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What is Right of Abode in the UK?

Having the right of abode in the UK means that you live here free from immigration control. Have a l...

Frontier Worker Permit Application Guidance

Frontier Worker Permits allow European nationals who reside in another country but have a job in the...

Is UK Citizenship by Investment Still Available?

With the close of the UK Tier 1 Investor visa, find out what alternatives are available to you for U...

How to Apply for UK Skilled Worker Dependent Visa

In this article, we will explain the details of the Skilled Worker Dependent visa (previously the Ti...

UK Family Reunion Visa Application

UK’s Refugee Family Reunion policy allows family members to join a refugee in the UK. Learn whether ...

No Time Limit (NTL) Application UK: Transfer ILR Status to BRP

No Time Limit (NTL) is a way that a person with indefinite leave to enter (ILE) or indefinite leave ...

Sponsor Licence Renewal Guidance

Understand how you can prepare for the sponsor licence renewal process to avoid rejections from the ...

UK’s Point Based System

The UK’s Point Based System (PBS) is a way of ensuring that work, business, and study visas are only...

How to Bring Elderly Parents to the UK

You can bring your elderly parents to the UK and sponsor their stay by applying to the Adult Depende...

BNO Visa Application Guide for Hong Kong British Nationals

The British National Overseas visa (BNO visa) allows British National (Overseas) citizens in Hong Ko...

What is the New UK Global Business Mobility Visa?

The new UK Global Business Mobility route brings together several existing business visas, such as I...

What is Discretionary Leave to Remain in the UK

Understand what Discretionary Leave to Remain means, circumstances that discretionary leave can be g...

What is Leave Outside the Rules in UK Immigration?

Leave Outside the Rules (LOTR) allows the Home Office to grant permission to migrants under exceptio...

Further Leave to Remain: What is FLR(M), FLR(IR) and FLR(FP)?

Further leave to remain, or FLR means to extend a visa that is due to expire. Find out the differenc...

What is Surinder Singh Route and How to Apply?

The Surinder Singh route allows a foreign national to acquire an EU Settlement Scheme family permit ...

How to Apply for a Replacement If your BRP Card Is Lost or Stolen

Learn how to make an application for a replacement biometric residence permit if yours has been lost...

UK Scale-up Visa Requirements and Application

The scale-up worker visa is a work visa launched in August 2022, which aimed at those who have high ...

Can I stay in the UK or Get British Citizenship Through My Child?

If your child is British, you do not have an automatic right to UK citizenship. Find out ways you ca...

British Citizenship for Child Born in The UK to Non-British Parents

British citizenship for a child is born in the UK to non-British parents is not always automatically...

How to apply for a British Passport after Indefinite Leave to Remain

Find out how to apply for a British passport after indefinite leave to remain. Learn how long after ...

How to Apply for Retained Right of Residence

Here is some guidance on how to apply for a retained right of residence. Understand what is EEA reta...

British Naturalisation Certificate Guide

A naturalisation certificate is provided when a person gains British citizenship through naturalisat...

British Citizenship Application Fees For 2024

Learn about British citizenship application fees for 2024. Find out if fast-track services are avail...

UK Biometric Residence Permits and BRP Card

Migrants to the UK will most likely be issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) as proof of th...

Dual Citizenship and Dual nationality in the UK Explained

Dual Citizenship or Dual Nationality means that a person holds citizenship of two countries at the s...

How to Track your UK Visa Application Status

It can be nerve-wracking to wait for the outcome of your visa application decision. In this article,...

Rules for Overstaying on a UK Visa and What You Need to Do

Overstaying in the country past the expiry date can have serious consequences. But there are some ex...

Can You Lose British Citizenship?

There are certain circumstances whereby UK citizenship can be revoked. We are going to look at reaso...

Spouse Visa After Divorce: What You Need To Know

In this article, we look at the rights that you will have after the breakdown of a marriage and look...

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...

Long Residence Guidance: ILR 10 Years Route

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

Eligibility to Work in the UK and Right to Work Checklist

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-...

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 2024

In this article, we will outline the ILR application processing timeline for 2024. For expert assis...

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 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...

Stateless Person Application Rules in 2024

A stateless person is someone without nationality and has nowhere to live. Learn if you can apply to...

What to Do When Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Expires

Understand what to do when your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) expires and the process of a BRP re...

ICT Visa Extension Guidance 2024

Even though the ICT visa is replaced by the new Senior or Specialist Worker Visa, it is still possib...

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...

Does Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Expire?

While ILR has no expiry date, it will automatically expire if you leave the UK for more than 2 years...

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 ...

Reasons for EU Settlement Scheme Application Refusal

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

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...

Fiancé Visa UK Refusal Reasons

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