Many immigrants come to seek employment in the UK every year. They decide to do this for a number of reasons, but mainly because they feel that they can have a better life, due to the higher wages, better healthcare and more diverse employment opportunities in the UK. Those immigrants that come looking for employment in the UK represent around 12% of the population.
Immigration can be a tricky legal subject. Solicitors who specialise in UK immigration law can be an invaluable source of knowledge and experience for someone who is having trouble relating to immigration law. Immigration solicitors have as their duty the application of UK immigration law, but also the protection of those individuals that have dealt an unjust hand by a hugely impersonal system.
The UK Borders Agency is the immigration office responsible for granting British citizenship, visas and other types of permission to enter and remain in the UK. For anyone planning to visit or move to the UK from outside of the European Economic Area it’s advisable to consult the immigration office before arriving, it may also be a good idea to...
The UK’s rules of immigration are a complex set of laws and regulations regarding the right of foreign nationals to live work or study permanently or temporarily within the UK. The majority of immigration rules are outlined in 5 separate pieces of legislation; The Immigration Act 1971, The Immigration Act 1988, The Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993...
Up until 2008 the UK Immigration Service was the government department responsible for matters of immigration. Today it has been merged with HM Revenue and Customs and UKVisas to create a single body responsible for all UK entries, exits, imports and exports: the UK Border Agency.
Immigration to the UK is a complicated and often lengthy process; there is a whole range of different application types. Anyone considering moving to the UK from outside Europe should seek comprehensive legal advice about immigration to the UK to give them the best chance of making a successful application.
Working in the UK means a person can share in the prosperity of the world’s 6th largest national economy. This is the desire of a large number of people around the world, and roughly a quarter of a million people come to the UK to seek work every year. A large number of these people will be working in the UK for a year or less, but some will decide to stay and become British citizens.
Immigration is movement of people from country onto another for the purposes of residing there. There are many reasons why an individual may choose to migrate to another country; economic reasons such as to achieve a higher standard of living, political reasons, religious reasons or personal reasons such as reuniting a family or the wish to change one’s life.
Any individual planning to travel or immigrate to the UK will need a UK Visa that is valid. In the area of employment many UK Visas for work allow for an extended stay that could perhaps lead to permanent residence in the UK and becoming a citizen.
There are many reasons for the rise in UK immigration rates, from membership of the European Union to instability around the world, but the flow of people seeking a better life in this country has been substantial. Immigration in the UK is a complex system that is evolving to meet the needs of new situations all of the time.
There are various types of UK student visa available to foreign nationals who want to spend time studying at school, college or university in the UK. Any citizen from outside the European Economic Area will need some form of UK student visa to come and study in the UK for any length of time.