How to protect your business after Brexit
Mandie Sewa | 20.02.2019
21.02.2018 Mandie Sewa
The genuineness test came into effect in January 2013. At first it only applied to first time applicants but was quickly extended to extension and settlement applications.
There are lots of things the Home Office will look at when deciding if an application is genuine, such as is your business a genuine commercial business that actually will, or does, exist in the real world and not just on paper. One of the problems is lack of transparency – there isn’t any specific guidance on what is “genuine”. This means it’s even more important that you submit ALL of your documents, can answer questions credibly if you’re interviewed and know your business plan really well.
If you are refused you:
What can you to do next?
Several factors will come into play when deciding what to do next e.g. cost, timescales, new evidence, and whether all this fits with your business needs. This will be different for every business.
If you have any questions about this, or UK immigration law in general please contact Mandie Sewa, Head of our Immigration Department, by telephone on 020 3818 5433 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org