Citizens with Canadian passports do not need a visa to enter UK. The immigration authorities will place a stamp on the document at the time of arrival, mentioning that the entry permit is valid for stays of up to 6 months. The legal aspects related to how to immigrate to UK from Canada can be discussed with one of our UK immigration lawyers. Our team has a vast experience in this field.
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Entering UK without a visa as a Canadian citizen
As mentioned above, there is no need for a visa for UK if you travel from Canada and stay no more than 6 months. This means that you can freely enter UK, presenting the Canadian passport where a stamp will be placed. In the case you accepted a job in UK and intend to relocate from Canada, things change and citizens must apply for a specific visa and also for a residence card in UK. If you would like to work in UK and already accepted a job, we suggest you talk all the legal aspects to one of our immigration solicitors in London.
Visas for Canadian workers in UK
If the entry in UK is made without a visa for up to 6 months, the conditions change if Canadian citizens accepted jobs in this country. Temporary workers need to apply for the youth mobility scheme visa that offers the possibility of legally working and living in UK for 2 years. Such a visa is normally issued for those wanting to activate in fields like sports, charity, entertainment, religious organizations, research, and training. An international agreement is required for Canadians who accepted a job in a diplomatic household as a private servant. The visa conditions can be explained by our specialists in immigration in UK, so feel free to send your inquiries right away.
Our lawyers are at your service if you want to move to UK from Canada.
What type of visa do I need for doing business in UK as a Canadian?
The innovator visa and the start-up visa are two important types of visas you can obtain if you would like to open a business in UK. The are other visas too that might be appropriate for your business needs, such as:
- The investor visa – Canadians must make investments of at least EUR 2 million in UK.
- The global talent visa – required for Canadians intending to work in fields like culture, arts, research, IT.
At the moment, the visa application might prolong due to pandemics and the strict rules imposed by the UK authorities. It is highly recommended to solicit legal advice and assistance if you want to relocate to UK from Canada and avoid any possible rejections.
Talk to our immigration lawyer and see how they can help from a legal point of view if you want to move to UK from Canada.
We are at your service if you want to relocate by applying for residency by investment in UK. Tier 1 is one of the immigration paths accessible to people from outside the European Economic Area under the UK’s points-based visa system (EEA). The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa is no longer available for new applicants. Individuals interested in starting a business in the UK might consider the new Innovator path. Individuals who are currently in the UK on the Entrepreneur visa have until the 5th of April 2023 to apply for a visa extension, and until the 5th of April 2025 to apply for UK settlement through this route. If you are planning to get UK residency on this visa, consult with our immigration lawyers.
Can I relocate my company from Canada to UK?
Yes, company relocation is available, as long as you respect the business conditions applicable in UK. The first step is to de-register the company from Canada by creating and signing a declaration that states the intention of relocation to another country, in this case, UK. Such a document needs to be approved by the business owners, managers, and administrators. Next, the company registration process starts in UK, while the movable assets are relocated. The entire company relocation process from Canada to UK can be attentively overseen by a specialist in the field, in order to make sure the procedures are respected accordingly. This is another important aspect covered by our UK immigration lawyers who can assist you throughout the entire relocation process. We remind that UK immigration from Canada requires a residence permit for UK, in order to legally stay in this country.
If you want to immigrate to UK from Canada, you can count on our specialists.
Why immigrate to UK from Canada?
The United Kingdom is known for the multitude of opportunities offered, for foreign workers or those interested in prestigious colleges, a proper healthcare system, and many more. UK is home to a large number of immigrants who found a great place to live, work and develop. Besides that, the British culture is very much appreciated, alongside great standards of living. Plus, foreign investors can rapidly start their operations in UK, taking advantage of the multitude of business connections worldwide. Below you can read a few interesting facts and figures about immigration and population in UK:
- Nearly 68 million people live in UK, according to worldometers.info.
- More than 83% of the population in UK is urban.
- UK represents only 0.87% of the total population of the world.
- Nearly 316,000 non-EU citizens moved to UK from March 2019 – March 2020.
UK immigration from Canada requires complete attention in matters of documents and more.
If you want to immigrate to UK from Canada, you are invited to contact our immigration solicitors in London and ask for legal assistance.