UK Visa Processing Times (Latest from UKVI)

uk visa processing

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 […]

UKVCAS Super Priority Service FAQs

UKVCAS super priority

Following suspension of certain fast-tracked visa processing services due to the humanitarian crisis caused by the invasion of Ukraine, the Home Office has now resumed Priority Visa (PV) and Super Priority Visa (SPV) services for certain visa routes, including work, visitor, family and student applications.   Priority service update  Priority processing is now open for sponsored […]

Pre-Licence Priority Service Guide

sponsor licence pre licence priority service

The Home Office pre-licence priority service gives employers the ability to request a fast-tracked decision on their sponsor licence application. With standard processing for sponsor licence applications taking an average of 8 weeks, the ability to expedite a decision can be invaluable for employers looking to move quickly to recruit and onboard sponsored visa workers. […]

British Citizenship Fees 2023

When applying for UK naturalisation, one of the key considerations will be cost and how much you will need to pay in British Citizenship fees. In 2022, it costs £1,330 to make an application to naturalise as a British citizen, which is made up of £1,250 for the application and £80 for the citizenship ceremony.   British […]

Sponsor Licence Change of Circumstances

sponsor licence change of circumstances

Given the business-critical nature of sponsoring migrant workers, careful and effective management of your sponsor licence is essential to avoid Home Office enforcement action that could impact your operations. As a UK sponsor licence holder, you must ensure you have the necessary HR processes in place to maintain an up-to-date sponsor licence at all times […]

Recruiting Social Care Workers from Overseas

recruiting social care workers

As part of new temporary measures to address the workforce challenges faced by the health and social care sector in the UK, a number of care sector roles have been added to the UK Shortage Occupation List (SOL) from 16 February 2022, and for 12 months will be eligible for Health and Care visas. Under […]

Biometric Residence Permits & Proof of ILR

If you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK, you can use your Biometric Residence Permit as a document to confirm both your identity and your immigration status. If you have obtained indefinite leave to remain but do not have a BRP, a No Time Limit (NTL) application can be made to transfer ILR to […]

Prevention of Illegal Working Guide 2023

prevention of illegal working

Under the prevention of illegal working legislation, it is unlawful for an employer to hire someone if they do not have the Right to Work in the UK or if they are breaching the terms of their stay by working. Employers in the UK must by law comply with the prevention of illegal working regime. Breaching […]

Skilled Worker Minimum Salary 2023

One of the more complex requirements for sponsoring individuals under the Skilled Worker visa is the minimum salary threshold. There is no single, universal Skilled Worker minimum salary threshold. Rather, the relevant level must be determined by applying the immigration rules and Home Office guidance, and ensuring the correct salary level is calculated. Skilled Worker […]

Permitted Paid Engagement Visa Guide 2023

permitted paid engagement visa

The UK visa application process can often be challenging for international entertainers who are planning to perform in the UK, but there are ways to improve prospects of making a successful application to the British Home Office. If you’re a professional performer, you will only be granted entry into the UK and the required permission […]