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  • AR UK Visa, provides specialist, affordable and professional UK Immigration law advice, services and legal representations to local, national and international clients.

  • Our team of expert UK Immigration specialist advisers will assist with your UK immigration matters from within the UK and from any country in the world. 

  • AR UK Visa is accredited at the highest Level 3 in both Immigration and Asylum work, by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioners (OISC).

  • Our legal services include all types of UK Immigration law applications, and appeals. Our success rate is hundred percent in our applications.



  • AR UK Visa is a niche boutique practice providing personal, be-spoke UK immigration law services to meet specific needs of our business and individual clients. Every client is looked after personally by a designated caseworker.

  • We take away the stress from your immigration process. We are the Immigration lawyers in Bournemouth, Dorset with our nationwide client base in the UK and from several countries around the world.

  • Our fee structure is competitive, fair, and reflects the amount of work involved in your immigration process. We are your Immigration lawyers in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK and worldwide for UK Immigration matters. You can trust us to complete your UK immigration matter successfully and professionally. 


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Family Immigration


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Partner, Spouse, Civil Partner UK Visa

You can apply for spouse – Partner – Civil Partner visa on a 5 or 10 year route, (depending on your circumstances) as a spouse, partner, civil partner if you meet all the spouse, partner, civil partner, visa requirements as set out in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. Spouse visa is also known as settlement visa or Appendix FM Partner visa. As a result of an application for entry clearance for spouse visa, the applicant is granted initial leave for a period of 33 months.

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Fiancé visa – Entry Clearance Application

You can apply for fiancé visa UK if you are engaged to be married to a British Citizen or settled person and want to get married in the UK. Fiancé of a British Citizen or settled person can apply for UK visa entry clearance as a fiancé to come to UK for 6 months and get married to the UK sponsor within the permitted 6 months period. Once married to the UK sponsor, the applicant can switch from fiancé visa to spouse visa from inside the UK.

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Proposed Civil Partner Visa

You can apply for a proposed civil partner visa as a proposed civil partner of a British Citizen or settled person to register your civil partnership in the UK. Proposed civil partner of a British Citizen or settled person can apply for UK visa entry clearance as a proposed civil partner to come to UK for 6 months and enter into a Civil Partnership to the UK sponsor within the permitted 6 months period. Once your Civil Partnership is registered, the applicant can then switch from proposed civil partner visa to civil partner visa from inside the UK.

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Unmarried Partner Visa

Unmarried partner visa is for a partner of a UK sponsor who has been living together with their British Citizen – Settled partner for at least 2 years in a relationship akin to (like a) marriage. You can apply for unmarried partner visa to join or stay with your British Citizen - Settled partner if you are an unmarried partner of a relevant qualifying British Citizen – Settled partner. Family members of British Citizens - Settled persons and family members of persons with limited leave to remain in the UK can apply for family visas to stay with their sponsor - family members in the UK.

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Adult Dependent Relative Visa or ILR

The adult dependent relative (ADR) visa route is for relatives and family members in particular parents of British Citizens and settled persons who are in need of long term personal care due to their age, illness and disability and their caring needs can only be met by their family members in the UK. Family members of British Citizens - Settled persons and family members of persons with limited leave to remain in the UK can apply for family visas to stay with their sponsor - family members in the UK

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Indefinite Leave to Remain as a Victim of Domestic Violence

You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a victim of domestic violence if you are on spouse - partner visa and your relationship with your British Citizen - settled spouse has broken down irretrievably as a result of incidents of domestic violence. Domestic violence does not have to be directly from the spouse, it could be from any of the family member or extended family member.

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Indefinite Leave to Remain as a Bereaved Partner

You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a bereaved partner if your British Citizen - settled partner dies whilst you are in the UK on spouse - partner visa. You can apply for ILR as a bereaved partner any time after your partner’s death. You do not have to wait until your current spouse - partner visa expires. You must be in the UK when you apply for ILR as a bereaved partner. Section BPILR of Appendix FM makes provision for spouses, civil partner, unmarried partners, same sex partners who are bereaved during the probationary period to be granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK, provided that the relationship was subsisting and that they intended to live together permanently in the UK at the time of the sponsor's death.

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Parent of a British Citizen child in the UK

You can apply for a parent of British child visa if you meet all the requirements of Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules. Parent of a British child visa route is intended for a parent who has responsibility for or access to their child following the breakdown of their relationship with the child’s other parent. The route is also for applicants who: have sole parental responsibility for their child; or do not live with the child (who lives with a British or settled parent or carer), but they have direct access (in person) to the child, as agreed with the parent or carer with whom the child normally lives, or as ordered by a court in the UK; or (for a leave to remain application) are the parent with whom the child normally lives, rather than the child’s other parent who is British or settled person.

