As the United Kingdom has left the European Union on January 31, 2020, that is why now UK treats European Union citizens and non-European Union citizens equally. So if you are a citizen of Sweden and planning to relocate to UK, you will need to pass through the whole immigration process just like a non-EU citizen does. Now the relationship between the EU and the UK is governed by a new agreement on co-operation and trade.
Our immigration lawyers in London can assist you with immigration from Sweden to UK.
What is the EU settlement scheme?
Being an EU national, if you started living in UK after December 31, 2020, you might have a chance to apply for your permit to stay in UK if you have a family member with pre-settled or settled status. There are chances that you would join your family in UK, if you apply under the EU Settlement Scheme. You can only apply to join your family member in the UK if you have an EEA or EU Settlement Scheme family permit and a residence card.
You must own a valid work, study, or family visa. You must apply within three months of your arrival in the UK. But if you do not have any of the above documents, the UK authorities will not approve your application from within the country and you have to leave the country for applying from outside the UK.
The services of our UK immigration lawyers are available in our law firm in London. They can help relocate you from Sweden to UK by saving your precious time.
Visas in the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom offers different visas depending on your purpose of relocating to the UK, like: for how long you want to live in the UK; where you come from; what are your skills and circumstances, etc.
Some long-term and short-term visas that the UK offers are: visitor visas, student visas, work visas, business visas, family visas, transit visas, settlement visas, and others. England has always been a dream destination and people prefer to move to England from Sweden due to the opportunities that this region has to offer.
Our attorneys at the law firm in London can provide you with legal aid in the process of moving to England from Sweden.
UK visa application
Visa applications for the United Kingdom are not very tough to handle if done with the assistance of a professional. Our immigration lawyers in the UK can help you out in the whole visa application process to safeguard you from any waste of time.
Here is a guide that provides you with a general idea about how visa applications in the UK work. The UK mostly provides its visa applications online, so a Swedish person who is planning to relocate to the UK from Sweden can apply for any desired visa online. In the online application, you have to fill in your personal information which includes: your name, surname, country of your residence, nationality, passport number, personal number, the reason why you wish to migrate to the UK, and some other information.
Secondly, you have to collect all the required documents that include: visa application, two photographs, valid passport, and proof of financial means, proof of residence, biometric information, UK visa invitation letter, and the recipient of paid UK visa fee. The additional documents will be based on your status of moving to the UK from Sweden which could be the one of a tourist, worker, or student. After documentation, you need to schedule and attend the UK visa interview. Once you immigrate to the UK from Sweden, you can extend your stay in this country, but it is also based on the type of visa you hold.
An increase in UK immigration – 1995-2015 overview
A statistical immigration overview in United Kingdom from 1995 to 2015 is as follows:
- In 2000, the United Kingdom received 4,730,165 immigrants which were 18.83% more than in 1995;
- In 2005, the United Kingdom hit an immigration peak of 5,926,156, which was 25.82% higher than in 2000;
- In 2010, the UK welcomed 7,604,583 immigrants;that means by 28.32% more than in 2005;
- In 2015, the UK has immigration statistics of 8,543,120, a 12.34% increase from 2010.
You can contact our immigration lawyers in London for their legal assistance without any hesitation.