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  1. Еще один клиент перешел с Ukrainian Family Scheme (UFS) на супружескую визу (Appendix FM(Partner)). Заявление FLR(M) рассмотрели и одобрили за 6 недель. Делюсь статистикой ежедневных одобрений заявлений клиентов.
  2. The Home Office explained the reason the 2 Ukrainian Schemes have now been urgently closed and the reaming one restricted. See https://freemovement.org.uk/statement-of-changes-hc-556-home-office-shuts-ukraine-family-scheme-without-notice/?mc_cid=cae90924c0&mc_eid=1af5cd4d48 The answer is very simple: "...misuse of the generosity of the schemes..." == Home Office объяснил причину, по которой две украинские схемы были срочно закрыты, а одна – ограничена. См. https://freemovement.org.uk/statement-of-changes-hc-556-home-office-shuts-ukraine-family-scheme-without-notice/?mc_cid=cae90924c0&mc_eid=1af5cd4d48 Ответ очень прост: «...злоупотребление щедростью схем...»
  3. 19 February 2024 Important UK Immigration News and Updates from the Legal Centre www.legalcentre.org +44 77 911 45 923 (WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Skype) >>> Closure and changes of the Ukrainian Schemes See Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 556, 19 February 2024 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Namely: The following changes take effect at 15:00 GMT today, 19 February 2024, in a departure from the convention that changes to the Immigration Rules should be laid in Parliament for at least 21 days before coming into effect. Closure of Ukraine Family Scheme A significant change is the closure of the Ukraine Family Scheme. Any applications made before 15:00 GMT today will be considered under the rules in force on 18 February 2024. After that time, the route will be removed from the Rules and closed to new applicants. With regard to the short timeframe for implementing this change, the Explanatory Memorandum states: “11.2 The Government considers this departure from the convention to be justified and proportionate in order to maintain the orderly operation of the immigration system. 11.3 It is anticipated that closure of the UFS route to new applicants and changes to the HFU scheme with 21-days’ notice, or less, could trigger a misplaced surge in applications, involving a substantial increase in application levels in advance of the deadline in order to benefit from the current provisions, which is arguably unnecessary because the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme remains open for applications from most of the Ukrainian applicants and sponsors of the Ukraine Family Scheme. … 11.5 It is considered that closure of the UFS affects only a small proportion of potentially eligible individuals, such as those third country nationals who are not immediate family members or who are not accompanying or joining a Ukrainian national in the UK. This is in line with the HFU eligibility requirements for third country nationals being limited to those who are immediate family members of Ukrainian nationals who hold permission under the Ukraine scheme.” Suitability Requirements for remaining Ukraine Schemes With regard to the remaining changes to the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme, the transitional provisions are clear that: “where the applicant submits a Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme application under UKR 19.B.1. (or is an adult relative named in Section 6 of the UK Sponsorship arrangement consent form, applying at the same time as such an applicant), and their sponsor had submitted the sponsor application form ‘Apply to provide a safe home for a child from Ukraine’, requesting permission from the local authority to host the child before 1500GMT on 19 February 2024, if the sponsor is approved under UKR 11.3(b), whether before or after 1500GMT on 19 February 2024, the rules in force on 18 February 2024 will apply.” The list of potential grounds for refusal under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (in UKR 12.1) and the Ukraine Extension Scheme (UKR 22.1) have been expanded. For both routes, the list is now as follows, with the grounds added today in bold: “(a) 9.2.1 to 9.2.2 (exclusion or deportation orders); or (b) 9.3.1 to 9.3.2 (non-conducive); or (c) 9.4.1 to 9.4.5 (criminality); or (d) 9.5.1 to 9.5.2 (exclusion from asylum or humanitarian protection); or (e) 9.6.1 to 9.6.2 (involvement in sham marriage or sham civil partnership); or (f) 9.7.1 to 9.7.3 (false representations and deception); or -- (g) 9.8.1 to 9.8.8. (previous breach of immigration laws); or (h) 9.9.1 to 9.9.2 (failure to provide required information) -- (i) 9.10.1 to 9.10.2 (admissibility to the Common Travel Area or other countries); or (j) 9.14.1 to 9.20.2 and 9.23.1 to 9.24.1 (grounds for refusal and cancellation on arrival).” **** Duration of grant under Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme *** The maximum period of leave that will be granted under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme, will