Disclosing Spent Convictions

A private members bill has been put to Parliament in July 2019 which would reform the law on disclosing spent convictions and rehabilitation periods under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If the proposals go ahead, fewer convictions will have to be revealed to employers, educational institutions, insurers and housing providers and in theory there will […]

Appendix FM & UK Family Visa Applications

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. Who does Appendix FM apply to? Appendix FM of the UK Immigration Rules applies to nationals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland applying to […]

Which Home Office Visa?

Should you wish to visit the UK, you may need to make an application for a Home Office visa to permit you to travel to the UK and undertake your planned activity. Do you need a visa? Currently, (September 2019) nationals of EU countries, European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland do not need a […]

How to Apply for a UK Visa Extension

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Making a UK visa extension Whether you are able to and how you can extend your visa will be dependent upon the type of visa you have and if you continue to meet the visa eligibility requirements. For the majority of extension applications made within the UK, processing will be through the new UKVCAS. Applicants […]

UKVCAS Centres – Where Are They Located?

If you’re currently applying for further leave to remain, settlement or naturalisation from within the UK, you’ll 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. There are different types of UKCVAS centres, offering different services. All appointments at […]

UKVCAS Super Priority Service: FAQs

UKVCAS super priority service For a fee, the UKVCAS super priority service offers expedited processing of certain UK immigration applications. A decision will be given on the application by close of the next working day following the UKVCAS appointment. We look at some frequently asked questions from applicants about the premium processing service. What is […]

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 […]

Family Visitor Visa UK (Rules & Eligibility)

The Family Visitor Visa UK is for foreign nationals looking to visit family living in the UK. Suitable only for short-term stays, the family visitor visa is strict in what it does and does not allow holders to do during their time in the UK, and you must apply from outside the UK. We look […]

Unmarried Partner Visa FAQs

If you are in a relationship with a British citizen or individual with UK indefinite leave to remain, you may be able to apply for the Unmarried Partner Visa, also known as the Family Visa. What are the eligibility criteria and how do you apply? Who is eligible for an Unmarried Partner Visa? You can […]

Making a UK Visa Application

Under the current UK immigration rules, nationals of non-European Economic Area countries are required to make a UK visa application to visit, work, study or live in Britain. While many immigration routes exist, including visas and specific immigration schemes, the eligibility and application criteria as a whole are vast and complex. As such, if you […]