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How to switch into a UK Spouse visa in country from another Visa Category

You can apply to switch into a spouse visa (5 years route) if you are married to a British national or a person who is present and settled in the UK. To do so, you must meet the eligibility requirements for switching to a spouse visa. The application for switching into spouse visa under the 5 years route is …

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Are you an employer and considering applying for a sponsor licence under the priority process to employ workers from overseas?

The Home Office has introduced a paid service where businesses seeking to apply for a sponsor licence can now request for their application to be processed within 10 working days. The standard processing time for a sponsor licence application is up to eight weeks. How do you apply for the priority service? After you have submitted your sponsor licence application and accompanying …

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English Language Test requirement for UK visas

Applicants from non – English speaking countries are required to pass an approved English language test when applying for a UK visa (in most cases) or citizenship application. Types of tests There are 2 different types of tests assessing English language ability at different levels and the test you will be required to pass will …

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Do you need an Immigration Lawyer to assist with a sponsor licence application?

As Brexit has now brought free movement to an end, many sectors across the UK have been struggling to recruit staff. The UK now lacks skilled workers in number of different industrial sectors like, technology, finance, hospitality, medical etc. Due to the shortage of staff that employers are now facing, they are choosing to recruit …

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What is the Shortage Occupation List and what are the benefits of being offered a job that is on the list?

The shortage occupation list sets out jobs that are deemed to be in shortage in the UK. These roles can be filled by skilled worker from outside the UK as employers are unable to easily find workers from within the UK to fill these vacancies. Which Sectors are Currently on the UK Skills Shortage List? …

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Does the 180-day absence requirement apply to spouses or partners of a settled person under Appendix FM?

Most UK immigration categories impose a restriction that the visa holder must not be outside the UK for more than 180 days in any 12-month period.  This requirement is to be met when applying for Indefinite leave to remain. Fortunately, if you are in the UK as a spouse or a partner of a settled …

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