Non-British nationals wishing to relocate to the UK should review their immigration status and submit visa applications ahead of General Election

The Conservative Party’s 2017 Manifesto contains proposals to toughen the visa requirements for students and to increase the earnings threshold for people who wish to sponsor migrants on family visas.

The plans, which were unveiled by Prime Minister Theresa May in recent days, will have far-reaching implications for international students and non-British family members if the Conservative Party is re-elected on 8 June.

Carter Lemon Camerons is urging those likely to be affected to review their immigration status ahead of the General Election – and to make suitable visa applications sooner rather than later.

Kate Boguslawska, Partner in Carter Lemon Camerons’ Commercial Team, said: “Non-British nationals wishing to relocate to the UK could face serious complications in coming months if the Conservatives are re-elected and these far-reaching proposals go ahead as planned.

“It is prudent for individuals who believe they may be affected to make suitable applications for visas now – as the new rules have been proposed specifically in a bid to restrict levels of immigration,” she warned.

Carter Lemon Camerons LLP Solicitors is a City law firm which provides legal services with a personal touch covering the full range of commercial and immigration issues, including pro-active advice on Tier 1 and Tier 2 visa applications. For more information about our services, please contact Kate Boguslawska or telephone: 020 7406 1000.