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For decades, the UK has been a preferred destination for overseas entrepreneurs. For those with the drive and determination to establish an innovative and thriving business in the UK, there are 2 main points-based immigration routes: the Start-up visa and the Innovator visa. While both visas are similar, there are some key differences that applicants…

The Global Talent Visa, which replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa, was introduced in 2020 with the aim of making it easier for overseas nationals considered to be leaders or potential leaders in certain fields to come to the UK. These fields include academia or research, arts and culture, and digital technology. According to…

The Skilled Worker visa and Health and Care Worker visa both allow skilled foreign nationals to come to the UK to work here, but which one should you apply for? The Skilled Worker visa, which replaced the old Tier 2 (General) work visa, is intended for a wide range of skilled occupation types, including some…

While the Graduate visa and the Graduate Trainee Visa may sound similar, they both serve quite different purposes. Where the Graduate visa is aimed at international students in the UK who wish to stay longer and find work once they graduate, the Graduate Trainee visa is part of the Global Business Mobility scheme and enables…

The UK High Potential Individual (HPI) visa is a relatively new, highly flexible immigration route for graduates of a top overseas university who would like to come to the UK to explore their employment options. Unlike many other work visa types, HPI visa holders do not require a job offer before they come to the…

The UK Expansion Worker visa is a sponsored immigration route under the new Global Business Mobility scheme, which replaced the ‘Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa’. Expansion worker visas enable staff from an overseas business to come to the UK to set up a branch or subsidiary here. The Sole Representative of an Overseas…

On 30th September 2022, the adjusted right-to-work checks, which came into force as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic response by the government, came to an end. In this article, we will explain what the ending of the temporary adjusted checks means for businesses, the process that must now be followed, how to perform digital…

Whether you are a British citizen, you have settled permanently in the UK, or you hold a UK visa, you can bring your overseas partner here to join you. In this article, we will explain how to bring your partner to the UK under the spouse visa and dependant visa immigration routes and which to…

On 1st April 2022, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) opened the new Global Business Mobility scheme to make it easier for overseas businesses to send staff here. The Global Business Mobility scheme is not a single visa; rather, it spans five separate visas, some of which replaced existing schemes such as the Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)…

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