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eVisa guidance: What do I need to do if I have a paper document or passport endorsement?

Caroline Sykes
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The way that individuals prove their immigration status in the UK is changing. The Home Office is transitioning from physical documents to a digital status called an eVisa. Those with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) expiring on 31 December 2024 will need to set up a UKVI account and apply for an eVisa before this date. Those with a paper immigration status document or endorsement in their passport will need to take additional steps.

Home Secretary required to accommodate street homeless victim of trafficking in London

Ben Goldberg
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Turpin Miller represented AB, a destitute Romanian national, in her challenge to the failure of the Secretary of State for the Home Department (‘SSHD’) to provide her with suitable accommodation to protect and assist her as a victim of trafficking. The Administrative Court made an interim relief order mandating the SSHD to accommodate AB in London and she was subsequently provided with accommodation.

Laura Coyle appointed co-chair of Housing Lawyers Practitioners Association (HLPA)

Caroline Sykes
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We are delighted to announce that Laura Coyle, Partner and Head of Housing Team at Turpin Miller, has been appointed co-chair of the Housing Law Practitioners Association (HLPA) Executive Committee alongside Tim Baldwin of Garden Court Chambers and Dianne Cowie of Duncan Lewis.

Successful challenge to Home Office trafficking policy in Upper Tribunal

Ben Goldberg
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Turpin Miller act for VLT, a highly vulnerable Vietnamese national trafficked into the UK on three separate occasions over 15 years, who the Home Office refused permission to stay as a victim of trafficking in July 2023 on the basis of historic criminality that the Home Office accepted was the product of his past exploitation.

Changes to the 10-year ILR Long Residence rules

Caroline Sykes
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Hidden amongst a host of other changes to the immigration rules on 11 April 2024, there have been significant changes to the 10-year route to settlement known as ‘Long Residence’.

What should I do if my BRP card is expiring after December 2024?

Kriti Khadka
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As many of you are probably aware, the UK border and immigration system is becoming digital. As of 1 January 2025, BRP cards will no longer be issued, and your immigration status record will be held digitally.

Germany to allow dual citizenship from June 2024

Caroline Sykes
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A new German citizenship law will come into force on 26 June 2024 allowing dual citizenship. Until now, Germany has only allowed dual citizenship in exceptional circumstances.

Spouse visa minimum income increase: FAQs

Caroline Sykes
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The Government has confirmed that the spouse/partner visa minimum income will initially increase to £29,000 on 11 April 2024 and incrementally thereafter to £38,700 ‘by early 2025’. Here we answer your Frequently Asked Questions.

Increase in fines for illegal working

Kriti Khadka
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On 7 August 2023, the Government announced that it would be increasing the fines issued to employers employing workers with no right to work.  It has finally been decided that the new penalty will be effective from 13 February 2024.

Can visitors work remotely in the UK?

Caroline Sykes
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Since the pandemic, hybrid and remote working has grown in popularity. In part, because remote working allows flexibility to travel. The UK does not have a ‘Digital Nomad’ visa, however new guidance confirms that visitors can work remotely for an overseas employer, provided this is not the primary purpose of their visit.

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