Many foreign national workers wish to come to the UK for work. Employers in the UK also wish to or need to employ non-EEA nationals in their organization. Well, a UK employer with a sponsor license can hire non-EEA workers in their organizations. But they need to carry out some necessary checks on workers they are employing who will join them in the UK. In the UK, by law, all employers must check that their employees have the right to work in the UK. It is stated on the British government website that “You must check that a job applicant is allowed to work for you in the UK before you employ them”. So, it is mandatory for all employers to carry out this requirement.
Tier 2 Indefinite Leave to remain is granted to people who have completed 5 years as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant and satisfy requirements of paragraph 245HF of the Immigration Rules.
Tier 2 ICT migrants granted leave before 5 April 2010 and Tier 2 ICT Long Term granted leave before 5 April 2011 may also be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain provided they satisfy all the requirements under paragraph 245 GF of the Immigration Rules.
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A company always wants to hire the best people. Sponsorship licence makes provisions for hiring people from foreign countries or people already in the UK – provided they are allowed to switch their immigration category. The company is required to obtain a sponsor license first before they can sponsor a proposed employee.
After Brexit, UK will leave the European Union in March 2019 and as a result, EU nationals will have to apply for a new settled status. This new EU settled status is the new indefinite leave to remain (ILR) status, which will protect the rights of non-UK EU citizens after the separation of the UK from the EU in March 2019. So, this means that if you are an EU citizen and you along with your family want to continue to live in the UK after 31st December 2020 then you can apply for settled status. If you get EU settled status then you will be able to continue to live and work in the UK under this scheme. The deadline to apply will be 30 June 2021. You may be able to apply after this date if you are joining a family member with settled status in the UK.
Large numbers of people apply for UK Visitor Visa every year. Earlier there were different visas for different purposes like travel, study, business, leisure, and so on. Now all these visas have been replaced by UK Standard Visitor Visa. One can apply for this visa if they want to visit the UK for business, leisure, private medical treatment, and so on. This visa is granted for a short stay of six months or less in the UK. As there is an increase in the number of visit visa applications so is the number of refusals as well.
If you are in UK already and want your spouse to join you in UK then he/she needs to apply for UK spouse visa. If they want to join you in UK for less than 6 months then you or your partner can apply for UK Visit Visa but if they are looking to join you in UK for over 6 months then you or they need to apply for UK spouse visa.
If you are looking to come to the UK from the United Arab Emirates in order to set up a new person, then you will likely be seeking an entrepreneur visa. This allows business people from all over the world – including the UAE – to start a new enterprise in the UK. In order to do so, you would just need the relevant funds – either £50,000 (in regulated funds) or £200,000 (in your own disposable funds).
The process for applying for a UK visa from Dubai or any other part of the UAE is similar to applying from many other countries across the globe. If you are a non-UAE national living in the United Arab Emirates you can still apply for a UK in the UAE – assuming that you are legally present.
There are many looking for a great opportunity in the UK as entrepreneurs. UK allows non-EEA nationals to enter and do business in the UK. So, one looking to enter the UK as an entrepreneur can apply for UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa.
What if you were living in the UK on ILR to enter or remain but for some reason you had to live away from the UK for more than 2 years? Well, you can return to the UK but you need to apply for a fresh visa now. You need to apply for a UK resident visa.