How to expand your business in the UK

  Are you a businessperson wishing to expand and settle in the United Kingdom?   Try the Tier 1 Route   While Brexit has created a great divide between the UK government and the rest of the world, especially with its closest neighbours in the European region, aspiring entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about.  In an effort to help build and stabilise the economy, the government...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Updated Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List

Updated Tier 2 - Shortage Occupation List    The government of the United Kingdom has recently updated its Shortage Occupation List (SOL). There are currently over 30 jobs on it, which is a relief to many employers who need to hire foreign talents to realign their operations immediately. The great thing about hiring skilled employees through SOL is that employers don’t have to deal with...

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5 Things to Expect From UK Visas & Immigration in 2017

New Year, New Changes for UK Visas & Immigration     There is no doubt that 2017 is a big year for UK immigration, especially after the Brexit result last year. The country is about to trigger Article 50, this upcoming March 2017 and this alone will bring many changes to the country’s visas & immigration sector. So, here's a look at some of the upcoming changes: 1. Introduction of the...

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A Foreign National’s Guide to Getting Married or Forming a Civil Partnership in the UK

  Can I get married or form a civil partnership in the UK? One of the questions we often get here at Migration Expert is if foreign nationals can marry in the UK. They also get confused about the rules and regulations concerning this matter, and the mix-up usually worsens when it comes to notice periods. To answer: yes, anyone can marry in the United Kingdom as long as they satisfy the...

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8 things to do in London on a budget

  London on a budget: 8 things to do in this beautiful city   From a tourist’s perspective, it would be hard to incorporate London with "low-price" especially with how books and literature have labelled the picturesque European city. Thanks to the countless images of the Queen and the royal couple on TV, we’ve long thought of this city as a place solely reserved for romance, for the stylish,...

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UK SC: Income threshold to sponsor a spouse stands but rules need to safeguard children’s welfare

  UK: Income threshold to sponsor a spouse stands but rules need to safeguard children’s welfare   On 9 July 2012, then Home Office Secretary Theresa May imposed a new regulation that would make it harder for British citizens to sponsor a spouse to live with them in the United Kingdom. The new ruling states that a sponsor must earn at least £18,600 for their application to deserve attention...

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11 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to the United Kingdom

It’s not hard to understand why most people are anxious about moving to the United Kingdom. The political climate has been unpredictable since the much-publicised referendum, and a lot of laws and policies are expected to change in the coming months and years. Still, the country remains welcoming to everyone who’s coming to the country, chiefly to those who’ll do it legally. But beyond securing...

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4 Unique British Customs Every Immigrant Must Know

  There are a lot of recognisable things about the Brits. On top of the long list is the sexy accent. How about their exceptional style? Perhaps you’ve also noticed their penchant for tipping, as well as their preference for a more formal language embellished with adverbs even in the most mundane circumstances.     Indeed, the list goes on, and we’re not yet talking about their quirky festivals...

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Everything an immigrant parent should know when enrolling a child in a UK school

One of the most difficult problems you’d face after successfully migrating to a country is when it’s time to send your kids to school. It’s a bit of a predicament because not all schooling systems operate the same way.    Half of this means that you have to prepare your kids for all the stuff (read more about them here) they might encounter when they finally meet their new classmates, the...

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Pre- and Post-Brexit: Can the UK offer a safety net to the free movement threat?

The news of the Brexit vote has shocked not only the whole of Europe but also the super-economies outside it, needless to mention the rest of the world. For years the European Union (EU) had been almost synonymous to its unsung leader, the United Kingdom, and its people’s decision to leave the politico-economic group exudes an image of economic uncertainties and subsequent policy changes.   The...

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