuição ou naturalização. A diferença é que o processo por atribuição é para filhos de portugueses, enquanto a naturalização é quando o aplicante é neto de cidadão português.

É fato que, se você adquiriu sua cidadania portuguesa por naturalização, através do artigo 6.4 da Lei da Nacionalidade de Portugal, ou seja, pelos seus avós portugueses, você NÃO PODE transferir esta nacionalidade para sua família.

Existe um processo chamado convolação que permite que a cidadania por naturalização seja convertida para atribuição e só assim permite que a nacionalidade seja transmitida através do matrimônio e para as futuras gerações.


transitivo indireto
mudar (de opinião, de sentimento, de partido etc.).
“c. para a dissidência”
transitivo indireto
mudar (de estado civil ou de foro).
“c. para outro foro”

Convolar siginifica – basicamente – mudar!

Neste caso, o aplicante modifica sua naturalização para uma nacionalidade de origem, passando assim a ter a cidadania por atribuição e o direito de transmitir este status para filhos e cônjuge.

Para fazer a convolação, o aplicante deve esperar o processo de naturalização ser finalizado pelas autoridades portuguesas e então começar o processo de alteração. Depois disso, o caminho está aberto para a aplicação da cidadania da família.

A LondonHelp4u, junto com o CartórioHelp4u, realiza este processo em parceria com advogados em Portugual e diversos clientes e suas famílias já estão com passaporte portugês em mãos.


Há 18 anos a Londonhelp4U ajuda imigrantes em aplicações de vistos e cidadanias. Nossa equipe especialista gerencia cada detalhe do seu caso para garantir que a aplicação tenha grandes chances de sucesso. Se você deseja mais informações ou quer marcar uma consulta, entre em contato conosco: UK 020 7636 8500, Brasil (11) 3283 0906, HelpLineUK 24h + 44 78 91764830 ou por e-mail:

* Texto originalmente publicado na revista Brasil na Mão.