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Children of British Citizen - Settled parents in the UK

The children of British Citizens - Settled persons can apply for UK visa or leave to remain to stay with their parent(s) in the UK. It is easy to qualify for child visa for UK where both parents of the child are lawfully in the UK. In most cases where both parents of the child are not lawfully in the UK and are no longer in relationship with each other, the parent in the UK will have to show sole responsibility for the child to sponsor the child for UK visa.

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Adopted Children of British Citizen - Settled parents

A child who satisfies the criteria of legal adoption or de facto adoption can apply to join their British or Settled adoptive parents in the UK. Children coming to the UK as adopted children or for the purpose of adoption are expected to meet the requirements set out in Part 8 of the Immigration Rules. The legal adoption of a child can include intercountry adoption, domestic adoption and Hague Convention adoption.

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EU Settlement Scheme - EUSS

The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) provides a basis, consistent with the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union reached on 17 October 2019 and with the citizens’ rights agreements reached with the other European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland, for resident EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members to apply for the UK immigration status which they will require in order to remain in the UK. These agreements now have effect in UK law through the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.

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EUSS Family Permit UK

You may be able to get a family permit to come to the UK if you are the family member of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, or a ‘person of Northern Ireland. The family members of some British citizens can also get a family permit. You must be outside the UK to apply for family permit. There are 2 different family permits: the EU Settlement Scheme family permit; the EEA family permit.

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Student Immigration


Post-study Work Visa - Graduate visa

You can apply for a Graduate visa if all of the following are true: - you’re in the UK; - your current visa is a Student visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa; - you studied a UK bachelor’s degree, postgraduate degree or other eligible course for a minimum period of time with your Student visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa; - you’ve successfully completed that course. A Graduate visa lasts for 2 years. If you have a PHD or other doctoral qualification, it will last for 3 years. Your visa will start from the day your application is approved.

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Entry Clearance For UK Student Visa

You can apply for Student Visa entry clearance from abroad if you are aged 16 or over and want to come to the UK to study at a licensed education provider. You can apply for a student visa to study in the UK if you are 16 or over and you have been offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor; have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course - the amount will vary depending on your circumstances; can provide evidence that you can speak, read, write and understand English; have consent from your parents if you are 16 or 17 – you will need evidence of this when you apply

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Switching Into Student Visa UK

You can apply to switch into student visa from inside the UK if you are already in the UK and you are eligible to switch into student visa. You can apply to switch into a student visa to study in the UK if you are 16 or over and you have been offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor; have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course - the amount will vary depending on your circumstances; can provide evidence that you can speak, read, write and understand English; have consent from your parents if you are 16 or 17 – you will need evidence of this when you apply

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Extension of UK Student Visa

You can apply to extend - renew your student visa from inside the UK if you are already in the UK on a student visa. You can apply to extend or renew your student visa to continue your study in the UK if you are 16 or over and you have been offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor; have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course - the amount will vary depending on your circumstances; can provide evidence that you can speak, read, write and understand English; have consent from your parents if you are 16 or 17 – you will need evidence of this when you apply

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Entry Clearance For Child Student Visa UK

If your child is between 4 and 17 years of age, and you want them to study at an independent school in the UK, your child may be eligible for a UK Child Student visa. This visa has replaced the Tier 4 (General) student visa. You can apply for entry clearance for child student visa for UK if you are a child aged between 4 and 17 and wish to study at an independent school in the UK.

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Switching Into Child Student Visa UK

You can apply to switch for a child student visa if a child is aged between 4 and 17 in the UK and wish to study in the UK at an independent school. One can apply to switch into a child student visa to study in the UK if the child has been offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor; have enough money to support and pay for their course - the amount will vary depending on the circumstances; must provide evidence that the child can speak, read, write and understand English; have consent from their parents.

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Extension Of Child Student Visa UK

You can apply for extension of child student visa if the child is aged between 4 and 17 in the UK and wish to study further at a licensed independent school in the UK. You can apply to extend or renew a child student visa for a child to continue study in the UK if the child is aged between 4 and 17 in the UK and they have been offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor; have enough money to support and pay for their course - the amount will vary depending on the circumstances; can provide evidence that the child can speak, read, write and understand English; have consent from their parents – you will need evidence of this when you apply

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Entry Clearance For Student Dependent Visa UK

You can apply for entry clearance for student dependent visa as a dependent of a student studying at postgraduate level, or on a government sponsored scheme.

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Switching Into Student Dependent Visa UK

You can switch into student dependent visa from inside the UK if you are already in the UK and meet the switching requirements as set out in the UK immigration law Rules. You can apply to switch into a student dependent visa if you are a parent or a guardian of a child student in the UK who has been offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor; have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course - the amount will vary depending on your circumstances; can provide evidence that you can speak, read, write and understand English; have consent from your parents.

