Our expertise lies in assisting people and their families through the intricate journey of moving to the UK and securing a residence permit. With a dedicated team of professionals, we provide tailored support at every phase, from demystifying the various residence permit schemes to ensuring a seamless submission of your application. Trust us to be your guide on the path to establishing your future in the United Kingdom!
Advantages of Residence Permit in the UK
A UK residence permit grants holders the right to live and work in the UK without any time restrictions, providing a sense of long-term security and stability.
Residence permit holders can bring certain family members to live with them in the UK, facilitating family reunification and support.
Path to Citizenship
Holding a residence permit is a critical step towards naturalization as a British citizen, should the holder wish to make the UK their permanent home.
With a residence permit, individuals are not tied to a specific employer or job and can pursue any employment opportunities or even start their own business without the need for additional work permits.
Social and Political Integration
Residents can fully integrate into UK society, with the permit allowing them to establish a continuous presence in the country, which may include the right to vote in local elections.
About the Work Permit in the UK
The UK offers several types of work visas, each tailored to specific employment situations and professional qualifications. These include the Skilled Worker visa, Intra-company Transfer visa, Health and Care Worker visa, and more. The right visa type depends on job type, skill level, and the nature of work in the UK.
Key Visa Categories:
Skilled Worker Visa: For individuals with a job offer in an eligible skilled occupation from a UK sponsor.
Global Talent Visa: For leaders or potential leaders in academia, research, arts, and digital technology.
Start-up and Business Visas: Aimed at entrepreneurs looking to start a business in the UK.
Requirements for Applicants
No criminal record, no violations of UK visa regimes, and no sham marriages.
Own or rented accommodation in the UK: proof of residence in the UK must be provided.
Family Reunification: spouse and children under 18 years of age.
Timeframe for Processing
The timeframe for processing a UK residence permit can vary widely depending on several factors, including the type of permit applied for, the current workload of the UK Home Office, and whether the application is straightforward or requires additional investigation or documentation.
Standard timeframes for many residence permits, including the skilled worker route or start-up and business visas, the decision is typically made within 8 to 12 weeks when applying from outside the UK. Applications made from within the UK can often expect a decision within 8 weeks.
Step-by-Step Procedure for Obtaining a UK Work Permit
Consultation and action plan: During the consultation, we discuss what you expect from the residence permit status, how you plan to settle down after moving, and what you intend to do.
Obtaining Residence Permit: At this stage, the company's lawyers take on most of the work. Collecting documents, assisting with the submission of documents, helping to obtain medical insurance, conduct monitoring of the application process and promptly respond to any additional inquiries that arise
Relocation and Adaptation: After obtaining a residence permit, you will be provided with professional legal support and assistance during your adaptation period.
Dual Citizenship in the UK
The United Kingdom allows dual citizenship. This means that you can be a British citizen and also a citizen of other countries without the need to give up your original nationality. The UK does not require individuals to renounce their current citizenship before applying for British citizenship, and becoming a British citizen does not automatically affect your citizenship status in your home country.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a UK Residence Permit?
A UK Residence Permit is an official document that confirms the holder's right to stay in the United Kingdom. It is usually a biometric card, also known as a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), which includes personal details and immigration status information.