Received a Civil Penalty under the Immigration Act?

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If your business has received a Civil Penalty under the Immigration Act, it is important to seek legal advice early on the options open to you. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to negotiate a reduction in the amount you owe, or you may have grounds to mount a successful appeal to cancel […]

UK Young Professional Scheme for Indian Nationals 2024

UK Young Professional Scheme for Indian Nationals

Indian nationals looking to experience life in the UK may be eligible for the India Young Professional Scheme. This route offers considerable flexibility for young workers, but the application process is rigid and you will need to ensure you apply within the correct timeframe, or risk having to wait for the next ballot. The ballots […]

UK Right of Abode (ROA) for Commonwealth Citizens

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The Right of Abode allows certain Commonwealth citizens to both live or work in the UK free from any immigration restrictions. The following guide looks at what it means to have right of abode in the UK, as well as who is eligible and who qualifies as a commonwealth citizen to be entitled to this […]

Creative Worker Visa (Temporary Work) Guide

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The Creative Worker visa is for individuals to undertake temporary work in the UK within the creative sector. In this guide, we explain the requirements of the Creative Worker visa, as well as what this route allows and how to apply.   What is the Creative Worker visa? If an overseas national has been offered […]

Health and Care Visa Guide 2024

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The Health and Care Visa is for healthcare professionals and workers from around the world to come to work in the UK health and social care sector. For applicants, the benefits of the Health and Care Worker visa include fast-tracked entry to the UK, together with reduced visa fees and exemption from the Immigration Health […]

Spouse Visa Extension Rules 2024

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If you are a UK spouse visa holder and your period of leave is due to expire, you will need to apply for a spouse visa extension to remain in the country with your partner. The spouse visa extension application can be just as rigorous and demanding as your initial visa application. You will again […]

Skilled Worker Visa Costs (Sponsor’s Guide)

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For any organisation sponsoring an individual, it will be important to understand the skilled worker visa costs that you will need to budget for. There are a number of fees that will be payable, both when hiring the skilled worker and on an ongoing basis. This article identifies the charges and fees that an employer […]

Student Visa Dependant Rules From 1 January 2024

With effect from today, 1 January 2024, most international students are now no longer allowed to bring family members with them to the UK as dependants. Changes to the UK Student route were announced in July 2023 and are now applicable to anyone applying for a UK Student visa on or after 1 January 2024, […]

Pre Licence Priority Service for Sponsor Licence Applicants

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Applying for a sponsor licence is a complex and time-consuming process. If your organisation critically needs to recruit, and perhaps already has a candidate lined up for sponsorship, time may not be on your side. In these circumstances, the option to pay for fast-tracked licence application processing can make business sense. In this guide, we […]

ILR for Dependants

ILR after 5 years

Under the UK Immigration Rules, dependant visa holders can become eligible for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK, provided certain conditions are met. Attaining ILR is an important step for families who have made the UK their home and wish to make their status and future in Britain permanent. Also known as settlement, […]