Tag Archives: visa application process

UK immigration rules. I am a US citizen. Do I need a visa for the UK?

Remember, immigration law is complex and subject to continuous change. The information provided here may be out of date, or just based on personal experience/knowledge. The use of these pages is therefore entirely at your own risk. Before applying for … Continue reading

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UK Visas: What supporting documents should I include with my application?

What supporting documents should I include with my application? For PBS applicants, this question is fairly easy to answer because the UK immigration rules stipulate that a list of “specified documents” have to be submitted in support of all PBS … Continue reading

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Refund of UK visa fees

Help! My application was refused. Can I get my fees back? The short and simple answer is; no, generally speaking, you cannot. The reason for this is the fact that the fee is a processing fee. This means once your … Continue reading

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Lost passport with valid UK visa

Lost passport with valid UK visa If you have lost your passport or had it stolen, you must first apply to your country’s government for a replacement passport, and then reapply for your UK visa. UKBA will treat this as … Continue reading

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Working in the UK – non points based system work categories

This post gives an overview of work-based immigration categories outside the points-based system. These categories are currently open to people who want to come to and work in the UK. The categories below are under review – they remain open … Continue reading

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Tier 5 Temporary Workers

This posts provides an overview about the routes available to migrants who want to come to the UK to do temporary work for a licensed Tier 5 sponsor. If you are a national of a country in the European Economic … Continue reading

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Working in the UK – pointsbased system for highly valued migrants – Tier 1

This post gives an overview of the UK immigration routes available to exceptionally talented workers, investors and entrepreneurs wanting to work in the UK. You should read the eligibility requirements for your category in full before making an application. Currently … Continue reading

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Partner

This post explains whether and how you can come to or remain in the UK if you are the husband, wife or civil partner of a British citizen or of a person that is settled here. A person that is … Continue reading

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UK visa application procedures

UK Visa Procedures This post explains the main procedures for UK visa applications. Prepare yourself It cannot be stressed enough that this is perhaps the most important step of the application process. Before submitting any application, carefully review what application … Continue reading

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