UK visas, immigration advice and British Citizenship. Specialists in Settlement, Work Visas, Family Visas, Advice for European citizens and family members, British Citizenship. Travel visas and sooner appointments: Schengen, Russian and other visas. Fast UK passport renewals. Officially accredited by the OISC, UK Home Office (UKVI), Embassies in London. Accredited to provide CPD training to advisers and solicitors, CPD accepted by the OISC and SRA. Online and classroom OISC Level 1 courses.
Saturday, 6 February 2021
🇬🇧 New Year, new UK visa application
Despite everything going on with the lockdowns, Brexit and the ’new normal’, UK visa and Citizenship applications are being processed, visa centres remain open and generally, immigration work continues. In fact, we have had unexpectedly fast approvals lately. Even most Priority services are back!
It was common to delay an application during 2020, especially for a relocation to the UK. Now it is becoming more obvious that there is no fast solution, that restrictions may continue for a good part of 2021. There is, however, no need to write 2021 off (like many of us did with 2020). Whether your current UK visa expires soon or in a year’s time, it is never too early to plan your next one!
Often (but not always) you may have to wait for the last month of your current visa to submit a new application to the UK authorities but the key is in preparation and therefore, we can start working on your case in advance. This ensures you are ready as soon as it’s the time to apply and without the last-minute surprises. This is especially relevant if your circumstances have changed, be it financial (furlough leave or self-employment grant, for example) or an unexpected change of job, or a change in your relationship - better to be prepared.
At 1st 4Immigration we will guide you throughout the application process, beginning from now and ending with the decision on your next visa. This includes any queries during the process. If anything, the last 12 months proved anything but predictable, so you would have someone to turn to with your queries and worries.
1st 4Immigration is one of the most experienced UK immigration law companies, OISC - accredited at the highest Level 3. We have been in business for over 10 years, our OISC reference is 200800152, in which 2008 stands for the year accreditation. Office: Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HN. www.1st4immigration.com