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UK visa processing time

UK visa processing time may vary depending on the sorts of visas you are applying for. Your waiting time may differ based on where you create application from. Having distinct embassy guidelines for different nations causes the variety of visa processing time. When you want to visit the UK If you apply for UK visit visa, UK home office will more likely give you the decision within three weeks of attending your appointment. Here one week means five working days provided that you are applying for a visa to visit the UK: For a holiday or to see family or friends For the purpose of business trip or meeting For getting married Travelling through the UK UK home office will more likely give you the decision within three weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre where one week is five working days provided that you are applying for a visa to travel through the UK on your way to another country. You may be able to get your visa faster depending on what country you are applying from.  For more details visit here If you need to study in the UK You should get a decision on...

Employers are not simply ready for post immigration rule

“Brexit dividend” is the most challenging tasks that are faced by Theresa May’s government. It has been a concerning issues how the UK will control the immigration after it comes out of the European Union. Most of the employers in the UK are not ready yet for the post Brexit immigration regimen according to research that adds weight to fears of a skills shortage after Brexit. Chartered institute of Personnel and Development, a representative body for HR professionals made a survey of more than 2100 employers that 58% has no idea about the government plans for a post Brexit immigration system and only 7% know about the proposals. Just 17 per cent has fully assessed the impact that European Union restrictions would have on their business and 56 percent feel they do not have enough information to plan their post- Brexit recruitment strategy. The study in conclusion described that employers of the UK are not ready for the introduction of new immigration restrictions. Gerwyn Davies, the CIPD's public policy advisor, said political vulnerability meant organizations were taking a "wait a see aproach" to what is probably going to be a critical drop in EU residents going to the UK after...

Immigration Rules Changing in Nov 2019

Immigration Rules will change following the announcement of the statement of changes. We know that the Government has delayed Brexit following the announcement of the Dec 2019 elections. Here is a summary of some of the changes which will take place possibly in January 2020 onward: As part of the new public interest issues, all EEA nationals including their family members will need to meet the new conduct and criminality test, as part of all applications, whether they are lodged as part of the EEA Regulations or the Immigration Law 1971 Act. Permit applications to be lodged by family members of EEA Nationals who hold pre-settled or settled stats under the Immigration Act 1971. There is to be a new point based system to start from January 2021. The Immigration Rules HC395 has incorporated the new Appendix EU which is the new EEA Settlement Scheme. As the new rules are being enforced, it is the wider simplicity of EEA nationals and their family members to lodge appropriate applications once the UK leaves the European Union. As the Brexit has now been delayed post the election and will be in discussion in January 2020, EEA nationals and their family members will...

Introducing Brexit and how it will affect us

A new word was made – Brexit – which is a short way of saying "the UK leaves the EU" by mixing the words Britain and Exit. However, what does Brexit really mean and in what manner will it influence all of us? The EU is an economic and political union who are involving 28 countries. Every one of these nations pays to be a part and consequently they gain access to special ways of working together. People of these countries can trade with one another and move freely, as if they are living together in one big country. The UK joined in 1973 after World War 2 with the idea if countries work together; they are unlikely to go to war again. However, vote was held on Thursday 23 June 2016 which is to decide if the UK should leave or remain. The leave had wined by 52% to 48%. The referendum turnout was exceptionally high at 72% with more than 30 million voting whereas 17.4 million people stood in the side of Brexit. The 48 percent who wanted to remain in the EU, including previous Prime Minister David Cameron consider that being a member from a 28-country club...

Statement of changes and the impact in late 2019

The UKVI had announced the statement of changes and the following is a summary of the changes: The EU Settlement Scheme is contained in Appendix EU to the Immigration Rules, and it provides the basis for various groups to apply for UK immigration status, which they will require in order to remain here permanently after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. In particular, the scheme provides the basis for resident EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members, and the family members of certain UK nationals, to apply for UK immigration status. Some of the existing Immigration Rules relating to the return of certain asylum applicants to safe third countries are drafted with specific reference to the Dublin Regulation and to EU membership. These Rules concern asylum applicants in the UK who have previously travelled through, claimed asylum or have been granted asylum in EU countries. In the event of a no-deal EU exit, these Dublin Regulation provisions will no longer apply to the UK. The Rules change addresses this but ensures continuity of approach, by widening the scope of other third country Rules to deal with these cases. The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category is now closed to most initial applications but remains...

