BIC advise all our clients and readers that before proceeding with any kind of UK Visa or Immigration application, to please seek legal advice because failure to do so may seriously jeopardise your application and your right to appeal.
Many clients on the Tier 2 work permit route are not sure what the do’s and don’ts on this immigration route are. In this article we look at the issue of Sabbaticals and travel restrictions in the time leading to Indefinite Leave to Remain.
It is imperative that a person start ‘preparing’ for the British Citizenship application, as soon as he/she has obtained ILR. One of the most important things to keep in mind is the restrictions on travel during this time.
There are many more scams out there, the important thing is to trust your ‘gut feeling’ if something feels ‘too good to be true’ or if you are uneasy for any reason, rather take the time to check out the situation than to fall in the trap of these ruthless scammers. Please feel free to contact BIC to check things out for you.
For many South Africans, playing sports at club level in the UK is the ultimate dream. Applying for your Tier 5 sport visa is the first step to realising that dream and here’s how.
Did you know that if you are a victim of domestic violence, you need not stay in the abusive relationship in order to remain in the UK.
One of the most frequently asked questions is whether the TB-testing is required for the UK visitor visa. Fortunately, there is no TB-testing requirement for this type of visa. As the maximum stay for all the visitor visas, including the long-term visit visas are a maximum of 6 months at a time, there is not a TB testing requirement.
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa is one of the most advantageous immigration categories for business persons looking to use the UK as a springboard to the rest of Europe.
It is important to note the role of the educational institution in obtaining a student visa for the UK, as only educational institutions with a sponsorship licence will be able to provide the overseas student with a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies – needed to obtain a UK Tier 4 student visa
Thinking of visiting the UK? Find out more about which UK Visitor Visa you, as a South African, are eligible for.
The Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur immigration route is definitely one of the most exciting routes for South Africans graduates, who are looking to establish a business in the UK. It offers many advantages, including the fact that dependants may accompany the main applicant.
Although the requirements of this type of UK visa application, and the ways in which to prove these requirements are extremely stringent, it is possible to lodge a successful application with quality, professional guidance and assistance.
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BIC often get contacted by persons who are overstaying on their visas. This happens, despite the fact that there are often a number of other possible options available to them in order to stay lawfully in the UK
The UK Home Office is planning to simplify the current visa system from April 2015
In short, the judgment said that the United Kingdom cannot block family member of EU citizens from entering the UK, without a visa. In other words, the UK Home Office is not permitted to require the family members of EU citizens, who are already in possession of residence cards, to apply for further documentation to enter the UK
The most important thing to keep in mind is that all South Africans applying for a UK visa, from South Africa, for a period longer than six months must be tested for TB.
One of the most frequently asked questions by South African clients is how their UK immigration status will affect the status of their children. BIC answers your question
According to UK Immigration Rules – do you meet the requirements needed to be able to take on Supplementary work, Voluntary work or Secondary work
Here’s what you need to know about the Knowledge of Language and Life (KoLL)
If you have an overseas business and are looking to establish a firm in the UK, then the Sole Representative visa might be the perfect option for branching out
Earlier this year the UK Government has announced Tier 1 (General) will close for extension applications on 6 April 2015, and for settlement applications on 6 April 2018.
Residing in the UK and looking to get your partner to join you? But will you be able to meet the financial requirements for the spouse visa?
In a committed relationship with someone in the UK and want to know how to extend your stay?
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Investor categories offer additional benefits to immigrants under certain criteria, especially in terms of the qualification period for ILR as well as flexibility regarding settlement