How Do UK Visas Work?
The UK immigration system consists of 5 tiers open to all citizens outside of the EU.
The UK needs students and overseas skills; and, of course, people like their family to join them too. We assist in all such circumstances through different types of visa application. UK immigration rules change quite frequently, so keep in touch with us for the latest news.
What are the Main UK Visa Types and Tiers?
Tier 1 Visas
These are for highly skilled people. Visas are granted on a points-based system which considers (among other things) education, skills, and funds. Accurate presentation is essential to secure the necessary visa points.
Within the Tier 1 scheme, people can also secure entry based on exceptional talent, or as an investor. These visas are difficult to secure and it requires expertise to avoid the pitfalls.
Tier 2 Visas
These visas are issued to employees of companies licensed to employ overseas nationals. These companies are required to maintain immigration-compliant records, and prove they genuinely require overseas workers for positions the UK labour market cannot fill. Our aim is to work with employers and their staff to ensure the skills they need are available to the business on-demand.
Tier 3 Visas
These visas for unskilled workers are suspended until further notice. If your research suggests this would have been your best visa option, simply get in touch and our experts will offer a free, personal consultation to find a new way for you to come to the UK.
Tier 4 Visas
Students from overseas may only study in colleges and universities registered and licensed to teach international students. Though this has become more difficult in the present climate, the effort required to secure your visa and gain entry to a UK institution is most definitely worthwhile because UK degrees have worldwide recognition. Simply put, it is a lengthy process with a high margin of error for what should be a simple visa. Accuracy is vitally important or you may face months of delay, and possibly miss the start of your course.
Tier 5 Visas
This visa class applies to the Youth Mobility Scheme for young people wishing to travel to the UK to work for a year before going home. This is a fantastic visa to help young people gain work experience whilst enjoying the British lifestyle. This scheme is only open to certain countries, so check if your country is on the list.
Our experts at Brighter Candidates are nationally and internationally accredited, and trained in UK visas. We regularly update our knowledge base with all the latest information to ensure you have the best chance of success when you apply through us.
Our staff and offices have national and international accreditations that reinforce the value of our work, and ensure that we maintain our high standards of customer service.
February 11, 2015