Immigration Health Surcharge: IHS Rules

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As part of your UK immigration application, you may need to pay the ‘immigration health surcharge’ (IHS). Failing to pay the IHS where it is due will mean your application will be rejected and not processed. In this guide, we answer frequently asked questions from visa applicants, including what the immigration health surcharge is, who […]

Do You Need a Transit Visa for the UK?

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Passing through an airport while on your way to another country is called “transiting”. There are two types of transiting: “airside” and “landside”. If you are passing through a UK airport while on the way to another country, you may need a UK transit visa. Transit visas are required by some nationals who are passing […]

How to Check your UK Visa Application Status

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If you are awaiting a decision on an application for a UK visa, tracking the progress of your application can be crucial to planning ahead, especially where you are time-pressured for a decision. The following guide looks at how UK visa applicants can check the status of their applications, whether you have applied to extend […]

UK Visa Fees 2023

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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 […]

Overstaying in the UK (Expired Visa Rules)

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If you remain in the UK after your visa or Home Office permission has expired, you may be considered an overstayer. Overstaying can create many issues, including negatively affecting your immigration record and impacting any future UK applications. You could also be detained and deported. The Home Office does not remind individuals of their visa […]

Made a Mistake on Your UK Visa Application?

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When applying for a UK visa, it’s important to provide the Home Office with information that is correct and comprehensive to avoid delays or issues with processing and to avoid a visa refusal. Mistakes can, however, happen. Once you realise you’ve made a mistake on your UK visa application, you should take steps to correct […]

VFS Global & UK Visa Applications

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If you’re applying for a UK visa from overseas, you may need to use the services of VFS Global as part of your application. In this guide, we explain what VFS Global is and what its role is in the UK visa application process.   What is VFS Global? VFS Global, also known as “Visa […]

UK Visa Requirements

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The UK visa requirements that must be met will all depend on the purpose for which you are wanting to come to or stay in the UK and your chosen immigration route. In this essential guide to UK visas, we look at the rules and requirements for some of the most common visa categories, from […]

Turkish Businessperson Visa Extension Guide

The Turkish Businessperson visa route is no longer open to new applications. However, it is still possible for existing visa-holders to apply to extend their permission to stay in the UK under this route. This guide for Turkish Businessperson visa-holders looks at how to extend this visa, from the extension eligibility requirements and application process […]

IELTS For UKVI: English Test Guide

IELTS for UKVI is one of a number of government-approved tests that proves an applicant meets the English language requirement as part of a UK Home Office application. If you’re looking to apply for a UK visa, settlement or citizenship, you may be required under the UK’s immigration rules to prove your knowledge of the […]