The loss of a loved one can be traumatic enough without having to consider what effects it will have on your future in the UK. Fortunately, the UK immigration rules make allowance for dependants in such unfortunate circumstances
A certain provision under UK Immigration guidelines allows you to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) after 10 years of continuous lawful residence in the UK. But you have to stick to the rules to qualify
The consultants at BIC get frequent queries from South African clients, who are present and settled in the UK, and would like to bring an elderly parent and in some cases grandparents to live with them in the UK.
According to the latest quarterly report of the UK Office for National Statistics, there were 219,053 student visas issued in the year ending March 2014.
Recently there were reported cases where South Africans were threatened with deportation, as they did not fulfil the English language requirement when they applied for settlement in the UK.
It was recently reported in the South African that there were cases where South Africans who applied for British citizenship ended up being threatened with deportation, due to the fact that they did not provide evidence of their English language ability.
It is very important for South Africans in the UK to keep in mind that they need to apply for an extension of their visa, or indefinite leave to remain before the expiry of their current visa.
Since the introduction of the new UK family migration rules in July 2012, thousands of families have been torn and kept apart, as they do not qualify under the new minimum income threshold requirement.
The UK Court of Appeal has overruled the case of Rodreguez in January 2014. This case concerned evidential flexibility in Points Based Immigration cases.