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U.S. to U.K

The decision to settle in the U.K. may be because of work through the points-based business visa scheme or by way of a family relationship. The legal requirements for visas based on a qualifying relationship were drastically changed as of July, 2012. It is important to consult with legal counsel especially regarding the stringent financial requirements.

US to UK Settlement Visa Procedure Changes

The UK Border Agency has changed the location for applying for a UK settlement visa from the US. Specifically, for individuals looking to establish permanent residence in the UK, the Home Office’s UK Border Agency has set a new office to receive these settlement visa applications: UK Visas and Immigration, International Operations and Visa, 6… read more

Financial Bar Raised for UK Family Migrants

UK Border Agency raises income requirements for non-European Economic Area “family migration route” applicants On June 11, 2012, the UK Government announced changes to the Immigration Rules for non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK on the family migration route. These rules will have the effect of making it… read more

UK Inbound Immigration: Automatic Settlement for Skilled Workers Ends

New rules break the link between working in UK and staying “forever” On 29 February 2012, the UK Border Agency announced major reforms to Tier 2 employment-related settlement and other UK immigration tiers. Immigration Minister Damian Green announced proposed changes that will mean that skilled migrant workers coming to the UK under Tier 2 of… read more