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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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 4 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 - 4 months ago


Scale Up Visa - Sponsored and Unsponsored Routes

The scale up visa started from 22 August 2022 and requires the applicant to be sponsored by a sponsor (UK company) holding a Temporary Worker Licence - Scale Up Business.  

The Scale Up Business is a business which has grown their employees or  business turnover by 20% each year in the last 3 years and had 10 employees at the start of the 3 years period.  

The Scale Up Business needs to provide the applicant with a Certificate of Sponsorship for at least 6 months. The applicant should be i

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By visaandmigration.com - 4 months ago


The New Appendix Private Life

The Appendix Private Life was brought into the immigration rules in March 2022. The new rules are replace paragraph 276 ADE of the Immigration Rules. Any application made based on private Life on or after June 20 2022, will be considered under the new Appendix Private Life.    

Private life route for leave to remain and indefinite leave to remain stands unchanged.  

The applications for Leave to remain, or permission to stay under the private life route are based on:  

  1. children under
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By visaandmigration.com - 5 months ago


Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence

A UK-based business that wants to recruit foreign employees for its organization needs a sponsor license granted by the UK Home Office.  

However, you don’t need a UK sponsor licence to employ Irish citizens, those with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme and those with indefinite leave to remain in the UK.   

Requirements for sponsor license  

To get a sponsor license, your business needs to meet the following requirements:  

  • Your organization must have a
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By visaandmigration.com - 6 months ago


PIP and UK Partner Visa

A partner visa is for non-British individual who has a partner who is a British citizen, is settled in the UK or has a pre-settled or settled status under the EU settlement scheme. However, some eligibility requirements must be met by the applicant and the sponsor (partner in the UK). One of them is to meet financial needs.   

If you or your partner in the UK are in receipt of PIP (Personal Independence Payment) you do not need to meeting the financial requirements rather you need to meet the

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By visaandmigration.com - 6 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.