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Extension Of Student Dependent Visa UK

You can apply for extension of student dependent visa from inside the UK if the main applicant is also applying for student dependent visa at the same time. You can apply to extend - renew into a student dependent visa if you are a parent or a guardian of a child student in the UK who has been offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor; have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course - the amount will vary depending on your circumstances; can provide evidence that you can speak, read, write and understand English; have consent from your parents.

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Student Admissions at UK School College and University

We will be happy to assist with your admissions into UK's prestigious Universities, colleges, or schools. We can assist you or your children in the admission process, UK immigration and all other practical matters including accommodation, registration with a GP etc. If you want to study a short course in English we can assist with the complete process of admissions, immigration, and accommodation.

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Students: if your education provider loses their sponsor licence

You will need to find a new course with a different education provider if your sponsor loses their licence. Your new education provider will need to sponsor you. Your current visa will be limited to 60 days (or however long you have left on the visa if it is less than 60 days). You will have to leave the UK if you do not find a new sponsor in that time. Your visa will be withdrawn immediately if you are involved in the reasons for the withdrawal.

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Administrative Review (AR) Of Student Visa Refusal

You can apply for an Administrative Review of your student visa refusal if your application as a student is refused by the Home Office UKVI.

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British Citizenship: Naturalisation


Naturalisation as a British Citizen

You can either apply to naturalise as a British citizen or register as a British citizen, depending on various factors. Naturalisation – apply for Naturalisation one year after the ILR Grant Date (5 Years Residence Route) when you are submitting your application independently as you are not married to a British Citizen. You can apply for naturalisation as a British Citizen one year after the grant of your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) by virtue of section 6(1) of the British Nationality Act 1981. As specialist UK Immigration lawyers, we can provide expert immigration advice and legal services for your naturalisation or registration application as British Citizen. Once you get your British Citizenship you will be eligible to apply for your British passport.

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Naturalisation - apply for Naturalisation as Spouse of a British Citizen

Naturalisation - apply for Naturalisation as Spouse of a British Citizen - you can apply for your British Citizenship immediately after your grant of Indefinite Leave to Remain (12 months waiting time is not required). You can apply to naturalise as a British citizen immediately after you receive your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) if you are married to a British Citizen.

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Naturalisation As a Member of HM Forces

You can apply for naturalisation as a British Citizen if you are a member or ex-member of British Armed Forces.

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Naturalisation On the Basis of Crown Service

You can apply to naturalise as a British citizen if you are in Crown service of the UK Government and serving outside the UK on the date of application.

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British Citzenship: Registration


Registering Child as a British Citizen

You can apply for registration of a child under the age of 18 as a British citizen. A person born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983 to non-British or non-settled parents can apply to be registered as a British citizen once one of their parents has become British or settled in the UK. In order to meet the criteria, an application would have to be made when the person is less than 18 years old.

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Registering a Child Born in The UK After 10 Years Residence

A child can apply for registration as a British citizen if the child was born in the UK after 1 January 1983 and have lived in the UK for the first 10 years of his life.

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Registering BNO as a British Citizen

You may be able to apply to register as a British citizen if you are a BNO.

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Register a BNO as a British Citizen Under British Nationality (Hong Kong Act) 1997

You may apply for registration as a British Citizen under the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997 if you are a British National Overseas (BNO).

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Long Residence Application


Long Residence Applications

You can apply for further leave to remain or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) on the basis of long residence in the UK. The requirements for applications on the basis of long residence are set out in part 7 of the Immigration Rules. All long residence applications are treated as human rights claims by the Home Office UKVI and a refusal of a long residence application normally triggers an in-country right of appeal unless the human rights claim is certified by the Home Office UKVI as manifestly unfounded.

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ILR - 10 Years Long Residence

You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) on the basis of 10 years long residence after you have lived in the UK continuously and lawfully for 10 years. The applicant for ILR 10 years long residence is required to meet the eligibility criteria as set out in paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules. For the purposes of ILR under 10 years long residence category, the residence in the UK must be both continuous and lawful.

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Further Leave To Remain - 10 Years Long Residence

You can apply for further leave to remain for 2 years if you have completed 10 years in the UK continuously and lawfully. Normally, you need to apply for further leave to remain for 2 years if you are unable to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain on the basis of 10 years long residence due to non-custodial criminal conviction which is less than 24 months old or due to your inability to pass the English Test or Life in the UK test.

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20 Years Long Residence Application

The 20 years long residence applications are made on the basis of private life in the UK by virtue of paragraph 276ADE of the Immigration Rules. A person who has spent 20 years continuous residence in the UK whether can apply for limited leave to remain for 30 months under paragraph 276ADE of the Immigration Rules. The 20 years long residence category replaced the old 14 years long residence category in 2012. As specialist long residence solicitors, we can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for following applications relating to 20 years long residence.

