Richard Ballout

Richard is a writer from Lancashire who is on an endless pursuit of truth. He is a liberal, and a supporter of free speech and information. When he is not writing, he can often be found walking in the hills with his dog.

uk visa application process

A Guide to the UK Visa Application Process

If you want to apply for a UK visa, you may be wondering what the application process looks like. Well, look no further. In this quick guide, we explain the steps you will need to go through when applying for a UK visa/immigration permission. Do I...

What are the Changes to the UK Student Visa?

In 2020 the immigration system in the UK was given its biggest shake-up in many years. This included changes around the UK Student Visa in October, formerly known as the Tier 4 (General) Student Visa. You may be asking yourself what has changed for...

Standard Visitor Visa

Visit the UK | How to Visit the UK for Tourism and Business

If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and want to visit the UK for a short period of time, you will need to apply for a visitor visa. You can apply for a visitor visa if you want to visit the UK as a tourist or to visit family and...

Marriage British Citizenship

How to Become a British Citizen by Marriage

If you are married to a British citizen or in a civil partnership, you might be wondering whether you are eligible for citizenship on the basis of your marriage or civil partnership. Whilst there is no immediate route to citizenship if you are...

Certificates of Sponsorship UK

A Guide to Certificates of Sponsorship for Employers

If UK employers wish to hire non-EEA nationals, they must assign certificates of sponsorship after they have received their sponsorship licence. By law, a prospective employee cannot be hired if the employer has not assigned them a certificate of...

UK Surinder Singh

What is the Surinder Singh Application?

If you have an interest in the field of UK immigration, you have probably heard of the Surinder Singh immigration route. But what exactly is it? Don’t worry, Immigration News has you covered. What is the Surinder Singh Immigration Route? Surinder...

Sponsor Licence UK

Sponsor Licence Application | How to Hire Foreign Workers

UK employers who wish to hire a non-EEA (and non-Swiss) worker must hold a sponsorship licence. The sponsorship licence application process and requirements will be the focus of this guide. We will also take a brief look at certificates of...

UK Student Visa Graduation

How to Become a Student in the UK

The UK is an extremely popular destination for international students. And, understandably so. The UK is a country with a rich history and tradition in education, with some of the oldest and most respected universities in the world. Take the...

English Language Test

SELT English Language Test for UK Visa Applications

With all UK visa applications, there are requirements which the applicant needs to fulfil. One of the requirements for longer-term UK immigration applications is the English language requirement. In this guide we explain all you need to know about...