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  • Home Office Update Nationality Policy Guidance

    By MediVisas on July 27, 2017
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    Guidance documents used by UK Visas & Immigration when deciding applications for British nationality has been extensively updated today: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/nationality-policy-guidance
  • EU Citizens Statement from the Prime Minister

    By MediVisas on June 26, 2017
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    Summary of points: Must be reciprocal Certainty, wants to put to rest anxiety No EU citizen currently in the UK lawfully will be asked to leave Any EU citizens with 5 years continuous residence at cut off date will be able to stay and treated as UK citizen for healthcare, education, pensions Any here for less than 5 years at […]
  • EEA Nationals – further questions answered (January 2017)

    By MediVisas on January 26, 2017
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    Yesterday, it was confirmed the government will have to consult Parliament on their plans to leave the EU, and there will be a Parliamentary vote on this. It is unlikely this will make a huge difference to EEA nationals living in the UK, who still do not have their future status confirmed. We still advise EEA nationals in the UK […]
  • UK’s EEA citizens need help, not fear

    By MediVisas on January 19, 2017
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    Victoria in yesterday’s Guardian: I take issue with some of the information in your article (EU citizens in UK could face deliberate hostility policy after Brexit, theguardian.com, 16 January) and with the fears that it may create in EEA nationals. As an immigration adviser and representative of 19 years’ standing, it remains my belief that the government will not create the […]
  • Police checks needed for teaching, medical and welfare professions

    By MediVisas on January 3, 2017
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    From January 2017, Tier 2 applicants in certain professions may be needed to have police checks from their home country, and any country where they have lived for a period of 12 months or more (cumulatively or consecutively) in the previous 10 years. We would advise applicants and employers in this situation to make the request for the certificate at […]
  • By MediVisas on December 5, 2016
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    EEA Nationals – some frequent questions answered Now the dust has settled a little, many EEA nationals are starting to make applications for residence certificates, permanent residence certificates, or naturalisation. These are some questions which I have seen crop up in forums regularly, with answers which I hope will help. Please note – all applications are different, and if in […]
  • EU Exit Update

    By MediVisas on July 21, 2016
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    News for Permanent Residents The first bit of solid information for EEA nationals present in the UK has finally come in.  As expected, it has been confirmed that EEA nationals with permanent residency will be permitted to stay in the UK.  This was confirmed yesterday in the Home Affairs Select Committee by senior civil servant Mark Sedwill. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36849071 No mention […]
  • UK and Brexit – what now for EEA nationals in the UK

    By MediVisas on July 4, 2016
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    A brief guide Now the UK has voted to leave the EU, this means that once they actually do, EEA nationals in the UK will no long have the same rights of free movement of labour that they do now. It is important to note two things: First, that no changes are imminent, and that the UK is likely to […]
  • Brexit: What the EU referendum means for European nationals living in the UK

    By MediVisas on March 23, 2016
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    Are you a EEA national living in the UK?  Are you concerned that the UK may vote to leave the EU, and worried about the impact this may have on you?  If so, this short article is for you. As we all know, on 23rd June 2016, British and Irish nationals living in the UK will take to the polls […]
  • Immigration in Computer Weekly

    By MediVisas on November 27, 2015
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    “There are fewer applications for IT professionals to work in the UK than there were 20 years ago – as many larger companies outsource – but UK industry’s increased need for cyber security professionals will not benefit from these changes.” Please, check out the article in ComputerWeekly.com to read Vicky’s input… UK immigration rules fly in the face of cyber […]

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