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Immigration Health Surcharge Doubled

The Home Office has just increase the IHS fee by 100% in yet another blow to inward migration to the...

Spouse Extension Visa Application in 2021

Spouse visa extension (after the first 2.5 years) - A UK Spouse Visa extension will allow you to rem...

Complete Guide to the Genuine Entrepreneur Test

The idea of a genuine entrepreneur test started gathering momentum in 2012, when the UKBA was floode...

Tips On Passing The British Citizenship Test

While the Life In The UK test is full of questions that would be considered general knowledge, the L...

Who Are The Endorsing Bodies For The Innovator Visa?

You'll need an endorsement if you're coming to the UK on an Innovator Visa - but who do you turn to?...

Brexit - Do I Need A Permanent Resident Card?

Find out if you would be needing a permanent residence card after the UK have left the EU. Applying,...

How Much Does A Spouse Visa Cost?

The standard fee for application is £1,523 processed online and does not include other additional co...

My student visa is expiring, what are my options of staying in the UK?

Overstaying your student visa is not always a good option. There are a number of immigration routes ...

What Are The Restrictions For A Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur?

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa holders may work outside of their business in a second job; they n...

Will Changing From A Sole Trader To A Limited Company Affect My Sponsor Licence Application?

Are sole traders eligible to apply for employer sponsor licences. If they do have a sponsor licence,...

Switching Into Tier 2

It is possible to switch from a Tier 4 to a Tier 2 visa. From Tier 1 Graduate entrepreneur to a Tier...

Does A Change In Visa And Company Affect ILR?

Will changing jobs and obtaining a new Visa affect your ability to claim ILR in the future? Our expe...

Does The Home Office Always Follow Its Own Guidelines?

The Home Office has a set of guidelines to follow - but it's not always clear how strictly they adhe...

Is There Prejudice With Spouse Visa Applications?

LGBT+ rights have come a long way in the UK - but is there still prejudice when it comes to the Spou...

Applying To ILR Without Meeting The Salary Threshold

If your job code is in the Shortage Occupancy list, but you don't meet the salary threshold, read ou...

Will EU Immigration Be Affected By Brexit?

Brexit is still in a state of uncertainty, which may affect inward immigration from EU citizens into...

Switching To A New Job While Your Visa Is Processing

Switching to a new job while your visa is processing can be a potential grey area. Read on to find o...

Who Are The Endorsing Bodies For The Start Up Visa?

To qualify for the Start Up visa, you must receive an endorsement for your business idea. Read on fo...

What Happens When Your Tier 2 Visa Is Curtailed?

When your Tier 2 Visa gets curtailed, what should you do? Read on for our expert advice surrounding ...

How Long Is The Tier 2 General Visa Cooling Off Period?

When you end your Tier 2 General Visa, there's a cooling off period in which you cannot reapply. Rea...

What Do I Do If My Tier 2 Sponsorship Is Cancelled?

There are ways to improve your situation if your Tier 2 Sponsorship gets cancelled. Read on how to f...

What Happens When Your Tier 2 Sponsor License Is Suspended?

Having your Tier 2 Sponsor License revoked is not ideal. Read on to find out how long it typically t...

Brexit Stalwart Johnson Set To Be PM

The current Brexit Stalwart Boris Johnson could be Britain's next Prime Minister.

Sham Marriages

Sham marriages have been a huge issue for the UK's Spouse Visa...

Tier 2 Work Visas For US Citizens

US citizens can work in the UK under a Tier 2 Visa, but is the process the same as everyone else? Re...

Tier 2 Sponsorship: Who Can We Bring?

The Tier 2 Visa is a great way of coming to the UK to work...

Can Tier 2 Visa Holders Be Self-Employed?

A Tier 2 visa migrant may undertake supplementary employment on a Self-Employed basis, but they woul...

How Does The Tier 2 Visa Work For Commission-based Roles?

If you are wondering if you can apply or switch to a commission based role on a Tier 2 visa, then th...

Getting Married On A Tier 2 General Visa [Complete Guide]

There are no significant considerations that need to be made by Tier 2 General Visa holders looking ...

Who Is Eligible For An Innovator Visa?

