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Ukraine War – Home Office Updates on Visa Schemes for Ukrainians

Ukraine Family Scheme: application data (17 March 2022) The latest operational data on applications to come to or stay in the UK under the Ukraine Family Scheme has been updated here with data from 16 March 2022. Ukraine Family Scheme visa (17 March 2022) Updated guidance here to reflect changes to the out of country application process from 15 March …

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Homes for Ukraine Scheme

https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/ How this works This bespoke scheme will offer a route to those who want to come to the UK who have someone here willing to provide them with a home. It will enable individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to volunteer accommodation and provide a route to safety for Ukrainians, and their immediate family members, forced to escape their …

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Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules 29th March 2022

Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1220 (29 March 2022) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1220-29-march-2022 A Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules was published on 29th March and can be read here, alongside an Explanatory Memorandum. Kevin Foster MP, Minister for Safe and Legal Migration, made a statement about the changes which can be read here & is summarised by ILPA below. The Statement …

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Ukraine Information – access to free immigration advice

  Please also find below a link to guidance on Ukraine Family Scheme – this scheme is free of charge and will be prioritised. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-ukraine-family-scheme-visa?fbclid=IwAR2gS09HI1FG74BuEb_JG5q2W6InepiAK6VO9BdEBAczPuT4ALJUG5-moYE IAS is launching a new free service  to help victims of the current Ukrainian conflict. The scheme has been launched due to incorrect and dangerous advice that people have received from the home office help …

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North West Migrants Forum – The Common Travel Area & the Island of Ireland

Message from Lilian Seenoi-Barr,  North West Migrants Forum I am writing to you as a fellow social justice and human rights advocate to seek your endorsement and support for the North West Migrants Forum campaign which is highlighting the shortcomings of the CTA and the injustices this causes for those residents of this island who are not covered by it. As well as raising awareness, …

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Ukraine War – Routes to Safety & Immigration Advice

Home Office – Ukraine family Scheme (published 4th March) Overview The Ukraine Family Scheme allows applicants to join family members or extend their stay in the UK. It is free to apply. You will be able to live, work and study in the UK and access public funds. Eligibility To apply to the Ukraine Family Scheme you must: be applying …

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Work permission for asylum seekers – your questions answered

The Law Centre have published some translated legal information briefings on Law Centre website https://www.lawcentreni.org/how-we-help/your-questions-answered-2 and on MJP Twitter (@Migration_Just) for asylum seekers applying for permission to work. The briefings are available in English, Somali, Farsi, Arabic & Tigrinya. Please see below the information. Permission to work Arabic Permission to work English Permission to work Farsi Permission to work Somali …

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Latest EU Settlement Scheme Monthly Statistics

According to the latest EUSS monthly statistics (published Thursday 10 February 2022), over 6.44 million applications have been made to the EUSS. The latest monthly figures to 31 January 2022 show that: 6.44 million applications were received, of which 386,600 were received after 30 June 2021. 6.13 million applications were concluded, of which 681,600 were concluded after 30 June 2021. 5.67 …

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Scope NI NICVA Article – 12 Myths About Immigration

http://scopeni.nicva.org/article/twelve-myths-about-immigration One of the most toxic debates of recent times is that around immigration. It was a central issue in the Brexit referendum. As part of the preparations for Brexit the Migration Advisory Committee was commissioned by the UK government to examine the impact that immigrants from the EU have had on the UK economy and to recommend immigration policy …

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