UK Immigration

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The United Kingdom, every now and again, has introduced new visa related rules to aid immigration as well as new visa categories like the work permit, naturalization visa and UK working visa. United Kingdom has always been fantasized for its scenic locations, education system, living standards etc. and has been amust visit place for immigrants across the world. In January 2002, the UK Border Agency introduced the Highly Skilled Migrant Program to invite applications for immigration to the country.This was points based skilled immigration system that proved to be very successful for the country’s economy.

UK Government offers the following basic visas depending on the purpose of visit of the immigrants:

Visa for UK :

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Business Visa

United Kingdom’s Business Visas are for people who wish to flourish and perform their business in the United Kingdom

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Skilled Worker Visa

The new Highly Skilled Tier Visa has replaced the Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP)

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Student Visa

The United Kingdom comprises of an amalgamation of people from diverse backgrounds and a great opportunity for students to study in the country..

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Visitor Visa

The United Kingdom Visitor Visa is required by foreigners who wish to enter the UK for short staysto study, explore the historic locales, seek business opportunities

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Family visa

The United Kingdom permits free passage to the EEA nationals between Member States, for it is a part of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Skilled Worker Visa

The new UK ‘Highly Skilled’ Tier system was introducedwith effect from April 2011. The new Highly Skilled Tier Visa has replaced the Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP) which alternatively is known as the Tier 1 General Visa. Under this visa, entry would be open for investors, entrepreneurs and limited people under exceptional talent category, in the United Kingdom. The new Tier 1 immigration system will concentrate on people such as top artists, sportspersons and scientists. Thus, only people with Skilled Talents would only qualify under the new Highly Skilled Tier Visa and would make it to the UK.

With effect from April 2011, the new UK ‘Highly Skilled’ Tier would be introduced. This new type of visa has replaced the Tier 1 General Visa, which was known as the Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP). The UK Border Agency has stopped accepting Tier 1 (General) applications made from overseas since 23 December 2010.

Under the new Highly Skilled Tier Visa, entry in the UK would be open for entrepreneurs, investors and limited people under exceptional talent category. The new Tier 1 immigration system will concentrate on businessmen and people such as top scientists, artists and sportspersons

Thus, from April 2011, only the limited few Entrepreneurs and Investors and people with Skilled Talents would only qualify under the new Highly Skilled Tier Visa and would make it to the UK.

New Proposed Immigration Changes announced by the UK Government

The much awaited and anticipated changes in the UK immigration system have been clarified by the UK Government. As per The UK Border Agency (UKBA), the changes that are to take place in April 2011 include a permanent immigration cap on skilled immigration, a new exceptional talent visa and new criteria for skilled workers with a job offer and intra-company transfers. Furthermore, significant changes in the rules for sponsoring non-EU workers would also come in effect.

It was brought forth that the Tier 1 General skilled immigration visa would end with effect from April 6’ 2011 and a new ‘Exceptional Talent’ visa would be introduced in its place. The UKBA confirmed that with effect from April’6’ 2011, an annual limit of 1,000 visas would be in place for the ‘exceptional talent’ visa category and for Tier 2 visas the annual limit is decided at 20,700.

Clarifying further, the UKBA announced that the total of Tier 2 visas would be divided into 12 monthly quotas of 1,500 places. Also, after the certificate of sponsorship has been granted to the employer, the same is to be assigned to the prospective employer within a span of 3 months. The new laid rules also put forth that the employers would be required to apply for the certificate of sponsorship from the UKBA for a specific post. Currently, an annual allocation of certificates of sponsorship is practiced.

Under the Tier 2 visa, all the Non- EU workers would be eligible if they are working in a graduate level job in the UK, speak at intermediate level English and meet certain salary and employment requirements.

Some changes in the Tier 2 visa intra-company transfer route are also on the cards like the applicants applying under this visa type must be in an occupation on the graduate occupation list. Also, the worker must be in an occupation that pays more than £40,000 per year, incase he intends to stay in the UK for more than one year. A three-year visa with a possibility of extending the visa for another two years is applicable for the workers who earn more than £40,000 a year.

However, no cap has been placed on the number of workers that can enter the UK though Tier 2 visa intra-company transfer route.

Business Visa

United Kingdom’s Business Visas are for people who wish to flourish and perform their business in the United Kingdom, with their families. These visas include permanent residence and British Citizenship in UK, provided the applicants fulfill the additional required criteria.Business Visas to the United Kingdom includes two adaptable visa categories:

  • Tier 1 – Investor VisaUK Business Visas can be availed by people who wish to flourish in UKwith their families to extend and perform their business in the United Kingdom. Therefore, these visas encompass permanent UK residence and British Citizenship, only if the applicantfulfillsthe required criteria for settlement in the country. Applicants, under the investor visa, are eligible to apply for British citizenship after they have spent a period 6 years in the country, while those who create ten jobs or achieve an annual turnover of at least £5 million a year are eligible to apply after 5 years of residence in the UK.
  • Tier 1 – Entrepreneur VisaThe entrepreneur category is for those applicants who have an intention to invest in the United Kingdom by setting up a business or taking over an already running business in the United Kingdom.The Entrepreneur visa category is also applicable to the immediate family members of the applicantincluding spouse and children below 18 years of age. The entrepreneur visa is initially granted for three years but there’s an option for it to be extended for another two years.

Business Visas to the UK includes adaptable visa categories. UK Business Visas are applicable to flourishing business people and their families to extend and perform their business in the United Kingdom. These visas encompass the scope of permanent UK residence and British Citizenship, given that the applicants fulfill the additional criteria. .

Tier 1 - Investor Visa

Buisness Visa

Business Visas to the UK includes adaptable visa categories. UK Business Visas are applicable to flourishing business people and their families to extend and perform their business in the United Kingdom. These visas encompass the scope of permanent UK residence and British Citizenship, given that the applicants fulfill the additional criteria. We offer assistance with 2 of the chief Business Visa categories viz. TIER 1 – INVESTOR VISA & BUSINESS VISITOR VISA..

Tier 1 – Investor Visa

The Tier 1 – Investor visa program is applicable to businesspersons with high net worth. The UK Business Visa regulations permit Tier 1 – Investor visa holders to assign substantial financial investment in the UK.

The Tier 1 – Investor visa program is designed for entrepreneurs who seek investment opportunities in the UK. The investor must intend to invest a sizeable amount of their wealth in the United Kingdom. The investment must be productive, be profitable to the UK economy, and facilitate financial growth of the state.

Visa, under this program, is granted for a maximum period of three (3) years initially. It allows the applicant to conduct extensive market research to recognize the most profitable venture to invest in.

The Tier 1 – Investor visa may be extended and eventually lead to permanent residence and UK Nationality, given that all the relevant prerequisites are fulfilled.

Tier 1 – Investor Visa Basic Requirements

To qualify for a Tier 1 – Investor visa, applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria;

The applicant must have at least £1 million of disposable funds held in regulated financial institutions in the UK and personal assets worth, taking into account any liabilities, minimum £2 million. The applicants are also eligible if they can prove to possess at least £1 million worth of personal disposable funds held in regulated financial institutions. Visa holders are exempted from the English language proficiency and minimum available maintenance (funds) requirements.

Under this category, visa holders are permitted to work in the United Kingdom, however there is no stringent applicable regulation that they must work.

Tier 1 – Investor Visa Entitlements

This visa entitles the Tier 1 – Investor Visa holders to conduct preparatory research and basic formalities for up to three (3) years, which can be extended leading to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). Eligible dependants of the visa holder are permitted to be included. Upon obtaining the visa, the dependants may also work or study freely in Canada.