The Innovator Visa brings with it some forward-thinking changes regarding business in...

Do The Same Timelines Apply For An Unrestricted CoS?

There two different types of Certificate of Sponsorship - do the same timelines apply to ...

Can More Than One Company Apply For A Certificate Of Sponsorship For Me At The Same Time?

You may be offered multiple jobs at a time when looking for work in the UK - but can all ...

Visa Checking Service

Have your application reviewed by an immigration expert before submitting. This is beneficial to peo...

The Tory Leadership Contest

With Theresa May stepping down as Prime Minister, who's next to take...

The Tory Leadership Battle Contenders

The EU elections have shown just how divided the UK is. Read on to see our in-depth analysis of the ...

Sponsorship Duties Of A Tier 2 Sponsor

There are several duties which come with holding a Tier 2 Sponsor License. Read our guide to find ou...

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa Closes On The 6th July 2019

The popular Graduate Entrepreneur Visa scheme is coming to an end on the 6th July 2019. Read on to ...

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa to Be Scrapped in Favour Of Innovator Visa

One of the main concerns for people now is what happens to those who are currently on a Tier 1 Entre...

Visitor Visa Refused Based On Inaccurate Reasons

Find out what you need to do If your UK Visit visa application has been refused for reasons that are...

How The Sponsor Management System Works

The system is a centralised hub for all activities and tasks that are required for Tier 2 Sponsor Li...

How To Pass The Genuine Vacancy Test For Tier 2 General Visa Applications

How best to carry out a Resident Labour Market test. Find out from leading experts how to Pass The G...

Switching From A Tier 4 Student Visa To A Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa

If you are currently on a student visa in the UK and are considering setting up a business in the co...

The Fate Of EU Nationals After Brexit

At this moment in time the best option for EU citizens to remain in the UK is by applying for Perman...

What To Do If Detained By Immigration

There are several steps you can and should take if you have been arrested or detailed by UK immigrat...

Tier 1 Investor visa suspension

Tier 1 investor visas were introduced in 2008 to encourage rich people from outside the EU to invest...

What Is the Total Cost for a Sponsor License Application

How much would it really cost to be Tier 2 sponsor licence holder? Click to find out more.

Government U-Turn On Tier 1 Investor Visa Suspension

The Home Office have now flip-flopped on the decision to suspend the Tier 1 Investor visa, the so-ca...

Tier 2 General Visa Compliance: Common Mistakes Employers Make

Keeping the right information on your Tier 2 General Visa holding staff is vital for compliance for ...

Tier 2 Visa Duration: How long can I stay in the UK on a Tier 2?

The Tier 2 visa duration is one of the commonly asked questions for Immigration solicitors like us. ...

How to Check my Settled Status as an EU, EEA or Swiss Citizen in the UK

For EU or EEA national living in the UK, it is important for you and your family to know your curren...

Apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain After 5 Years

What happens if you try to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after 5 years? We explain how. For e...

Filling Out A Dependent Application For The Tier 1 Investor

What happens when you want to bring a dependent on a Tier 1 Investor Visa? Read on for our expert so...

Dependent Child Or Spouse Applying For ILR

ILR allows visa holders to apply for British citizenship after 12 months - so how does it work for d...

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Extensions Checklist

How does the tier 1 entrepreneur extension work? Read on for our in-depth guide.

Document Checklist For Tier 1 Entrepreneur Extension

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa for those to get a business started in the UK. While it is recently clo...

Applying for a Tier 2 Dependant Visa for my Husband outside the UK

If you are applying for a Tier 2 Dependant Visa and you are currently in the UK without your partner...

Is It Possible To Bring My Parent To The UK On A Dependent Visa?

How to bring a parent to the UK using the adult dependent visa route. You will need to meet certain ...

Setting Up A Limited Company As a Tier 2 Visa Holder (Self Sponsorship)

Can a Tier 2 visa migrant start their own limited liability company and potentially sponsor themselv...

Overstayed Visa In The Past, Will A New Family Application Visa Be Granted?

If a family member have overstayed their visa in the past, will a family visitor visa application be...

Which SOC Code? - New entrant vs Experienced worker

Employers are required to select the SOC code that most closely matches the job description they are...

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