People interested in visiting or prolonging their United Kingdom (UK) visa, as well as those who want to move to the UK, should search the legal advice of an immigration lawyer, who can offer assistance and guidance for each particular situation. Our immigration solicitors in London can provide you with suitable information regarding visas for domestic workers, overseas government employee, entertainers, long residence, or postgraduate doctors.
UK visa for domestic workers
- be aged 18-65;
- intend to travel to the UK for the business of your employer or your employer’s spouse;
- have been working for your employer for one year or more instantly preceding your application, or have been employed in a home that your employer uses on a regular basis for themselves for one year or more;
- be able to preserve and accommodate yourself sufficiently, as trained by your employer, without recourse to public resources;
- intend to work full-time as a domestic worker in the same residence as your employer.
UK visa for overseas government employee
- a valid UK entry clearance or evidence of your status as a foreign government employee;
- you intend to work full time for the government or organization involved;
- you do not propose to take any other occupation;
- you have enough money to live in the UK without working or help from public funds.
UK visa for entertainers
If you intend to come to the UK to perform as a professional or amateur entertainer, you will need a work permit.
In the following situations, you would not need a work permit, but it is necessary a business visitor visa:
- if you intend to negotiate contracts or discuss sponsorship preparations; or
- if you intend to perform at auditions only and you will not be remunerated for this; or
- if you intend to make personal appearances and advertisements, like talk shows or conferences.
If you have a genuine invitation to perform on one or more occasions, you can come to the UK with an Entertainer visa, which is valid for six months. Our London immigration lawyer can provide assistance.
UK visa for long residence
- you have 10 years of lawful residence in the UK, or 14 years of lawful or unlawful dwelling. Usually, most people who apply for citizenship on the basis of a 14-year residence scheme have lived illegally for a short period of time in the country;
- you should not have been outside the UK for longer than 18 months in total during the relevant period;
- you should not have left the UK during the appropriate period with a strong purpose not to come back to the UK;
- you should not have left the UK over the ten year period after having rejected entry to the UK, or after being refused an addition of leave to stay in the UK or after being extradited;
- you should continue to get extensions to your status in the UK throughout the ten year period. This is possible to be applicable if you are a student and have spent much of your student life in the UK.
UK visa for postgraduate doctors
- are a doctor;
- are registered, or qualified to be registered with the General Medical Council;
- intend to carry postgraduate training in a hospital or the Community Health Services in the UK.
- have not already spent 4 years in postgraduate training in the UK;
- intend to leave the United Kingdom when you complete your training.