UK Immigration Services
to anyone wishing to visit or relocate to the UK.
Strategies Migration Services offers the following UK immigration services:
Spouse or Child Settlement / Married to Child of UK Citizen
Settlement / Spousal or Civil Partnership Visa
This visa is for non-EU nationals married to or in civil partnership with a UK citizen, who as a couple wish to settle in the UK. The visa will allow you to settle in the UK with your spouse/partner and is initially issued for a period of 2.5 years during which you can work unrestrictedly. This visa holds a financial threshold requirement depending on family members applying, as well as the English language requirement.
Ancestral Visa and Dependents
This visa is for:
Commonwealth nationals older than 18 years of age and whose grandparent was born in the UK, can apply to go to the UK to settle there under the Ancestral Visa rules provided that they intend to work and settle in the UK.
This visa is issued for an initial 5 year period and allows for the holders to work unrestrictedly in the UK. Provided you meet the requirements, it can lead to Permanent Residence status and in the end becoming a UK Citizen via naturalization. You are able to have visa dependents including partner/spouse and children who will follow the settlement process with you.
A person can apply for a Standard Visitor visa if he or she wishes to visit the UK for business-related activities, for example:
- Coming to the uk for a conference, meeting or training
- To take part in a specific sports-related event
- An artist, entertainer or musician and coming to the UK to perform
- An academic and are doing research or accompanying students on a study abroad programme
- A doctor or dentist and are coming to the UK to take a clinical attachment or observer post
- To take the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test or sit the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
- To get funding to start, take over, join or run a business in the UK
Under this visa you may
- Take part in any of the business-related activities mentioned in the visitor rules
- Study for up to 30 days, as long as it’s not the main reason for your visit
- Take part in an exchange programme or educational visit (if you’re under 18)
- Convert your civil partnership into a marriage
Under this visa you may not
- Do paid or unpaid work
- Live in the UK for long periods of time through frequent visits
- Get public funds
- Marry or register a civil partnership, or give notice of marriage or civil partnership
Work And Study in the UK
The UK Tier Visa system is a points-based visa category system. Applicants must score a minimum number of points on an assessment test to be eligible for a visa. The test takes into consideration such factors as age, fluency in the English language, and other factors dependent on the specific Tier under which you apply. Travelling to live in the UK under a Tier category often makes you eligible for UK settlement or even UK citizenship.
Skilled worker visa
The skilled worker visa is the successor to the Tier 2 work visa. A Skilled Worker visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer. To qualify for a Skilled Worker visa, you must: work for a UK employer that’s been approved by the Home Office have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you’ve been offered in the UK do a job that’s on the list of eligible occupations be paid a minimum salary – how much depends on the type of work you do You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. You’ll usually need to prove your knowledge of English when you apply.
The visa issued for up to 5 years and allows you to bring your spouse children to the UK.
Health Care Worker Visa
A Health and Care Worker visa allows medical professionals to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with the NHS, an NHS supplier or in adult social care. To qualify for a Health and Care Worker visa, you must: be a qualified doctor, nurse, health professional or adult social care professional work in an eligible health or social care job work for a UK employer that’s been approved by the Home Office have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you’ve been offered in the UK be paid a minimum salary – how much depends on the type of work you do You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. You’ll usually need to prove your knowledge of English when you apply.
The visa is issued for up to 5 years before you need to extend it. You’ll need to apply to extend or update your visa when it expires or if you change jobs or employer.
You can apply to extend your visa as many times as you like as long as you still meet the eligibility requirements.
After 5 years, you may be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain also known as permanent residence.
Unlike the skilled worker visa this visa does not require you pay the health surcharge for you and your family. Making it a cheaper option to moving to the UK .
The visa also allows you to bring your spouse and children to the UK.
Other work visa options include
Senior or Specialist Worker visa (Global Business Mobility)
Scale-up Worker visa
Minister of Religion visa (T2)
International Sportsperson visa
Short-term work visas
Speak to us about the appropriate visa options to suit your needs
Adults who wish to further their studies in the UK are able to do so under this category. It is possible for a school leaver to study in the UK and obtain a UK degree level qualification. If you already have a degree qualification and wish to further your studies in the UK, i.e. MBA degree, you are able to pursue this on the student visa route. Part-time work is permitted for Adult students depending on the level of course and whether you are enrolled at a Higher Education Institution or a Private Education Institution. Adult students sponsored by a higher education institution for a course at NQF level 7 or above which lasts 12 months or more; are able to bring with spouse and child dependents.
Child Student Visa
A child who wishes to undergo schooling in the UK at an Independent fee paying school can do so with a Child Student Visa.
Short-term study visa
You can apply for a Short-term study visa if you’re doing a short course of study in the UK. You must prove that you:
- Have Been Offered A Place On A Course In The Uk At An Accepted Place Of Study
- Have Enough Money To Support Yourself Without Working Or Help From Public Funds, Or That Relatives And Friends Can Support And House You
- Can pay for your return or onward journey
If you’re under 18 you must also:
- Have Made Arrangements For Your Travel And Stay In The Uk
- Have permission from your parent or guardian to study in the UK