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Applying for UK Refugee Family Reunion Visa

If you have recently been given asylum, but you have family members back home, you can now be reunit...

Travelling to the UK Post COVID on a Tier 2 Visa Expired Vignette

If your Tier 2 30-day entry clearance vignette sticker has expired due to COVID-19 restrictions, we ...

Financial Requirements for Unmarried Partner Visa

We explain the essentials of the financial requirements which must be met when applying for a partne...

Tier 2 ICT Dependent Visa

The Tier 2 ICT dependent visa provides a great deal of flexibility and freedom for holders. We expla...

ILR Ancestry Visa

If you have held an Ancestry visa for five or more years, you may be eligible for indefinite leave t...

How Can I Appeal Against a Deportation Order from the UK?

If you or a family member have received a deportation order, it is essential to act decisively and s...

If I Get Funding for My Business During My Studies, Can I Switch from a Study Visa to an Entrepreneur visa?

In our latest article, we clarify the rules on switching from a tier 4 visa for prospective business...

Switching from Tier 4 Main Applicant to Dependant

In our latest article, we discuss the practicalities of switching from a Tier 4 visa to a Tier 4 dep...

Can a Person in an Arranged Marriage Apply for a Spouse Visa, Given the Genuine Relationship Test Requirement?

How do the Home Office view arranged marriages when assessing spouse visa applications for genuine a...

Sponsor Does Not Meet the Financial Requirement, We are Not Married But Have a Child, What Are Our Options?

If you are considering applying for a family partner visa but do not meet the financial requirements...

Refused Asylum Seekers and NHS Debt

In this article, we examine the plight of refused asylum seekers who have incurred an NHS debt. With...

Exemption From Financial Requirements In Spouse Visa Extension

In our latest blog, we consider whether it is possible to be exempted from the financial requirement...

What Does Exercising Your Treaty Rights Mean?

Find out what exercising your Treaty rights means in EU law. For expert assistance with your immigra...

Can Tier 2 Dependant Visa Holders Study in the UK?

As a Tier 2 dependant visa holder, you may decide to study while you are here in the UK. We explain ...

How COVID-19 Has Worsened the Plight of UK Migrants

A new report by the Kanlungan Filipino Consortium has highlighted the precarious situation of many m...

Switching from a Tier 2 ICT Visa to a Spouse visa

Is switching from a Tier 2 ICT visa to a spouse visa the best option for you? We explain the implic...

My Tier 5 Youth Mobility is About to Expire, Can My Employer Sponsor Me?

You may be unsure of your options if your Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa is due to expire and you wish t...

Married for Years without Applying for Spouse Visa: Applying for ILR Based on the Age of Relationship

If you are a non-EEA citizen who has been married for many years to a person settled in the UK, but ...

Can I Sponsor a Tier 2 Migrant to Work in Another Company?

Transferring Tier 2 sponsored staff from one company to another may be possible without those staff ...

Changes Made to Government Flexible Furlough Scheme Rules

On 1st July, 2020, the government's 'flexible furlough scheme' officially started - we explain the h...

Renewing Discretionary Leave to Remain applications and Fees

In our latest blog, we discuss what is meant by discretionary leave, and the process and fees for re...

COVID-19: Are Super Priority Services Currently Available?

As UK Visas and Immigration processing starts to return to normal after the COVID-19 lockdown, many ...

Can I Change My Judge If I Think they are Biased?

If you have reason to believe your judge may be biased, can they be changed? We explain the types o...

If a Tier 2 Migrant's Contract is Terminated, When Does the Tier 2 Visa End?

If a Tier 2 migrant's contract is terminated, when will their visa end? We explain the reporting ru...

Extending a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Where a Member of An Entrepreneurial Team Has Left and the Business Idea Has Changed

If you were granted a Tier 1 entrepreneur visa with a co-entrepreneur (known as an entrepreneurial t...

Can I Switch from a Student Visa to a Work Visa When My Course Ends?

Every year, thousands of international students switch from a tier 4 study visa to a tier 2 work vis...

Can an Asylum Seeker Get Married in the UK Before a Decision is Made?

In our latest blog, we consider whether asylum seekers awaiting a decision on their matter can get m...

H4 Dependent Visa Application and Restrictions

The H4 dependant visa is for family members of H-1b visa holders coming into the US for work. USCIS ...

When is an Employment Verification Letter Needed for a U.S. Spouse Green Card Application?

