26 January 2018
Even the royals have to deal with immigration issues. Assuming Prince Harry, a British citizen, and Meghan Markle, a US citizen, want to reside in the UK after they are married, they will need to consider the strict, extensive and expensive UK immigration requirements as any other transatlantic couple.
22 November 2017
I recently attended the American Immigration Lawyers Association Rome District Chapter-EMEA’s Fall Conference in London, England. With a focus on US visa applications made at consular posts abroad, the panel discussions focused on the changes implemented during the first year of the Trump administration and the additional changes anticipated in the coming months.
16 November 2017
The UK Government announced today that it will double the number of Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visas available to those individuals that show exceptional talent and/or promise in the fields of technology, science, art, and creative industries from 1,000 to 2,000 per year.
10 November 2017
The Government published a ‘technical note’ briefing paper on 7 November 2017 detailing the administrative procedures underpinning the UK’s proposals for a streamlined application system for EU citizens obtaining settled status. Ultimately, the rules will be determined by the agreement reached with the EU under the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) and it will affect approximately three million EU nationals.
31 October 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May recently emailed approximately 100,000 EU nationals living in the UK to offer some comfort about their future. Unfortunately, the email was only sent to those who had signed up to a Home Office list for updates so the message did not have the desired effect.
27 October 2017
Associate Attorney Ashley Puscas recently attended the Northern Border U.S. / Canada Immigration Law Conference in Ellicottville, New York. The event focused on current border issues for both the U.S. and Canada, and immigration attorneys for both countries were given opportunities to share strategic advice for ensuring a smooth entry process for clients.