ILR entitles individuals to permanent residency. The individuals are also granted the permit for visa-free travel to and from the UK. ILR holders may also be eligible to sponsor their non-British relatives into the UK. This form of sponsorship, assuming that the applicant meets the remaining eligibility criteria, may lead to British citizenship.

Tier 1 - Entrepreneur Visa

The Tier 1 visa category is available for applicants who aim to invest capital in the UK, by the taking over or setting up, and being involved in the running of a business in the UK. This entrepreneur visa not only applies to the main applicant, but also to their immediate family. This basically includes their spouse and minor (under 18 years of age) children. The Tier 1 visa is granted for a period of three years, and has an option to be extended for a further period of two years. The applicants under the Tier 1 category are also eligible for resettlement by applying for a British citizenship, after the completion of at least 6 years in the UK. Another stipulation in the Tier 1 category states that if an applicant has been able to create at least 10 jobs, or has been able to achieve an annual turnover of a minimum £5 million, they can apply for a citizenship after 5 years of residence in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria

Resettlement to the UK is based on a point system. So, any entrepreneur wishing to apply for a Tier 1 visa, for conducting business in the country, needs to score sufficient points in the points based assessment. A number of factors affect this assessment. These factors include the applicant’s English language proficiency, whether they have enough maintenance funds for living in UK, and the amount of funds that they have available to invest in the UK.

The resettlement applicants are required to score a minimum of 75 points on the assessments. The attributes of the assessment differ, based on whether the application is an initial application or for an extension. The entrepreneur also needs to score at least 10 points for English language proficiency and 10 points for the maintenance funds available.

How to apply for the Entrepreneur Visa

Step 1: Check eligibility

Unless an applicant scores the minimum required points, their application will be rejected. That is why, before applying, it is a good idea to use an online points based calculator. Using these tools, the entrepreneur should be able to conduct a self-assessment to find out whether they are eligible for the Tier 1 category.

Step 2: The forms

All the forms required for a Tier 1 visa application are available on the UK visa services’ website. The applicant should download all the required forms as well as the list of required supporting documents (also available on the website).

Step 3: Submission

The applicants need to visit the application center for the submission of the required fee, all the supporting documents, and duly filled forms. Biometrics will also be required at the application center.

Requirements for the entrepreneur application

There are a number of requirements that an applicant must fulfill at the time of submitting the initial application. The applicant should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Must have an access to at least £200,000
  • Must have proper English language skills
  • Must have availability of enough maintenance funds

Their available funds must amount to a minimum of £200,000, and must be:

  • Held in regulated financial institutions
  • Disposable, i.e. free to spend, on the business in the UK

At the time of extension, the entrepreneur must have:

  • Invested £200,000 in a business in the UK
  • Registered their business or for a business within the last three months
  • Been engaged in their business activities
  • Created employment in the country
  • Proper language skills (English)
  • Enough maintenance funds

Family visa

The United Kingdom permits free passage to the EEA nationals between Member States, for it is a part of the European Economic Area (EEA). An economically functioning EEA national residing in the UK or who intends to reside in the UK may sponsor theirFiancé, dependent Child, Grandchild, Grandparent, Parent or an Unmarried partner.Such dependents may be eligible for a maximum period of five year residence family permit. The Family Visa allows the visa holder to live, study and work freely in the UK.The applicant may eventually be eligible to apply for a British Nationality and an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), on fulfillment of the additional required criteria.

Being a part of the European Economic Area (EEA) the United Kingdom permits free passage to the EEA nationals between Member States. An economically functioning EEA national who resides in the UK, or who intends to reside in the UK, may sponsor a dependent Child, Fiancé (e), Grandchild, Great Grandchild, Grandparent, Great Grandparent, Parent or Unmarried partner.

Dependents of Non-EEA nationals exercising their Treaty Rights in the UK may be eligible for a maximum period of five (5) year residence family permit. The EEA Family Visa allows the visa holder to live, work and study liberally in the UK.

On fulfillment of additional criteria, the applicant may eventually be eligible to apply for an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) and British Nationality.

EEA Family Visa Basic Requirements

To qualify for an EEA Citizen Family visa there are certain prerequisites set by the UK Immigration Authorities that must be met.

In the case of spouses/partners, the sponsor and the dependent must be at least 18 years and in a genuine relationship.

In the case of other family members the applicants must demonstrate that they are dependent on their EEA relative.

EEA Family Visa Entitlements

Validity period of the EEA Family visa varies consequently to the information submitted to show how long the EEA family member will practise their Treaty Rights in the UK. The maximum duration of validity is five (5) years.

On completion of five (5) years in the UK and satisfying the requirements, the EEA Family visa holder becomes eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). ILR entitles individuals to permanent residency in as well as visa-free travel to and from the UK. ILR holders may be eligible to apply for British citizenship and also be able to sponsor their non-British relatives into the UK.

Visa holders under this category are permitted to work and study in the UK without any restriction.

Partner Visa

Family Visas

The UK Family Visa Program is applicable for UK nationals, UK permanent residents and European Economic Area (EEA)-nationals residing in the UK who want to sponsor partners, parents, and their children to stay in the UK.

Partner Visa

Partners (husband, wife, civil partner, or unmarried partners) of British citizens and persons settled in the UK may apply for temporary visits. The Partner Visa program may extend the possibilities for the applicant to become a permanent resident of the UK

Partner Visa Basic Requirements

The most important eligibility criteria to acquire Partner Visa is to be an eligible partner of a UK citizen or to be an eligible partner of a permanent resident currently living or who intends to reside permanently in the UK.

An eligible partner, as per the UK Partner visa regulations is a spouse (husband, wife or civil partner), unmarried or same-sex partner, or fiancé (e) or proposed civil partner.

Partner visa applicants must meet certain criteria like minimum age, English language proficiency, and accommodation & maintenance (funds) requirements during the stay. The applicants have to prove the existence and sincerity of their relationship. Additionally, certain health and character requirements may also need to be furnished.

Partner Visa Entitlements

A Partner visa entitles the holder to arrive in the UK and live with their partner for an initial probationary period. The probationary period may vary depending on the type of relationship.

  • Spouse: Applicants are permitted a stay of 33 months. After the initial probationary period, they may apply for a further leave to remain for another 30 months. Holding a visa for a total of 60 months under this program, qualifies the visa holders to apply for an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).
  • Unmarried or same-sex partner: Initial probationary period is 33 months after which the visa holder may apply for an additional 30 months of leave to remain. Holding a visa for a total of 60 months under this program, qualifies the visa holders to apply for an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).
  • Fiancé (e) or proposed civil partner: Visa under this category, entitles the applicant to stay in the UK for 6 months. During the initial stay of 6 months, the applicant must marry or undertake a Civil Partnership Registration with their partner. After the formal procedure, the visa holder may apply for a Partner visa as a Spouse. This visa program doesn’t permit the visa holder to work in the UK.

Dependent and unmarried children under 18 years of age may be included on the visa application to accompany their parent/s to the UK.

