This is a high profile category for persons envisaging to make a substantial financial investment in order to settle in UK. From 2011, the UK government has adopted a incentive-based approach towards foreign investors to attract more investments in UK. Greater the amount invested, easier will be the process of settling in UK and such investors will also be allowed longer periods of leave from UK without losing their permission for settlement.
a UK recognised bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD awarded before your date of endorsement
endorsement from an authorised UK higher education institution issued at least 3 months before application
£945 in savings if applying from inside the UK or £1,890 if applying from outside the UK - this is to prove you can support yourself and you must have had this in your bank account for 90 days before you apply
English language requirement (at least CEFR level B1 in reading, writing, speaking and listening)
Consent from your financial sponsor (government or international scholarship agency) for your stay in UK having paid your course fees and living costs
Skilled workers from countries outside EEA, who are willing to migrate to the UK can apply for the Tier 2 (General) Visa. Most of the skilled workers, who have been offered employment in the UK, are eligible for this visa. And before we start, here are a few pointers that you should consider before applying for Tier2 (General) Visa.
Tier 2 – Change of employment:The Tier 2 immigration candidates are provided with the flexibility to apply for change of employment in UK. This facility enables the individual to change their organization and employer once they are in the country, if better options more suitable to their needs are available. You can make a change of employment application if,
In case of change of employer
In case of employment application with the same employer
The new set of duties assigned to you fall under a different Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code to the one stated in your previous application
You were working in a shortage occupation and the new set of duties delegated to you do not fall under that category
You were earning a minimum salary of £153,500 which has now been reduced below the threshold level.
VisaFor all those non-EEA and Switzerland migrants who want to migrate to the UK for studies, Tier 4 (General) Visa is for you. For those between 4 to 17 years and want to study in the UK can also apply for the Tier 4 (Child) Student Visa. For all those aspiring students willing to move to the UK, here are a few points that you should consider before applying for Tier2 (General) Student Visa. UK Visitor Visa –Parent of a child at school
This category is for individuals who wish to visit their children studying in a UK school or educational institution. The time duration up to which you can visit your child is up to 12 months.
Here is a list for your better understanding of the Parent of a Child in school Visitor Visa.
Visit the UK in a Chinese tour groupThe UK/China Approved Destination Status (ADS) Agreement enables the citizens of People’s Republic of China to come to the UK for up to 30 days as part of a tour group of minimum five people. It is mandatory that the tour be organised by an ADS licensed Chinese tour operator. The visitor must exit UK after the visa expires and the visa cannot be renewed.
If want to come to the UK to take part in any sports-related event or activity or you are a part of management team, or an official working in a sporting event, you can apply in this category. The main distinguishing factor between this category and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Creative and sporting) visa category is that under this category, the applicant is not allowed to take any monetary salary except in the form of prize money, accommodation and travel expenses.
The maximum period for which you can stay in UK in this visa is 6 months. You can also apply for a long term visa if you are able to prove that you need to make frequent visits to the UK for different events. In such a case you can extend the visa each time for a maximum of 6 months on each visit and your visa can last for 1, 2, 5 or 10 years.
Marriages and Civil Partnerships in the UK
You can apply for this Visa under these conditions.
You should atleast 16 years old or more
You should be free to get married or get into a civil partnership (single, divorced, widowed)
You shouldn’t be closely related to your partner
You need the consent of your parents or guardians if you are under the age of 18 years old
According to new norms introduced on 29th March 2014, same sex couples in England and Wales can get married.
Marriage Visitor Visa is for those individuals who intend to get married with their partner in the UK. Though this visa allows you to also register a civil partnership, it should not be confused with the UK Fiancé Visa.
Another specification of the Marriage Visitor Visa is that you intend to visit the UK only to get married and not to settle in post marriage.
Here are a few pointers, which will guide you through Marriage Visitor Visa.
UK Dependent Visa
UK Dependent Visa enables individuals who are dependents of a person permanently residing in the UK to join them in the UK. In usual case scenarios, the applicants usually are family members and children. Hence, the person who is the permanent resident of the UK is also known as the ‘Sponsor’.