be halved. The period of permission granted under UKR 20.1 will be shortened from 36 months to 18 months. With regard to the short timeframe for implementing this change, the Explanatory Memorandum states: “11.4 There is a risk associated with the changes being made to HFU – because of the change to the period of permission grant from 36 months to 18 months, there is a risk that during the 21-day period application numbers would surge and overwhelm the system. The Ukraine Extension Scheme remains open to eligible applicants applying from within the UK, until 16 May 2024. Ukrainians are also able to use other existing routes to come to the UK outside of the Ukraine Schemes. It is therefore considered that most Ukrainians will continue to be able to seek sanctuary in the UK through the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme or apply under other immigration routes for which they are eligible.” Miscellaneous changes to Ukraine Schemes There are several less significant changes being made to Appendix Ukraine Scheme: • The specified form for entry clearance applications under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme will be “Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme”, not “Ukraine Scheme”. • Reference to “Homes for Ukraine Scheme” will be changed to “Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme” in various places throughout the Appendix. • Re-drafting of the provisions on varying permission to stay in UKR 11.3A, which appears to be a tidying exercise with no policy ramifications. • Clarification that the relationship requirement for a family member under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme requires the applicant to be an immediate family member of a Ukrainian national who, not just qualifies under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme, but who ‘has been granted under or is applying under and qualifies’ under the scheme. • Clarification that a non-Ukrainian parent must be the parent of a Ukrainian national child who is under 18 ‘at the date of application’. • Clarification that parental consent for a child applying can be from a legal guardian, as an alternative to being from a parent. • Minor drafting tweak to UKR 19.A.1 to clarify that it is an applicant applying to join a parent or legal guardian ‘in’ the UK, rather than ‘to’ the UK. • Clarification that notary authorities for the purpose of consent in UKR 19B.1(b), for a child outside the UK and applying without their parent or legal guardian, means authorities ‘in the country the applicant is residing in’. ‘Ukrainian consul’ in that paragraph is replaced with ‘Ukrainian consulate or embassy’. The remaining changes will take effect on 11 March 2024.
  4. Closure of the Ukrainian Family Scheme (UFS) Today, at 15.00, without any prior announcement, the Home Office has closed the Ukrainian Family Scheme: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-ukraine-family-scheme-visa#:~:text=Ukraine Family Scheme-,The Ukraine Family Scheme closed at 3pm on 19 February,for up to 3 years. "Ukraine Family Scheme The Ukraine Family Scheme closed at 3pm on 19 February 2024. It allowed eligible Ukrainian nationals to join family members or extend their stay, in the UK. Those who were granted permission under the Ukrainian Family Scheme can live, work and study in the UK and access public funds for up to 3 years. If you intend to join a settled family member in the UK who is able to accommodate you, you may be eligible to apply under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme."
  5. Now the officially recognized Stateless Persons in the UK can sponsor their spouse/children to join them in the UK under the Appendix FM. Basically, the Stateless persons can now enjoy the same family "reunion" rights as the foreign spouses of British citizens.
  6. 16 February 2024 Important UK Immigration News and Updates from the Legal Centre www.legalcentre.org +44 77 911 45 923 (WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Skype) >>> Reminder if your BRP expires on 31 December 2024: Biometric residence permits (BRPs): Report a problem with your new BRP - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) You do not need to tell UKVI if your BRP expires on 31 December 2024 but your immigration status (for example, your visa) allows you to stay longer. You will not need a BRP from 1 January 2025. You’ll be able to prove your immigration status online, without a BRP. UKVI will update their information on how to prove your immigration status in early 2024. You do not need to do anything and your immigration status will not be affected.
  7. Еще одна клиентка получила супружескую визу для приезда и проживания в Англии с ее британским мужем. Заявление Appendix FM (Partner) рассмотрели и одобрили за 1.5 месяца. Делюсь статистикой ежедневных одобрений заявлений клиентов.
  8. Зависит от многих факторов: гражданство заявителя, какую ошибку он(а) совершил(а) и т.п.
