New UK Immigration Rules Announced – Key Changes You Need To Know
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7M ago
Hot off the press, the Home Secretary has unveiled substantial revisions to the UK Immigration Rules which will profoundly affect most people who wish to migrate to the UK. These changes will likely come into force in Spring 2024. Below, we will summarise the key changes and what these changes will mean to UK residents and employers. Sponsoring Migrant Workers The standard salary threshold for Skilled Worker visas will undergo a near 50% increase, rising from £26,200 to £38,700, excluding Health and Care visas. While this adjustment will not impact existing sponsored employees, it may affe ..read more
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UK Visa Routes for University Graduates (Comparison Guide)
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8M ago
If you are a university graduate and would like the opportunity to work in the UK, the UK Graduate Visa or the High Potential Individual Visa offers university graduates the opportunity to work in the UK without sponsorship. In this blog post, we summarise the key differences and requirements for each route. Questions UK Graduate Visa High Potential Individual Visa Who can apply for this visa? International students who have completed a UK degree, or other eligible courses. You have, in the last 5 years, been awarded an overseas degree-level academic qualification from an institutio ..read more
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UK Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence – What Employers Need To Know
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9M ago
The saying that “a company is only as good as its people” highlights the significant role talented employees play in the development and growth of a business. Businesses understand how important it is to find and keep good employees. However, it can be challenging for companies to source talented and skilled employees from the local job market. In this blog post, we will answer your key questions as an employer relating to the steps a company should take to obtain the UK Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence to hire talented migrant workers. Which employees need sponsorship under the Skilled Worke ..read more
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UK Innovator Founder Visa – Your Questions Answered By Experts
Saracens Solicitors » Immigration
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10M ago
Whether you are an experienced businessperson or looking to start your first business in the UK, the Innovator Founder Visa offers a unique opportunity for individuals to start a new business in one of the world’s largest economies – the United Kingdom. The Innovator Founder Visa leads to settlement, and this is particularly important when you are building a new business in a foreign country and investing hundreds of thousands of pounds to grow your business. In this blog post, we answer your questions about the Innovator Founder Visa. How do I apply for the Innovator Founder Visa? There a ..read more
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How to Successfully Appeal a UK Home Office Decision
Saracens Solicitors » Immigration
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1y ago
If you receive a rejection from the Home Office to your UK immigration application, you may be given the right to appeal the decision to the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). Not all applications carry the right to appeal. Some applications will give applicants the right to request a reconsideration via administrative review. In this blog, we will focus on decisions that give applicants a right of appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal and how to successfully challenge the decision made by the Home Office. Should I appeal the decision made by the Home Office? It is extremely ..read more
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Extension & Indefinite Leave to Remain – Representative of an Overseas Business Visa
Saracens Solicitors » Immigration
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1y ago
The Representative of an Overseas Business Visa allowed senior employees of foreign companies to set up a branch or a wholly owned subsidiary of the overseas parent company in the UK to establish a commercial presence in the UK. This category is now closed for new main applicants. However, if you already have permission to stay as a Representative of the Overseas Business Visa, you can still apply for an extension or Indefinite Leave to Remain. If you wish to set up a new business in the UK, you may qualify for the UK Expansion Worker Visa. In this blog post, we will answer questions we comm ..read more
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Postgraduate Students Prevented from Bringing Family to UK
Saracens Solicitors » Immigration
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1y ago
UK Immigration Update: In an attempt to reduce net migration in the UK, the government announced that foreign postgraduate students on a non-research course will no longer be able to bring family members to the UK under new immigration rules. The government’s new proposal, which will take effect in January 2024, will stop dependants from travelling with master’s students on 9 to 12 months courses. This could make studying in the UK less attractive to foreign students and in turn, negatively affect the economy of UK universities. Net migration in the UK for the period of March 2022 to March 20 ..read more
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How To Make An Administrative Review Application – Visa Refusal
Saracens Solicitors » Immigration
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1y ago
It can be extremely stressful and disheartening to receive a refusal letter from the Home Office in relation to an application for entry clearance or leave to remain in the UK. This is particularly true when the Home Office has made an error in relation to your application due to an oversight of the supporting documents or a failure to apply the correct Immigration Rules and practice guidance. In this post, we will answer important questions regarding the administrative review process and how you can successfully challenge a decision made by the Home Office. What is an administrative review ..read more
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UK Scale-up Visa Route – Overview & Guidance
Saracens Solicitors » Immigration
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1y ago
The Scale-up visa route allows high-growth businesses to sponsor workers in the UK for highly skilled roles. This route offers fast-growing organisations an easier and more business-friendly way to recruit highly talented migrants. This article provides an overview and guidance on the Scale-up visa route for UK businesses and overseas workers. What is the Scale-up route? The Scale-up visa route is designed for a UK business with a valid Scale-up Sponsor Licence to recruit bright and talented migrant workers to enable the business to continue to grow. What business qualifies for the Scale ..read more
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UK Expansion Worker Visa – 10 Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
Saracens Solicitors » Immigration
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1y ago
In April 2022, the Home Office introduced the UK Expansion Worker Visa, replacing the previous Representative of Overseas Business (ROB) Visa & the Sole Representative Visa. Like the ROB, the UK Worker Expansion Visa allows companies based outside the UK to set up a branch or subsidiary of the overseas business in the UK. The route allows an eligible business to sponsor an existing senior manager or specialist worker to undertake work related to the expansion of the business in the UK. The UK Expansion Worker application process can be divided into two stages: The first stage is the UK s ..read more
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