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FEE WAIVER

very applicant who faces financial hardship in order to pay for the Home Office application fee can apply for ‘fee waiver’.  

Certain conditions need to be met in order to receive a Fee Waiver from the Home Office. Fee waiver is granted to individuals who are making applications based on Human Rights. If granted, the applicant will not need to pay for the application fee and/or the Immigration Health Surcharge

The Home Office has published two separate guidance for fee waiver application

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By visaandmigration.com - 2 weeks ago


How to demonstrate that you are a genuine visitor?

When applying for Visitor visa to enter to the UK, the applicant must meet the genuine and credibility requirements. These requirements are under paragraph V4.2 of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules. Failure to meet these requirements, amounts to refusal of the UK Visitor Visa

The applicant must show that he/she has strong ties to their country of residency or nationality.  Additionally, the applicant should not have the intention to overstay or extend their visit in the UK. Only in except

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By visaandmigration.com - 1 month ago


Appendix Global Business Mobility

Global Business Mobility is an immigration route for workers based outside the UK to work in the UK temporarily as a senior or specialist worker, graduate trainee, UK expansion worker, service supplier, or secondment worker. This route has replaced the Intra-Company Transfer visa, Temporary Worker under International Agreements visa, and Representative of an Overseas Business visa. Global Business Mobility Route opened on 11 April 2022. Any overseas business looking to temporarily send their tea

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By visaandmigration.com - 1 month ago


Children and sole responsibility

If you are a parent already in the UK or applying to enter the UK, you can apply for your child to either accompany you or join you in the UK. A child for the purpose of UK Immigration Law is considered to be under the 18 years of age.  

Where both the parents are in the UK or are coming to the UK at the same time with the child the sole responsibility is not need to be established.  

Sole Responsibility only comes in play when you are a single parent and the other parent is not coming to

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By visaandmigration.com - 1 month ago


UK Ancestry Visa- A brief account

UK Ancestry visa is for commonwealth citizens whose grandparent was born in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, or Ireland (before 1922). The visa allows commonwealth citizens to live and work in the UK.     

Who can apply for UK ancestry visa? 

Those who are Commonwealth citizen Listed in Schedule 3 of British Nationality Act 1981 citizens of Malta, Zimbabwe and Cyprus have some additional requirements; or  

One of their grandparents was born in the UK, the Channel of Islands, the Is

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By visaandmigration.com - 1 month ago


Things to know about naturalization as a British citizen

Naturalization as a British citizen is only available to adults aged 18 or over, in case of children it is known as registration. If an adult has permission to stay in the UK, such as indefinite leave to remain, settled or pre-settled status under EU Settlement Scheme. It should be noted that the permanent residence cards issued prior to EU nationals are no longer acceptable for Naturalisation applications. Generally, after one year of holding Indefinite Leave to Remain an applicant can apply fo

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By visaandmigration.com - 1 month ago


Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) - Things you must know

Indefinite leave to remain is a privilege and provides settlement in the UK for overseas nationals. ILR is an immigration status where you are not considered to be under immigration control. Those who are granted indefinite leave to remain can live in the UK for as long as they like without any time restrictions. You can also work, do business, and study in the UK with ILR status, and you can use it towards naturalization and British citizenship. 

A person with ILR status is eligible to acces

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By visaandmigration.com - 1 month ago


Who can apply for a sponsor licence?

A company or an organization in the UK  or outside the UK (if applying for Global Mobility Route) looking to employ foreign workers (paid and unpaid like running a charity) must apply for a UK sponsor license. Foreign workers include citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland who arrived in the UK on or after 1 January 2021. 

What is a sponsor licence? 

A sponsor license is required for any organization that wants to employ foreign workers. Such an organization nee

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By visaandmigration.com - 1 month ago


What is Civil Partnership Visa

If you are a non-British national and you have a civil partner who is “present and settled” which means that they are British citizen or has a settled status in the UK, i.e. one with indefinite leave to remain in the UK or limited leave to remain under Appendix EU or Appendix ECAA, refugee or with humantarian protection you can join your partner in the UK. You may apply for UK civil partner visa

 

What is a civil partnership? 

A civil partnership is a relationship between couples who

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By visaandmigration.com - 2 months ago


Long Residence ILR - A complete overview

After an applicant has lived in the UK for a continuous lawful period of 10 years, they can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK on the basis of Long residence. Indefinite leave to remain is also known as 'settlement'. If you are granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), you are allowed to live in the UK as long as you wish without any immigration control. You can also work and study in the UK if you have ILR status. 

The rules of counting continuous residence are pretty strict. How

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By visaandmigration.com - 2 months ago


Visa and Migration is a private OISC regulated company (F201500999) and is not an official Government body. If you would like to prepare and submit your UK immigration application yourself you can do so by visiting the UKVI website.