Student Visa

The United Kingdom comprises of an amalgamation of people from diverse backgrounds and a great opportunity for students to study in the country with a scope of learning about and meeting people of new cultures from all walks of life. UK is considered among the most sought-after destinations for higher education, having outstanding teaching facilities and faculty and a state-of-the-art education system.UK universities, especially for Indian students, are highly acceptable and adjustable because of a similarity in the education system.For studying in the UK, a study visa is required to be taken by the immigration authorities. There are two types of visas that a student can apply:

  • Tier 4 – Student (Adult) VisaThe Student (Adult) Visa is for students who intend to participate in a full time course at an institution of any post-16 education program in UK. This visa allows the applicants to undertake coursesof duration not less than 6 months.
  • Tier 4 – Student (Child) VisaThe Student (Child) Visa is applicable for students between the ages of 4 and 17 years, who wish to study at a UK educational institution. These visas are flexible and allow students to study in a full time course of at least 6 months duration.

Visas in the Student category include:

The UK is a multicultural society that comprises of an amalgamation of people from diverse backgrounds. For students wishing to study in the country, there is a great scope of learning about new cultures and meeting people from all walks of life. Most UK universities and colleges have separate cells for international students, to help them adjust and share their grievances if any.

UK is among the most sought-after destinations for higher studies, especially for Indian students because of a similarity in the education system. Having outstanding teaching facilities and faculty, UK educational institutes offer a state-of-the-art education system that is highly acceptable by the global economies.

The recommended age for higher education in the UK is 18 years and above. Studying in the UK helps in learning and understanding the English language.

UK Study Visa

For studying in the UK, a student requires a study visa that has been duly approved by the immigration authorities. There are two types of visas that a student can apply: There is a Tier 4 (General) student visa and the Tier 4 (Child) student visa that can be acquired to study in tier 4 licensed sponsor institutes in the UK. For those wishing to study in the UK for a short period, there is a short-term study visa that one can apply for.

The undergraduate and postgraduate courses in UK are usually of a lesser duration and this helps cut the tuition fees and living expenses. The full-time undergraduate courses are generally of three years, while the postgraduate courses are usually of one year or more duration.

Tuition Fees

The average tuition fees for studying in UK are £3,000 and £9,000 per year approximately for most institutes. Apart from this for students coming from another country, the fee is more as international costs are involved. The tuition fee varies for the course and institute that one wants to study at.

Jobs & Employment

International Business Management, Computer Information System, Finance & Accounts, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, MBA, Graphics Design, Website Designing, Computing, Networking Technology, Hardware Technology, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Human Resource Management are some of the most sought-after sectors for employment. The salaries are quite high and the future is bright for professionals who meet the requirements of the employers.

Tier 4 - Student (Adult) Visa

The student visa under this category is for students who intend to participate in a full time course at a UK institution of any post-16 education program. The Tier 4 – Student (Adult) visa is a flexible visa type that permits the applicants to undertake both short and long-term courses given that the course duration is at least 6 months..

Qualifying candidates must have a valid offer of enrolment from an affiliated educational institution. The applicant must demonstrate the efficiency to sustain and accommodate his/her self (or be sustained and accommodated by a host) in the UK during the study trip. The candidates are also required to prove that they are capable of paying the course fees.

Tier 4 – Student (Adult) Visa Requirements

An array of specific requirements are set by the UK Home Office that all applicants must meet in order to apply for a Student visa under the Tier 4 (Adult) category.

The candidates are required to submit a proof of acceptance in to a recognised course of study at an approved UK institution (sponsor), licensed by the UK Home Office. Applicants are also required to provide evidence of having sufficient maintenance funds to support their stay in the UK without undertaking employment, other than part-time and vacation jobs allowed as per the regulations for adult students.

Tier 4 – Student (Adult) Visa Entitlements

The UK Home Office grants a Tier 4 – Student (Adult) visa to the eligible candidates in line with the duration of the initial course of study.

The visa under this category offers student the benefit of strengthening their academic base in the UK. A Tier 4 – Student (Adult) visa allows the applicants to work between 10 to 20 hours per week during term periods, depending on the course of study. Visa holders may also undertake full-time jobs in vacation periods.

After fulfilling the additional eligibility criteria, graduate level students may be able to apply for a working visa category. This might eventually lead to settlement in the UK.

Tier 4 - Student (Child) Visa

The Tier 4 – Student (Child) visa is applicable for students, between the ages of 4 and 17 years, intending to study at a UK educational institution. The Tier 4 (Child) Student visa is flexible and allows students to study in a full time course of at least 6 months in duration.

The applicants must intend to be educated in a UK independent, fee-paying school. A licensed education provider acts as a sponsor who confirms the enrolment offer to the applicant. The candidates must prove their ability to maintain and accommodate themselves (or be maintained and accommodated by a host) while they study in the UK and they must show that they are able to pay their course fees.

Tier 4 – Student (Child) Visa Basic Requirements

The UK Home Office has set specific eligibility criteria that all aspiring applicants must meet in order to be entitled for a Student visa under the Tier 4 (Child) category.

Applicants are required to establish that they have been accepted into a recognised course of study at an approved UK institution authorised by the UK Home Office. Applicants will also be required to provide evidence that they have sufficient maintenance funds to support their stay in the UK. A Tier 4 Student (Child) applicant must have their parents’/guardians’ written approval for their travel, reception, and care arrangements.

Tier 4 – Student (Child) Visa Entitlements

Successful applicants are granted a visa in accordance with the duration of the course they wish to attend.

The Tier 4 (Child) Student visa offers visa holders the advantage of developing an educational base in the UK.

Universities

List of Universities and Colleges in United Kingdom

Names of University  Location 
AYR College Ayrshire Scotland
Bath Spa University Newton Park,Newton St Loe,
Birmingham college Margaret Street,Birmingham
Guildford college Stoke Road ,Guildford Surrey
International centre for Education Guildford College Stoke Road ,Guildford Surrey
Middlesex University London
Queen Ethelburga’s Academy England
Swansea metropolitan university Mt Pleasant, Swansea
Thames valley University London, reading, Slough
University of Lincoln Brayford Pool , Lincoln
Worthing College Bolsover Road Worthing,West Sussex
College of Accountancy and Management Studies England
Buckinghamshire New University Buckinghamshire
Ethames graduate school London

Course

Choosing the right UK undergraduate course 

Things to think about when choosing a UK undergraduate course to suit your needs:

  • What type of degree is it?
  • What are the entry requirements?
  • What are the options with the subject?
  • Does it follow your chosen career path?
  • Is it a recognized qualification in your home country?
  • Are you happy with the teaching methods?
  • How is the degree assessed?

A UK undergraduate education gives you an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in a subject that fascinates you. Whether you choose to study for a degree, foundation degree or HND, you’ll learn to think for yourself and work independently.

You can choose from thousands of UK courses in science and technology, computing and business, art and design, social sciences, the humanities and many others. The broad range and flexible approach of the UK education system means that you’re free to choose exactly what you want to study.

UK undergraduate study that suits your needs 

The wide range of undergraduate courses in the UK gives you a huge amount of flexibility. You can enrol on a bachelor’s degree from the beginning, or you can start by taking a two-year HND or foundation degree and then top up to a degree afterwards. You can study a single honours degree and focus entirely on one subject, or study two subjects in a joint honours or combined honours degree – it’s entirely up to you.

How long is a UK undergraduate course ? 

Full-time undergraduate courses in the UK vary from one year to four years depending on the type of course you choose:

  • HNC: one year
  • HND, foundation degree, Dip HE: two years; three with a year in industry/overseas
  • Bachelor’s degree: three years (four in Scotland); four with a year in industry

Master’s degree (where these are awarded as a first degree): four years

What UK undergraduate courses are available ? 

Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Diploma (HND) Higher national certificates and diplomas are one- and two-year career-related higher education courses, equivalent to the first stages of a degree. They are available in many areas including engineering, sports studies, art and design, media and communications and music technology. On successful completion you can enter a career at junior management level or can choose to ‘top-up’ to a degree by transferring to the second or third year of the degree course. Look for HNC/HND courses in the course finder. (internal link)

Foundation Degrees (FdA, FdSc, etc.) 

Foundation degrees are two-year career-related higher education courses, which are equivalent to the first stages of a degree. They are available in areas including art and design, media and communications, engineering and hospitality management. They can be used as a good foundation for a career or as a basis to progress on to a degree course. Look for foundation degrees in the course finder. (internal link)

  • Diplomas of Higher Education 

    Diplomas of higher education are two-year courses in subject areas usually related to the social sciences, such as education, theology, communication studies and social work. They are ideal for students hoping to progress to a career in these areas and also provide a foundation for higher education courses in the same subject area. Look for higher education diplomas in the course finder. (internal link)

    Degrees 

    Degrees are the most popular undergraduate qualification in the UK. They are academic courses, usually studied over three years in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, or four years in Scotland (where the title master’s degree may be awarded). Some degree courses may be extended for a year to enable students to spend time in industry or overseas. Look for degrees in the course finder. (internal link)

    University International Foundation Year 

    The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a centralized application process for UK undergraduate study. It makes applying for full-time undergraduate degree courses and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) straightforward and easy to understand.

    All UCAS institutions are recognized by the UK government or offer courses that are validated by UK government-recognized universities. When you apply through UCAS you can:

    • Make up to five choices at once on one application
    • Apply to a wide range of different courses and institutions
    • Apply online using UCAS Apply
    • Track the progress of your applications.

    All international students who apply through UCAS will be treated fairly under UCAS procedures and rules.

    Online applications with UCAS Apply 

    Most UCAS applications are made using an online system called Apply. When you choose a course and select ‘Apply online’ in the course finder, you will be taken through to the UCAS Apply website. You can also use Apply independently or through a school, college or other organization registered with UCAS.

    Using UCAS Apply offers many benefits:

    • Automatic checks ensure accurate applications; common mistakes, such as an invalid date of birth or an invalid course code, are eliminated
    • Corrections can be made at any time before sending the application
    • ‘View all details’ lets you see how your application will look when UCAS sends it to the universities and colleges you have chosen
    • You can monitor your progress, change your contact details and accept or decline offers online using ‘Track’.

    UCAS Apply is the preferred method of application by UK institutions and can be used by any student with access to the internet.

    You can find out more about UCAS online applications at the UCAS Apply website.

  • Preparing your UCAS applicationYou can apply for up to five UK courses in a single UCAS application (two different courses at the same institution count as two choices). If you apply for medicine, dentistry and veterinary science/medicine courses, you can only enter four choices (plus one other choice in a different subject).

    The current application fee is £9 for a single choice and £19 for up to five. Only one UCAS application can be submitted in each application cycle.

    You do not have to apply for all your choices at the same time. Further choices can be added as long as you have not used up all your choices and have not accepted a place.

    You can find video guides to help you prepare your application on the UCAS TV website.

    Dates for your UCAS application 

    There are three deadlines for course applications through UCAS:

    October January March

    If you are applying from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), you can apply at any time between mid-September and 30 June. If you are applying to the University of Cambridge or Oxford, or for courses in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and veterinary science, you should apply by 15 October.

    For UK courses that start between January and May, you may need to apply before these deadlines as the universities and colleges will need time to consider your application. The ‘course details’ page in the course finder will tell you when the start date is.

    Although some UK institutions will be happy to receive applications right up to the start of the course, you are advised to send your application early. There is no guarantee that applications received after 15 January will be considered, and some popular courses may not have vacancies after this date.

    Post Graduate Course 

    Most master’s degrees and MBAs at UK universities last one year compared to two in other countries, including the USA and Australia. Choosing the UK means you only have to pay tuition fees for one year and you’ll be back in the workplace before you know it.

    While you’re here, you’ll be immersed in English, the world’s most important business language. At the same time, you’ll be part of a truly international community – you may find as many as 50 different nationalities on a single campus.

    A master’s degree, PhD or MBA from a UK university will prove to employers that you’re capable of independent thought and self-discipline. They’ll know you can conduct and analyse your own research and make a real contribution to their company or organisation.

    UK postgraduate study that suits your needs 

    The wide range of UK postgraduate courses on offer gives you great flexibility. You can start by enrolling on a postgraduate diploma course (PG Dip), then transfer to a master’s degree, or begin by taking an MRes (master of research), which could lead on to a PhD. It’s up to you.

  • How long is a UK postgraduate course ? 

    Full-time postgraduate courses in the UK vary from one year to four years, depending on the type of course you choose:

    • One-year courses: Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma, Master’s degrees, MBAs
    • Two-year courses: Some master’s degrees
    • Three to four-year courses: PhDs, New Route PhDs

    What UK undergraduate courses are available ? 

    Full-time undergraduate courses in the UK vary from one year to four years depending on the type of course you choose:

    • Pre-master’s courses : Pre-master’s courses can last from one term to a complete academic year and cover academic study, cultural instruction and language training. You may need to take a pre-master’s course if your qualifications or English language skills don’t quite match the standard required for a UK master’s degree. Many courses will guarantee progression on to a master’s course at a particular university.
    • Postgraduate certificate or diploma (PG Cert/Dip) : Postgraduate certificates and diplomas are one-year taught postgraduate courses that don’t usually involve research. They’re often accepted as professional qualifications, giving you a fantastic head start in your chosen career.
    • Taught master’s (MA, MSc, LLM, Med, etc.) : Taught master’s courses generally last for one year and consist of two elements. You’ll complete a number of modules (attending lectures and seminars, writing essays and taking examinations) and produce a dissertation from original research.
    • Research master’s (MRes, MPhil) : On a master’s degree by research in the UK, you won’t typically attend lectures; instead you’ll devote the entire year to research. Your final mark will be determined by the quality of your dissertation.
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) : An MBA is a specialist business taught master’s course that will give you a real step up the managerial ladder. It’s the best-known and most popular postgraduate qualification.
    • Doctorate (PhD) : A PhD, also know as a doctorate, takes three to four years to complete, during which time you’ll be working on a single research project. In your final year, you’ll be asked to present a dissertation of approximately 100,000 words. New Route PhDs include taught elements as well as a research project and give you the opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary study.

    Look for all types of UK postgraduate study in the Course Finder.

    Before taking on a job, you need to check whether are entitled to work and how many hours you can work each week. For more information, visit the UK Border Agency (UKBA) website.

    Your UK place of study will have a careers service to help connect you to the world of work. They will provide a wide range of help and support, including:

    • Access to job adverts
    • Help with writing CVs and job applications
    • Tips on preparing for job interviews
    • Information about what it’s like to work in the UK.

    They will also help you get first-hand experience of the workplace, consider career choices and make professional contacts. Many UK institutions also have partnerships with local employers who want students to work for them – so they understand that you’ll need flexibility to work around your studies.

Employment in UK

TWES “Training and Work Experience Scheme” which was initiated in 1999. It states that if an international student (Non – European) is able to find a job relevant to his field of study in the UK with a British – based employer, that student can stay on and work full time through this particular scheme for a maximum period of 2 years. Only an employer based in UK can apply for a TWES permit. Recruitment or employment agencies and other similar businesses cannot apply for the TWES permit. TWES permits are normally issued for a person to do work based training for a professional or specialist qualification. TWES permits are only approved on the clear understanding that the person intends to return overseas at the end of the agreed period.

