Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Online CPD course 4.5 hours What's Next after Post-Study Work and Tier 4 Visas?

For our colleagues Immigration Advisers and Solicitors: Our online training course is accepted by The OISC and SRA, CPD ref number EJE/14IM.
What’s Next after Post-Study Work and Tier 4 Visas? 4.5 hours CPD credit.
 
Download from our website, study in your own time on any computer, iPad or iPhone, complete the test and we will award your CPD hours and send you a certificate.
 
 
The course is offered by our company, 1st 4Immigration Ltd, which is a practising immigration company, registered by The OISC at a highly respectable Level 2, based at the Royal Mint in Central London.
 
We are also accredited by the UK Border Agency in Croydon and submit applications using Premium service for accredited representatives. We provide biometric appointments every week (ILR, Tier 1, Spouse/Partner etc) and we have permanent slots to submit Settlement (ILR) applications every week without appointments. We’ve had 100% success rate in 2012!

1st 4Immigration Ltd, OISC no F200800152, SRA ref EJE/14IM.
 
4 Royal Mint Court, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4HJ.
 
 
CONTENTS:
 
PART 1: What's next after Tier 1 (Post Study work) visa?
OPTION 1: TIER 1 (ENTREPRENEUR)
ENTREPRENEUR VISA - SHORT SUMMARY
ENTREPRENEUR VISA - DETAILED GUIDANCE
 
CONDITION 1: applying inside the UK
TIP - ‘Date of application’
 
CONDITION 2: £900 of Funds maintained for 90 days.
How to count 90 days and when should this period end, a day before applying or when? | TIP 1 – multiple accounts | TIP 2 – reminder to plan | What is the applicant does not have ‘£900 for 90 days’? | What if the applicant cannot meet this Condition before PSW visa expires? | Foreign currencies and foreign banks | Dependants and Funds | For applications inside the UK | Example 1 – main applicant and a spouse applying at the same time inside the UK | Example 2 – main applicant, partner and their child applying at the same time inside the UK | What if applicant cannot provide enough funds for all dependants? | Whose name should be on the bank account?
 
CONDITION 3: registering a business.
Legal types of business entities in the UK (limited companies, partnerships etc) | Limited company | TIP- Company Director is not the same as a company owner. | Sole Trader | Partnership | Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
 
CONDITION 4: Funds of £50,000
Can the money come from the family? | TIP - Husband or wife is considered to be a third party | Can the money be held on a business account? | Entrepreneurial Teams | TIP-how many people can be in the Team? | TIP-Can one team member apply inside the UK and other one outside the UK? | TIP- Can a family member be also a team member?
 
CONDITION 5: Business occupation
 
THE OUTCOME AND WHAT ENTREPRENEUR VISA ALLOWS TO DO
Does an Entrepreneur visa allow to work in the UK?
 
MAKING AN APPLICATION
 
OPTION 2: TIER 2 (GENERAL) - SPONSORED WORK PERMIT
Special arrangements for Post-Study Work visa holders switching to Tier 2 General inside the UK | What happens if a PSW visa holder applies outside the UK?
 
STEP 1: SPONSOR LICENCE FOR EMPLOYER
 
STEP 2: CERTIFICATE OF SPONSORSHIP (CoS)
TIP - Is there an annual limit on Tier 2 General visas? | Type of job offered | Special arrangements for PSW visa holders switching to Tier 2 General inside the UK | Does applicant need to have experience or qualification for job sponsored under Tier 2? | Does an applicant need to work for this employer before he/she can be sponsored for Tier 2? If yes, foe how long? | Does employer need to advertise the job to the local workers first? | Salary offered | New Entrant category from 6 April 2013 | Part-time workers | What if employer cannot offer £20,000?
 
STEP 3: TIER 2 (GENERAL) VISA APPLICATION
Main requirements for a visa application | Maintenance (Funds) | What is the applicant cannot provide £900 held for full 90 days? | Dependants and Funds | What if applicant cannot provide enough funds for all dependants?
 
STEP 4 - MAKING AN APPLICATION
If the CoS has expired | If Tier 2 application was refused, does the applicant need a new CoS?
 
STEP 5 – THE OUTCOME
What if the applicant wants to change an employer? | Can the applicant work for other employers?
 
OPTION 3:SPOUSE/PARTNER VISA including the New Rules from 9 July 2012, on the basis of a relationship with a British citizen; or with a person who has a permanent residency in the UK.
 
Tip - These rules apply not only to spouse/partners of British citizens | Does matter when marriage took place? | Minimum age
 
UNMARRIED PARTNERS
 
WHAT ABOUT NEW RULES FROM 9 JULY 2012?
Whose earnings can be counted? | How is income calculated? Can applicant get a job paying £18,600 and apply? | Earnings from employment, categories A and B | What if salary fluctuated? | Can employment earnings be combined with other income? | Can someone else guarantee financial support, such as sponsor’s parents? | Can ‘property’ be used? | Category C: specified non-employment income (rental income from property etc) | Category D: Savings | Can savings be used, instead of the £18,600 threshold or to make up the difference? | Category E: pension and allowances | Earnings from self-employment, category F | TIP - What's meant by a 'full financial year'? | If a person has a limited company | Does one have to be self-employed for a 'full financial year'? | TIP - Deadline for submitting a tax return in the last day, not the only day ! | TIP - Director's Salary | TIP - Once and for all - what is a 'contractor'? | Self-employment and Savings | Earnings from self-employment, category G | And here is what CANNOT be used | The only exception from the income threshold | TIP - Maintenance requirement is not the same as Financial Requirement | Maybe the UKBA can sometimes make an exception?
 
