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OISC Training Courses

Immigration, Law & CPD

Online livestream training course. 5 - 6 December 2020.

£250.00 + VAT

Description

THE BASICS – CRUCIAL TO YOUR WORK!
Covid-19 concessionary policies and links
2 systems of immigration law: UK law, European law and Brexit
Types of visas: Entry Clearance, Visitor visa, Leave to Remain, Leave to Enter, Residence Permit, Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), Indefinite Leave is not  indefinite’
‘Settlement’ and 2 confusing meanings of this term
Common question: Passport has expired, do I have to transfer my visa to a new passport? The answer is both Yes and No
What is Switching? Common examples when switching is not allowed
What is the Date of Application and why it is so important? When is the Date of
Application? In-time and Out-of-time applications

IMMIGRATION RULES AND HOW TO USE THEM
Each category consists of 3 parts: entry, extension, indefinite (if the category leads to settlement)
The ‘Other way around’ principle
How to determine if switching is possible?
How to determine if a visa allows to work?
UKVI Staff Operational Guidance and most useful sources in our experience

VISITING THE UK
How long can visitors stay? 6 months, 3 months, 6 months in 12 months or what?
Visitor rules are the same for all. Visitor visa rules aren’t
Main categories of visitors (and visitor visas)
Can a visitor apply for a visa to work, study or reside as a Spouse of a UK citizen?
Most common refusal reasons

POINTS-BASED SYSTEM – WORKING IN THE UK
Summary

Tier 1
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur): what remains open, deadlines, top tips, what replaced this category
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur): what remains open, deadlines, what replaced this category and what’s next after this visa
Tier 1 (Investor)
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent): Stage 1 – Talent; Stage 2 – Visa; Extension; ILR 3 years; ILR 5 years

Tier 2 and Tier 5 including post-Brexit proposals
Step 1 Sponsor Licence.
Step 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (COS)
Step 3 Visa Application
Summary of all sub-categories

Tier 2 (General) – specific guidance:
Restricted/unrestricted certificates, annual limit and post-Brexit proposals
How to find out what jobs can be sponsored?
Appropriate salary: how to navigate the £20,800 minimum, the £30,000 minimum and ILR minimum and other ‘minimums’, and how it compares to post-Brexit system
When to use New Entrant or Experienced level
Advertising the job – Resident Labour Market Test – including post-Brexit proposals
English and Maintenance, Specified Evidence and  Evidential Flexibility, Dependants

WORKING OUTSIDE THE POINTS-BASED SYSTEM
UK ancestry, Representative of overseas business (Sole Representative). New business categories from 29 march 2019: old v new comparison. Innovator and Start-up Visas

INDEFINITE LEAVE TO REMAIN IN PBS AND WORK CATEGORIES
How to check if migrant’s visa leads to ILR, absences from the UK, criminality, Knowledge of Language and Life (KOLL), family members and what to do if the main migrant qualifies for ILR but dependants do not

STUDYING IN THE UK – TIER 4
General rules, Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), maintenance, dependents, what’s next after the course ends, post-Brexit proposals to bring back a Post-Study Work visa in 2021

SPOUSE, PARTNER AND FIANCÉE VISAS
Types of partners: spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner, same-sex partner
Types of visas: Fiancée, Spouse, Unmarried Partner
Difference between 5 and 10-year routes
Switching from 10 to 5-year route (to get ILR sooner)

Financial Requirement £18,600
Common income sources: employment (A or B), pension etc
Savings: it’s not £16,000 or £18,600
Combining different income sources: employment + savings; pension + savings; employment of 2 partners etc
Self-employed: what is a full financial year, what income to consider, combining with other sources
Company directors: difference between a director and owner; what is a full financial year, how to consider salary and dividends, combining with other sources

Contractors
Special section: meeting the FR when both partners are returning to the UK from abroad and don’t have a job from a UK employer
Special section: meeting the FR using income from a business based outside the UK

English language requirement: A1, A2, B1
Indefinite Leave to Remain

OTHER FAMILY VISAS: CHILDREN, STEP-CHILDREN AND ADULT DEPENDENT RELATIVES

Summary and what’s left in these limited routes

EEA LAW AND BREXIT
EU Settlement Scheme, Settled and Pre-settled status, deadlines

BRITISH CITIZENSHIP
Nationality, citizenship, naturalisation, what does it all mean and what are the differences?
Naturalisation criteria for all, rules for spouses of UK citizens, rules for EEA citizens
Registration of children
British by decent, British otherwise than by decent, not British at birth but can be registered
Children born in the UK to migrant parents
Children born outside the UK to migrant or British parents