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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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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5 Things To Remember When Sponsoring a Tier 2 Migrant

Just recently, the government of the United Kingdom introduced a few changes to its Tier 2 (General) visa. This type of visa is for applicants outside the European Economic Area (EEA) zone and Switzerland who have received a skilled job offer from a legitimate firm in the UK. As it is always is after a policy update, we anticipate an increase in the number of confused applicants. However, we at...

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Questions you are asking us... Voluntary Work on a Tier 2 Visa

At Migration Expert, we often get certain questions frequently. So in this series, we decided to answer a few of them at one time. Today, we're looking at voluntary work. Q: I am currently in the UK on a Tier 2 General Visa. Will I be allowed to do some voluntary work outside my normal working hours in my field of work? Holders of a Tier 2 visa often ask this question as this particular...

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Questions you are asking us...English-Speaking Countries

At Migration Expert, we often get certain questions frequently. So in this series, we decided to answer a few of them at one time. Question: Which countries are considered English-speaking countries by the UK Home Office for the purposes of the English language requirement? This question often comes up because candidates applying for a visa to the United Kingdom have to satisfy a...

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The 10 Most In-Demand Jobs in the UK

Let’s be frank about it—a lot has changed after Brexit. But that doesn’t mean the country’s job market will just yield to an incessant freefall. The new administration’s many efforts in pulling the economy up have paid off. As The Guardian’s economic editor Larry Elliot put it, “The job market is slowly catching up.”    In other words: there are still jobs for everyone. In fact, locally...

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30 British Expressions and What They Mean

Brits have a way with words that could make even English-speakers from other parts of the world scratch their heads in confusion. Wordplay is common in everyday expressions, particularly when describing things—from the most mundane occurrences to massive sporting events. If you want to inject some creatively cryptic (and somewhat bold) expressions into your vocabulary, start off with these...

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4 Traits of a reliable and professional UK immigration Consultant

The United Kingdom is a country which welcomes travellers, temporary workers, and prospective residents alike. British countries invite people from all over the world, not just to visit their historical treasures, but also to strengthen their workforce. The health service sector alone is composed of a significant portion of migrant workers and is continually in high demand for more nurses and...

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