Can an Illegal Immigrant Become Legal in the UK?

how can a illegal immigrant become legal in the uk

If you are living in the UK without valid permission, you will be classed as an illegal immigrant and you could face deportation. Everyday life will be difficult as you won’t have the right to work or to access free healthcare or benefits. Even people who enter the UK lawfully can find themselves become an […]

Asylum Statement Sample (Preparing your Claim)

asylum statement

To improve your chances of getting asylum, you should draft a written statement that explains your story and why you need protection. Using a sample written asylum statement as a basis, you can make sure you are including the right information to help with your claim. The following questionnaire will prompt you and help you […]

What is a Refugee?

what is a refugee

It is enshrined in law that everybody has the right to seek asylum in other countries for protection from persecution in your home country. Chances for recognition as refugee vary from country to country, depending on factors such as what happened to the individual in their country of origin and what will happen to them […]

British Citizenship

british citizenship

For individuals who do not automatically hold British nationality by birth or descent, the most common route to British citizenship is through naturalisation. Naturalisation is a Home Office application process requiring applicants to evidence that they meet the British citizenship eligibility criteria.  Applying for British Citizenship is a major step in your life. It is a […]

UK Travel Documents

uk travel documents

If you are a non-UK national and need to travel outside the UK without the use of a passport from your own country, you will need to obtain UK travel documents from the Home Office. The consequences of not having the correct permission when travelling can be significant, potentially affecting your ability to re-enter the […]

Non Dom Tax Status: What does it Mean?

non dom tax status

So what exactly is a ‘non-dom’ and how is it connected to your tax status? A person’s domicile is an important factor when it comes to deciding on their tax status. The term ‘non-dom’ is used to describe a person who for tax purposes has a domicile outside the UK. The non-dom status generally brings […]

Taxes for Expats: A Guide

Many British expats mistakenly believe that once they have left the UK to live overseas, they are no longer subject to UK tax, but the situation isn’t as clear cut or straightforward as that. An expat living abroad is still liable to pay taxes on any UK income they receive. Any obligation to pay UK […]