UK Sponsorship License Application and Sponsor License Advisors

You may require hiring an employee from outside the EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland to work for you in the UK. To bring skilled migrant workers at first you must apply to the UK home office for sponsor license. Eligibility of applying Sponsor License Certain conditions require to be maintained before applying for a sponsor license. For instance, Your organization must be legally operated in the UK. You are honest and reliable not committing any crime against the law. You need to aware of and capable of carrying all the sponsorship duties and responsibilities. You require offering authentic work meeting the Tier 2 skill level. Moreover, before applying for UK sponsor License you should select the type of visa you want for your employee and right after all the documents ready you are allowed to apply through online and pay the fee. You need to submit required documents to meet the necessary levels and these must be supplied within five days after you submit the application. However, it is not guaranteed that hired employees will have the opportunity to stay there in the UK permanently. How UK immigration advisors help in easing your visa process The process of applying...

Partners, divorce and dissolution

Partners, divorce and dissolution is a key element to almost all dependant based immigration applications. All marriages which take place in the UK must, to be recognised as valid, be monogamous and must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of then Marriage Act 1949 (as amended), the Marriage Act (Scotland) 1977 or the Marriage Order (Northern Ireland) 2003. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 law permits two people of the same sex to register their marriage. It must be noted that the case of R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keidan) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for the International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary) (Respondent), the Supreme Court found that restricting civil partnerships to same sex couple amounted to inequality, discrimination and a breach of the right to a family life, in line with Article 8 ECHR. It is important to note that in the UK, a certificate can only be issued by the following people: Superintendent Registrar. Registrar. Clergy (of Church of England or Church in Wales). Authorised person of a Registered Building. The General Register Office. Secretary of Marriage for a Synagogue. Registering Officer for the Society of Friends. No other marriages are seen...

Brexit and the impact on migration

Brexit is one of the most pressing issues for the people of the UK. The journey started on the 23rd of June 2016, when the UK voted to leave the UK. This was the second time people voted on the membership of the EU within the last 41 years. So lets start on the current issues. The UK Government has indicated it could support harmonised rules for the agriculture and food sector to prevent the need for any sanitary and other health checks on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. This is the widely used term of "backstop". The Lib Dems, meanwhile, are seeking to put distance between themselves and Labour by saying that if they win power at the next election they will have an "unequivocal" mandate to cancel Brexit entirely or possibly negotiate a better deal. What the deal they will negotiate, they have not clarified in their manifesto. Law coming into force to prevent a no Brexit deal We understand that the House of Lords with the Queen approving the law, that if the UK Government does not negotiate the deal to leave the EU i.e. have an agreement in place in particular the backstop, then...

Tier 5 visa for temporary workers |Tier 5 visa category

Tier 5 visas are issued to those applicants who are wishing to work in the UK in a number of different circumstances for instance charity workers, entertainers, diplomatic staff and sportspeople. Most of them need a job offer from an authorized Tier 5 sponsors in the UK. Tier 5 visa categories Tier 5 temporary Visa –Charity Work: Applicants can submit their applications for this visa category who have an unpaid or voluntary job offer and a certificate of sponsorship from a UK charity. The job must be related to the sponsor charity’s work. Tier 5 temporary visa- Creative and sporting: This visa category is issued to them who are highly skilled with a job offer in the UK as a creative work such as a musician or an actor. An employer must have a certificate of sponsorship with a valid Tier 5 sponsorship license. Tier 5 temporary visa-Government authorized exchange: Applicants who are permitted to come in the UK with government authorised exchange scheme are eligible to apply for this visa category. Workers are allowed to do the training, academic research or fellowship there. Tier 5 temporary visas- International Agreement: This category is issued to those who have a job...

New reforms planned by the UK Government on visa categories

It is quite interesting to view the UK Government's opinion in terms of the impact migration has to the UK, and the benefits it brings about. The Entrepreneurs Network published a very detailed report on the major contribution foreign-born entrepreneurs are making to the UK economy. The reports provides important factual data, that demonstrates that migration plays an important role towards our economy. For example, 49% of the UK's fastest-growing startup companies have at least one immigrant co-founder. According to the report, since the Post-Study Work Visa route was withdrawn the UK's global market share of international students has fallen from 12% in 2010 to 8% in 2016. That does not surprise me at all, as the entire immigration programs have been drastically changed or removed, impacting the very essence of how important migration is to the UK. A perception that the Government has created whereby everyone is either coming to take our jobs or being reliant on the State, which is not true. This moves us to the new "digital transformation" that the UK Home Office have moved their immigration systems to. I welcome the news that the new partner for the UK Home Office, Sopra Steria have ended their relationship with an immigration firm. What...