Home Office updates guidance once again for Sponsors

During the current situation with COVID-19 guidance around employee and employer sponsorship schemes are in a constant state of flux.   The guidance has been updated yet again. The latest changes are as followed: Completing a visa application in the UK   UK Visa and Citizenship Application Centres (UKVCAS) and Service and Support Centres (SSCs) […]

Some rules for visas relaxed due to COVID-19 – but do they go far enough?

Coronavirus has everyone feeling nervous, whether it is concern for the health of family members, missing the freedom of the pre-coronavirus world, or financial worries that come with being in lockdown – most people have been negatively affected in some way.   For those who rely on visas to remain and work in the UK, […]

£1m investor visa – time is of the essence!

A few years ago, an investment of £1m into the UK was enough to ensure a right of residence for the investor. Since November 2014 the required amount has been increased to £2m, but for those who already hold a Tier 1 (Investor) visa on the back of the original £1m route are still able […]

Tier 1 Visa Routes Updated: What has changed?

The Home Office published some new changes to the UK Immigration rules recently, and many of them have now come into effect this month. The purpose of this article is to communicate the changes made to the Tier 1 visa routes that are on offer.   Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa:   The Tier 1 […]

Exceptional talent visa – Appeals now accepted in terms of endorsement refusal

An update has been made to the endorsement review form available for the Exceptional Talent visas from September 2019. It now allows the applicants the chance to request a review on a decision made against them in terms of endorsement.   This will be of great interest to anyone pursuing this visa route. You can take […]

Applying for Visa’s and Extensions – The Devil is in the Detail

An Indian entrepreneur living in the UK on a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa has had her visa extension denied, due to errors within her forms showing employees payroll information.   A core requirement of a successful Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa holder is their obligation to create at least 2 jobs in the UK within the […]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa – Risen from the dead?!

Many of our readers probably already know about the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa being largely replaced by the new visa type known as the Innovator visa. The Innovator visa is aimed mainly at people who have a good business track record and are wanting to branch out to the UK, with an endorsement granted by […]

Global Talent Visa – Home Office to add another UK visa option

The Home Office will launch a new fast-track immigration scheme for selected individuals who have skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM subjects). This will act as an extension of the already existing Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa route. The fast-track immigration route will be designed to attract elite researchers and specialists in science, […]

Investing correctly in the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa: A guide

The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa is a great option for migrants looking to get a good foothold in the UK and build their business from the ground up, as long as they have the means to make a success of themselves and also have a business plan that will positively affect the UK economy. Part […]