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Initial Application - 20 Years Long Residence

You can apply for initial leave to remain on the basis of 20 years long residence if you have lived in the UK continuously for 20 years whether legally or illegally. An application on the basis of 20 years long residence is considered under paragraph 276ADE of the Immigration Rules. If the application is successful, the applicant is granted leave to remain for 30 months under 10 years route to settlement. For the application to succeed under the 20 years long residence category, it is important that you substantiate your claim of 20 years long residence through documentary evidence proving continuous residence in the UK for at least 20 years. The Home Office can refuse the application if the continuity of residence has been broken in the past.

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Extension Of Stay - 20 Years Long Residence

You can apply for renewal of leave to remain which was previously granted for 30 months on the basis of 20 years long residence before your leave expires. You can apply for extension of your leave 28 days before the expiry of your leave. You cannot apply for extension of 20 years long residence leave from outside the UK and such application can only be submitted from inside the UK. The 20 years long residence route is a 10-year settlement route. There is no 5-year route to settlement for those who seek to rely on their 20 years long residence to remain in the UK.

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ILR - 20 Years Long Residence

You can apply for ILR upon completion of 10 years in the UK with leave to remain granted on the basis of 20 years long residence. The 20 years long residence category is 10 years route to settlement and therefore an application for ILR can only be made once a person has spent 10 years in the UK continuously with leave to remain on the basis of 20 years long residence. It may also be possible to apply for ILR on the basis of 10 years long residence category instead of 10 years under 20 years long residence leave when a person has completed continuous 10 years with leave to remain granted under the 20 years long residence category.

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Human Rights Applications and Appeal


Human Rights Application

In certain circumstances, you may be able to apply for leave to remain in the United Kingdom on the basis that to require you to leave would breach your human rights. Anyone subject to an eligible immigration decision also has the right to appeal to the Immigration Tribunal on the ground that the immigration decision breaches their human rights. The most common human rights provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights that are engaged in an immigration context are Article 3: prohibition on torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; Article 8: right to respect for private and family life.

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Protection and Asylum Claim

If you are at risk of persecution in your country, and are unable to return because of risk of persecution, you may be recognised as a refugee and be given permission to remain in the UK. If this applies to you, you should claim asylum. Your right to protection is based on the 1951 Refugee Convention which is also part of UK law. The UK authorities must protect you from ‘refoulement’: your forcible return to a country where you are at risk of persecution.

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Private Life Application

Since 9 July 2012, the Immigration Rules have contained a new framework for considering applications and claims engaging Article 8 of the ECHR (the right to respect for private and family life). Appendix FM to and paragraph 276ADE(1) of the Immigration Rules provide the basis on which a person can apply for entry clearance to the UK or leave to remain in the UK on family life grounds or leave to remain here on private life grounds.

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Immigration Bail Application

We can apply for your immigration bail if the Home Office is holding you on immigration matters. This means you might be released from detention but you will have to obey at least one condition imposed by the Home Office. We can apply whether you are held in an immigration removal centre, a detention centre or a prison as long as you are held on immigration matters.

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Immigration Appeal, Administrative Review, Pre-action Protocol, Judicial Review

Challenging Home Office Refusal Decisions – Appeal – Admin Review - JR. You can challenge the Home Office UKVI refusal decision if your immigration application has been refused and you believe the refusal decision to be unlawful. We can appeal to the courts if the Home Office has decided to refuse your protection claim, ‘asylum claim’ or ‘humanitarian protection’; revoke your protection status; refuse your human rights claim; refuse you a residence document or deport you under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016; revoke your British citizenship; refuse or revoke your status, vary the length or condition of your stay, or deport you under the EU Settlement Scheme among others.

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UK Employer Sponsorship Licence


Sponsor Licence - UK Immigration & Management Applications

A UK employer who wishes to sponsor a migrant worker for work visa must have a sponsor licence issued by the Home Office UKVI. You will usually need a sponsor licence to employ someone to work for you from outside the UK. This includes citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland who arrive in the UK after 31 December 2020. This includes both paid or unpaid voluntary work, like working for a charity. You will not need a licence to sponsor certain groups, for example Irish citizens, those with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme and those with indefinite leave to remain in the UK. To become a sponsored licensed employer, you will need appropriate systems in place to monitor sponsored employees. Home Office - UKVI will review your application and supporting documents. They may visit your business before approving your licence application.

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Work, Business, Health and Care Visa


UK Workers and Businesspersons Visas

UK Worker and Businesspersons visa is for foreign nationals who have been offered a skilled worker job by a UK employer – holding Skilled Worker licensed sponsor. Skilled Worker Visa UK: The Skilled Worker visa category is for foreign nationals who have been offered a skilled worker job by a UK employer – sponsor holding Skilled Worker sponsor licence. Most long-term work visa leads to Indefinite Leave to Remain – Settlement in the UK. There are various long term work visa categories for which our specialist lawyers can provide professional, friendly, honest, reliable, and affordable work and business immigration advice, services and legal representations.

