A Step-by-Step guide to Settlement Visas!

This guide is for partners of either British Citizens or British residents who hold Indefinite Leave to Remain, who are outside the UK. Settlement visas (also known as partner visas or ‘to join family’) can be a cause of great stress to try to understand. The financial requirement is complex, and a comprehensive list of […]

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Maintenance requirement increases

The UK Government have announced that, for the first time since the Points Based System was introduced, the ‘Maintenance’ requirement for all Points Based System applications will be increased, as follows: Tier 1 (Entrepreneur): £3100 if applying from outside the UK, £900 if applying from inside the UK; held for 3 months, for applicants applying […]

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UK visa offices in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia

The UK Border Agency has recently moved to a ‘hub and spoke’ model of operating.  In essence this means that not all countries have UK visa offices any longer.  In many countries the applications are sent to a UK Embassy or Consulate in a nearby country that acts as the ‘hub’ for that region.  The […]

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Changes to Tier 1 and Tier 2

The government have now announced the changes that will be implemented in April 2011 in their bid to decrease immigration into the UK: Tier 1: General will be closed to new applicants from April 2011.  Anyone interested in applying should do so ASAP, as there is a monthly quota of 600 applications made outside the […]

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Requirements for Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders

A UK visa available to only a few select countries is the [intlink id=”412716″ type=”page”]Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme[/intlink].  This scheme has been arranged between the UK government and governments of participating countries. Current participating countries are Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Monaco. In order to participate there is a requirement for the foreign […]

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About Nikki de Prey

de Prey Consulting is an immigration consultancy based in Edinburgh, UK. Nikki advises clients on the variety of visa applications for entering or remaining in the UK. For more information read about her background in About dPC.