Spouse Visa after Divorce or Separation

If your leave to remain is based on marriage or a long-term relationship with a UK settled sponsor, can you secure a UK visa after divorce and permission to stay in the UK? Put simply, there are implications for your spouse visa after divorce or separation. In the guide for spouse and dependant visa holders, […]

UK Ancestry Visa Renewal

The process of making a UK ancestry visa renewal application is rarely straightforward. The following guide looks at the criteria for UK ancestry visa renewal and how to maximise your prospects of being granted further leave to remain in the UK.   What is the UK ancestry visa? The UK Ancestry visa is the leave […]

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 […]

Naturalisation & Drink Driving

Applications for British naturalisation can quickly become complicated if the applicant has a criminal conviction, since past offences can impact your eligibility to meet the good character requirement. While the guidance in this area tends to be very clear on some aspects, it is slightly grey in other areas. Drink driving convictions is arguably a […]

EU Citizens’ Rights After Brexit

In the UK, there have been significant changes to the rights of EU citizens after Brexit. For employers and individuals alike, it is important to understand what these changes are and how they impact UK immigration options.   What are the changes to EU nationals’ rights after Brexit? Following the UK’s departure from the European […]

Student Visa Eligibility & Application Guide

The Student Visa is the primary immigration route for non-UK residents looking to undertake a course of studies at either a British college or university. It has replaced the Tier 4 visa under the UK’s new immigration system. As with the previous Tier 4 visa, the new Student Visa route is for international students aged […]

UK Visa after Divorce

In January we posted an article (please see below) about how to secure a UK visa after divorce. The article is about divorcing from an EEA national and how to obtain a Right of Residence in the UK. But what if you are divorcing from a British citizen? If you are married to a British […]

Artist Visa UK – Access Denied

Artist Visa UK Following on from an article we wrote in 2010 (included below), we are reviewing how this category has progrees, if at all five years down the line, and provide some more insight in to the type of UK visas now available to artists. On 6th April 2015, UK Visas and Immigration consolidated […]

Tier 4 Child Student Sponsor Licence Immediate Changes

Following the explanatory memorandum to the statement of changes to the Immigration Rules presented to Parliament on 13 July 2015 (HC 297), Parliament has brought into effect from 3rd August 2015 amendments to the Immigration Rules. The Immigration Rules have now been amended to require Tier 4 Child student only be sponsored by independent schools […]