Saturday, 31 March 2012

Higher level of Funds for Tier 1, 2, 4 and 5 applications

From 14 June 2012 Tier 1 applicants will need:
- if applying within the UK - £900 held for 3 months;
- if applying outside the UK (where applicable) - £3,100 held for 3 months;
- dependants will need £600 per person if the main applicant has been in the UK for 12 months or more;
- dependants will need £1,800 per person if the main applicant has been in the UK for less than 12 months.

From 14 June 2012 Tier 2 applicants will need:
- main applicants - £900 held for 3 months;
- dependants will need £600 per person if the main applicant has been in the UK for 12 months or more;
- dependants will need £1,800 per person if the main applicant has been in the UK for less than 12 months.

From 14 June 2012 Tier 5 applicants will need (for Youth Mobility Scheme this will apply from 6 April 2012): 
- main applicants - £900 held for 3 months;
- dependants will need £600 per person if the main applicant has been in the UK for 12 months or more;
- dependants will need £1,800 per person if the main applicant has been in the UK for less than 12 months.

Tier 4 Student applicants will need higher amounts of Funds when submitting applications after 6 April 2012:
- £1,000 per month if studying in the inner London;
- £800 per month if studying elsewhere in the UK.

For more advice or to make an application, including using fast Premium same-day service, please contact us via: www.1st4immigration.com

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Fast Schengen visa

If you cannot get an appointment we can help, we have worked with the French Consulate in London for years! We submit applications using separate system of appointments for representatives. It takes 4 working days from the appointment date for most nationals (S.African, Indian, Russian, Thai, Chinese, Turkish etc), takes 2-3 weeks for some nationals. We can also apply via Portuguese Embassy. Contact us: www.multitravelvisas.co.uk

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Testimonial for Tier 1 General extension for self-employed

"I got the extension for another 3 years. I greatly appreciate the assistance you have provided me. Home office representatives was happy with the overall documentation and they did not find any difficulty in approving my case (as they told me so). So well done and thanks to you . It could not have been possible without your help." Sourabh, Indian national. In this case the client was claiming points for the earnings from his own limited company (working as a contractor for an IT company).

For more Testimonials or to make your application as successful as above please contact us via www.1st4immigration.com

Monday, 19 March 2012

New Testimonial on Tier 1 General extension

"I just wanted to thank you for the great service you provided with my visa renewal. All the help and guidance you provided is much appreciated. We (client and family) were a bit stressed by the time we arrived but having (one of our staff) there to walk with us through the process immediately help me to relax. The service you provide is good value for money and I would happily recommend it". Waldo, South African.
For more Testimonials or to make your application as successful as above please contact us via www.1st4immigration.com

Friday, 9 March 2012

New Testimonial on HSMP application for a Bulgarian family (for a Blue Registration Certificate)

"Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for these great news! I'm so happy to hear that! Thank you for your great support and assistance!" This is from Boris, a Bulgarian national from Varna, we helped him, his partner and children to obtain Blue Registration Certificates using HSMP programme. 
It is a common knowledge that Bulgarian/Romanian nationals (also known as A2 nationals) need  authorisation if they wish to seek employment in the UK. One of the ways is obtaining a Blue Registration Certificate. However, it is less known that Blue Registration Certificate can be obtained by applying under the HSMP (Highly Skilled Migrant Programme) under the rules in place before January 2007, ie before Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union. This programme awards points for Age, Qualification, Earnings and if you have scored 75 points then you would qualify. You don't need a proof of English language or Funds.

Other ways of obtaining a Blue Registration Certificate are completing a degree from a UK university or working for 12 month with permission, such as working part-time while studying (need to have a Yellow Registration Certificate first though as a Student) or such as working for 12 months with a Purple Registration Certificate (Accession Worker Card).

Contact us for advice and applications: www.1st4immigration.com

Biometrics for Setttlement applications

All visa categories are now biometric (require fingerprints) including Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), also known as a PR or Permanent Residency. We can still assist with fast Premium service, as an accredired representtatives at the UKBA in Croydon we book appointments using separate slots for representatives. We get appointments every week for an ILR, Tier 1 General, Tier 2, Spouse/Partner FLR M and others. Www.1st4immigration.com

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Read about £35,000 income threshold for ILR, announced yesterday? It won't come into force until 2016 and won't apply to all

As usual, the Home Secretary Theresa May makes an announcement, which is not what it seems once you've read the small print. The £35,000 minimum income threshold will only apply to Tier 2 General visa holders (also commonly known as Work Permit). And it will only apply from 2016 to those Tier 2 General visa holders who joined Tier 2 from 6 April 2011. Since £35k threshold is applicable for Settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) applications only for those who joined Tier 2 after 6 April 2011 the first such applications will be made in 2016.
For those Tier 2 visa holders who joined Tier 2 before 6 April 2011, or those who still have a 'Work Permit' the rules remain the same (at least for now). Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer already has restrictions on settlement and they will remain.
Tier 1 General applicants won't be affected by this announcement at all, they still need to pass the points test, as now.
Spouses of UK or EU citizens or those with UK Ancestry won't be affected either.
For more advice or to make an application, including on Premium service, please contact us via http://www.1st4immigration.com/