We remind that this kind of permit does not allow the employee to bring the family members as dependents in UK. Complete information in this matter can be obtained from our London immigration lawyer. Our team can help you obtain a residence permit in UK.
Citizens outside EEA and Switzerland who are members of religious orders
can apply for the same jobs in the UK, where a Tier 2 visa
is required in this matter. It is good to know that besides any other conditions, a citizen interested in working as a religious worker in UK
, must be sponsored and needs to provide a certificate of sponsorship to the authorities which issue the visa and the work permit
. With a visa for religious workers
, a person can stay in the UK for 3 years and one month and then can apply for an extended visa and work permit
. Interested in British citizenship
? Our advisors can help you.
How do I obtain the charity worker visa?
The eligibility for the charity worker visa refers to the persons who want to perform voluntary work without any payments involved. GBP 945 should be deposited in a bank account and proved at the time the person applies for such a work permit. The certificate of sponsorship with a validity of three months is normally requested by the authorities. Additionally, the charity worker visa is normally issued for persons outside the EU and EEA. A charity worker visa for UK allows foreigners to accept jobs without payments and it is ready in approximately 3 weeks. It is advisable to ask for the legal support of our immigration solicitors in London when applying for a work permit, including for a charity worker visa in UK.
Work permits for Turkish residents
Turkish nationals are welcomed in UK as long as they obtained a work permit. The permission to stay in UK is granted after one year of living and working in UK, as the spouse of a settled person in the country. There are no restrictions in matters of living and working in UK, however, it is important to renew the work permit before the expiry date. In the case of Turkish students in UK, they are allowed to work no more than 20 hours per week. Do not hesitate to talk to our specialists and find out more about how you can obtain a work permit as a Turkish resident.
What happens if the sponsor loses the license?
In the case your employer loses the license in UK
, the next thing to do is to apply for another visa or leave the job. Unfortunately, there are cases where the business license is suspended, or it is not renewed, therefore the certificate of sponsorship is canceled. It is important to know that if the sponsor does not apply for a new license in 28 days, your visa will expire in 60 days or less. Meanwhile, you will have to check the eligibility for a new visa in order to stay in UK and get in touch with our UK immigration lawyer
. You can benefit from immediate legal support in the case your sponsor lost the business license, plus support for obtaining UK residence card
Who doesn’t need a work permit for UK?
There are also exemptions in matters of work permits for UK, meaning that foreign government representatives, diplomats, officials and other members are exempt from UK work visa. Such information can be detailed from a legal point of view by our specialized lawyers in immigration in UK. You should get in touch with us for extra support.
Work visa for UK – points-based assessments
The work permit for UK is normally granted based on the number of cored points, in accordance with the assessment system. The financial funds, information about sponsorship license, the English language skills, and information about future earnings are part of the eligibility criteria for obtaining the UK work visa. If you would like to know more about the eligibility criteria for obtaining the work permit for UK, you may address your inquiries to our team of immigration lawyers in London.
How long does it take to get a work permit?
Foreigners can obtain the work permit in approximately 3 months if all the requirements are respected. An entry clearance visa for UK is needed before the work permit is issued by the immigration authorities. The same thing is available for family members who will need entry clearance.
Self-employment in UK
Foreign citizens can start their own businesses in UK and act as freelancers as follows:
- Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa – this is granted to fresh graduates who present business ideas in UK and interact with the Department for International Trade.
- Tier 1 Investor Visa – this type of visa is valid for 3 years and it is granted to business persons making investments of at least GBP 2 million.
- Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa – this is granted to investors setting up businesses in UK with a minimum capital of GBP 50,000.
There are no harsh requirements for working as a self-employed in UK
, and complete legal advice can be provided by our London immigration lawyer
. Our team can help you obtain British citizenship
UK visa statistics
The following numbers and statistics for 2018 reveal a few aspects of the immigration in UK:
- there were more than 2.8 million visas issued in 2018;
- more than 20 million non-EEA citizens visited UK in 2018;
- approximately 102,000 Tier 2 Skilled visas were issued in 2018;
- the number of foreign students in UK rose by 8% in the previous year.
Students working in the UK – What you need to know
The Tier 4 Student visa for UK allows youngsters to work in the country in specific areas. Even students under 18 years of age can work in UK, but no more than 10 hours per week during school time. It is good to know that students with short-term study visas cannot work in UK. It is good to know that citizens from countries like Angola, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Cameroon, Congo, China, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Paraguay, Rwanda, South Korea, Sudan or Sri Lanka will have to take the tuberculosis test in specific medical centers.