  9. ==> Можете так же использовать подтверждение от solicitors о покупке жилья + то, что написали выше
  10. 05 February 2024 Important UK Immigration News and Updates from the Legal Centre www.legalcentre.org +44 77 911 45 923 (WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Skype) >>> More on the new Domestic Abuse immigration Rules New immigration rules relating to victims of domestic abuse applying for indefinite leave came into last week. Immigration applications made on or after 31 January 2024 will be dealt with under the new rules. The new immigration rules, called ‘Appendix Victim of Domestic Abuse’ or ‘Appendix VDA’ for short, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-victim-of-domestic-abuse The new policy guidance that Home Office caseworkers will use to decide applications can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/victims-of-domestic-violence. Policy guidance has been significantly re-worked since its previous version. What has stayed the same There have been no changes to the scope of who is eligible under this domestic abuse route. To be eligible for indefinite leave as a victim of domestic abuse an applicant must still show that their last visa is in one of the permitted categories* and their relationship has broken down permanently because of domestic abuse. *The permitted categories are listed in the immigration rules and include the partner of a British citizen, the partner of a settled migrant and the partner of a refugee. They also include the partner of an EU citizen with pre-settled status but ONLY where the sponsored partner had leave under Appendix FM. What has changed The rules introduce a new route for victims of domestic abuse abandoned overseas to apply for indefinite leave to enter the UK if their relationship has broken down permanently because of domestic abuse and they have been abandoned overseas. It is no longer necessary for relationship breakdown to occur during the last grant of leave. This means the relationship breakdown can happen even after a partner visa has expired as long as the applicant’s last grant of leave was in a category that permits access to the domestic abuse route. The introduction of rules relating to dependent children who can apply for indefinite leave alongside or after their parent. The rules relating to children are now more complicated. Government’s decision to include a requirement that children must be supported without additional recourse to public funds means that we may see children refused settlement even where their parent is granted it. The general grounds for refusal in Part 9 of the rules now apply to the domestic abuse route. There is no longer provision in the domestic abuse route for a grant of limited leave where there is low level criminality – applications will now either be granted settlement or refused.
  11. 01 Februaery 2024 Important UK Immigration News and Updates from the Legal Centre www.legalcentre.org +44 77 911 45 923 (WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Skype) >>> Victims of Domestic Abuse may not apply to come to the UK from abroad: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/victims-of-domestic-violence A person applying from outside the UK on the Victim of Domestic Abuse (VDA) route must apply for entry clearance online on the gov.uk website on the specified form: “Return to the UK.” >>> Those applying for 12 months or less on the International Sportsperson route can now apply from a third country: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/where-to-apply-ecb05?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications-topic&utm_source=71d49c58-5f4f-40f6-86c5-6b12eb2d845e&utm_content=daily
  12. Вот, вчера вечером клиент кто получил ILR по Long Residence поделился радостной новостью. Его заявление (в принципе, как всегда) одобрили за 1 день по т.н. 24-hour Super Priority Service: Готовилист долго и тщательно. Чудес в британской иммиграции не бывает (с).
  13. Еще один клиент получил ПМЖ (ILR) на основании т.н. Long Residence. Заявление SET(LR) рассмотрели и одобрили за 1 день. Делюсь статистикой ежедневных одобрений заявлений клиентов.
  14. Возможно Вы что-то серьезно не то делаете... В чате разбираться с этим - очень рискоаано.
  15. 31January 2024 Important UK Immigration News and Updates from the Legal Centre www.legalcentre.org +44 77 911 45 923 (WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Skype) >>> Dates confirmed for changes to income thresholds for family and skilled worker visas: https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2024-01-30/hcws222 A ministerial statement made today has confirmed that there are two statements of changes coming in the next couple of months. The first will remove the ability of care workers to bring dependants, and the second will include the increase to the minimum income requirement for families, among other changes. The 19 February statement of changes The 19 February statement of changes will remove the rights of care workers and senior care workers to bring dependants. This will come into force on 11 MARCH 2024. The other change made at this stage is that care providers in England will only be able to sponsor workers if they are regulated by the Care Quality Commission. The 14 March statement of changes The minimum income requirement for partners applying under Appendix FM will be increased to £29,000 on 11 APRIL 2024. No dates have been given for the further incremental increases yet, just that there will be two more increases and the final one will take effect “by early 2025”. This statement of changes will increase the earnings threshold for those on the skilled worker route, from £26,200 to £38,700. This change will come into force from 4 APRIL 2024. The Health and Care visa route is exempt from this change, as are workers in national pay scale occupations. Other changes include the implementation of any changes following the Migration Advisory Committee’s rapid review of the shortage occupation list. The 20% going rate discount for roles on the list WILL BE REMOVED. These changes will also come into force from “early April 2024”.
