There are two key pieces of UK legislation that govern the requirements for UK Entry Clearance:- The Immigration Act 1971 (and subsequent immigration and asylum acts); and The Immigration Rules  Law contained in these provisions regulate how and when people subject to immigration control may be granted permission to travel to and stay in the…

On August 29, 2021 | In General | By A Y & J Solicitors

The Immigration Health Surcharge, commonly abbreviated to “IHS”, is a fee that you must pay as a part of your visa application.  The Immigration Health Surcharge was introduced in 2015.  When you pay Immigration Health Surcharge, you can make use of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.  The amount of IHS payable depends…

On August 24, 2021 | In General | By A Y & J Solicitors

Moving to the United Kingdom with your partner? Planning a beautiful marriage in the UK, surrounded by family and friends? Or maybe a quiet ceremony at a local registry?  You should consider applying for a ‘Fiancé visa’ if you are looking to enter the UK to marry or enter a civil partnership with a UK…

The United Kingdom offers numerous work visa options to overseas workers willing to work in the UK. Any overseas migrant seeking to apply for work in the UK will first need the correct permission to work.  Choosing the right work visa depends on a number of factors and the most common questions are:- What type…

If you follow international news, it can sometimes seem that Great Britain is withdrawing from the world. The country’s exit from the European Union (dubbed Brexit) followed by a new immigration regime introduced this year gives the impression of a nation turning its back on the global workplace. Concerns about unchecked immigration from Continental Europe…

It may seem simple when your visa application is granted, but the process of visa approval by the Home Office is strict and rigorous. Each application is being scrutinized thoroughly before approval or rejection. Each year thousands of applications are rejected. At times applicants worry about what possibly could have been wrong with their application….

When applying for settlement or British citizenship, an essential requirement is to clear the Life in the UK test. This test is essential to help you know the country you are moving to stay in and get familiar with places and history. While it may seem that one could quickly pass it, one should not…

Significant developments came into force on 6 April 2021 in the UK immigration and visa services, following the Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules published on 4 March 2021. A few additions in the health and care sector in the UK announced, which will enable South African citizens to have higher prospects in securing…

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