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Routes for investors

Even though the investor visa option is no longer available, we are actively assisting individuals in relocating to the UK through various alternative visa routes. These include the Innovator Founder route, the UK Expansion Worker route, and the Global Talent route. Each of these pathways allows applicants to work in the UK and bring their […]

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April 17, 2024

Esports and Visas

Esports has become a global phenomenon with millions of fans worldwide. As the popularity of esports continues to rise, there is a growing need for international recognition of esports players as professional athletes. One important aspect that has gained attention in recent years is the issuance of international sportsperson visas for esports athletes. International sportsperson […]

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April 16, 2024

Processing times for visas: applications within the UK

Here is a quick reference guide for the Home Office (UKVI) processing times. Don't make any travel arrangements before applying or before a decision is reached on your application. Allow ample time for your visa application process. You may opt for a quicker decision by paying an expedited processing fee. Type of Visa Processing Time […]

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April 15, 2024

Ukraine Schemes Do Not Lead to Settlement

Fresh Immigration Regulations implemented on 19th February 2024 have brought about immediate modifications to the Ukraine Schemes, notably the closure of the Ukraine Family Scheme. A subsequent announcement reaffirms that the Ukraine Schemes do not lead to settlement, but an 18-month extension will be accessible to scheme participants starting in early 2025. Individuals aspiring to […]

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April 10, 2024

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Routes for investors

Even though the investor visa option is no longer available, we are actively assisting individuals in relocating to the UK through various alternative visa routes. These include the Innovator Founder route, the UK Expansion Worker route, and the Global Talent route. Each of these pathways allows applicants to work in the UK and bring their […]

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April 17, 2024

Health and Care: Exploring Additional Opportunities

Opportunities for additional paid work are available to you on a Health and Care Worker visa, if you continue to fulfil the responsibilities of your sponsored role. Voluntary work is also an option if you wish to contribute. Upon completion of your GP training, you are eligible for up to 4 months of additional paid […]

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April 8, 2024

Immigration Salary List – MAC Rapid Review

The Home Secretary revealed major changes to the immigration system for Skilled Workers (SW) on the 4th of December 2023. Following this, the government assigned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to promptly assess the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). After a thorough review, the MAC has made recommendations for the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) to […]

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March 24, 2024

Good news for Business Visitors

Since January 31, 2024, the Immigration Rules for visitors have been relaxed to allow a broader range of activities for business visitors, including intra-corporate activities, remote working, legal services, and research. The Permitted Paid Engagement visitor route has been extended and merged into the standard visitor route, enabling visitors to stay for up to six […]

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March 22, 2024

Employing a Worker from Outside the UK

At UK Visas we understand that the global market brings incredible opportunities. That's why we are here to assist you in navigating the process of employing a worker from outside the UK. With our expertise in international hiring, we can guide you through the necessary steps and provide you with the resources and support you […]

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March 20, 2024

Immigration Health Surcharge - How much do you now have to pay?

To determine the exact amount, you will need to pay for your visa, you must first know its length. Keep in mind that a visa may be longer than your period of study or employment.   For a one-year visa, the cost is £776 for students, their dependants, and those on a Youth Mobility Scheme […]

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March 11, 2024

Sponsor Licence Renewal Process Scrapped

The Home Office has announced that they are scrapping the sponsor licence renewal process. Currently,  licences are granted as valid for four years with a sponsor licence renewal fee (£1,476 or £536 depending on business size) payable to extend beyond this. The Home Office announced on the 24th of January that from the 6th of […]

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March 6, 2024

The Future of British Horseracing

Sarah Dyke, a passionate advocate for her constituents in Somerton and Frome, has recently voiced her concerns about the pressing issue of labour shortages in the horseracing industry within her constituency. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes and rolling hills of rural Somerset, the horseracing industry holds a special place in the hearts of the local […]

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February 27, 2024

Employers Guide to Civil Penalty Notices

The Ultimate Employer's Guide to Immigration Civil Penalty Notices Are you an employer in the United Kingdom, feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of immigration law? We understand that navigating this landscape can be daunting, especially when it comes to avoiding civil penalties. Under the Immigration Act of 2016, employers can face severe consequences if they […]

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February 20, 2024

The Cooling Off Period

The cooling-off period following refusal, withdrawal, revocation, surrender, civil penalty, or conviction If your application for a sponsor licence is refused, you may not be able to make a successful further application until a specified period has elapsed since the refusal. This is known as the ‘cooling-off period’. The length of the cooling-off period depends […]

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February 19, 2024
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  • We have a great relationship with the UK Visas team, who provide a prompt, professional service and expert immigration advice. They take the worry out of the visa process, working efficiently even when dealing with numerous requests at once.

    Sarah Bond
    Human Resources Advisor
  • I can honestly say everyone that I deal with at UK Visas are very efficient, super helpful and informative and extremely nice (especially Ana and Garima). Also patient with all my questions – nothing is ever too much trouble, and very prompt with their responses.

    Jackie Thompson
    HR Assistant
  • I’ve worked with UK Visas for almost 10 years now, and the support and advice never fails. From the sponsorship of new employees to training for the whole team, UK Visas are always extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend their services!

    Helena Wittenbach
    Head of Human Resources,
  • Having worked with UK Visas for more than eight years, I cannot recommend their services enough. We have worked with them on a wide variety of immigration topics, including complex licence matters (following acquisitions), day to day sponsorship processes, and reporting; and we have always received an amazing service.

    Members of the team are responsive and come back to our queries quickly, they are always polite, and go out of their way to be as helpful as possible. Thank you to all of the team for the wonderful ongoing support you provide!

    Amy Gadsby
    Director, Human Resources - EMEA
  • We have worked with UK Visas for a number of years and the service that is provided is excellent.

    No query is too big or too small. Always accommodating and helpful. Thank you team!

    Louise Goddard
    Executive Business Partner to CEO and the Board
  • We have worked with UK Visas for over 10 years, since we initially requested obtaining a Sponsor Licence. From day one, their guidance, communication, professionalism, efficiency and support has been and continues to be exemplary, with no request too much.

    Thank you and we look forward to continuing the relationship.

    Sara Searle
    Head of Human Resources and Payroll
  • I’ve worked with UK Visas for over 6 years and always find them helpful, friendly and experts in what they do. I know I can always call them up or send them an email and I will get a detailed response, fast. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone to help and support with your visa journeys.

    Gerry Weiss
    HR Business Partner
  • We have been using UK Visas for many years and service is always expeditious, even as number of requests have increased in recent years. The team advise on a wide range of queries and are always supportive, informative and clear in their advice.

    Jodie Plom
    HR Administrator CVS Vets
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