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UKVCAS Super Priority Service FAQs

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

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Pre-Licence Priority Service Guide

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

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British Citizenship Fees 2023

When applying for UK naturalisation, one of the key considerations will be cost and how much you will need to pay in British Citizenship fees. In 2022, it costs £1,330 to make

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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

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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,

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Graduate Visa Guide 2023

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

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UK Visa Fees 2023

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

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UK Work Visa Guide 2023

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

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UK Residence Card Guide 2023

UK immigration rules have been subject to extensive reform following Brexit and the end of EU freedom of movement. While the rights of most EU citizens and their relatives in

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Immigration Skills Charge FAQs

The Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) is payable by employers each time they sponsor a worker under the Skilled Worker or the Senior or Specialist Worker visa, with limited exemptions. Since all

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Shortage Occupation List 2023

The UK’s Shortage Occupation List can be a source of much confusion for employers sponsoring visa workers, particularly when hiring under a sponsorship licence for the first time or recruiting

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UK General Work Visa Options

For UK-based employers looking to recruit migrant workers, there are various different visa options available under the UK’s Immigration Rules. Although there is no actual ‘general work visa’ – one

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