IGS “International Graduate Scheme” will enable international students who have acquired a bachelor degree or higher qualification in any subject from a recognized UK higher education institution to be able to apply to stay on to work in the UK for up to one year. It will be a transitional route from studying in the UK into skilled work. Extensions of the leave in the category will not be permitted and it will itself be a route to settlement.

FRESH TALENT INITIATIVE : Working in Scotland Scheme is part of the Scottish Executive’s Fresh Talent initiative. It encourages people to consider living and working in Scotland as well as supporting efforts to retain indigenous people who wish to begin, or to further, their careers in Scotland. It is open for all Non EEA nationals with an HND, Degree Course, Master, PhDs at a Scottish University and have lived in Scotland during their studies to apply to stay in Scotland for up to two years after completing their studies to seek and undertake work.

HSMP “HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS PROGRAMME”A small minority of students will be able to apply under this scheme. The programme is designed for all individuals with exceptional personal skills and experience to seek and undertake work in the UK without a Work Permit. You must achieve 65 points under the criteria of the scheme to qualify and you can selfassess your score before you apply. Although you must show the efforts you have made so far in finding work, you need not necessarily have a job offer.

  • The areas where one can earn points are in the educational background and qualifications, graduate or specialist level work experience and past earnings. There is a 10-points allowance for an application with a partner who has a degree or has previously been employed in a graduate level job.
  • If you are under 28 years old, there is a separate criterion for work experience and past earnings to the standard assessment and an age allowance of 5 points.

MBA INITIATIVE :This scheme permits students who have studied in any of the Top 50 Business Schools world wide to work in UK for 12 months. Some of the universities are University of Strathclyde, Bradford, Manchester etc. The schemes and their terms and conditions change frequently, so to ensure you find out the most accurate and up-to-date information, you should look at this section regularly.

Students can work upto 20 hours a week during term time and full time during vacations.

  • Students can earn around £5 – £7 per hour i.e. approx £400 – £560 per month (Rs. 33600 – Rs. 47040) during term.
  • Students can work full time during vacations.
  • Students could look out for part-time jobs by looking in the local newspapers and job shops as well as the Universities and Colleges career cells where information is available about vacancies. However please note that students are not guaranteed part time employment by the University.
  • Incase your job category is in the shortage list it is easier to get a work permit. Some important fields in the shortage list are Engineers, Biomedical, Teachers, Dietician, Community & Social Welfare workers, Nursing, IT, etc.
  • If you are going to the UK as a student for six months or less, you must ask the Entry Clearance Officer for permission to work.
  • UK has one of the strongest economies in the world thus there is an immense opportunity available to students who are armed with an international qualification.

INDUSTRY IN UK :UK degree are generally seen as developing independent thinking and skills which employers worldwide attach a great deal of value”. UK universities have put a great deal of effort into preparing students for the global market. UK has listed out certain key areas where there is a shortage of manpower hence international students have a good opportunity in areas like engineering, nursing etc.

What we offer

WWICS Higher Education Guidance

We help in choosing the right country.

Attending college or university at international level still remains a big dream for many young individuals mainly because these advanced countries offer the best education in the world. A Degree from these Universities/Colleges is recognized worldwide and students, who graduate from here, have brilliant careers wherever they go. Therefore choosing the right country for study is very important.

Choosing the right university

Assistance to zero-in upon those colleges / universities that would best suit your personal, academic and financial profile.

Choosing the right program

What career should you be opting for ? WWES would guide you through the maze of questions,to find solutions that best suit your academic profile and/or constraints, helping you choose the best career pathway.

Admission Services

Special attention is given to your Application, highlighting the essential areas for a well presented and an error-free application. WWES follows up with the chosen Universities and ensures positive and prompt response.

Visa Services

We help you with Visa formalities like applications, financial statements, interviews and everything, right upto the last-stage details like pre-departure briefing, accommodation, post-arrival problem-solving. Special care is taken to counsel the parents regarding the services provided by us at each and every stage.

Visitor Visa

The United Kingdom Visitor Visa is required by foreigners who wish to enter the UK for short staysto study, explore the historic locales, seek business opportunities or get a medical treatment. Whether you need a visitor visa depends on your nationality, the purpose of your visit and how long you need to stay. Generally, Visitor Visas are valid for 6 months but can be issued for longer periods such as 1, 2, 5 or 10 years, in some cases. However, those with longer term visas can still only stay in the UK for periods of six months at a time except those who are academic visitors and parents of children at school.

 

With some of the much loved destinations like London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, and Dover, United Kingdom (UK) has always been one of the destinations in the travel wish list. Business opportunities, higher education, medical treatment or exploring historic locales, whatever is the reason to make a short visit to UK, a person does need to apply for UK Visitor Visa. It generally takes 3 weeks in the processing of the UK Visitor Visa; however depending on certain situations, such as incomplete application, irrelevant information, or false details it may take longer processing time to get approval for the UK Visitor visa.

 

Different Types of UK Visitor Visas include:

  • Business Visitor Visa
  • Child Visitor Visa
  • Entertainer Visitor Visa
  • Family Visitor Visa
  • Parent of a Child at School Visa
  • Private Medical Treatment Visitor Visa
  • Sports Visitor Visa
  • Student Visitor Visa
  • Tourist Visa

 

Basic Documents required to apply for UK Visitor Visa

  • A current passport or other valid travel identification
  • Duly completed VAF1- Non-settlement application form
  • Two recent passport sized photocopies, 45 mm x 35 mm in size with a white background
  • Visa fee (generally non-refundable in nature). The fee is usually required to be paid in the local currency of the country where the application shall be filed.

An applicant would have to provide other documents if they are visiting the UK:

  • as an academic on sabbatical wanting to stay for 12 months
  • for private medical treatment
  • to apply as an organ donor
  • as a prospective entrepreneur
  • to take the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test or sit the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

 

Conditional Requirements of UK Visitor Visa:

A person holding UK Visitor visa has to follow certain conditions, which are:

  • Visitor visa holder has to leave the geographical boundaries of the UK at the last permissible day as per Visa.
  • The visitor visa applicant should have sufficient funds to support his stay in UK and should not arise at the situation of working for money or seeking help from the public funds.
  • The applicant should be able to pay for his return journey or journey ahead along with any other costs associated with his visit.
  • The applicant must not conduct business activities in UK that are not allowed under the Visitor Rules.

Business Visitor Visa

A flourishing business culture of the United Kingdom attracts investors from across the globe. It is obvious that individual businesspersons may want to visit the UK for short periods. Purpose of such trips may be to negotiate the terms of a contract with individuals or firms in the UK, to perform research in relevant business sectors, or to attend conferences. This category of visa is also for doctors and dentists undertaking clinical attachments or clinical observer posts, or for the practitioners intending to take the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test.

The Business Visitor category of visa is also applicable to sportsmen and entertainers willing to stay in the UK for a short period and fulfill their performance assignments.

Business Visitor Visa Basic Requirements

Before applying for the Business visitor visa category, the applicants must fulfill certain basic requirements. Applicants must express that the intent of their visit is to attend meetings or conferences, arrange deals, negotiate or sign trade agreement or contracts, visit sites, carry out promotional activities, and conduct other business activities relevant to their venture.