  16. 29 January 2024 Important UK Immigration News and Updates from the Legal Centre www.legalcentre.org +44 77 911 45 923 (WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Skype) >>> Changes to treatment of some late applications to the EU Settlement Scheme in new guidance The Home Office has introduced some flexibility for some people who are applying late to the EU Settlement Scheme, after the rules were severely tightened in August 2023. The new version 22 of the guidance for caseworkers on the EU Settlement Scheme applies to decisions made from 16 January 2024. Changes for those who hold permanent residence and are applying late. In the section “Examples of reasonable grounds” for making a late application, further explanation and two new examples have been given on pages 50 and 51 under “Circumstances which will not generally constitute reasonable grounds for delay in making an application”. This provides for situations where the person had a “reasonable belief” that they did not need to apply or “reasonable basis” for being unaware that they had to do so. The application must have been made without further delay once they became aware of the need to make it. Relevant factors in support of the late application being accepted can include the following, but these need to be “based on credible information and supporting evidence” that the person: • is a first-time applicant to the EU Settlement Scheme with a residence document issued under the EEA Regulations, indefinite leave to enter or remain under another route or long continuous UK residence identified by the automated checks of tax and benefits records • has an EEA national spouse, civil partner or durable partner or other close family member or members who applied in-time to the scheme, but believed that they could rely on a residence document issued under the EEA Regulations • has a compliant positive immigration history • has received incorrect advice from an employer or landlord since the end of the grace period on 30 June 2021 as to their right to work or rent in the UK without EU Settlement Scheme status • has travelled in and out of the UK since 30 June 2021 without being signposted to the scheme The guidance says that people in this situation will still need to satisfy the Home Office decision maker “on the balance of probabilities” that they have reasonable grounds for making the late application. The more of the above factors that are present in a case, the stronger the argument will be for the application to be accepted. Returning residents There has been a small addition to page 15. This directs anyone who has been granted indefinite leave to enter or remain under Appendix EU, but who has lost this due to spending more than five years outside the UK, to apply as a returning resident if they want to return to the UK for settlement. Concession for certain children of a ‘relevant EEA family permit case’ There is a new section on page 22 “Concession for certain children of a ‘relevant EEA family permit case’”. This applies where the parent is a dependent relative who meets subsection (a) of the definition of a ‘relevant family permit case’ at Annex 1 of Appendix EU and the child was born outside the UK either: • before 11 pm on 31 December 2020 and a valid application for an EEA family permit was not made under the EEA Regulations before then, or • after 11pm on 31 December 2020 and so it was not possible to make such an application before then. Where this applies and the child was granted an EU Settlement Scheme family permit outside Appendix EU (Family Permit) to either accompany their parents to the UK or join them there, an application can be made for the child as a family member (dependent relative) of a relevant EEA citizen. They will then be deemed to meet the necessary requirements, although the application must be made “as soon as reasonably practicable” and generally within three months of arrival to the UK.
