Displaced Talent Visa: Work in the UK

The UK’s displaced talent visa scheme is designed to allow certain highly-skilled asylum seekers to come to the UK to work for up to two years. Many refugees have marketable skills but are locked out of international skilled migration systems, often because they are inadvertently discriminated against due to documentary requirements and administrative processes. Meanwhile, […]

Can I Work While My Visa Application Is Being Processed?

Can I work while my visa application is being processed

There is, unfortunately, no simple answer to the question ‘Can I work while my visa application is being processed?’. If you’ve applied to extend or change your work visa, you may be permitted to carry on working for your existing employer pending a decision from the UK Home Office, but this will depend on both […]

What Is Leave Outside The Rules?

The UK’s Immigration Rules are used to regulate permission to enter and remain in the UK of those subject to immigration control. To be eligible to come to or stay in the UK, an individual must show their Home Office application that they satisfy the criteria under the relevant immigration route, however there are limited […]

IHS Refund Rules

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is a fee levied on visa applicants seeking leave to enter or remain in the UK. In this way, visa holders will have free access to NHS services. As a successful visa applicant you can start using these services once you have paid the IHS or are exempt from paying […]

Appendix KoLL Requirements & Exemptions

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Appendix KoLL of the UK Immigration Rules contains a number of provisions for applicants looking to settle in the UK on a long-term basis. Below we look at the circumstances in which Appendix KoLL applies, including the exemptions under the rules and, where applicable, how these provisions can be met.   What is Appendix KoLL? […]

Immigration Rules for Nurses Update

Immigration Rules for Nurses It’s difficult to find clear guidance from UKVI regarding the changes to the rules for nurses, however the statement of changes confirms that the rules are (or will be) amended to reflect the changes in practice by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The attached document Registering as a nurse or midwife […]