UK Marriage Visa: Join Your Loved One

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In order to live with your spouse in the UK, as a foreign national you will need to apply for a UK marriage visa. While you will naturally want to start the next chapter in your family life quickly and with minimal disruption and expense, the UK marriage visa application process can be complex and […]

MN1 Form: British Citizenship for a Child

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The MN1 Form is used to register a non-British child (under 18) for British citizenship. Successful applications must show the child satisfies specific requirements as set out under British nationality law. Where the child does not satisfy the legal requirements, it is possible to apply for a discretionary decision by the Home Secretary by demonstrating […]

Skilled Worker Dependent Visa for Family Members

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As one of the UK’s most popular immigration routes, the Skilled Worker route provides skilled migrants with the opportunity to live and work in the UK on a long term basis. It also provides a path to settlement. This means that, provided a visa-holder meets the relevant route-specific requirements, they can apply to permanently settle […]

How to Complete Form SET M

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Foreign nationals living in the United Kingdom on various visas, including Family Visas on the Partner and Parent routes, are subject to time limits in line with their permission to live in the UK. This means that you and your dependents are subject to immigration control and do not possess all the rights and responsibilities […]

Appendix FM Financial Requirement

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Appendix FM is an extensive document setting out the rules and requirements for individuals to be able to come to the UK by reason of their family life. In this guide, we explain the key requirements for making an application to enter or remain in the UK under Appendix FM. What is Appendix FM? To […]

How to get married in the UK

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In the excitement of agreeing to get hitched, you may not yet have had time to contemplate how you go about making this legal, in other words, how you officially get married in the UK. The following guide on “How to get married in UK” looks at the legal process of getting married in a […]

Student Dependent Visa for the UK

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One of the advantages of being an international student in the UK is that under existing rules, you are allowed to bring certain family members with you under the student dependent visa. However, in May 2023, the UK Government announced plans to restrict access to the student dependent route only to post-graduate research routes. This […]

Child Visa UK

child visa UK

There are various UK visas for under 18s, although these differ in terms of what each option allows, who is eligible and the criteria that must be met. In this guide, we explain the rules and requirements for the different types of UK child visa, to help the parents of overseas dependent children to navigate […]

Apply for British Citizenship by Marriage

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Marriage or civil partnership with a British citizen or a settled person in the UK is one of the ways you can naturalise as a British citizen. British citizenship is a distinct legal status granted to an individual in recognition that they belong within the national community of a country. Naturalisation is the legal process […]

UK Ancestry Visa Guide

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Due to globalisation and migration over the centuries, hundreds of millions of people from around the world can claim some degree of English, Scottish, Welsh, or Northern Irish ancestry. Some people have more recent ties to the United Kingdom within the past few generations. Based on these ancestral connections and a desire to build a […]