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Investor, Global Talent Visas


Investor, Business Development and Talent Visas

These types of visas are for highly skilled applicants who wish to invest in the UK and entrepreneurs who are highly skilled in their field of expertise. Most of these work visas lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) - settlement in the UK. Tier 1 Investor Visa UK: You can apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa if: you want to invest £2,000,000 or more in the UK - you meet other eligibility requirements; You must have access to at least £2,000,000 in investment funds to apply. Global Talent Visa UK: You can apply for a Global Talent visa to work in the UK if you are a leader or potential leader in one of the following fields: academia or research arts and culture; digital technology; You must also be at least 18 years old.

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Short Term Work Visas


Short Term Temporary Work Visas

The short-term temporary work visas are granted for a limited duration and for specific work purposes and does not lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) – settlement in the UK. It is possible to switch from most of the temporary short-term work visas to long term work visas from inside the UK. Tier 5 Religious Worker Visa UK: Tier 5 Religious Worker visa category is for those coming to work temporarily in the United Kingdom as a religious worker. Charity Worker Visa: You can apply for a Tier 5 Charity Worker visa for UK if you want to do unpaid voluntary work for a charity in the UK.

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BNO Hong Kong Visa


BNO - Hong Kong Visa

Hong Kong BNO Visa UK BNO - Hong Kong Visa lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK after completion of 5 years residence in the UK. Hong Kong BNO citizens can apply for BNO visa UK which will allow them to live and work in the UK and get ILR after 5 years.

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UK Ancestry Visa


UK Ancestry Visa

Ancestry visa leads to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK after completion of 5 years residence in the UK. UK Ancestry Visa The UK Ancestry visa category is for Commonwealth citizens wishing to come to work in the UK on the basis of having a grandparent born in the UK. You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if all of the following are true: you’re a Commonwealth citizen you can prove one of your grandparents was born in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man you’re able and planning to work in the UK you meet the other eligibility requirements The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK.

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Other Work Visas


Overseas Media Representative & Turkish ECAA Worker Visa UK

Overseas Media Representative Visa UK You can apply for overseas media representative visa for UK to work in the UK as a representative of an overseas media organisation on a long term assignment. Turkish ECAA Worker Visa UK You can apply to switch into Turkish ECAA Worker visa from inside the UK if you are a Turkish national who has legally worked in the UK for at least 1 year.

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Domestic Worker Visa UK

The Domestic Worker visa route allows entry for domestic workers currently employed by a person overseas to accompany their employer into the UK, for the purpose of domestic work. Domestic workers applying to enter on or after 6April 2012 are limited to a maximum 6 months in the UK. Domestic workers may include - cleaners; chauffeurs; gardeners; cooks; nannies; those carrying out personal care for the employer or a member of the employer’s family and those providing a personal service relating to the running of the employer's household, for example, those whose duties include protecting the employer and members of their family.

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Testimonials


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Martin Ledran

     

I write to offer testimony to the excellent service provided by AR UK Visa in obtaining in-country spouse visa for my wife (BNO - Citizen of Hong Kong), under what were difficult circumstances created by Covid lock-downs. Aisha was calm and supportive throughout, with particular care going into the evidence-gathering. Most pleasing was the fact that AR UK Visa provide a "complete" service, in contrast to many companies, who merely offer form-checking and leave the Applicant to struggle with the paperwork themselves. Therefore, I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending AR UK Visa to anyone with complicated Immigration needs. With great thanks…..

Stephen Kirby

     

We worked with Aisha from December 2020 to April 2021 to secure a UK Visa for my fiancée Consy who is from Uganda. I would summarise our dealings with Aisha in three words: knowledgeable, professional and diligent. Without your knowledge, professionalism and diligence Consy would not be here with me in the UK. We are now finalising our wedding plans for the end of July 2021 and on the day we, our friends and family will raise a glass of something bubbly in your honour. THANK YOU AISHA!

Donald Rudikoff, MD New York, NY

     

I highly recommend AR UK VISA for all immigration matters. My godson Othman had a complex visa situation applying for a Tier IV visa while he was still in the UK on a temporary student visa. Instead of having to go back to Morocco, which would have been very complicated given the Covid 19 pandemic and quarantine requirements, he was able, thanks AR UK VISA to stay in the UK throughout the entire process. They handled all the details with expertise and courtesy. If we need any further Visa services in the UK, AR UK VISA will be our first choice.

Vedangi Kulkarni

     

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value - I was in a rather distressful situation with COVID19 taking over the country and my temporary visa running out when I sought Aisha’s help. She has helped me throughout the process of the visa, encouraging me to collate the evidence and get the complete documentation together on time. My visa was granted 10 days after the biometrics and I’m very pleased with the outcome. My partner and I are very grateful for Aisha’s help and would highly recommend her services.

