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UK Innovator visa

UK innovator visa is a UK visa category usually for entrepreneurs who wish to run a company in the United Kingdom. You need to invest in a new business idea meaning you are not allowed to join or invest into an already established business. You are eligible for this visa if You want to set a business in the UK You are not a national of European economic area and Switzerland Your business or business idea must be endorsed by an approved body You must have at least £50,000 in investment funds if you want to set up a new business. However, you do not require funds if your business is already established and has been endorsed for an earlier visa. Other requirements Aside from important business experience and instruction entrepreneurs must meet the following criteria: You must be at least 18 years of age You must have a valid business plan You must have the ability to support yourself without claiming public funds Your knowledge of English level should be at level B2 You must be a good health You should not make any criminal offence How long it takes to apply for an innovator visa The earliest you...

Tier 5 UK Visa | Temporary Work Visa

Tier 5 UK Visa For Temporary Workers Charity worker visa ( Tier 5 UK Visa ) Tier 5 UK  visa is issued who are coming to the UK to do unpaid voluntary work for a charity. The work they do must relate to the work of their sponsor’s organizations. Applicants need to have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed employer before applying. Eligibility to apply for charity worker visa You have to submit the documents that show you are able to support yourself. So you must have £945 in your bank account for 90 days before you apply. Besides, it is required to have a certificate of sponsorship reference number from your UK sponsor. Documents you have to provide  When you apply you require providing: A current passport and other valid travel identification You have had at £945 in savings before you apply for 90 days. This is to prove you can support yourself and you must have this in your bank account for 90 days before you apply. Apply You must apply online for this UK charity worker visa. You require your fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre as part of your application. You will...

Child adoption | Adopting a child

Child adoption is the way of providing permanent new families for children who cannot be brought up by their biological parents or extended family. To be adopted a child must be under the age of 18 while making the application. Child must not be married or in a child partnership. Both children’s birth parents should have consent normally to the adoption. However, it is not required to take consent from the parents if they are not found. Moreover, when they are not capable of giving consent due to a mental disability, it is not needed to take the consent. Besides when the child would be put at risk if they were not adopted we do not require taking consent from the parents for the adoption. Prerequisites to adopt a child You may be able to adopt child if You are aged 21 or over You must have a fixed and permanent home in the UK You must have lived in the UK for at least 1 year before you begin the application process Early stages of adoption To adopt a child you can go through either an adoption agency that is part of your local council or a voluntary adoption...

Apply to the EU settlement Scheme

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful you will get either settled or pre-settled status. If you are an Irish citizen or have indefinite leave to remain you may be able to stay in the UK without applying. The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021. You will need to be living in the UK before it leaves the EU to apply. The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020. Who should apply You need to apply if you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen. However, when you are not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen but your family member is then you are eligible to apply. You are able to apply if you were born in the UK but you are not British citizen. Besides, when you have a UK permanent residence document you can apply. If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen with a British citizen family member you are able to apply. You do not need to apply if you have indefinite leave to enter...

UK innovator visa processing time

You can apply for UK innovator visa if You aspire to set up or run a business to the UK You are from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland You meet the eligibility requirements You must have been at least £50,000 in investment funds if you aspire to run a new business. However, if your business is already established you do not require funds. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. You should get your decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK. You can stay three years if you come to the UK on an innovator visa or switch to this visa from another visa. Eligibility You require having your business idea assessed by an approved body. If your business is viable they will provide you an endorsement letter. You must also Meet the English language requirement Be at least 18 years old You must be able to prove that you have enough personal savings to support yourself while residing in the UK Knowledge of English You may require providing your English language requirement while applying. However, you can prove your knowledge of English by either passing an...

Tier 4 General student visa UK

The UK general student visa is issued to foreign student who are at least 16 years old and aspire to admit in studies in the UK. To be eligible to apply for a UK tier 4 student visa you must meet the following conditions: Be a non-EEA and no-Swiss national Be older than 16 years old Illustrate English language knowledge in an interview. The sponsor must not give the CAS before ensuring that the candidate has the needed English language understanding. Secure a place in the course in an institution listed as a licensed sponsor of Tier 4 candidates Documents you must provide When you apply for the visa you must provide A current passport or other valid travel documentation Evidence that you can support yourself Proof of parental or other legal guardian consent if you under 18 If you are under 18, proof of you relationship with your parent or guardian should be submitted Apply outside the UK You must apply online for Tier 4 student visa. You will require having your fingerprints and photographs taken a visa application centre as part of your application. You will need to collect your biometric residence permit within 10 days of when...