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How Much Does It Cost a UK Company to Sponsor a Work Visa?

This article will break down and explain the costs associated with sponsoring skilled workers from o...

What is UK Immigration Skills Charge and Do You Need to Pay?

The Immigration Skills Charge is a fee collected by the Home Office when a skilled foreign worker is...

How to Apply for ILR After 5 Years as a Spouse Visa Holder

You will be able to apply for ILR after 5 years in the UK as a spouse visa holder. However, you cann...

What Are the General Grounds for Refusal?

The “general grounds for refusal” explain the reasons why a migrant may be considered unsuitable to ...

Spouse Visa Refusal Common Reasons and Appeal Process

The reasons why spouse visas applications are refused falls into two main types: eligibility and val...

What Do The Latest Visa Figures Tell Us About Family Immigration to The UK?

In this article, we will take a look at the latest government statistics 1 on how many family visas ...

UK Student Visas Approvals At Record High

Thousands of international students had their studies interrupted due to COVID-19. However, internat...

What Does the Nationality and Borders Bill Mean for British Citizenship?

There has already been a considerable amount of controversy surrounding the Nationality and Borders ...

Record number of UK Work Visas Granted in 2021

Although COVID-19 pandemic put a considerable dent in the plans of many businesses in the UK, latest...

Staying in the UK After Your Student Visa Expires (Formerly Tier 4)

If your student visa (formerly tier 4 visa) is about to expire and you plan to stay here for longer,...

Applying for ILR as a Dependant Family Member of a Work or Business Visa Holder

This article will outline everything you need to know to apply for ILR as a dependant (formerly PBS ...

Difference Between ILR, Settled Status and Permanent Residence in the UK

The terms “ILR”, “EU Settled Status”, and “Permanent Residence (PR)” may sound the same, but as with...

UK Entry Clearance Guidance

If coming to the UK, you may need entry clearance before travelling. We explain what this means, who...

Our Guide to The UK 10 Year ILR Long Residence Route

If you have lived in the UK for 10 years, you may be eligible for ILR. We explain how the UK 10 yea...

Right to work in the UK: Checklist and Acceptable Documents

As a UK employer, it is important to carry out right to work checks on all employees. In our articl...

Award-Winning Scientists Not Applying For Global Talent Visa Fast-Track Route

In this article, we look at recent data sourced by the New Scientist, which shows that no applicatio...

US Woman Wins Deportation Appeal Having Lived in the UK for 53 Years

In this article, we will explore the decisions made by the court in the deportation case of 75-year-...

What Do We Know About the New 2022 Global Mobility Route?

In this article, we take a look at what we know so far about the new 2022 Global Mobility visa route...

Independent Report On the “Efficiency, Effectiveness and Consistency” of UKVI’s Front End Services Published

In this article, we summarise the outcome of a new independent report on the effectiveness of the UK...

Who is Qualified to Act as a British Citizenship Referee?

In this article, we will explain who is qualified to act as a British citizenship application refere...

ILR Application Processing Timeline in 2021

In this article, we will outline the ILR application processing timeline for 2021. For expert assis...

How to Switch from One Visa Type to Another in the UK

In this article, we will explain how to switch from one visa type to another in the UK. For expert ...

How Much Do I Need to Earn for Indefinite Leave to Remain?

In this article, we will outline the financial requirements for those applying for ILR. For expert ...

Administrative Review for EU Settlement Scheme Refusal

In this article, we will look at the purpose of an Administrative Review, when to request one, and t...

What is a British Citizenship Ceremony and How Do You Book One?

In this article, we will take a look at the British citizenship ceremony and how to book your ceremo...

What are Types of Visas Available in the UK for 2021 / 2022?

In this article, we will explain the different types of visas available in the UK as of 2021 and 202...

Marriage Visitor Visa Guidance

In this article, we explain the purpose of the Marriage Visitor visa, the eligibility criteria, the ...

What is Proof of Freedom from Immigration Time Restrictions?

In this article, we will explain what is meant by ‘freedom of immigration time restrictions’ and how...

UK Residence Cards for EU Nationals After Brexit

In this article, we will explain the rules on UK residence cards for EU nationals following the UK’s...

Stateless Application Current Rules For 2021

In this article, we will explain the current Home Office rules for applications from stateless perso...

What Should I Do When My Biometric Residence Permit Expires?

