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Can the financial requirement of a UK Partner (Spouse) visa be met through Cash savings?

To meet the financial requirement under Appendix FM of the Immigration rules, you will need to have an annual income of atleast £18,600. This amount will increase if there are dependent children. Cash savings over the amount of £16,000 can count towards meeting the financial requirement. £16,000 is the level of savings at which a …

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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 workers 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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Common pitfalls to avoid when applying for a UK Visitor Visa

Applying for the correct type of visitor visa: There are various types of visit visas that are most commonly used to enter the UK. The below are some of the most frequently used: Standard Visitor visa – You can enter the UK as a standard visitor if you wish to visit family, for tourism, to …

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COVID-19 CONCESSION ON RIGHT TO WORK CHECK EXTENDED UNTIL 1 SEPTEMBER 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Home Office introduced temporary adjustments to allow employers to carry out virtual right to work checks between 30 March 2020 and 20 June 2021. The Home Office have now confirmed that the adjustments will continue to apply until 31 August 2021. Employers will maintain a defence against a civil penalty if …

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WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF SPONSORSHIP (COS)?

A Certificate of Sponsorship is an electronic document with a unique reference number that a Sponsor (Employer) must issue to the migrant worker to enable them to submit a visa application under the sponsored routes such as Skilled worker, ICT and Temporary worker. A CoS must confirm the migrant worker’s personal details, the job tittle, …

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EU Family members – How can your family members join you under the EU Settlement Scheme?

Under the current Immigration Rules, family members of EEA nationals are eligible to apply for either Settled or Pre-Settled Status if they have been resident in the UK prior to 31 December 2020. Family members of EU nationals are still eligible to apply to join an EEA national in the UK, even if they have …

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CAN AN EU NATIONAL WITH SETTLED STATUS APPLY FOR BRITISH CITIZENSHIP?

Can an EU national with settled status apply for British Citizenship?

Ever since the UK left the European Union, the Home Office data suggests that there has been an influx in naturalisation applications from EU citizens. EU nationals with settled status can also apply for British Citizenship; however you must bear in mind that the Home Office has updated their ‘good character’ requirement making it harder …

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EU Settlement Scheme And COVID Related Absences

The Home Office has published its official guidance for those applicants whose ‘continuous residence’ in the UK under the EU settlement scheme might have been affected by the pandemic. Continuous qualifying period  In order to obtain settled status, a person must have a ‘continuous residence’ of five years in accordance with Appendix EU. This will …

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What Requirements Do You Need To Fulfil To Apply For A Spouse Visa? And, How Much Do You Need To Earn To Be Able To Apply For A Spouse Visa?

These are just two of the most common questions we get asked at Mulgrave Law. A UK spouse visa application can be notoriously complicated. Most people find themselves walking an unfamiliar path as the rules are extremely complex and strewn all over the place and not user friendly. What steps do I need to take …

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How Much Does It Cost To Sponsor An Employee As A Skilled Worker?

If you are considering sponsoring an employee as a Skilled worker, it is important to be aware of the cost from the outset. Sponsor Licence If your business does not already have a sponsor licence, you will first need to obtain a sponsor licence to be able to hire migrant workers who require sponsorship. The …

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