It seems like the Home Office is increasingly making amendments to the UK immigration rules, to make it more attractive for researchers and other skilled and highly skilled persons to come to the UK.
Many overseas post-graduate students wanting to study in the UK are unaware that some UK universities are running a visa pilot scheme for Masters students.
On 21 June 2018, the UK Government published a new Statement of Intent, with draft immigration rules, which provide details on settlement for EU Citizens and their families.
The Home Office has announced that it will henceforth exclude doctors and nurses from the cap on the Tier 2 Skilled Worker Visa.
Who qualifies as dependents of UK Ancestry Visa holders? Dependents of UK Ancestry Visa holders can be any one of the following persons; Your spouse; Civil partner; Unmarried or Same-sex partner; and Children under the age of 18 years old; How can a dependent join the UK Ancestry Visa holder in the UK? The dependents, […]
One of the immigration routes that is often overlooked is the Tier 1 Entrepreneur immigration route that is available to entrepreneur teams.
This news came after a recent ruling by the Supreme Court in the UK.
South Africans who are relocating to the United Kingdom sometimes get strangled in the paperwork and red-tape involved with their relocation.
What is the Unmarried Partner Visa all about? In many instances, couples are in a serious relationship, but not quite ready to tie the knot just yet. Others don’t want to get married for the wrong reasons, including marrying just to be able to get a UK visa. Fortunately, the UK immigration rules make provisions […]
Many readers are unsure whether they have the right to appeal when a UK visa is refused. Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants share some insights on the right to appeal.
In a shocking announcement, the Home Office said they plan to double the Immigration Health Surcharge.
This past month was an early Xmas for the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa route.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) made a ruling that will bring peace of mind to many EU citizens, as they do not need to forfeit their EU freedom of movement.
As the end of the academic year in South Africa is approaching, the queries on how to qualify for a UK Student visa increase. Qualifications from British educational institutions are held in high esteem and are highly sought after. As it is relatively easy for young South Africans wanting to study in the UK to […]
With the very large South African community living in the UK, it is no surprise that Breytenbachs receive many queries on the UK Visitor Visa. Grandparents, parents, friends, and family all want to visit those fortunate enough to live in the UK. There is also a large number of persons wanting to visit the UK […]
The UK Elderly Dependent Visa offers the opportunity for a UK sponsor to bring an elderly dependent to the UK.
UK Visa rules can often be very complicated, and oftentimes things are not as straightforward as they seem.
People often underestimate the impact that ill-advised and unqualified immigration advice could have on the immigration future of an individual.
Becoming a British citizen is a significant life event. It allows you to apply for a British citizen passport and gives you the opportunity to participate more fully in the life of your local community.
One of the biggest concerns for South Africans relocating to the UK is whether their children of school-going age will be able to attend a state-funded UK school.
People are often surprised to hear that they do not necessarily have to marry in order to join their partner in the UK.
The year 2016 was a busy year for UK Immigration, with events like the vote for Brexit that caused a lot of concern for immigrants in the UK. There were also some other major immigration changes, such as the new minimum pay threshold that impacted significantly on the lives of many immigrants.
On a daily basis, the consultants at Breytenbachs Immigration encounter cases where clients have been fed incorrect information, and given often ill-advised advice, by unqualified and unscrupulous immigration advisors.
Clients who receive their first UK Visa, often think of the British Citizenship application as something that needs to be handled somewhere in the distant future. The truth is however that one needs to prepare for the British Citizenship application from the first day you set foot in the United Kingdom!
Since 1 February 2016, all new tenants have to prove that they have a right to rent a property in England. Should a person not be able to provide the acceptable documents, he/she will not be able to rent property in England.