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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Graduate Visa Guide 2023

uk graduate visa

Since opening in 2021, the UK’s Graduate Visa has become a popular route for international students to stay on in Britain after they’ve graduated. If you are looking to apply for a Graduate visa, you’ll need to understand the eligibility criteria and the process to follow to make your application to the Home Office on […]

UK Visa Fees 2023

uk visa fees

What are the current UK Visa Fees? The Home Office charges UK visa applicants a fee to process their application. How much you need to pay will depend on which type of visa you are applying for, and where you are applying from. If you are making an application to the Home Office, use the […]

UK Work Visa Guide 2023

uk work visa

Non-UK residents require permission to work in the UK. In most cases, this means applying for a UK work visa. There are many different work visa routes available, focused mainly on skilled workers, entrepreneurs, investors and specific schemes designed to attract certain profiles of workers. Importantly, there is no general work visa or permit for […]