HOW TO EVIDENCE INCOME?
Major change from 9 July 2012 – specified documents | Minimum income has been reached, visa has been granted. Is it the end of the Financial Requirement?
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR A SPOUSE/PARTNER VISA (they were in place before 9 July 2012 and still remain in force)
Accommodation | Evidence of relationship | English language
 
MAKING AN APPLICATION:
Applying inside the UK | What is the applicant’s status while application is being considered? | Applying outside the UK, such as after PSW visa has expired or when the income threshold can be finally met
 
THE OUTCOME
Does this visa allow to work?
 
WHAT’S NEXT?
Permanent Residency | What counts as ‘5 years’? | What if the applicant does not qualify for Permanent Residency? | Examples when people don’t qualify for Permanent Residency | Does the income threshold apply at the time of extension or at the time of Permanent Residency?
 
OPTION 4: SPOUSE/PARTNER VISA on the basis of a relationship with a European (non-UK) citizen.
This option may sound very similar to the one above but in fact it is very different! |  No minimum income threshold, no English, no biometrics plus possible to apply after the current visa has expired | Spouses/Partners of which European nationals fall under these rules? | Spouses/Partners of Bulgarian/Romanian nationals | Why spouses of UK citizens are excluded? | Are there exceptions when British citizens can be considered under this Option? | What about non-EEA nationals who have a permanent residency in an EU member state?
 
SPOUSES AND CIVIL PARTNERS (but not Unmarried Partners)
TIP - Does it matter when marriage took place? | Direct family members | Why is it important? | Does it mean applicant can apply after current PSW visa has expired? | But is it a good idea in practice? | All sounds good but there has to be a 'catch'? | Examples of exercising Treaty rights by EEA nationals (working, self-employment, studying, self-sufficient, retired, jobseekers and others) | Does it matter what a non-EEA partner is doing? Does he/she have to be working? | What about the new rules from 9 July 2012? | What about English language? | What about Maintenance and Accommodation? | What if the applicant’s current visa has expired, he/she has gone abroad and wants to return? | Is there a way around it? | Returning back - ‘Visa nationals’ | Returning back – Non-Visa nationals
 
UNMARRIED PARTNERS
 
MAKING AN APPLICATION
How long does it take? | Does it really take that long? And what happens in the meantime? Can I work?
 
THE OUTCOME
Does this visa allow to work?
 
SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF BULGARIAN/ROMANIAN and CROATIAN NATIONALS
 
OPTION 5 - FIANCEE VISA
Can it be used by Unmarried Partners? | Minimum age | Requirements | Can this visa be used to wait until Sponsor can show earnings of £18,600? | The Outcome | Does a Fiancee visa allow to work? | What's next? | When to switch to a Spouse visa?
 
OPTION 6 - NEW TIER 4 STUDENT VISA
Can it be any course? | TIP - there is a maximum limit of time which can be spent studying in the UK | Requirements
 
OPTION 7 - OTHER CATEGORIES:
Dependent visas | Long residence 10 years
 
PART 2: WHAT'S NEXT AFTER TIER 4 STUDENT VISA?
 
OPTION 1: Tier 2 (General) - Sponsored Work Permit
Special arrangements for Tier 4 Student visa holders switching to Tier 2 General | What if a student wants to apply before he/she has graduated? | Why is it different applying from outside the UK?
 
STEP 1 - Sponsor Licence for Employer
 
STEP 2 - Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)
TIP - Is there an annual limit on Tier 2 (General) visas? | Type of job offered | Does applicant need to have experience or qualification for job sponsored under Tier 2? | Does an applicant need to work for this employer before he/she can be sponsored for Tier 2? If yes, for how long? | Does employer need to advertise the job to the local workers first? | Salary offered
 
STEP 3 - Tier 2 (General) visa application
Main requirements for a visa application
 
STEP 4 - MAKING AN APPLICATION
If the CoS has expired | If Tier 2 application was refused, does the applicant need a new CoS?
 
STEP 5 - The Outcome
What if the applicant wants to change an employer? | Can the applicant work for other employers?
 
OPTION 2 - TIER 1 (ENTREPRENEUR)
SUMMARY
 
Condition 1: When and where to apply
TIP - 'Date of application'
 
Condition 2: Maintenance (Funds) maintained for 90 days
Applying inside the UK | Example 1 – main applicant and a spouse applying at the same time inside the UK | Example 2 – main applicant, partner and their child applying at the same time inside the UK | Applying outside the UK | Example 3 - main applicant and a spouse, both applying inside the UK | Example 4 - main applicant has secured an Entrepreneur visa and is now in UK. A spouse is applying outside the UK to come and join the main applicant in the UK | Example 5 - main applicant has secured an Entrepreneur visa and is now in UK. A spouse and a child are applying outside the UK to come and join the main applicant in the UK | Example 6 - main applicant and a spouse already have Entrepreneur and a dependant visas respectively and are now in the UK. They had a child born in the UK and want to apply for a dependant visa for the child | What if applicant cannot provide enough funds for all dependants?
 
Condition 3: Funds of £50, 000/ £200, 000 available to start, buy or join a UK business
Evidence of £200, 000 or £50, 000
 
Condition 4: Business occupation and registering a business
 
Condition 5: English Language
 
OPTION 3 - SPOUSE/ PARTNER VISA including the new rules from 9 July 2012 on the basis of a relationship with a British citizen; or with a person who has a permanent residency in the UK
 
OPTION 4 - SPOUSE/ PARTNER VISA On the basis of a relationship with a European (non-UK) citizen
 
OPTION 5 - FIANCEE VISA
 
OPTION 6 - NEW TIER 4 STUDENT VISA plus Doctorate Extension Scheme.
 
OPTION 7 - OTHER CATEGORIES
 
In addition - Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)