Global Talent Visa Application Guide | DavidsonMorris

global talent visa

The UK’s Global Talent visa is for individuals at both the established and early stages of the career spectrum in fields such as science, engineering, technology, art and humanities to come to the UK, without the need for a job offer. As a more flexible immigration option than other UK work visas, it does not […]

IR35 Changes (Off Payroll Working Rules)

ir35 private sector

IR35 changes took effect on 6 April 2021, impacting how private sector organisations engage contractors for off-payroll working. The latest reforms were due to go live on 6 April 2020 but were postponed by a year in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Below we examine the nature and extent of the IR35 changes, and how […]

Applying for Settled Status in the UK

settled status uk

Settled Status in the UK EU citizens and their family members already in the living in the UK by 30 December 2020 have to register under the settled status UK scheme to retain their rights to remain indefinitely in the UK after 30 June 2021. The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. From […]

Tier 2 Sponsorship (An Essential Guide!) | DavidsonMorris

Tier 2 Sponsorship With Tier 2 visa sponsorship, now called Skilled Worker visa sponsorship, companies are permitted to hire skilled workers from outside the UK where the role and level of pay meet specific requirements. All UK companies hiring workers that are not UK resident, including EU nationals coming to the UK after 2020, are […]

Sponsor Licence Application Guide 2021

Making a Sponsor Licence Application - Essential Guide

You need a sponsor licence to employ most types of workers from outside the UK, including Skilled Visa workers. To secure a UK visa sponsorship licence, you will need to make an application to the Home Office and pay the relevant fees. The Home Office will only grant a sponsor licence to an organisation that […]

Indefinite Leave To Remain | How To Apply

Indefinite leave to remain

Indefinite leave to remain Applicants face strict requirements to qualify for UK Indefinite Leave to Remain. These depend on which visa you are on and for how long you have been resident in the UK. Processing times also vary greatly depending on your visa class and as a result of current COVID-19 restrictions on processing […]

Permanent Residence UK | How To Apply

permanent residence - essential guide

Permanent residence EU citizens may be eligible to apply for permanent residence where they can show they have been exercising their Treaty Rights for five continuous years in the UK. While EU nationals are now required to register under the EU settlement scheme to retain their rights in the UK after Brexit, permanent residence remains […]

British Citizenship Guidance | Eligibility & Application

british citizenship - the essential guide

British Citizenship British citizenship can be acquired automatically, by registration or through the process of naturalisation. If you have lived in the UK for more than five years with settled status, you may be eligible to apply for British citizenship by making a naturalisation application. Naturalisation is a costly process and you will lose your […]