Health and Care Worker Visa (Application Guide)

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

UK Business Visa Requirements

To come to the UK for business, you have to ensure you have the required permission. Of the UK visa options available, you will need to ensure you apply for a route that you are eligible for and which permits you to carry out your planned business activities. In this guide, we outline the main […]

UK Youth Mobility Visa Scheme

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The UK’s youth mobility visa scheme allows eligible workers under the age of 30 to experience life in the UK for up to two years. Compared with other UK work visas, the scheme offers a more flexible and accessible immigration route for younger workers, as it does not require the applicant to be sponsored, or to […]

UKVCAS Centres – Where Are They Located?

If you’re currently applying for further leave to remain, settlement or naturalisation from within the UK, you will most likely need to make an appointment with UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) at one of the UKVCAS centres for your application to be processed. UKVCAS is the digital system, launched by the Home Office […]

Skilled Worker Visa Extension Guide

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Skilled Worker visas are issued for a period of up to five years. To remain in the UK beyond this, the worker has to make an application for a Skilled Worker visa extension before their current visa expires. As with the initial visa application, the worker will need to show when they apply for the […]

Missed Settled Status Deadline? NTL for EU Citizens

As an EU citizen living in the UK, but having not yet taken the necessary steps to secure your immigration status post-Brexit, the following guide can help you to explore the options still available to you. We look at eligibility under the EU Settlement Scheme and the circumstances in which ‘missed pre-settled status deadline’ cases […]

UK Visa Delays for Russian & Belarusian Applicants

Current delays in UK visa processing are being attributed by the Home Office to the various visa schemes launched recently for Ukrainians fleeing the conflict in their country. As UKVI are prioritising applications from Ukrainian refugees under these new emergency routes, such as the Homes For Ukraine scheme, applications in other visa categories are experiencing […]

Hybrid & Remote Working: Sponsored Visa & Overseas Workers

impact of remote & hybrid working on visa sponsorship

One of the defining features of the UK’s post-pandemic economy is the widespread adoption of flexible working and the increased employment of overseas-based remote workers. In this guide, we outline some of the issues for employers to be aware of when implementing hybrid and remote working arrangements for sponsored and overseas workers.   What is hybrid […]

Temporary Work Visa for the UK

If you are a UK employer looking to temporarily hire overseas workers, or an overseas worker looking to come to the UK to undertake a temporary work placement, the following guide provides an overview of the various different types of ‘Temporary Work Visa UK’ and what requirements must be met. There are several options available […]

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 […]