In this article, we will explain what you will need to do before your Biometric Residence Permit (BR...

Eligibility Requirements for ICT Visa Extension

In this article, we will outline the eligibility requirements for an ICT visa extension. For expert ...

Travel Restrictions for Spouse Visa Holders Applying for ILR or Citizenship

In this article, we will discuss whether there are any travel restrictions imposed on UK spouse visa...

COP26: How Will Climate Change Impact Global Migration?

In this article, we will take a look at some of the immigration-related issues which may be discusse...

How to Prove Your Relationship to the Home Office

In this article, we will explain how to prove your relationship to the Home Office. For expert assis...

What Are The Conditions of Indefinite Leave to Remain and Expiry?

In this article, we will explain the conditions of Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), including the r...

How to Get an Endorsement For Global Talent Visa UK?

In this article, we will explain how to gain endorsement for a Global Talent visa in the UK. For exp...

Is the UK’s Intra-company Transfer (ICT) Visa Scheme Due for Reform?

In this article, we will take a look at the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) conclusions on how ...

New Home Office Concession Will Fast Track Settlement for Young Adults

In this article, we will outline a new Home Office concession that will enable young adults who are ...

MAC Report Highlights Abuse of the ICT Visa Scheme

In this article, we will explain how some companies have been unfairly using the UK’s ICT visa schem...

Thousands of Afghan Refugees Face an Uncertain Future in the UK

In this article, we will take a look at the current situation facing thousands of Afghani refugees i...

Home Office Pledges Additional Funds to Help At-Risk EU Citizens Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

In this article, we will look at the additional funding being made available by the government for a...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak Confirms New ‘Scale-Up’ Visa in Autumn Budget

In this article, we will explain what is known about the new Scale-Up visa, including its purpose an...

Can a Letter Before Claim (Pre-Action Protocol Letter) Reverse a Home Office Immigration Decision?

In this article, we will explain the purpose of a ‘Letter Before Claim’ (Pre-Claim Protocol – PAP le...

Which European Countries Use Schengen Visas?

In this article, we will explain which countries are part of the Schengen visa scheme, how to apply,...

How Can I Get an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)?

The EAD card is applicable to anyone that is not a lawful permanent resident of the United States. T...

Getting a US Fiancé(e) Visa for UK Citizens

In this article, we will explain how the US Fiancé(e) Visa scheme works, the eligibility rules, and ...

Reasons for EU Settlement Scheme Application Refusal

In this article, we will outline the main reasons for EU Settlement Scheme application refusal. For...

Can I Take Redundancy Instead of a TUPE Transfer?

In this article, we will take a look at the purpose of TUPE and whether it is possible to take redun...

How to Fast Track Your UK Sponsorship Licence Application

In this article, we will explain how you can fast track your application for a UK sponsorship licens...

How to Win an Immigration Appeal and Overturn a Visa Decision

In this article, we will explain what is involved in winning an immigration appeal and overturning a...

Court of Appeal Allows Home Office to Refuse Human Rights Claim

In this article, we will look at why the Court of Appeal rejected an appeal against a decision by th...

What Should I Do If My Indefinite Leave to Enter the UK Expired During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

In this article, we will explain the impact of indefinite leave to enter (ILE) or remain (ILR) expir...

Most Common Reasons Why Spouse Visa Extension Is Refused/Rejected or Denied

In this article, we will discuss some of the most common reasons why spouse visa extension applicati...

What Should I Do If I Am in The UK, But My Entry Clearance Was Not Activated Due To COVID-19 Restrictions?

In this article, we will explain what you can do if you are in the UK, but your entry clearance was ...

How Much Bank Balance is Required for a UK Visitor Visa?

In this article, we will explain how much bank balance is required to secure a UK visitor visa. For ...

Fiancé Visa UK Refusal Reasons

In this article, we will explain why UK fiancé visas can be refused by UK Visas and Immigration (UKV...

How Long Before My UK Visa Expires Can I Apply For a New One?

In this article, we will explain the earliest you can apply to renew your visa in the UK. For expert...

Can I Apply for an Exemption from Managed Quarantine in the UK During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

In this article, we will explain whether it is possible to request an exemption from managed quarant...

What is the New Young Professionals Scheme for Indian nationals, and When Does it Start?

In this article, we will explain the latest on the ‘Young Professionals Scheme’ for Indian nationals...

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