Judith Ngako

     

I use AR UK Visa for my naturalisation application. She was professional, detail orientated, with a sound knowledge of her role. I appreciated her commitment to my application, and her promptness in responding to my queries. I recommend her services, and I wished I came across her earlier. Thank you for an excellent service, AR UK Visa, words alone cannot express my gratitude.

Andrea Lange

     

Aisha combines professionalism with empathy - she understands that the immigration process is not just a rational but also an emotional journey. She reviewed my information, she explained what was required / not required, she did all the hard work for me and all I had to do was to turn up for my biometric appointment. My application was accepted, I am now waiting for a date for my ceremony. I felt well looked after and I would recommend her services. Her fees are moderate, her service is excellent.

Raluca Tudor

     

Ms Rasheed has helped me and my family with the naturalisation process, and, although I was going through a very difficult situation at the time, she managed to compensate my lack of concentration on the matter. Very friendly and professional person, a real help to anyone who feels lost in the bureaucratic process of getting the citizenship - strongly recommended!

Frederick Glen

     

Aisha was friendly, supportive and provided an excellent service at a competitive rate for my wife's visa renewal, which was approved in just 3 weeks after we submitted. We will be using ARUK again for the next renewal.

Michael Roberts

     

We used this company and in particular Miss Rasheed for our family route Visa for 2 members of our family. We received our Visa renewal and are very, very happy with how everything went. Recommend highly.

Elna de Jager

     

AR UK Visa assisted my fiance with her visitors marriage visa. Aisha is very knowledgeable and assisted with the completion and submission of our application. She assisted with the set up of the bio-metric appointment and the communication processes. We received the visa without problem within 15 days, and will use her services again once we are married for the Spousal visa.

Udaya Jayatileke

     

I am a British Citizen but my family is from elsewhere. It took me several years, prolonged court proceedings and infinite stress to bring my family to the U.K. on a family visa. My family’s extension application was also refused. I then contacted Aisha of AR UK Visa and she said why were the children not registered as British Citizens all this time. So she submitted there application and within two months my children were registered as British Citizens. We are extremely happy with the result. Aisha worked really hard for my immigration application. She handled the case as it was her personal matter. Thank you so much. All the best. Udaya and family.

Matteo Arena

     

Great service. Very helpful and attentive. They are efficient and their fees are very reasonable. Definitely recommend. Thank you

Omar Saleh

     

AR UK Visa they help me applying for my citizenship application and would love to thank Aisha in particular she is very helpful and very professional and was there for me at anytime. I definitely recommend AR UK Visa.

Jake Hacene

     

Aisha is a friendly, approachable professional. She is always on hand to ask questions and was very helpful in my partner application. Reasonable fees too - Highly recommend.

Kobir Hussain

     

I used AR UK Visa to do my wife's spouse visa extension . My wife was granted her visa after 7 weeks on standard service. Will defiantly be using them again for my wife's ILR in the future. Thanks again excellent service!

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I retained AR UK Visa for my ILR Application. I am very pleased that my application was successfully granted in three months. Aisha was extremely helpful approachable, patient and professional throughout my application process. I am very happy with her and would highly recommend her services.

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Aisha has been extremely diligent and absolutely brilliant in dealing with our case. She has made the whole process very easy and painless for us. As a direct result, we managed to get our acceptance at absolutely lightening speed. We cannot thank Aisha enough!!

Samir Mohammed and Hamida Hout

     

Aisha is an extremely dedicated lawyer with a clear and extensive understanding of immigration law. Aisha worked extremely hard to successfully obtain our spouse visa extension.

Helen Yan & Chris Willfordes

     

Aisha did very good job for us when I applied for the settlement visa. She is kind, patient and was always ready to meet with us when we needed her. We were very pleased with her service.

Angela and Aamir

     

Aisha was great helping us get my husband family visa. So friendly, helpful supportive. Would well recommend. We will be using again. Thank you

Patrick and Narti

     

We recently used ARUK Visa to go through the process of, successfully, getting my wife's UK visa for a spouse, and I cannot recommend Aisha Rasheed more highly. From initial contact ,right through to the completion, Aisha was professional, thorough, and above all, extremely helpful. The procedure can be a bit overwhelming but Aisha walks you through it and makes sure that everything you need is there, so that there are no surprises after your application. Her fee is very reasonable and for the amount of stress that we were saved, a good investment. We approached other people to help us with this but are really glad we chose Aisha and ARUK Visa. Thank you for everything! Patrick & Narti (Hong Kong)

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Aisha Rasheed

Immigration Adviser, OISC Level 2

I have been practising Immigration law for several years and I am proud to say that I have a perfect success rate in my applications. My Qualifications include, BA, LLB (Hons), LLM in international law, Diploma in Legal Practice, GCILEX, and OISC - Level 2 Accreditation.

