Immigration Rules for Unmarried and Same Sex Partner Visa Applications

A person, who has cohabited for 2 years or more but is not married nor is in a civil partnership with a partner who is settled in the UK, can apply to join his or her partner in the UK. If you are looking to apply for either an unmarried partner or same sex partner visa then you can do so provided certain conditions are met.

In July 2012, new immigration rules for unmarried and same-sex partners wishing to settle permanently in the UK came into effect. If you’re applying for a UK unmarried partner visa, you need to know these rules in order to ensure that you meet all the relevant criteria. However, those who already got leave to enter or remain in the UK under the old rules will continue to be treated under the old rules; the new ew rules will not apply to them.

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Permitted Activities in the UK on a Visitor Visa

You are given UK Visitor Visa for a short period of up to 6 months. You can enter the UK with such a visa for different purposes. Activities that you are allowed to do in the UK on a UK visitor visa depend on the type of visitor visa that you hold and the sub category of it. Your sub category depends on the main purpose of your visit to UK that you stated in your visa application or the application for leave to enter UK.

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Appealing a Civil Penalty for Illegal Employment

UK employers can employee foreign national workers in their organisation provided they meet the relevant visa and immigration requirements. However, if an employer in UK is found guilty of employing someone who they knew – or had reasonable cause to believe – did not have the right to work in UK, then they will face a civil penalty, with the possibility of a 5 year prison sentence. However, a employer in this situation can exercise the option of appealing a civil penalty.

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Best Universities for International Students in the UK

From the royal family and rolling country lanes, to obsessive tea drinking and the ever amazing Harry Potter franchise, the UK is renowned worldwide for so many different quirks and perks. But it’s not just the cream teas and Shakespearean plays that have people flocking to live in the UK, it’s also the incredible academic programme Britain has to offer its residents. Across the width and breadth of the nation lie some of the best universities within the world of academia, where young people receive a top quality degree that will set them up for life.

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The Genuine Entrepreneur Test for UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Applications

UK gives many great opportunities to entrepreneurs; it’s a great place for doing business. This is why entrepreneurs from outside the UK wish to come to the UK for a new venture. Entrepreneurs have the ability to start and develop a business along, of course, with all the associated risks.

Entrepreneurs from all nationalities can apply for a UK Tier 1 entrepreneur visa to enter the UK. In recent years, the number of applicants for UK Tier 1 entrepreneur visa has increased, so the UKVI felt the need to introduce a Genuine Entrepreneur Test for all such applicants.

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How Can Immigration Lawyers Help You to Challenge a UK Visa Refusal?

Applying for a UK visa is not an easy task. It requires detailed knowledge so that your visa application is accepted successfully. Many applicants applying for UK visa make this mistake of applying on their own. They don’t take expert guidance and – as a result of this – they face their UK visa application being refused.

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Switching From a Student Visa to a Tier 1 UK Visa

Many people who are in the UK on a student visa wish to stay in the UK when their studies finish. A Tier 4 General Student Visa allows anyone who is 16 or above to study in the UK provided they meet other eligibility requirements. But what happens when you want to stay in the UK for a longer period and need to switch to a new type of visa?

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UK Multiple Entry Visa Rules

You may require a visa to enter the UK for a wide variety of different purposes – from travel and leisure to business and study.

In terms of types of visas, there is a short term visitor visa which allows you to enter the UK for up to 6 months. Aside from this, there are also 2, 5 and 10 year UK multiple entry visas available for those who want to visit the UK on a regular basis.

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