Pacific Legal Training Blog

As immigration specialists, we feel it is vital to stay up to date with the latest developments in immigration law, OISC & IAAS regulations, and the legal profession as a whole. To that end, we provide our thoughts in the blog posts below.

What are the sources of UK Immigration law?

Immigration law consists of various sources of law. These include treaties and conventions (e.g., Refugee Convention, Trafficking Convention), statutes (e.g., Immigration Act 2016, British Nationality Act 1981), policies (e.g., Enforcement Instructions and Guidance, Immigration Directorate Instructions), secondary legislation and case law (e.g., R (Nadarajah v SSHD [2005] EWCA Civ 1363). The Immigration Rules The Immigration Rules are officially known as…

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What is UK ‘immigration control’?

Carry on reading to find out about UK Immigration Control, written by Ohnais Basharat, one of Pacific Legal Training’s OISC Course delegates.

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Start-up Visas – What You Need To Know

Start-Up Visas

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UK Visitor Visa – What You Need To Know

The UK visitor visa is for people wanting to visit the UK for short periods – in most cases no more than six months. There are restrictions on what visitors can do in the UK. For example, with minimal exceptions they are not allowed to work. Those from non-visa countries (eg USA, Malaysia, France) do not require a visitor visa…

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OISC Fee Change – Update

Find out how the OISC Fee Change could impact immigration advisers.

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Home Office Policy Guidance

View a comprehensive list of Home Office Policy Documents and master immigration law.

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Global Talent Visa (UK) – What You Need to Know

Learn about the Global Talent Visa and how to kickstart the journey.

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UK Skilled Worker Visa/ICT Visa – What You Need to Know

Read about what you need to know for UK Skilled Worker Visa and ICT visa.

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Why take OISC Level 3?

Why become an OISC Level 3 accredited immigration adviser.

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Why take OISC Level 2?

Discover why to take the OISC Level 2 exam and become accredited at a higher Level.

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Why Recruitment Agencies Need Immigration Law Training

Labour shortages are creating difficulties and delays across many areas of the UK economy, in the wake of COVID-19. The lack of access to a skilled and readily available workforce is problematic for many industries, particularly hospitality, health and social care, construction, engineering, and education. The UK Government has placed many roles within these industries on the Shortage Occupation List,…

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Why Work in Immigration Law?

Why become an immigration adviser? Carry on reading to find out why.

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Taking an Immigration Law Course? How To Get The Support You Need with Pacific Legal Training

Looking for support on your journey to become an OISC Immigration Adviser? Pacific Legal Training is here for you every step of the way. We believe that no other OISC training provider can match the level of support provided with our immigration law courses. We offer: Placements with OISC Firms Free Handbook Course Recordings OISC Mock Papers with marking service…

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OISC Accreditation and the OISC Levels

OISC Accreditation is bestowed upon organisations and immigration advisers who successfully complete the OISC application process. OISC Accreditation is important because it is a badge of confidence which the OISC hands out, evidence that an immigration adviser or OISC organisation is competent to give UK immigration law advice. OISC Accreditation Like many things in life, obtaining OISC accreditation is a…

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How you can familiarise yourself with the OISC

You might be wondering how you can familiarise yourself better with the OISC. To learn more about the OISC and begin your journey to become an immigration adviser, it’s worth investing time to understand the OISC, what it does and what it doesn’t do. The starting point, of course, is the acronym – what does it stand for? OISC stands…

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Why does the OISC exist?

You might be wondering why a body such as the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) needs to exist, given that most people in the UK probably have not even heard of the OISC! The OISC, however, plays a vital role within the immigration legal sector,  regulating immigration advisers and thereby helping to protect the many families that receive…

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What does the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) do?

The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (known as the OISC for short) regulates UK immigration advisers to make sure they are fit for their role to act with their clients’ best interests at heart. This regulating body of immigration advice was set up by the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. By virtue of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999,…

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What is the legacy of Liz Truss’s government on UK immigration law?

Economic Backdrop Over the last few years, the global and UK economy have faced adversities and hardships. The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic shook the world economy (e.g. supply chain difficulties) and, on a micro-level, called for drastic changes within the UK (such as more common ‘work from home’ arrangements). This resulted in business models changing in a short period of time,…

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Setting up your OISC firm, with Pacific Legal Training

Our experts will guide you through those tricky first steps to OISC registration In order to work as a UK immigration adviser, your application to the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (the “OISC”) must be carefully prepared and must include all of the required documentation, which includes a comprehensive Business Plan and Cash Flow Statement. Without the required documentation,…

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OISC Exam Dates

Check the OISC exam dates and our OISC course dates for 2022.

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How to become an Immigration Adviser?

Read on to find out how to become an immigration adviser.

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