Business personnel applying for the visa under this category are permitted to stay in the UK for a maximum of six (6) months. The applicants must establish his financial capability to support themselves during their stay and the ability to meet the cost of their onward journey. If necessary, the applicants may be allowed to seek monetary support from friends and family. They must not engage in any form of paid or unpaid employment in the UK.

Business Visitor Visa Entitlements

This visa entitles holders to visit the UK for up to a maximum of six (6) months; permitting them to conduct their business activities. They may also be allowed multiple entries during the applicable period of six (6) months. Visa holders may apply for an extension of their visa, given that the total duration of their stay in the UK is less than six (6) months.

Business Visitor visa entitles the holders to carry out the permitted business activities as described in the visa application as long as they’re employed and paid by a company based outside of the United Kingdom.

Family Visitor Visa

Family Visitor Visa UK is for individuals who intending to travel to the UK to visit their friends and family members. For the visa to process, the sponsoring family member(s) residing in the UK must send an invitation letter to the visa applicant in order to confirm the relationship, the financial support available, purpose of the applicant’s visit and accommodation they will be providing to the applicant.

The applicant must demonstrate that they will be able to financially maintain and accommodate themselves in the country without engaging in any form of public funding or employment. But, they are allowed to seek assistance from family member(s) living in the UK.

Family Visitor Visa Basic Requirements

  • Individuals applying for this visa must be allowed to visit the United Kingdom only for a maximum of six months and they must show that they’ll leave the UK at the end of the visit.
  • They must establish that they will be able to financially support themselves. An applicant is permitted to receive financial support from friends and family but they must not take up any paid or unpaid employment in the UK.
  • They must be able to meet the cost of their onward journey.
  • They must show proof of any business or other activities you want to do in the UK, as allowed by the Visitor Rules.

Family Visitor Visa Entitlements

The Family Visitor Visa UK entitles the holders to visit the country for a maximum of six months, allowing them to experience life and culture in the UK. The visa holders may be allowed multiple entries to the UK during the stipulated period of six months. However, for the time you are in UK, you can’t:

  • live in the UK for long periods of time through frequent visits
  • get public funds
  • do paid or unpaid work
  • marry or register a civil partnership, or give notice of marriage or civil partnership

Family Visitor Visa Documents you must provide

When you apply for a Family Visitor visa, you’ll need to provide:

  • A current passport or other valid travel identification
  • Your passport must have at least one page that is blank on both sides. Your passport must be valid for the whole of your stay in the UK.
  • Bank statements or pay slips from the last 6 months as evidence that you can support yourself during your trip
  • You’ll also need to provide a certified translation of any documents that aren’t in English or Welsh.

Child Visitor Visa

UK Child Visitor visa is applicable to candidates under the age of 18 years who intend to travel to the UK to visit their UK based friends and family. Applicants may travel on own or they may choose to be accompanied by a designated guardian.

The applicants must prove to the UK Immigration Authorities that suitable arrangements have been organised for their reception in the UK and for their care during the stay. Also, they must prove that they have a parent or guardian, in their home country, otherwise responsible for their care.

Child Visitor Visa Basic Requirements

To qualify under the Child Visitor visa category there are some prerequisites that must be met.

The applicants must be aged less than 18 years and they may visit the UK only for a maximum of six (6) months. Applicants are required to show that they will be accommodated and they must be able to financially support themselves (with the support of friends and family) during their stay in the UK. Applying candidates must demonstrate their ability to meet the cost of their onward journey. The Child Visitor visa does not allow the visa holders to take up any paid or unpaid employment in the UK.

Visa regulations under this category require the candidates to furnish details of the accompanying individual at the time of lodging their application. If granted, details of the accompanying individuals are endorsed on the child’s visa. In specific scenarios, a visa holder found to be travelling without the endorsed individual might have their visa cancelled.

Child Visitor Visa Entitlements

This visa permits the successful applicants to visit the UK for up to a maximum of six (6) months and experience the life and culture in the UK. They may also be allowed multiple entries during the six (6) month period.

Entertainer Visitor Visa

This is a new category of visas, introduced in November 2008. As the name suggests, this category is meant for entertainers wishing to participate in authority approved arts festivals, music competitions, and charity events.

Entertainer Visitor Visa Basic Requirements

To qualify for an Entertainer visitor visa, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • They must want to visit the UK for a period of six (6) months at most,
  • They have the intention to leave the UK at the end of their visit,
  • They must have sufficient funds to support and accommodate themselves,
  • They must not intend to charge members of the public for services provided or goods received,
  • They must not plan to study, and
  • They must demonstrate their ability to meet the cost of the return or onward journey.

Furthermore, the applicant must express that they do not intend to be paid other than cash prizes or for board and lodging expenses.

Entertainer Visitor Visa Entitlements

An Entertainer Visitor visa entitles the holders to visit the UK for a period of up to six (6) months to participate in the events specified in their application. Multiple entry visas are also available and they are valid for 6 months, 1, 2, 5 and 10 years.

Family Visitor Visa

Individuals intending to travel to the UK to visit friends and family may apply for a visa under this category.

The sponsoring family members in the UK must send an invitation letter to the applicant to confirm the relationship, purpose of the applicant’s visit, and the financial support and accommodation they will be providing to the applicant.

Applicants must demonstrate that they will be able to financially maintain and accommodate themselves in the UK. They are permitted to seek assistance from family member(s) living in the UK but without engaging in any form of public funding or employment.

Family Visitor Visa Basic Requirements

Applicants must visit the UK only for a maximum of six (6) months. They must establish that they will be able to financially support themselves and be able to meet the cost of their onward journey. An applicant is permitted to receive financial support from friends and family but they must not take up any paid or unpaid employment in the UK.

Family Visitor Visa Entitlements

The Family Visitor visa entitles the holders to visit the UK for up to a maximum of six (6) months, allowing them to experience life and culture in the UK. The visa holders may be allowed multiple entries to the UK during the stipulated period of six (6) months.

Parent of a Child at School Visa

The Parent of a Child at School Visitor visa is for the parents who wish to to travel to the UK with their child during the child’s period of education. It allows the visa holders to perform parental duties while their children are studying at a UK school.

Parent of a Child at School Visa Basic Requirements

To be eligible for a Parent of a child at school visitor visa, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must meet all the visitor visa requirements,
  • The child is attending an independent fee paying day school which is listed on the UK Register of Education and Training Providers,
  • The child enrolled for studies is under 12 years of age,
  • They should have the funds required to maintain a second home in the United Kingdom,
  • They should not be intending to make the United Kingdom their primary home; and
  • Their last admission to the United Kingdom must fall under the Approved Destination Status Agreement with China.

Parent of a Child at School Visa Entitlements

The visa can be granted for up to 12 months. Visa holders under Parent of a Child at School category are not permitted to work and must be able to support their stay in the UK.

Private Medical Treatment Visitor Visa

The United Kingdom hosts some of the highest quality health care facilities in the world. UK hospitals, doctors, and medical research centers are globally known for quality and technology.

The UK Government is always striving to extend their medical provisions to individuals from other countries. Visa under Private Medical Treatment Visitor category is regulated to facilitate provision of the United Kingdom’s advanced medical treatment and care to the world.

Medical Visitor Visa Basic Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria for a general Visitor visa and in addition show that their proposed treatment is for a pre-stipulated duration. Evidence of the medical condition, the estimated costs of the treatment, and the applicant’s ability to meet those costs must be demonstrated in the application.

Medical Visitor Visa Entitlements

This visa entitles holders to visit the UK for up to a maximum of six (6) months. During their stay, the visa holders are entitled to undertake the required course of treatment and they may be allowed multiple entries during the approved validity period.

