What is the Tier 2 General Visa?

The Tier 2 General visa is the primary immigration route into the UK for skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.  [toc] It enables skilled non-EEA migrant workers to undertake qualifying work from a licensed employer in a role that cannot be filled by a suitably qualified or skilled worker in […]

How to Apply for a British Passport

Before you can be eligible to apply for a British passport, you first have to hold British citizenship. [toc] British citizenship is generally obtained through the process of ‘naturalisation’. You would need to apply to the Home Office to become a British citizen, providing evidence that you meet the eligiblity criteria. It is important to […]

What is the British citizenship test?

Individuals aged 18-64 applying to settle in the UK via indefinite leave to remain or British citizenship must first pass the British citizenship test – also known as the ‘Life in the UK test’. [toc] The British citizenship test is designed to assess settlement applicants’ proficiency in the English language and knowledge of UK life […]

Permanent Residence

Permanent residence is when non-British citizens are granted the right to live, work and study in the UK while still holding a foreign citizenship and passport. Permanent residence holders are able to leave and enter the UK without restriction. [toc] Provided you meet the qualifying conditions to acquire permanent residence, you can apply to the […]

5 Useful Tips on Choosing Your Immigration Lawyer

choosing an immigration lawyer

How do you choose the best immigration lawyer? Here are a few tips to help you through the process of finding a good immigration solicitor. [toc] Get recommendations Ask your friends or family if they know a good immigration solicitor. It is very probable that at least one person in your network needed an immigration […]



In very few cases asylum applicants can enter the asylum country legally without a visa. In most cases, however, a visa is required. [toc] For a refugee, there are three basic ways of reaching the targeted country of asylum when he needs a visa in this country: (1) obtaining a valid visa; (2) using the […]

Dublin Alternatives

dublin alternatives

While all Dublin member states assess whether a foreigner is a refugee, many also recognise humanitarian protection based on national or international legal norms. Humanitarian protection can be based on a legal obligation or discretion, meaning humanitarian protection practice is different from one country to the other as the asylum practice is. More or less […]

Dublin ii

dublin ii

The objective of the Dublin ii Regulation is to identify as quickly as possible the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application, and to prevent abuse of asylum procedures. [toc] The Act Council Regulation (EC) No 343/2003 of 18 February 2003 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an asylum […]