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Process for Ukrainians to receive UK Entry Stamp in Northern Ireland

The Law Centre continues to provide information and advice to Ukrainians arriving in Northern Ireland through the Ukraine Scheme (Homes for Ukraine / Family Scheme).

Many Ukrainians are arriving in Northern Ireland through Dublin Airport in order to avail of cheaper and more frequent flights. As the Republic of Ireland has temporarily waived all visa restrictions for Ukrainians whereas the UK has not, this has presented challenges in terms of immigration status.

This briefing outlines the process whereby Ukrainians arriving in Northern Ireland can obtain UK Entry Stamps.

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Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Contingency Provisions for Immigration

This update seeks to bring together all the relevant information in relation to arrangements for refugees and asylum seekers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. It aims to assist immigration advisers.

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Briefing: Ending Indefinite Immigration Detention - Feb 2019

An opportunity exists to establish a time limit on immigration detention. The UK is the only country in Europe that permits the indefinite immigration detention of migrants, despite calls from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum calling for a halt to this harmful practice.

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FAQ - British National (Overseas) visa for persons from Hong Kong

Law Centre NI has published a new FAQ on the British National (Overseas) Visa for Persons from Hong Kong.

This Legal Information Briefing provides guidance on a new immigration scheme for people from Hong Kong who are British Nationals (Overseas). The scheme went live on 31 January 2021

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Legal Information Briefing - Applying to the Home Office to lift the No Recourse To Public Funds condition

Persons who are subject to the No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) condition can, in certain circumstances, request that the Home Office lifts the condition. This provides the person with access to public funds including Universal Credit and thus may alleviate destitution and homelessness. A recent change in Home Office policy and practice makes this remedy much more viable. This legal information briefing highlights a possible remedy for persons who are subject to the NRPF condition and experiencing financial hardship.

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