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 […]

UK Visa Fees 2022

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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 result in a blemished immigration record, impacting any future UK immigration applications. The Home Office does not remind individuals of their visa expiry date. If you are unsure if you have overstayed, […]

Appendix FM & UK Family Visa Applications

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Appendix FM is an extensive document setting out the rules and requirements for individuals to be able to come to the UK by reason of their family life. In this guide, we explain the key requirements for making an application to enter or remain in the UK under Appendix FM.   Who does Appendix FM […]

General Grounds for Refusal Explained

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When applying for either entry clearance or leave to remain in the UK, applicants must meet various suitability requirements and avoid general grounds for refusal. The suitability requirements are set out under the UK Immigration Rules. They apply to almost all immigration routes and are in addition to the specific validity and eligibility requirements of […]

UKVCAS (What Applicants Need to Know!)

What is UKVCAS and what does it mean if you’re making a Home Office application? UKVCAS stands for ‘UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services’. It’s the system for processing immigration applications made from within the UK for further leave to remain, including all extension applications, and any switching between visas, as well as applications for […]

UKVCAS Super Priority Service FAQs

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From 14 March 2022, UKVI priority and super-priority visa processing services have been suspended for all applications made from outside the UK. The change comes as the Home Office focuses processing resources on the “humanitarian crisis caused by the invasion of Ukraine” by prioritising Ukraine Family Scheme applications. The suspension is impacting applications under the […]

Remaining in the UK Following Relationship Breakdown

The breakdown of a relationship between a couple with international backgrounds can lead to complex immigration issues, especially when one partner relies on the other’s immigration status to remain in the UK. There is no automatic right to remain for spouse visa holders, unmarried partner visa holders or civil partnership visa holders. Civil partnership dissolution, divorce or […]

Hong Kong BNO Visa (Application Guidance)

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The UK’s Hong Kong BNO visa allows British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) from Hong Kong, and their immediate family members, to live, work and study in the UK. The BNO visa is a route to indefinite leave to remain and British citizenship.   What is the Hong Kong BN(O) visa? Prior to 31 January 2021, BNO […]

Curtailment Letter (Work Visa Cancelled?)

A curtailment letter is issued by the Home Office to an individual, to notify them that their permission to remain in the UK has been withdrawn. For visa holders, receiving a curtailment letter will be hugely concerning if you intend to remain in the UK. For employers, if a sponsored worker receives a curtailment letter, […]