Help for UK Migrants affected by Covid-19 – Getting Furlough Or Public Funds

As the governments around the world continue to battle the outbreak of the Corona Virus (Covid-19), people’s lives have been turned upside down, with many livelihoods affected, especially as most businesses and work is at a standstill due to the lockdown.

The UK government has tried to assist the general public in dealing with the effects of this lockdown, and we wish to highlight those measures that may be helpful, specifically for migrants on various visas (i.e. those not already holding ILR or British Nationality). There may be several options for those already settled and British Nationals, including making an application for Universal Credit; the two main avenues of help available can be classed under two areas:

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Tier 1 – Business and Investment Visa

For those looking to come to the UK to start a business, there are various options which may be available:

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa:

Who can apply for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa?

You can apply for this type of visa if you wish to set up, join or take over an existing business in the UK.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Privacy Policy Update

From 25 May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into effect. In order to comply with the new requirements of this law, and to ensure that we can best continue to serve you, Cross Border Legal Solicitors has updated its Privacy Notice. You can find the updated Policy which provides detailed information on how we use and protect your personal information, and your rights in relation to this here.

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Visa For Main Carer Of British Child -Zambrano: EU children outside EU

MA and SM (Zambrano: EU children outside EU) Iran [2013] UKUT 00380 (IAC)

In what I would term as a legal goldmine for parents/couples with British/EU children stuck abroad due to the very strict Immigration rules the Upper Tribunal recently delivered a ruling that has extended the Principle in Zambrano to people with British/EU children abroad. If you are a couple with a EU/British child and one is stuck abroad or you are both stuck abroad with no chance of coming back with your children under the recently changed rules then listen closely! Continue Reading →

EU Family Route: What is Surinder Singh route?

Those of you that have kept up-to-date with the recent immigration news or are  in the process of trying to bring their foreign Non-EU Spouse into the UK , would have possibly heard of the so called EU Family Route or ‘Surinder Singh’ route. This is a route that is becoming an increasingly popular (or necessary) option for Britons who seek to reunite with their spouse having fallen foul of the current immigration rules.

Why EU Route?

In case you haven’t been in the loop on what is happening; say you are a British national and have just gotten engaged to a non-EEA national. Well… congratulations first of all, and second,  I hope you have a very good job, as you will need one. Continue Reading →