Great Britain is often the choice of foreigners who are interested in attending prestigious colleges recognized worldwide, who would like to start a company in a reputable business climate, or who would like to live and work in a country highly appreciated and rich in culture and interesting openings. In matters of visas, UK residence cards, and British citizenship there are several requirements for non-EU citizens which can be explained by our team of immigration solicitors in London.
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1. UK has an excellent education system
There are many citizens who decide for UK when it comes to studying in this country and that because of the multitude of choices they have. The University College in London (UCL), the Royal College of Music, Kingston University in London, the London Business School and London Metropolitan University are only a few of the prestigious and highly rated colleges in UK. Foreigners should consider the requirements for a student visa for UK, such as:
- they need to have sufficient funds to support themselves during college;
- written and spoken English knowledge are mandatory when applying for a student visa;
- the medical insurance and the courses need to be paid;
- a child-student visa for youngsters of 16 years of age is issued if a parent represents the minor.
All the conditions for obtaining a student visa can be explained by our UK immigration lawyer. Our specialists can help you obtain a residence permit in UK.
2. Easy integration into the community
Foreigners should not be afraid of the steps involved in community integration in UK. It is a well-known fact that the UK authorities are fighting against racism and any related prejudgments. Moreover, there are many non-profit organizations involved in helping foreigners easily integrate into UK, through all sorts of projects, programmes, and campaigns. Foreign citizens have the possibility of learning the English language and fit in the community they live in with no trouble. More details in this matter can be offered by our UK immigration lawyer.
3. Taking advantage of an excellent healthcare system in UK
All immigrants in UK who have permanent residence in this country can benefit from a series of medical treatments if they register for the National Health System (NHS). Having access to the health system is an important right for locals and foreign citizens living in Great Britain. Also, citizens of any nationality and status in UK should know that emergency cases are treated with priority in UK. Extra details can be offered by our London immigration lawyer.
4. British citizenship comes with full rights
Foreign citizens who lived in UK for at least 5 years can apply for British citizenship under certain conditions. For instance, they should provide a clear criminal record, indefinite leave to remain, and solid information about the life and culture in UK. Citizenship by naturalization is granted for all citizens of at least 18 years of age, and complete legal assistance in this matter can be provided by our London immigration lawyer.
5. The work permits in UK are easy to obtain
Non-EU citizens can apply for a work permit if they want to live and work in UK. This is not a complicated process and the conditions for obtaining a work permit can be explained by our advisors. For instance, business persons from abroad can apply for a Tier 1 entrepreneur visa if they want to start a company and if they provide a minimum capital of GBP 50,000. As for those citizens interested in other areas, they can apply for a Tier 2 visa for sportsmen, Tier 5 visa for temporary workers, or for persons working in the diplomatic field. If all the conditions are met, foreign citizens can receive the work permit necessary for the jobs they have applied for.
We invite you to contact our team of immigration solicitors in London and ask for support and assistance in obtaining a visa or a UK residence permit.