Work Visas offer talented individuals the opportunity to live and work in range of industries in the UK.
The UK Work Visa categories are designed to attract professionals from all industries to occupy key positions. Many UK Work visas allow for extended visa options which can lead to permanent residence.
- Tier 1 (General) Visa:The Tier 1 (General) visa gives highly skilled workers the opportunity to come to the UK without a job offer to live and work temporarily.
- Tier 1 (Post Study Workers) Visa: The Tier 1 (Post Study Workers) visa provides international students in the UK an opportunity to seek employment and transfer to another work visa as soon as possible.
- Tier 2 (General) Visa:The Tier 2 (General) visa allows those with a job offer from a UK-based organization to live and work in the UK as a sponsored worker.
- Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Visa:The Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) visa allows those with an offer of transfer or secondment through their existing overseas employer to live and work in the UK as a sponsored worker.
The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category is for those investing in the United Kingdom by setting up or taking over, and being actively involved in the running of one or more businesses in the United Kingdom. It is for those people who have enough money and are educated.
- Min 200,000 GBP available in bank account in Pakistan for last 3 months (Investment amount i.e. to do business with in the UK)
- IELTS 7 bands in each of the four modules OR Bachelor (Hons) Degree or above taught entirely in English.
- Min 400,000 PKR available as for maintenance (Living expense). To be available in Bank.
First visa is issued is for 3 years and four months which can be extended for 2 years more. On completing this, the applicant may apply for permanent residence in the UK which is possible to obtain on meeting certain requirements.
It is not possible to get this Entrepreneur Visa and NOT live in the UK OR NOT do business in the UK rather it is a condition to live there and do business there with proper required registration with UK authorities otherwise it may not be extended.
Family visas enable Individuals to be sponsored by eligible relatives and join their family in the UK.
- Spouse / Civil Partner:The Spouse / Civil Partner visa allows those married to or in a civil partnership with a UK citizen or permanent resident to live in the UK.
- Unmarried Partner Visa: The unmarried partner visa allows a committed partner of a UK citizen or permanent resident to settle in the UK.
- Certificate of Approval:The certificate of approval gives you permission o get married or to enter into a civil partnership in the UK.
- Fiance(e) / Prospective Civil Partner Visa:The fiance(e) / Prospective Civil Partner visa allows the partner of a UK citizen or permanent resident to marry or register a civil partnership in the UK.
- EEA Family Visa:The EEA Family visa is especially for family members of EEA nationals living in the UK to join their family member.
A business visa allows successful business people to settle and develop new or existing business in the UK.
- Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa:The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa is designed for successful business people to be actively involved in the running of a business in the UK.
- Tier 1 (Investor) Visa:The Tier 1 (Investor) visa attracts high net worth individuals and encourages them to make a substantial financial investment in the UK.
Residency allows eligible individuals who have lived and worked legally in the UK to remain in the UK indefinitely.
- Indefinite Leave to Remain Visas UK: Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) can be granted once applicants have been living in the United Kingdom for specified period of time on certain visas. ILR enables people to travel freely in and out of the UK and eventually apply for UK Nationality.
- Indefinite Leave to Remain Visas Basic: To obtain this visa, applicants must demonstrate that they have lived in the UK for five (5) years on a Sponsored Worker (Tier 2), Ancestry or Tier 1 visa.Once they have lived in the UK lawfully for five (5) years and also held ILR for one year, they may then be eligible to obtain UK Nationality.Those holding Partner visas may be able to gain ILR after only two (2) years of residence. Some Business visa holders may be able to gain ILR after five (5) years.In order to be granted ILR there are some restrictions on how much time can be spent outside the UK during the period of the original visa. In addition, the applicant must be of good character.
- Indefinite Leave to Remain Visas Entitlements: This visa gives the holder free movement in and out of the UK with only limited restrictions on how much time can be spent outside the country. ILR holders may also be able to sponsor their non-British relatives to the UK. They may also ultimately be able to apply for UK nationality. ILR holders have no restriction on the time or amount of work that can be carried out.
Nationality Visa:Nationality visas allow individuals who have been living lawfully in the UK may be eligible to apply. UK Nationality brings a number of benefits, such as unrestricted entry to the UK, free movement within the EEA and the right to vote in UK elections. UK Nationality can be obtained through several pathways including through ILR, marriage, registration at birth and the Right of Abode in the UK:
- Nationality Visa Basic Requirements: This basic requirement for obtaining Nationality is that the applicant has lived legally in the UK for five (5) years and held Indefinite Leave to remain for one (1) year. For the Spouse or Partner of a UK citizen the residence requirement may be reduced to three (3) years.Applicants may then be eligible to apply for Nationality provided they meet the rest of the criteria in relation to health, good character, knowledge of life in the UK and evidence of English language ability.
- Marriage:If applicants are married to, or in a Civil Partnership with a UK National, they may be able to apply for citizenship on the basis of their marriage/civil partnership.If applicants have been granted ILR and have been living legally in the UK with their British Spouse or Civil Partner for at least three (3) years, they may be eligible to apply for British Nationality provided they meet the rest of the criteria in relation to health, good character, knowledge of life in the UK and evidence of English language ability.
- Registration of a Child:Children born before 31 December 1982 in the UK may be automatically British.Children born in the UK after 1 January 1983 may be registered as a British citizen if either parent is a British citizen or settled in the United Kingdom when the child is born.Some children born outside the UK may be entitled to British citizenship dependent on certain factors.Some children under the age of 18 years living in the UK can be registered as British citizens in certain circumstances.
- Nationality Visa Entitlements: British Citizenship is the envy of much of the world. UK citizens enjoy the rights and freedoms of a thriving peaceful democracy, with a growing economy to match. The British government provides extensive rights and entitlements to its citizens.Regardless of how applicants obtain British Citizenship the entitlements and responsibilities of citizenship are the same. Upon grant of their application, they will have UK Nationality also known as UK Citizenship.They will be entitled to a UK passport, have the right to stand and vote in local and national UK elections, have rights to travel, reside and work within other EEA member states and no longer be subject to any type of UK immigration control.