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How can I verify my qualifications with Ecctis?

May 26, 2022 | Immigration, News, UK Government

Ecctis, formerly known as UK NARIC provides qualification and English proficiency verification on behalf of the UK government for UK visas and nationality applications.  Ecctis provides the following services: Visas and Nationality (English proficiency) Visas and Nationality (PhD verification) Visas and Nationality (PhD verification with English proficiency) Visas and Nationality (High Potential Individual) Visas and

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How to conduct right to work checks on EU workers

On 30th June 2021 applications for the EU settlement scheme closed and from 1st July 2021, the right to work check rules changed for EU nationals. Now, providing an EU passport or national identity card is not valid proof of having a right to work in the UK.   Workers with pre-settled or settled status You

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High Potential Individual visa: global universities list is updated

The High Potential Individual visa will be introduced as a new UK visa route on 30th May 2022. This visa is applicable to those who have graduated from an eligible university in the 5 years prior to making the visa application.  It is for those who have shown that they have high potential to contribute

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What do sponsors employing Global Business Mobility visas need to know?

On 11th April, the UK government introduced five new visas in a new visa category called Global Business Mobility. This includes the Senior or Specialist Worker visa, the Expansion Worker visa, the Secondment Worker visa, the Graduate Trainee visa and the Service Supplier visa.  Generally speaking, the visas are for companies to employ temporary workers

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What are the requirements for the Expansion Worker visa?

The Expansion Worker visa is for people who need to come to the UK to set up a branch of an overseas business that has not yet started trading in the UK.  It must be noted that if the company already has a branch in the UK, the applicant will need to apply for a

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What are the requirements for the Service Supplier visa?

The Service Supplier visa is for foreign workers who have a contract to provide services for a UK company as an employee or as a self-employed individual.  The service supplier must have worked for their overseas employer for at least 12 months outside of the UK. Self-employed service providers must have had at least 12

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What are the requirements for the Senior or Specialist visa?

The Senior or Specialist visa is for people who want to come to the UK to do a job for an eligible job at a UK branch. A senior or specialist worker must be an existing worker of a company that has a UK sponsor licence and must have worked for the company for at

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What are the requirements for the Secondment Worker visa?

The Secondment Worker visa is for people who are working for an overseas company that needs to transfer them to the UK to do temporary work for a different company. The worker’s overseas employer must have a high-value contract with the UK sponsoring company that is worth at least £50 million. In order to be

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What are the requirements for the Graduate Trainee visa?

The Graduate Trainee visa is for people who want to come to the UK to do a placement as part of a graduate training programme that will lead to a managerial or specialist role.  The graduate trainee must have worked for their employer for at least 3 months overseas. The company must have a valid

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How to apply for a visa under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme

May 2, 2022 | Immigration, News, UK Government

The Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme is for Ukrainian nationals and their family members to come to the UK if they have a sponsor. In order to apply, applicants will need to complete the online application form which is free of charge. To do so, they will need a valid international Ukrainian passport and must have been

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How to prepare for the Life in the UK test

April 27, 2022 | Immigration, News, UK Government

The Life in the UK test is a 45-minute test that quizzes people on knowledge of life in the UK including UK customs, traditions and history. The test is a requirement for settlement and citizenship applications.  In order to pass the test you will need to score 75% and there are 24 questions in total.

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How do you sponsor a Ukrainian national?

April 27, 2022 | Immigration, News, UK Government

The UK government launched the Homes for Ukraine scheme which allows people to sponsor Ukraine families by letting them live in their homes.  UK residents can sponsor Ukrainian nationals if they already know them or by recording their interest and being matched with a Ukrainian individual or family.  When someone records their interest to sponsor

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What are the salary requirements for the Global Business Mobility visas?

April 20, 2022 | Immigration, News, UK Government

On 11th April 2022 new Global Business Mobility visa routes opened up in the UK. Here are the salary requirements for each visa route: Senior or Specialist Worker route Senior or specialist applicants will need to earn at least £42,400 per year. Graduate Trainee route Graduate trainee applicants must earn at least £23,100 per year

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What are the requirements for the Scale-up visa?

April 19, 2022 | Immigration, News, UK Government

The Scale-up visa is aimed at highly skilled individuals and will be introduced to allow high-growth businesses to be able to expand and flourish with the help of global talent. This visa route will open up on 22nd August 2022.  This is a sponsored route which means the applicant will need to be hired by

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What are the requirements for the High Potential Individual visa?

April 19, 2022 | Immigration, News, UK Government

The new High Potential Individual visa route will open in the UK on 30th May 2022 and is aimed at individuals that can demonstrate “high potential” to come to the UK.  These high potential individuals must have graduated from an eligible global non-UK university included in the Global Universities List which is yet to be

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