Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa UK

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Fiancé visas are issued for 6 months, to allow you to get married or enter into a civil partnership while in the UK. If you want to remain in Britain for longer, to live with your new spouse, you will need to apply for a Spouse visa. Under the UK immigration rules, you can make […]

Switching from Pre Settled to Settled Status

The requirement for pre-settled status holders to make a separate application for full settled status in the UK has been removed. Those with pre-settled status will automatically receive two-year extensions on their status every two years, as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria, such as residing in the UK, as detailed below. […]

EU Settled Status & Absences from UK

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If you have settled or pre settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), it is important to understand how absences from the UK can affect your status and your right to remain in the UK lawfully. As of 31 March 2023, an estimated 5.6 million Europeans and their family members had secured their residence […]

Appendix D Sponsor Licence Records

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One of the more common areas of immigration compliance risk among sponsor licence holders relates to record-keeping. Sponsor licence holders must retain the relevant documents as listed in Appendix D. Failure to comply with your sponsor duties, such as record-keeping, can lead to enforcement action, such as your sponsor licence being downgraded, suspended or even […]

Pre Settled Status in the UK

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Changes to the EU settlement scheme were announced by the Home Office in 2023, impacting those who had been granted pre-settled status. In this guide, we explain what pre-settled status is and how the change in rules affects your status to remain in the UK on a lawful and indefinite basis.   What is pre […]

Living in the UK with EU Settled Status

With settled status in the UK, you can live, work and study here indefinitely, and you’re not longer subject to immigration restrictions when entering and leaving the country. It can also go someway to helping you feel settled that the UK is your home. Settled status also offers a path to British citizenship.  Since the […]

Sponsor Management System: User Guide

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As a licensed sponsor you are subject to a number of strict duties to ensure compliance with the UK Immigration Rules and to prevent illegal working. These duties include monitoring and reporting certain activities about sponsored workers and assigning certificates of sponsorship (CoS) to sponsored visa workers. The Sponsor Management System (SMS) is the Home Office’s […]

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 […]

ETA: Electronic Travel Authorisation for the UK

Under the UK’s Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme, certain travellers, including non-visa nationals, including those entering the UK under the Creative Worker Concession or to transit, will have to secure authorisation in advance of coming to the UK. In this guide, we explain what the UK ETA is, who will need an ETA and how […]

UK Visa Fees 2024

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The Home Office charges UK visa applicants fees to process their applications. How much you need to pay will depend on factors such as the type of visa you are applying for, how long the visa will be valid for, and where you are applying from. In addition to the visa fee, there may also […]