Investor Visa in Turmoil

UK Investor Visa

The Investor visa was closed for new applications on 17th February 2021 without prior notice. The route catered for high net worth individuals investing at least £2 million into the British economy. It was one of the very few routes that offered accelerated settlement, with the possibility of getting indefinite leave to remain after only two years of residence – where the level of investment was sufficiently high.

The cost of sponsoring a care worker in the UK

cost of sponsoring a care worker in the UK

This blog gives an outline of the costs that you may need to bear in mind when considering recruitment of a care worker from overseas. They are split into government costs – which cannot be reduced – and other costs that you may or may not incur and which offer more flexibility depending on your circumstances and the level of service you need.

Not able to meet the financial requirement of Appendix FM? Do not despair

Spouse financial requirement

If you’re not able to satisfy the financial requirement for the partner or the spouse visa in the traditional way of having income of at least £18,600 per year or having savings of at least £62,500, you may be able to rely on exceptional circumstances to meet the financial requirement. Read this blog to see whether you could potentially claim exceptional circumstances in your application.

EU Settled Status scheme – what to expect if you miss the deadline

Giovanna and Giovanni - EU national residents in the UK

What will happen if you haven’t applied for settled or pre-settled status before 30 June and missed the deadline? Looking into the future is not a simple task. But we may speculate about it from a legal perspective and give you some tips as to what one might expect. Hopefully, you have not missed the deadline and our tips are of no practical value to the reader – only an entertainer about what you have avoided having applied in time.

How the promised Graduate Route will compare to the Skilled Worker route

Graduate Route vs Skilled Worker route

A guide for international students Graduate Route will be open this summer for international graduates who complete their degree at an undergraduate level or above (Masters, MPhil or PhD) in the summer 2021 or later and who have a valid Tier 4 visa at the time of application. Those who complete a professional course or […]

Tier 2 sponsored employment after Brexit

Tier 2 after Brexit

From January 2021, changes to Tier 2 will make the route open not only to senior management and professionals, but also for secretarial and junior executive positions, the minimum salary will be lowered, and there will be no restriction on the number of people who can take advantage.

New Immigration Fee Waiver policy

New Immigration Fee Waiver policy

Fee waiver in immigration applications is available in exceptional circumstances only. It can be used family related applications and in applications based on long residence which raise family life or private life issues. Fee waivers are not available for any other immigration category. The test for fee waiver is affordability, not the prospect of becoming destitute, which should make it accessible to more applicants unable to pay.

EU nationals may need their PR documents for naturalisation applications

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Over the last year, many EU citizens and their family members chose not to apply for a document certifying permanent residence and instead applied for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Immigration specialists have always had concerns about it – the generosity of the EUSS left a good number of holes which could be filled differently depending on the political mood of the time and the type of Brexit in the air.