Many South African citizens have some connection to the UK which may give rise to a basis on which they can apply for a visa to move to the UK. For example, as a citizen of South Africa, you might have a British parent, grandparent, or partner. In this post we look at the options …
The English language requirement for partner and parent visas was introduced on 29 November 2010 by then Home Secretary Theresa May, who stated at the time that ‘the new English requirement for spouses will help promote integration, remove cultural barriers and protect public services’. This requirement is equally relevant for partner and parent visa applications.
The British Nationality Act (BNA 1981) allows individuals to naturalise under either section 6(1) or 6(2) of the Act. Section 6(2) applies where an individual is married to a British citizen. An Applicant will need to demonstrate their commitment and future intentions to have their principal home in the UK before they can naturalise as …
The British Nationality Act (BNA 1981) contains a good character requirement, which applies to certain applications for registration and naturalisation for those over 10 years old at the date of application. The good character requirement previously only applied for naturalisation applications, but in 2010 this was extended to other routes to citizenship.
In July 2012, the Immigration Rules were changed to implement new requirements for non-EEA nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK under the family migration route. Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules was subsequently introduced, incorporating an adequate maintenance requirement.
As outlined in our previous series of blog posts, immigration judicial review allows you to challenge decisions by the Home Office when the decision does not attract a right of appeal or administrative review. An important consideration when deciding whether to pursue immigration judicial review is the potential cost implications. The general rule is that …
The Senior President of Tribunals’ Annual Report was published on 30 October 2019. A copy of the full report can be accessed: here.
Here are the top 10 questions that our clients ask us about the Life in the UK test
Under Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules, family members applying for entry clearance or leave to remain must provide evidence of an annual income of at least £18,600, which is known as the minimum income requirement (“MIR”), plus an additional £3,800 for the first child and £2,400 for each additional child.
Tier 1 Investor visa holders can apply for settlement or indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK once they have spent a continuous period of 2, 3 or 5 years with leave in the United Kingdom under the Tier 1 Investor visa route.