Matthew Davies Archive

Life in the UK test

To be eligible to apply for either British citizenship or indefinite leave to remain, you must have first passed the Life in the UK test.

Business Immigration - Tier 2 Cap

Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship: Some good news for Employers at last Announcement: doctors and nurses removed from the cap; hundreds of allocations freed up. “This is about finding a solution to increased demand and to support our essential national services.” – Sajid Javid, Home Secretary, 15 June 2018

The minimum income requirement for dependents: harsh, and not quite fair – but lawful

The Supreme Court has finally settled the legality of a key principle: that the state may impose a minimum income requirement (MIR) on British citizens whose non-EEA dependents apply for entry clearance to join them in the UK. On a day when a British suicide bomber recipient of alleged £1m state compensation grinned from the front pages, the Government needed some good news. The judgement did not all go its way, though.
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