SOUTH AFRICA and COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES
current UK Immigration rules allows for applications on the
ground of UK ancestry.
criteria for applicants are:
A Grandparent born in the UK.
b) The Family entering from a Commonwealth Country
c) An intention to seek work
d) The ability to support themselves in the short term, until
THAT FALL WITHIN THE ABOVE, WILL BE GRANTED FOUR YEARS ENTRY,
FOLLOWED BY INDEFINITE LEAVE (PERMANENT).
you are not sure if you have a grandparent in the UK, GLOBAL
(UK) IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS, can undertake a search. The cost
of an urgent search (Two to three days) is £45-00, or a normal
search (Three to four weeks) £29-00. (All we need is an approximate
number of years in which
born, and full names of the relative.) If they were born here,
WE WILL FIND THEM.
Immigration laws recognize GREAT GRANDPARENTS.
your GREAT grandparent was Irish, this can allow you entry into
Ireland, which automatically allows you rights to live in England.
OTHER COMMONWEALTH CITIZENS.
Ancestry can be proved, this ground of application is unavailable.
It may be possible to apply under a "Voucher" scheme.
This entails a set number of applications allowed from previous
British Colonies (each application needs to be examined individually
to see if comply). Successful applicants will be granted
BRITISH RESIDENCY (PERMANENTLY)
you are not sure if you live in a commonwealth country - (ASK
Law used to have a PRIMARY PURPOSE RULE. This allowed
until recently the refusal of applications based on marriage,
due to the immigration officer having doubts as to the economic/political
motives of the
HAS NOW CHANGED.
current UK immigration laws the rules are.
The British spouse has not and is not applying for State Benefits.
b) The British spouse is working/financially able to support
c) The British spouse has accommodation available within the
statutory requirements (Overcrowding).
addition you will be required to answer where and how and why
you met your spouse. It is a requirement that you actually live
together as man and wife.
can also be lodged for FIANCÉ visas, and entry can be allowed
providing the marriage is to take place in the short term. (Normally
within 6 Months)
who are/have suffered persecution / violence / threats can apply
for asylum in the UK. This is only possible if the UK
is the FIRST country of entry, following your departure.
NOTE. ASYLUM CAN BE CLAIMED ONCE ALREADY IN THE UK.
GENUINE CASES CAN BE DEALT WITH. IF YOU CLAIM ASYLUM AT
THE PORT OF
ENTRY, YOU MAY BE PLACED IN A DETENTION CENTRE FOR THE DURATION
APPLICATION. ASYLUM APPLICATIONS ARE NOT TO BE TREATED LIGHTLY.
GENUINE APPLICANTS FACE DEPORTATION.
may apply to study in the UK.
is a requirement that all students have an offer of enrolment
student must be capable of completing the course.
student must have the financial resources to be able to pay
fees, and living expenses. (NO APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC
BENEFITS WILL BE ALLOWED / YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO
may be possible for Americans to come to UK under the BUNAC
Enquiries should be lodged with American authorities. This allows
IN A LIFETIME visit for 6 months.
Holidaymakers (ages 18-27) need to make applications to the
relevant High Commission in their country. A Working Holiday
maker can only work for half of the time spent in UK.
may be possible to be granted access for a representative of
foreign business to enter the UK for the purpose of conducting
Business interests. Such companies must not already have
an office in UK.
wishing to travel and remain in UK as an investor, will be
required to have at their disposal.....£1 Million Sterling,
£750 000 is invested.
wishing to open a business in UK, may do so.
criteria is that the applicant has at his disposal, and in fact
invests in a business, £200 000. They would also have
to create 2
positions of employment for local staff, within a certain period
nationals should by now be aware of the rights for which they
ALL EC nationals have complete freedom of travel/ work
European (NON EC) citizens
provisions exist that allow entry from Non EC european countries
access to start businesses WITHOUT THE £200 000 RESTRICTION.
NO CAPITAL OF SUCH IS REQUIRED, ALTHOUGH YOU NEED TO SUPPORT
YOURSELF WHILE SETTING UP THE BUSINESS.
(Countries: HUNGARY,ROMANIA,POLAND etc.|)
law allows for persons in the UK to alter or submit new and
multiple applications for rights to remain under one or multiple
Once an application is lodged with the Home Office, the visa
presently in your passport, is effectively amended, and you
are granted EXTENSION OF STAY> THIS IS.... 28 Days
after the decision of your LAST application.
if you have a visa expiring in a month, and you
had a genuine change of circumstances, a new application could
lodged, allowing you to stay for as many months as it took the
Office to resolve the application PLUS 28 Days.
Visas are available to non EC nationals, under the following
need to be HIGHLY skilled, and trained to a degree standard.
is important to realize that individuals may not apply for work
visas in their own capacity.
IS THE NORMAL SITUATION THAT WORK VISAS ARE ONLY ISSUED TO PERSONS
OUTSIDE OF THE EC. Only in RARE situations will a visa be issued
while you are here.
order to lodge an application for a work visa, the prospective
employer must advertise the position in the UK and EC area,
showing that they could not find an applicant based locally.
(This is to protect the British work force)
IS THE EMPLOYER WHO WOULD THEN APPLY ON YOUR BEHALF (HERE IN
current list of occupational shortages is as follows:
list changes frequently. Updates may be obtained by contacting
your nearest British Embassy