Sports Visitor Visa

A Sports visitor visa is for sports people, support staff, and officials who want to visit the UK to participate in a sporting event, competition, or related activity.

If the applicants are considered employed (paid or unpaid) for their visit or those who do not meet the sports visitor visa requirements, they may apply for a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa or Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) visa.

Sports Visitor Visa Requirements

The applicants must be at least 18 years of age and they must be participating in a sporting event, competition, or related activity in the UK.

Sporting activities permitted under this category are:

  • Participating in a charity, exhibition or competitive sports event, tournament or series of events;
  • Enter an amateur sports team;
  • Attendance at a personal or promotional appearance;
  • Negotiating a contract or sponsorship deal;
  • Participating in a trial or short period of training, either as part of a sporting team or as an individual sportsman.

Sportspeople, their officials, and support staff visiting the UK, are not allowed to be paid or sell goods or services to members of the public.

Visitor visa is granted for a maximum 6 months. The applicants are required to show that they have sufficient funds to support their stay in the UK and their return or onward journey.

Visitor visa applicants may also be required to fulfill certain health and character requirements.

Sports Visitor Visa Entitlements

A Sports visitor visa entitles the holder to participate in sporting event, competition, or related event in the UK. This category of visa is valid for up to 6 months and visa holders are expected to leave the UK at the end of their pre-stipulated duration of stay. In some instances, it might be possible to switch to a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) visa category of the points-based system.

A visitor visa does not entitle the holder to indulge in any financially gainful activity in the UK. It implies that the visa holders may not receive payment for their appearance in the UK or involve in trading any goods to the public.

Tourist Visa

The UK is extremely diverse in its landscape and has a wealth of culture, history, and scenic beauty that attracts tourists from all over the world. A Tourist Visa allows the applicants to visit the country without having to prove that they have friends or family in the UK.

All applicants in this category must prove to the UK Immigration Authorities that they can financially maintain and accommodate themselves in the UK without resorting to public funding or working.

Tourist Visa Basic Requirements

Any applicant aged 18 years or above, intending to visit the UK for leisure, may qualify for a Tourist visa.

Applicants must visit the UK only for a maximum of six (6) months. They must establish that they will be able to financially support themselves and be able to meet the cost of their onward journey. An applicant is permitted to receive financial support from friends and family but they must not take up any paid or unpaid employment in the UK.

Tourist Visa Entitlements

The Tourist visa entitles the holders to visit the UK for up to a maximum of six (6) months purely for leisure activities, allowing them to experience life and culture in the UK. The visa holders may be allowed multiple entries to the UK during the stipulated period of six (6) months.

Student Visitor Visa

The Student Visitor category has been introduced for applicants wishing to take short-term courses of study of up to six (6) months, e.g. short-term English language courses, but they must not intend to enroll for part-time employment or extend their visas.

Student Visitor Visa Basic Requirements

To visit United Kingdom as a Student visitor, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • They must be seeking entry as a student visitor for a pre-stipulated duration which does not exceed a period of six (6) months,
  • They must have been accepted on a course of study which is to be provided by an organisation approved by the Register of Education and Training Providers,
  • They must intend to leave the United Kingdom at the end of the course,
  • They must not undertake employment or any business in the United Kingdom,
  • They must not intend to study at a maintained school,
  • They must be able to afford the maintenance funds and accommodate themselves and their dependants, and
  • They must be at least 18 years of age.

Student Visitor Visa Entitlements

Successful applicants are permitted to enter the UK to pursue a short-term course of maximum of six (6) months duration.

Student Visitor visa holders may not undertake part-time employment and they cannot extend their stay in the UK.

Tourist Visa

The UK is extremely diverse in its landscape and has a wealth of culture, history, and scenic beauty that attracts tourists from all over the world. A Tourist Visa allows the applicants to visit the country without having to prove that they have friends or family in the UK.

All applicants in this category must prove to the UK Immigration Authorities that they can financially maintain and accommodate themselves in the UK without resorting to public funding or working.

Tourist Visa Basic Requirements

Any applicant aged 18 years or above, intending to visit the UK for leisure, may qualify for a Tourist visa.

Applicants must visit the UK only for a maximum of six (6) months. They must establish that they will be able to financially support themselves and be able to meet the cost of their onward journey. An applicant is permitted to receive financial support from friends and family but they must not take up any paid or unpaid employment in the UK.

Tourist Visa Entitlements

The Tourist visa entitles the holders to visit the UK for up to a maximum of six (6) months purely for leisure activities, allowing them to experience life and culture in the UK. The visa holders may be allowed multiple entries to the UK during the stipulated period of six (6) months.

We provide the best services to our clients, right from the start until they completely settle in the country of their choice.

Application Stage : It is very important to file the application aptly. In case, it is not appropriately documented, case could be rejected. Our experience over the years has given us an edge and expertise to ensure that our client’s case is presented in the most effective manner. Based on the knowledge and experience, we prepare a Submission Report, which shows and presents how has the client met the criteria. Preparing and filing the case in an appropriate manner with proper documentation and right compilation is the mantra to our success. This also strengthens their chances and helps them in getting Interview Waivers. We regularly keep in touch with the Visa Offices to handle all correspondence pertaining to our client’s case.

Interview Preparation Stage : After filing the case, the application is reviewed on the basis of education, training and work experience. In almost 50% cases, clients receive Interview Waivers because of perfect presentation of case. In case, the client is called for an interview, our experts guide him/her about the intended occupation in Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand & USA with skills, education, language and training up-gradation, required to come at par with the international standards. We provide thorough training under our Interview Preparation Course (IPC). We groom the clients with mock interview so that they are fully prepared and confident when they go for the interview. Thirty percent of our clients receive telephonic interviews and they succeed due to thorough and expert guidance given by our counselors.

Medical & Landing Paper Stage : We ensure that the Medical and Landing Papers are issued to our clients promptly and without any hassle. In case, any changes are required in the Medical and Landing Papers, we make additional representation to Immigration Authorities and ensure that the papers are released without any further delay. In case of any medical problem, we would file a Judicial Review to ensure our client’s success. We have been successful in overturning 700 or more of such rejected cases.

Pre-Settlement Assistance : Moving to a new country involves lot of preparations. So, to ensure early settlement and success, our Settlement Division takes on the job to prepare the clients right from the stage they get their High Commission or Embassy File Number, guiding them to upgrade their educational qualifications and acquire additional professional skills required in the country they are immigrating to. Our Counselors guide our clients at this significant stage before they move to Canada, UK, Australia & USA by providing them with information covering social norms, housing, health care, children’s education, banking, traveling, taxation etc. The Employment Readiness Course (ERC) covers the job culture, preparation for the job market, business etiquettes and work ethics in these countries. Information about upgrading professional and educational qualifications, licensing or professional registration requirements, list of potential employers, exams to be taken in order to obtain a license and registration in any of these countries and effective job search techniques. All this goes a long way in early settlement of our clients in the country of their immigration.

Settlement Assistance : We take care of all their needs from the time our Gold Package clients retain our services till they are completely settled abroad. After landing abroad, we take care of their airport pickup, subsidized accommodation at Guest Homes, help in opening a Bank Account, Credit Card, Driving License, Social Insurance Card, finding education institutes for children, getting insurance and many more such services.

Advanced orientation sessions by our counselors cover guidance and assistance about living in Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand & USA, their social life and culture, banking, health and life insurance, education, health services, traveling and much more. These sessions help our clients acclimatize to life abroad without wasting their valuable time.