Find out everything you need to know about submitting an Employment Verification Letter with your U....

Eligibility Criteria for An L1 Visa Applicant

To put in application for an L1 visa, you will need to identify which of the routes is right for you...

Can I Change My Tier 2 Visa on the Basis of My Child with a British Spouse?

For a tier 2 visa holder, getting married to a British citizen and having a child in the UK opens up...

Applying for Dual Citizenship

In our latest article, we discuss whether individuals applying to naturalise in the UK can hold dual...

The Impact of No Recourse to Public Funds (NPRF) on Migrants During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The No Recourse to Public (NPRF) restriction on many migrants in the UK is exacerbating the financia...

Are VACs Now Accepting New Applications or Only Applications Made Prior to Temporary Closure?

As visa application centres (VACs) in the UK and around the world are starting to reopen, we outline...

Domestic Violence: Is Non-physical abuse domestic violence?

Is Non-physical abuse domestic violence? We explain the facts and what immigrants to the UK can do ...

Appealing to the First-Tier Tribunal

For migrants who have received a negative decision from the Home Office, we explain whether you can ...

H-2B Visa Requirements and Processing Times

The H-2b visa is a temporary work -based visa for people looking to take up employment in the US. Th...

Top Tips on How to Find A US Work Visa Sponsor Employer

If you wish to get employment in the US either for a long- or short-term basis, you will need a US t...

Useful Tools for Starting a Business in the U.K.

For Entrepreneurs looking to start up new businesses in the UK either through the investor or start-...

Transfer Your Visa from an Expired to a New Passport

If you have recently or are planning to apply for a new passport, you may be wondering if you need t...

English Language Requirement Exemption for UK Visas

If you are applying for a UK visa of any type with an English language requirement, you may be exemp...

How to Bring My Family to The UK After Gaining Indefinite Leave to Remain?

Spouses, Partners, dependent children and dependant relatives of settled persons can apply for a vis...

British Citizenship Application Fee 2020

The 2020 application fee for British Citizenship varies, if you are applying for citizenship by natu...

When Is the Employment Verification Letter Needed for Spouse Green Card Application?

To apply for a spouse green card you will need a sponsor's verification letter to prove a sponsor ca...

Tier 2: I Have Been Made Redundant and My Visa Is About to Expire

In this article, we look into options available for a Tier 2 Migrant made redundant as a result of t...

Applying for US H-1B Visa and Requirements Needed

The H-1B visa allows highly skilled migrants the opportunity to live and work in the US. This visa i...

UK Business and Investment Opportunities Post Coronavirus

What sectors are set to thrive in the next five years after the coronavirus crisis? For anyone comin...

Pre-Settled Status Application And Benefits For EU Citizens

EU/EEA/Swiss nationals who have yet to apply for Pre-Settled or Settled Status under the EU Settleme...

New Rules for Illegal Migrants in UK 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there have been rule changes that affected illegal immigrants in the U...

Destitution Policy for Immigration Application Fees Deemed Unlawful

The Upper tribunal deemed unlawful home office immigration policy on waiving the application fee for...

How to Become A Permanent Resident in Canada

To become a permanent resident in Canada, you will need to ensure that you are eligible. You will be...

All You Need to Know About Domestic Abuse And ILR

Domestic abuse involves an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, d...

A Slap Is Domestic Violence

Recent media coverage of JK Rowling's ex-husband who showed no remorse for slapping her reminds us o...

Can an Immigration Judge Be Biased?

In November 2019, the Upper Tribunal ruled in MR v Home office secretary that an immigration judge's...

My Partner Has Convictions in the UK Can We Apply for a Spouse Visa?

If your partner or spouse has a conviction in the UK, and is applying for a spouse visa Due to prior...

COVID-19: Lockdown Highlights Inequality Experienced by Working Mums

As COVID-19 lockdown comes with considerable advantages for employees, working mothers are dispropor...

Tier 4 Child Visa Application Requirements

The course must be taught in accordance with either the national curriculum, the Regulated Qualifica...

Will Claiming Child Benefits Affect My Visa?

Claiming child benefits if you are subject to immigration control may result in curtailment of leave...

COVID 19 : UK Immigration Application Centres Re-open

UKVI announced its reopening' of some application centres from 1 June 2020 while 13 of 57 UKVCAS se...

UK Visa Offer to Hong Kong Citizens

UK will change its immigration rules for Hong Kong Citizens eligible for BNO application offering ar...

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