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UK Start Up Visa: How to Establish your Business in the UK

What is the Start-up Visa? Opened in March 2019, the Start-Up Visa route allows new entrepreneurs to set up their businesses in the UK, and replaces the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa. Applicants do not need to hold a specific degree or have...

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What is British Citizenship by Birth?

British citizenship by birth is a route to British citizenship based on where a person was born and the background of their parents. Whilst it may sound simple enough, it is not quite as clear-cut as you may think. Many of our readers might be...

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Immigration Lawyers in London and UK charities: our Top Picks

From volunteers working tirelessly to help refugees to experienced immigration lawyers in London, we always welcome the opinions and the viewpoints of whoever wishes to speak out and contribute to making other people’s lives better. Our writers and...

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Good Character Requirement for British Citizenship

Anyone over the age of 10 must satisfy the Good Character Requirement for British Citizenship. Under this condition, all applicants are tested on every aspect of their criminal history, as well as immigration-related issues. To meet this threshold...

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What Can I do if my Visa Application is Rejected?

Any non-EEA person who wishes to stay in the UK for an extended period of time must apply for a visa. The visa application process is a strenuous and time-consuming one. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that a visa application will be successful...

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Spouse Visa Curtailment after divorce: what are my options?

The breakdown of a relationship between a British national and a non-EEA individual can cause severe immigration issues. You should always bear in mind that your Spouse or Partner Visa is linked to your marital status. If your relationship with your...

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How to Extend the Tier 2 Visa

The Tier 2 visa is a form of work visa for non-EEA citizens who hold a skilled job. The Tier 2 visa lasts for a maximum of five years and 14 days, or one month after the time which is shown on your certificate of sponsorship, whichever comes first...

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Can a Tier 2 Visa Holder be Self-Employed?

Strictly speaking, the Tier 2 General Visa is a work permit designed for those who have received a job offer from a UK-based sponsor. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon for skilled workers to wish to expand their career opportunities by taking...

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Indefinite Leave to Remain – What you Need to Know

Indefinite Leave to Remain is a form of permanent residence which is available to those who have been lawfully living in the UK for a certain period of time, typically five years. If you are granted Indefinite Leave to Remain, you are entitled to...