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Immigration Adviser, OISC Level 3

I have many years of experience in UK immigration law. I am an OISC Level 3 accredited adviser, qualified to undertake all types of immigration and asylum work including every type of application, appeal, bail applications and representing clients in First and Upper Tier Tribunals. I have a very high success rate in my applications and appeals for human rights, asylum, nationality and European applications. I also have the highest OISC accreditation for Judicial Review Case Management in both immigration and asylum. There are very few OISC advisers with this status.

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UK Immigration Law


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New immigration route provides greater opportunity for talented international graduates to live and work in the UK upon graduating from a UK university.

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“High Potential” visa - No job offer required “High potential individuals” will be able to come to the UK to work without a job offer. This is a new announcement by the UK government. This is part of the UK Innovation Strategy published on 22 July 2021.

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Get a faster decision on your settlement application. You can apply for a faster decision on certain visa applications or applications to settle in the UK. These tables list the eligible applications and whether you can pay to get a faster decision: - within 5 working days or by the end of the next working day

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Get a faster decision on your visa application. You can apply for a faster decision on certain visa applications or applications to settle in the UK. These tables list the eligible applications and whether you can pay to get a faster decision: - within 5 working days or by the end of the next working day

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All visas short of indefinite leave to remain are temporary in nature and require the person to leave the UK upon expiry, so there is nothing especially precarious about a visit visa;

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Upper Tribunal Decisions, are mainly unreported. Here you can find summary of the latest Upper Tribunal Immigration Appeal Chambers Decisions.

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Whilst an application for an EEA family permit was successful following an allowed appeal, the EEA family permit route ended on 30 June 2021. Any EEA family permit, regardless of the date it was issued, is not valid for travel to the UK after 30 June 2021.

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The Supreme Court unanimously dismisses the appeal and confirmed that the Upper Tribunal correctly approached the balancing exercise required by Article 8. It was entitled to conclude that the interference with the appellant’s private and family life was outweighed by the public interest in the prevention of crime.

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F.A.Q


20 Year Long Residence for UK Immigration law purposes, means an Applicant has stayed continuously (lawfully or unlawfully) in the UK without leaving the UK. Even if an Applicant leaves the UK for one day to visit another country and then returns, this will be a break in the continuous residence. The 20 Year Long Residence route generally is for applicants who have been living in the UK unlawfully without a valid leave for all or part of their continuous residence in the UK.
You may be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain if you’ve been in the UK legally for 10 continuous years (known as ‘long residence’).

Indefinite leave to remain is how you settle in the UK. It’s also called ‘settlement’. It gives you the right to live, work and study here for as long as you like, and apply for benefits if you’re eligible. You can use it to apply for British citizenship.

You must meet all the eligibility requirements.
An Applicant’s salary is made up of the guaranteed gross basic pay. 

This is an Applicant’s salary before income tax and including employee pension and national insurance contributions. Payments which cannot be taken into account when calculating the Applicant’s salary include, but are not limited to:
  • Allowances;
  • Overtime payments, whether guaranteed or not;
  • Business expenses payments, including hotels (both in and outside the UK), international travel and hotel within the UK;
  • Medical benefits such as health insurance;
  • Employer pension and employer national insurance contributions;
  • Payment of tuition fees;
  • One-off payments including relocation costs not included in the applicant’s regularly salary package; 
  • Any payments relating to immigration costs;
  • Other payments which cannot be guaranteed including bonuses or incentive pay. 
The UK Skilled Worker general salary threshold of £25,600 or 100% of the ‘going rate’ for that occupation (as set out in the relevant occupation code), whichever is higher, unless an exception applies.
The salary requirement for new entrants is £20,480 per year or 70% of the ‘going rate’ for the occupation. A migrant will qualify as a new entrant if one or more of the following applies:
  1. The Applicant was under 26 on the date the application was made;
  2. The Applicant is sponsored for a postdoctoral position in one of the following occupations:
    1.  2111 Chemical scientists;
    2. 2112 Biological scientists and biochemists;
    3. 2113 Physical scientists;
    4. 2114 Social and humanities scientists;
    5. 2119 Natural and social science professionals not elsewhere classified;
    6. 2311 Higher education teaching professionals 
  3. The Applicant is working towards a recognised professional qualification in a profession which is UK regulated; 
  4. The Applicant is working towards full registration or chartered status with the relevant professional body for their sponsored job;
  5. The Applicant is switching from a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa;
  6. The Applicant’s most recent permission, other than as a visitor, was under the Graduate route in which their permission is current or expired less than 2 years before the date of application.
  7. The Applicant’s most recent visa was as a Student as well as the following:
    • The student visa expired less than 2 years before the date of application; and
    • In that student visa, or previous student visa, the Applicant was sponsored to study a UK bachelor’s degree, a UK master’s degree, a UK PhD or other doctoral qualification, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, or a Professional Graduate Diploma of Education; and
    • The Applicant completed (or are applying no more than 3 months before their completion date) the course mentioned above, or the Applicant is studying a PhD and has completed at least 12 months study in the UK towards the PhD.
Indefinite leave to remain in the UK means that there is no time limit on a person to be resident in the UK; the person holding an ILR is ‘settled’ and their home is in the UK.  
This status cannot be lost unless a person stays outside the UK for a continuous period of two years or more; even then an application can be made to have the status reinstated by making a ‘returning resident’ application; or, if someone has spent more than 10 years in the UK before a lengthy absence, upon return to the UK they make an application for indefinite leave to remain based on this ‘historic’ 10 year period of residence.

