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Visas, Immigration & Nationality

COVID-19 Student Visa Restrictions Lifted: Tier 4 Student Visa Guidance

Although international travel has come to an almost standstill, there are a number of international students in the UK and stranded abroad. Students caught up at this time face number of issues because of COVID-19 student visa restrictions. On 17 April 2020, the UK government’s Home Office, responsible for UK Visas and Immigration, released guidelines…
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Schengen Countries: Where in Europe Can You Travel on a Schengen Visa

The Schengen Countries, also known as the Schengen States or Schengen Members, are European countries that you can visit on a Schengen Visa. They are primarily located in the European Area (or EU countries).  The uniform visa that allows you to travel to each of these countries is based on an agreement, internationally known as…
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Coronavirus travel restrictions: Is Summer holiday travel back on?

The lifting of containment measures and the future of travel in 2020 The President of the EU Commission warned travellers on April 13, not to rush on making summer holiday plans. She added that “we will need to learn to live with this virus for many months, probably until next year”. Unless someone finds a…
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Coronavirus update: EU Commission and State aid

The lastest approvals for European Member States guarantee schemes The legal background for State Aid rules There is a general prohibition from governments of the European Union from helping its local companies and organisations as it is generally considered as an unfair advantage for a government to help one company over another. This is known…
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Coronavirus Tracking app in Europe – COVID-19 Update

The use of technology to fight the pandemic: the end of privacy rights? The European Commission has published a Commission Recommendation on “a common Union toolbox for the use of technology and data to combat and exit from the COVID-19 crisis”. So what does that Mean? The EU Commission is essentially advocating for a coronavirus…
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