domestic violence
Robina Shah

Applying for leave to remain as a victim of Domestic violence

Are you a victim of Domestic Violence? By ROBINA SHAH What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is a violation of one’s human rights. Whilst it can affect men and women from all ethnic backgrounds and societies, it has been identified that migrants are predominantly susceptible due to the status’ they hold in in the UK.

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Visit Visa
Robina Shah

Visit Visa

Visit Visa By ROBINA SHAH A visitor is a person who is coming to the United Kingdom, generally for up to six months, for a temporary purpose, for example to travel and explore or to visit friends or family. The visitor may also be travelling to the UK to carry out a business activity which

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eu citizens
Robina Shah

Time for calm reflection on EU citizens right to remain

Time for calm reflection on EU citizens right to remain By ROBINA SHAH Despite the UK government announcing in June that none of the three million EU citizens currently residing in the UK would be asked to leave – and clear confirmation that permanent right to remain is available to those having lived and worked

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Refusal of Appeal
Robina Shah

Refusal of Appeal

Refusal of Appeal By ROBINA SHAH Since the 25th of June, 2013 The Home Office enforced there will be no right of appeal against the refusal of a family visit visa application, unless the appeal is on human rights or race discrimination grounds. Even though The Home Office deems it impossible to breach race or

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married immigration
Robina Shah

Tis the season to be married

Tis the season to be married By ROBINA SHAH As many will be aware in the current climate immigration is a hot topic with a general perception that there is a need to drive down the number of people immigrating to the UK. The Government has been thinking about putting a cap on the numbers

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Employers Brexit
Robina Shah

Employers – are your Brexit ready?

Employers – are your Brexit ready? By ROBINA SHAH Optimus Law presents a step by step guide for applying for a sponsorship licence. On 18 January 2017 Theresa May’s Brexit speech set out the UK’s 12 priorities negotiating Brexit: Provide certainty Take control of our own laws Strengthen the union between the four UK nations

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