If you are deported from the UK your indefinite leave will be invalidated.
Indefinite leave can also be taken away (revoked) if you:
  • are liable to deportation but cannot be removed for legal reasons, such as the UK’s obligations under the Refugee Convention or the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)
  • obtained leave by deception
  • were granted leave as a refugee and cease to be a refugee
Your indefinite leave will lapse if you stay outside the UK for 2 or more years (5 or more, if granted settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme) at a time.
Applicants who are granted Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) at a visa issuing Post should have no time restrictions on their stay in the UK, that is, they can stay indefinitely. ILE carries the same entitlement as ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’ (ILR) which is issued by the UK Border Agency to those who have already travelled to the UK. Anyone who has ILE does not have to apply for ILR when in the UK.

Although indefinite leave, by definition, will not expire, the ECO is unable to issue a visa to those who meet the criteria for ILE without putting a ‘validity date’ on the visa. In cases of ILE the ‘validity date’ on the visa should match the expiry date on the passport. When the applicant gets a new passport, they can apply to UK Border Agency for a transfer of conditions into their new passport. They do not need to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).

Such leave will not expire despite having no dates of expiry, but you can apply to have the stamp put in a renewed passport.

One can evidence their Indefinite Leave to Remain in various ways.
  • a stamp in an expired passport, which might state that the bearer of the passport has ‘indefinite leave to enter’, or ‘indefinite leave to remain’.  
  • a paper document which state that there is no time limit on their residence in the UK.  
  • Some may have no particular physical evidence at all, but will have evidence to show they have lawfully resided in the UK for many years.
  • EU nationals may have cards which state that they have ‘permanent residence’ in the UK, which should have been used by the deadlines or should be used in a late application for ‘Settled Status’ under the EU Settlement Scheme
Increasingly those without BRPs are being asked for them as proof of having ‘indefinite leave to remain status, such as to prove entitlement to be lawfully employed or to benefits.

  • Travel - Home Office website provides that you must travel with your current passport and your expired passport which has the stamp, and show the two together when you enter.
  • you can apply to replace the stamp, either by having it placed into your current passport or by applying for a biometric residence permit (BRP).
    You can also choose to either:
    • replace your visa with a biometric residence permit if you’re in the UK (the cost depends on your visa status)
    • transfer your visa to a new passport online if you’re outside the UK (it costs £154)
  • Employment - stamps in expired passports cannot be used to prove the right to work. 
  • You cannot use a valid visa in your expired passport to prove you have the right to work in the UK. 
  • You cannot use a valid visa in your expired passport to prove you have the right to work in the UK. 
  • Identity, study and public benefits - The Home Office website indicates that in order to prove identity, the right to study and to public benefits, you need your BRP.
  • If you have settled or pre-settled status
    You can continue to use your residence card until it expires. You do not need to apply for a new one.
    Until it expires, you can use it to:
    • help you re-enter the country more quickly and easily if you travel abroad
    • show employers you’re allowed to work in the UK
    • help prove you qualify for certain benefits and services
  • Thereafter, or if you do not have a BRP, your settled status can be checked online.  

If you believe that you have ILR or ILE but do not have a document to prove it, you can make a no time limit (NTL) application for confirmation of your status in the form of a biometric residence permit (BRP).
You can apply for NTL if:
  • your passport containing your status or previous NTL endorsement has been lost, stolen or has expired
  • you have ILR or ILE but you do not have any documentary evidence confirming this
  • you have legitimately changed your identity since being granted indefinite leave and want this confirmed on a BRP
People with recognised refugee status in the UK or with a grant of humanitarian protection may sponsor certain family members to join them in the UK. Refugees who were admitted to the UK under resettlement schemes may also sponsor family members. 
Only ‘pre-flight’ family members of refugees can be sponsored under the family reunion rules. This means that the relationship must have been established before the refugee flee their country of origin or their country of former habitual residence. 

  • Applications for refugee family reunion are free of charge. 
  • If successful, the family member of the refugee will be granted entry clearance for the same time period as their sponsor in the UK. 
  • An application will not be granted if the applicant is excluded from protection, for example, due to criminality or war crimes. 

Once a refugee has obtained indefinite leave to remain or become a British citizen, the normal immigration Rules to sponsor family members (in Appendix FM) will apply and family members will no longer be able to rely on the rules for refugee family reunion.