Non-EEA or Swiss national looking to join their partner in the UK must first obtain a valid UK visa. Depending on the type of relationship you have with your partner, there are several different routes to a Spouse and Partner Visas
If you are not married and are in a serious committed relationship of two years or more then you can apply for an unmarried partner visa.If you intend to get married, or undergo a civil ceremony when in the UK you can apply for a fiance visa or proposed civil partner visa. Already married to your partner you will need to apply for a spouse visa or civil partnership.
You can apply to come to the UK as the dependent child or adult dependent relative of a British citizen or person with settled status, refugee leave or humanitarian protection. There are a number of Family Visa options depending on your relationship and your sponsors status in the UK.
The parent of a child or family member of a migrant worker already in the UK may be eligible to apply for a visa. A grandparent born in the UK may mean you may be eligible to apply for a UK Ancestry Visa.
NMCA Legal know that being close to family is important to you. Our team of dedicated specialist immigration lawyers can help with all types of family applications.
If you are a foreign national wishing to settle in the UK. NMCA Legal will assist you with your application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) ensuring you satisfy the strict criteria set out under the Immigration Rules.
Get in touch today and one of our specialised immigration lawyers will advise you if you meet the rules and guide you through the application process.
Our immigration lawyers will ensure that you have the right supporting documents. Provide a Letter of Representation accompanying your application setting out the merits on your case and relevant immigration laws.
The Skilled Worker visa replaced the Tier 2 (General) visa. This visa is the main route migrant workers must take when seeking to work in the UK. The Skilled Worker visa allows employers to recruit migrant workers for certain skilled roles. The route is open to individuals who attain the required 70 points by meeting specific requirements for skill and level of salary.
Healthcare professionals seeking to work in the UK should look at the Health and Care Worker visa. This route is specifically designed for health care sector occupations.
The Health and Care Worker Visa is designed to encourage healthcare professionals such as qualified doctors, nurses, health professionals and adult social care professionals to apply to work in the UK. The benefits of the Health and Care Worker visa include fast-tracked entry and reduced visa fees and exemption from the Immigration Health Surcharge. To apply for the Health and Care Worker visa you will first need to be assigned a CoS by your UK sponsor (your employer), you will need to provide various documents in support of your application. Your immediate family members will be eligible to accompany or join you in the UK.
You can apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over and you have been offered a place on a course. You must also be able to speak, read, write and understand English and have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course. In addition, an unconditional offer of a place on a course with a licensed sponsor.
The UK's Global Talent Visa allows individuals with exceptional experience and credentials in their field of work to work in the UK. There are no requirements to make an investment or to evidence a minimum level of funds. The visa offers fast-tracked settlement in the UK after 3 years, rather than 5 years under the old Investor visa.
The route is open both to established talent as well as applicants showing promise and potential to become leaders in their field.
Applicants can apply from fields including:
The Global Business Mobility visa can be separated into five subcategories. This new UK business visa replaces the business immigration categories such as Sole Representative and Intra Company Transfer (ICT) route. The Global Business Mobility visa does not lead to settlement, any permission in these routes will not count towards settlement should you wish to settle under another Points Based System Route.
You may be able to switch into another immigration route which does lead to settlement, but you cannot count leave under the Global Business Mobility route.
There are currently five separate global business mobility routes:
The Start-up visa is for individuals - entrepreneurs without a track record of running their own business seeking to set up and establish a new business in the UK.
Applicants must have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea approved by the Home Office endorsing body. There are no requirements to invest funds or secure funding at the initial start-up stage. The Start-up visa allows for your dependents to apply for leave to remain. You can only reach settlement if you switch into the innovator visa for a further three years.
The Innovator visa is available for individuals with previous experience of running their own business who are looking to set up a new innovative, viable and scalable business in the UK.
Applicants must present a new business idea. Applicants can work on their own as a sole founder, or as part of an entrepreneurial team. The business idea can relate to any sector and must be sufficiently innovative, viable and scalable.
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