MAC Recommends 21 Roles for UK Shortage Occupation List

MAC Consults on New UK Immigration Salary List

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has now completed its rapid review into the UK’s Shortage Occupation List (SOL), publishing recommendations on roles to be included on the reformed Immigration Salary List (ISL). The MAC was commissioned by the Government earlier this year to carry out a fast-tracked review in advance of significant increases to the […]

UK Visa Processing Times (Latest from UKVI)

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The length of time it takes for your application to be processed can be an important factor in deciding when to apply and when to make travel arrangements. But UK visa processing times vary considerably, depending on factors such as the type of visa being applied for, the country or Embassy where the application is […]

Unmarried Partner Visa UK Guide

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If you are a long term partner of a British citizen or someone with UK indefinite leave to remain or settled status, you may be eligible to apply to join them in the UK by applying for an unmarried partner visa.   Unmarried partner visa requirements The unmarried partner visa falls within the UK’s family […]

UK Family Visas: Join Your Loved Ones

If you’re looking to live in the UK on the basis of a family relationship, you will need to apply for some form of UK family visa. The following guide looks at UK family visas for adults and children, with the various different options available to applicants.   Is there a UK family visa? When […]

Spouse Visa Financial Requirement & Exemptions

spouse visa financial requirement

If you are applying for a spouse visa to join your partner in the UK, or are switching visa categories to remain here on the basis of your relationship, one of the eligibility criteria you will need to meet is the financial requirement. Following a government announcement in December 2023, the financial requirement for the […]

Right to Work Checks (Employer Guidance)

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Right to Work Checks: Guidance for Employers As a UK employer, you have a legal obligation to comply with the prevention of illegal working legislation. This requires you to conduct basic checks on every UK-based employee to verify they have the requisite permission to perform the work on offer. Importantly, as part of your recruitment, pre-employment checks, the […]

Partner Visa UK (Eligibility Requirements!)

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If you are looking to apply for a partner visa to join your loved one in the UK, read on for a summary of the eligibility requirements you will need to meet and an overview of the process for making an application. The UK immigration rules don’t make it easy for families to stay together. […]

FLR M Form: Spouse, Partner or Child Extensions

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You will need to complete the FLR M form if you want to make an application to extend your stay in the UK on the basis of your family life and relationship to either: A British citizen A person who is present and settled in the UK with indefinite leave to remain, or A person […]

Updated Right to Work Guidance & Illegal Working Fines Increasing from 13 February 2024

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The UK Government has implemented significant changes to the Right to Work regime which apply to verification checks conducted on or after 13 February 2024. These updates encompass both revised guidance for employers conducting checks as well as a significant increase in civil penalty fines for illegal working.   Changes in Right to Work Guidance […]

Spouse Visa Application Requirements & Processing Times

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The UK spouse visa remains a challenging immigration route into the UK. In an effort to deter sham marriages and prevent non-genuine spouses from being able to come to the UK, the visa and evidentiary requirements for applicants are strict, which can be problematic even for genuine couples. The Home Office’s decision to grant a […]