Placement Assistance : With the training and grooming having been provided, the clients are well prepared to adjust in the new work environment even before they reach abroad. We guide our clients to bring their qualifications and experience at par with international standards well in time and also provide them with profession-wise counseling, individual action plans depending on their educational and professional qualification to ensure success.

Now since they are well prepared, just with little guidance and assistance of the Job Developers and Employment Counselors, they are able to get a transitional job and thereafter a permanent job based on the skills and work experience in their own profession, at the earliest.

This is the first step to resettle in a new country… a procedure that demands professional handling of all immigration matters and other complications.

  • Assessment of client’s education (academic and professional), professional skills/ training and experience for Permanent Residency in the country of immigration and advise the client about the immigration laws prevalent at that time.
  • Assisting the client in preparation of case for immigration. Reviewing and identify for submission of all the required documents and supporting evidence.
  • Submitting the complete case with supporting documentation and evidence along with the WWICS Submission Report to the processing Visa Office
  • Assisting the client in the preparation for the interview at Visa Processing Post through various counseling sessions, both at the branch level and the Head Office level.
  • Multi-stage counseling of the client when they receive File #, Interview, Medical, Landing Papers and on other immigration matters, when required.
  • Keeping in touch with the Visa Office and handling all visa correspondence with the Visa Office, pertaining to the client’s case.
  • Monitoring the client’s case throughout the processing, so as to ensure the issuance of visa in timely fashion.
  • Affecting all additional, written and/or verbal representations to the Processing Visa Office and related authorities and other agencies, as deemed necessary by the company.
  • Faithfully advising the client about the mandatory requirements by the Visa Office with respect to the client’s case.
  • Adopting ways to save time and finances by taking pre-emptive measures for possible problem areas.
  • Assisting clients in assessment/evaluation of their qualification from the professional bodies and/or educational institutions in the country of immigration.

Placement Services (Orientation Sessions+Placement Assistance)

  • Profession wise counselling on registration and licensing procedures and potential employers for temporary & permanent jobs.
  • Profession-wise workshops covering interaction with the industry representatives, listing of business units, etc.
  • Relevant educational and professional courses to be taken, with other related details like costs and duration of the courses
  • Individual action plan including up-gradation of educational and professional qualification, if required in view of the acquired skills of the client.

Preparation,Conducting and Orientation having Employment Readiness Course (ERC) while in India cover soft skills like :

  • Skills and their Importance.
  • Types of Skills
  • Essence of inter-personal communication.
  • Process of good communication.
  • Relevance of the receiver in effective communication.
  • Types of distortions and their action plan.
  • Identifying the body language.
  • Handling change.
  • Skills to negotiate in conversations.
  • Preparation of self-introductory statement.
  • Telephone skills.
  • Profession-wise workshops covering interaction with the industry representatives, listing of business units, etc.
  • Relevant educational and professional courses to be taken, with other related details like costs and duration of the courses.
  • Individual action plan including up-gradation of educational and professional qualification, if required in view of the acquired skills of the client.

What intakes are available in UK ?

A Student who wish to study in UK generally gets into Jan, June and September intakes.

What options are available for a student who wish to go for low cost programs in UK ?

A Student can opt for Diploma programs in LONDON SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY and MANAGEMENT (London SAM). The tuition fee is comparatively low and therefore a student needs to show lesser funds for the visa purpose.

What courses are available at London SAM ?

Degree programs in Info Systems and Management, Business,Management and Accounting, Diploma Programs in ACCA, CAT, CIMA, Hotel Management programs etc are available for students.

What are the job prospects for the students ?

Students on student visa, are currently allowed to work 20 hrs per week during term time and 40hrs per week during vacation period. Students will in general require a National insurance Number (NIN) in order to work in London.

What would you say about the educational institutes in UK ?

Educational institutes in U.K offer world-class education. Various Universities, Colleges and private institutes offer a variety of courses that attract the students from all over the world.

FAQ :

To apply for a visa for the United Kingdom, you must follow the following steps:

  • Step 1: You must book and attend an appointment at the visa application center, to complete the application process. All UK visa applicants are required to book an appointment prior to submission.
  • Step 2: Visit the website of the Government of UK for visas and immigration and apply for a visa online.
  • Step 3: A date of appointment will be issued to you. On the day of the interview, you must carry along your appointment letter and application pack- your valid passport or travel document with at least 1 page that is blank on both sides.The documents that you submit at the time ofapplication will be the only documents that will be considered and you won’t be allowed to submit further documents once the application is submitted at the visa center.
  • Step 4: You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to the UK. We strongly advise you not to confirm your travel arrangements until you have received your visa. Also, you will need to arrange for supporting documents for your visa application.
  • Step 5: Enroll your fingerprints and photograph (known as biometric information collection) at the visa application center. This includes a digital finger scan (all 10 digits) and a digital photograph, without which your visa cannot be processed.
  • Step 6: Finally, choose whether you would prefer to collect your documents in person at the visa application center or have them delivered to you by post.

The processing time is generally around 6 weeks but could vary depending upon the application.

The following list of documents will be required for visa application:

  • Supporting Documents:
    • Valid passport or the travel document
    • One recent photograph ( only for applicants exempted from givingbiometrics)
    • Evidence of your permission to be in the country where you are applying
    • Evidence of your sponsor’s leave to remain in the UK if you are applying as their dependent
  • Purpose of Application:
    • Evidence of arrangements made in UK (tour details, flight details,letter ofinvitation)
    • Evidence of sponsors immigration status in the UK
  • Evidence of current Employment or Studies
    • Evidence of the employment and income source stated on application form (letter fromemployer, pay slips, tax returns, business registration documents ORbusiness bank accountstatements)
    • Evidence of being in education (where applicable- Evidence of qualifications obtained)
  • Finances:
    • Evidence of the monthly income (Bank statements, bankbooks, bank letter, balance certificate, tax returns ORcrop receipts)
    • Evidence of ability to meet costs of trip (bankstatements of the person paying for the trip)
  • Accommodation:
    • Evidence of assets like property or land (Property deed, mortgage statements, tenancy agreements, accountant’s letters OR land registration documents)
    • Evidence of UK accommodation and travel details (hotel booking confirmation,travel booking confirmation, travel agent confirmation, sponsor accommodation details)
  • Additional Information:
    • Evidence of your marital status (marriage certificate, civil partnership certificate,divorce certificate, death certificate)
    • Evidence of family members remaining in your home country whilst you travel
    • Any other documentation (evidence of any correspondence, TB Certificate etc.)

You can pay in Cash, though debit or credit card or by cheque.

You will need to apply to the UK Embassy in your home country if you would like to enter the UK under any visa. If you are already in the UK on a temporary visa then you will need to apply to the Home Office in the UK.

In case your visa application gets rejected, you may appeal against the decision if you feel the reason of rejection is incorrect, or alternatively you may submit a fresh application.

After a decision has been made, your documents will be delivered to you by post if you have selected this option, or you can be picked up in person from the visa application center.

The status of your application shall be informed to you via SMS or via email on the ID that was provided during submission of application, if the same has been opted forby you during application.

No, the Tier 4 application is submitted online and via mail to the British Consulate. However, the student must be fingerprinted, thus appear in person at a USCIS center.

Your visa fee can be refundedonly if you withdraw your application in writing, before biometrics are submitted and within 3 months and 7 days of the date of payment for the application.

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