Life in the UK Test: What’s Involved?

Life in the UK test

If you are applying for British Citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain, in most cases you first have to pass the Life in UK test. Also known as the British Citizenship test, the Life in UK test is used to verify that applicants have the adequate knowledge of British customs, traditions, laws and political system, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Skilled Worker Visa to ILR

skilled worker visa

You can become eligible to switch from a Skilled Worker Visa to ILR after you have lived in the UK continuously with sponsored status for 5 years. Skilled worker visas are granted for a period of up to 5 years. At the end of this visa period, you apply to extend your visa or you […]

UK Visa Nationals List

If you’re planning to visit the UK, either for personal or professional reasons, you will need to check whether you’re required to apply for a visit visa or if you can travel to the UK visa-free. This will ultimately depend on whether or not you are from a country on the ‘UK visa nationals list’. […]

Set M Form ILR Applicant Guidance 2022

set m form

The Set M form is used to apply for UK indefinite leave to remain (ILR) if you are the partner, parent or child of a person who is already settled in the UK or a British citizen. With ILR, you can live and work in the UK unrestricted by the length of stay and without immigration […]

Leave to Remain in the UK (Apply to Settle)

leave to remain

Leave to remain is the permission granted to non-UK nationals to enter and stay in the UK for a limited period of time. After a qualifying period of residency in the UK, you may then become eligible to settle and apply for indefinite leave to remain.   What is limited leave to remain? Limited leave […]

How to Make an NTL Application

You’ll need to make a No Time Limit application if you have an old-style immigration document and want to have your immigration status confirmed on a Biometric Residence Permit. Since 6 April 2022, the Home Office have also waived the application fee, so the process is now free of charge. In this guide, we look […]

Biometric Residence Permit Guide 2022

Biometric residence permit

Foreign nationals making certain applications to the Home Office have to apply for a biometric residence permit as proof of their UK immigration status.   What is a biometric residence permit? A biometric residence permit (BRP) is a physical card, similar size to a standard credit card, which is used as the holder’s proof of […]