  17. Возможно, лучший отзыв клиентки, относящийся к 2004 году (20 лет тому назад):
  18. Приветствую, Предварительно думаю что можете. Есть соответствующая анкета. Но есть важные особенности которые нужно учесть. Детализацию могу дать на консультации.https://www.legalcentre.org/Konsultacija-s-Advokatom.html
  19. 25 January 2024 Important UK Immigration News and Updates from the Legal Centre www.legalcentre.org +44 77 911 45 923 (WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Skype) >>> Can a Skilled Worker be self-employed rather than employed ? The answer is “Yes”, but in a number of limited cases. A Skilled Worker migrant can be self-employed. For example, an equity partner in a law firm (who would always be someone who is self-employed rather than an employee) can be sponsored under the Skilled Worker route. The "Sponsor a Skilled Worker" guidance clearly envisages this as a possibility: What the CoS must confirm SK11.17. For a CoS to be valid, it must meet the requirements set out in paragraphs SW 5.1 to SW 5.6A of Appendix Skilled Worker to the Immigration Rules. SK11.18. It must confirm all of the following: […] • the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) scheme reference number under which the worker will pay income tax and national insurance – if you are not required to operate PAYE on the worker’s earnings (for example, if the worker is covered by an exception set out in HMRC EP Appendix 4, or is self-employed), you must explain this on the CoS S1.29 of Part 2 of the Worker/Temporary Worker sponsor guidance provides the following clarification: S1.29. If the worker is self-employed, there must be a genuine contract for employment or services between you and the worker. This contract must show: • the names and signatures of all involved (which must include you and the worker) • the start and end dates of the contract • details of the job, or piece of work, the worker has been contracted to do • how much the worker will be paid >>> UK Employer Sponsorship AUTOMATIC license extension From the Home Office: “FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL SPONSORS WITH A LICENCE EXPIRY DATE ON OR AFTER 6 APRIL 2024: From 6 April 2024 we will remove the requirement to renew your sponsor licence. If your licence is due to expire on or after this date you will no longer need to apply to renew your licence or pay a renewal fee. To prepare for this, we have extended licence expiry dates on all licences due to expire on or after 6 April 2024 by 10 years. You do not need to take any action. If you have already received a notification to renew your licence, please ignore it. You can select the “Licence Summary” function in SMS to view your licence expiry date. Information on the renewal process can be found in the Workers and Temporary Workers guidance Part 3 or Student sponsor guidance Document 1. If you have already made an application to renew your licence we will contact you shortly and arrange to refund your renewal fee.”
  20. Что это было ? Звонок сегодня. З(вонящая): Вы адвокат ? Вы сами от себя или от фирмы работаете ? Я: Да, я юрист. Работаю от фирмы. Опыт работы столько-то лет. З: А, ну ВЫ наверное СЛИШКОМ ОПЫТНЫЙ, мне нужно что-то попроще. У меня вопросы по заявлению, нужна помощь юриста. Я: Возможно тогда Вам просто нужна консультация ? З: Вы что, ТУПОЙ ? До Вас ТУОГО ДОХОДИТ ? Мне не нужна помощь ! Хороший юрист сразу бы понял вопрос !! Я: Ну, хорошо… З: Что ХОРОШО ? Что Вы тут всех РАЗВОДИТЕ и ДЕНЬГИ тяните !!! Я:(выдахаю; с усмешкой) Ладно… З: А !!! Все понятно, Вы с лохами работаете только. Пи-пи-пи-пи (бросила трубку) === Фото опытного юриста с уровнем доступа в Home Office "Highly Trusted Representative" прилагается. Это я во время ожидания решения по заявлению клиента в момент подачи заявления в личном визите в Public Enquiry Office (PEO) Solihull.
  21. Еще одна клиентка получила продление ее британской супружеской визы. Стандартное заявление FLR(M) рассмотрели и одобрили за 1 месяц. Делюсь статистикой ежедневных одобрений заявлений решений клиентов.
  22. Еще одна клиентка перешла украинской схемы на британскую супружескую визу. Неускоренное (стандартное) заявление рассмотрели и одобрили за 1 месяц. Делюсь статистикой ежедневных одобрений заявлений клиентов.
  23. 18 January 2024 Important UK Immigration News and Updates from the Legal Centre www.legalcentre.org +44 77 911 45 923 (WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Skype) >>> Increase to Immigration Health Surcharge date has been confirmed The Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2024 was made on 16 January 2024 and comes into force 21 days later, meaning the increase to the Immigration Health Surcharge (from £624 to £1,035 per person per year, with the discounted rate rising from £470 to £776 per year for students, their dependents, applicants for the Youth Mobility Scheme and children under the age of 18) will now come into force on 6 February 2024.
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