Currently, one of the most popular immigration routes among South Africans wanting to establish a business presence in the UK is the Sole Representative Visa. This immigration route allows the overseas company to send one key individual to the UK to establish a wholly owned subsidiary or UK branch for the overseas company.
South African citizens wanting to join the British Army will be delighted to hear that the British Army has a selection of Army roles for which Commonwealth Citizens do not need to meet the five-year residency requirement.
The Tier 2 General Immigration Category is one of the most popular immigration routes for non-EEA nationals to live and work in the UK.
The UK Home Office confirmed that from 1 August 2016 naturalisation applications (British Citizenship applications), made on the basis of being an EEA national or a family member of an EEA national, which are submitted without the required Permanent Residence documentation will no longer be sifted and rejected, but will be accepted and considered in full.
Investors from South Africa have been significantly stepping up their involvement with UK assets in an attempt to protect themselves from currency volatility. The last 18 months has seen an increase of nearly 400% in South African investment in UK property.
Many clients are confused and in doubt about the exact purpose, process, and eligibility of the UK Biometric Residence Permits or BRP’s as they are often known.
The Immigration Act of 2016 was updated on 12 July. It now includes an immigration skills charge that is designed to discourage UK companies from hiring foreign citizens. The addition comes in the wake of several immigration-curtailing measures recently implemented in the UK.
When a person applies for his or her British Citizenship, one of the checks undertaken by the UK Home Office is to the good character of a person. If a person does not fulfil this criterion, the application may be denied. It is thus important that a future British citizenship applicant, keep this in mind, in preparation for the future application.
Many clients from Zimbabwe incorrectly believe that they do not qualify for the UK Ancestral Visa, as Zimbabwe is no longer part of the Commonwealth.
Those interested in furthering their studies in the UK should get applying for these scholarships.
With the EU Referendum fast approaching, we look at the possible repercussions for South Africans.
One of the most exciting UK Immigration routes available to non-EU citizens is the Sole Representative Visa. This immigration route allows overseas companies to send one key individual to the UK to establish a wholly owned subsidiary or UK branch for the overseas company.
One of the most popular work related immigration routes to the UK is the Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Route. This immigration route allows a non-EEA citizen whose overseas employer has offered them a role in the UK branch of the organisation to transfer to the UK company on a temporary basis.
The UK Tier 2 Work Permit is still one of the most popular ways for non-EEA nationals to work in the UK. One of the key elements of the Tier 2 Work Permit process is the Resident Labour Market Test. As the consultants at BIC get frequent questions on this process, we have compiled a short guidance for readers on the Resident Labour Market Test.
Ever since the introduction of the very strict financial requirement of the UK Family Migration Route, many families and partners were unable to live together in the UK, simply, because they cannot meet the financial requirements of this immigration route.