ENIC & English Language Requirements

ENIC

When applying for entry clearance or leave to remain in the UK or British citizenship, you may need to prove your knowledge of the English language if you’re aged 18 or over. There are various different ways to meet this requirement, including having a degree-level qualification that was taught or researched in English. However, if […]

Apply for ILR After 5 Years

ilr after 5 years

Can you apply for ILR after 5 years in the UK? To apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK, you must satisfy the eligibility requirements, which include a minimum period of continuous residence under a qualifying, valid visa. This means some visa holders will be able to apply for ILR after 5 years in […]

End to Tier 1 (General) Visa Extensions

The end to tier 1 visa extension As of 6 April 2015, the Home Office have put an end to tier 1 visa extension and will no longer be accepting applications for Tier 1 (General) extensions. Applicants currently holding a Tier 1 (General) who want to extend their stay must submit an application before 6 April 2015. […]

Immigration Text Messages

Another new initiative has brought shame and embarrassment to the government’s handling of immigration issues, in the form of Immigration Text Messages sent to 58,000 people suggesting they were in the country illegally and requesting them to leave. A number of the recipients were long-standing UK passport holders. Labour’s shadow immigration minister David Hanson said: […]