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Posted by nevilsebastian : dear sir,for the pr how much bank balance need.my wife was abroad for delivery four mths pr we have maintain that period or wat plz reply
Reply: Dear Mr Sebastian, Thank you for the e-mail. It is not mandatory to have certain amount of money in your bank statement in order for one to apply for PR but is always ideal to have a minimum balance to show that you can maintain yourself without recourse to the public funds. As long as the absence is less than six months, the Home Office may exercise their discretion in your favour.if you need any further assistance you can contact me at 07904178787 Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by pushpa : hi i am working in uk igot 5years workpermit.my workpermit will finish in may19 2011 and my entry to uk is on june 16 2006.can i apply for PR before may 2011 or do i have to apply for new workpermit.thank you.pushpa
Reply: Dear Pushpa, Thank you for the e-mail. The qualifying period for the PR application will be considered from the date you entered in the UK. However it seems that you will not qualify to apply for PR before May 2011 therefore you may seek for a further extension of your work permit. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by simi george : hai,could u plse explain about work permit,i want to change my student visa .
Reply: Dear Simi, Thank you for the e-mail. There are no issues for you to switch into a tier 2 general category (work permit) from a student visa, provided you meet all the criteria to qualify under the new point based system. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Shiny : Iam a nurse working in UAE.I would like to apply for tier2 general visa assoon as I get my NMC decision letter.Do I have to submit my marriage certificate.The one I have is from the church.Is it acceptable.Please reply me.With regards, Shiny.
Reply: Dear Shiny, Thank you for the e-mail. You do not require your marriage certificate to apply for your Tier 2 general visa but you may only need to produce one if you have your spouse applying as your dependant for which the one from church will be fine. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Sindthu : I came to UK on 23/04/09, on work permit but visa showed as student. As per the present law developments, What will happen to me and my dependants PR and citizenship. Will I be able to apply and proceed for PR in Mar, 2010 as per the old rules and get my citizenship by 2011. What may be the developments yet to come before we get PR and Citizenship?
Reply: Dear Sindthu, Thank you for the e-mail. I think you have mentioned the wrong dates and I assume that you have come to the UK in 2004. As per the current immigration rules, your student period will not be counted and you will need to complete five years under the work permit category to qualify for PR. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by subramanain : I got an appointment order from Raddison hotel UK throughmail,with seal and signature of the hotel,WITH OUT ANY INTERVIEW is it a legal one or scam?I alredy registerd in a recruitment firm,with cv (naukari.com).expecting your reply.
Reply: Dear Subramanian, Thank you for the e-mail. I would suggest you to check the genuinety of the same by sending an email to their HR department. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by fancy : extending visa as asenoircare assistant
Reply: Dear Fancy, Thank you for the e-mail. Please be more specific about what aspect of visa extension are you seeking help. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by mathew : dear sir I got PR in 10th dece 2008 so when i can apply for citizenship , thank you
Reply: Dear Mr Mathew, Thank you for the e-mail. You can apply for the Citizenship once you complete 12 months as a permanent resident. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by raj : Hi do you charge any money for the advice
Reply: Dear Raj, Thank you for the e-mail. The service is absolutely free of charge. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by joshy : my name is joshi.just 3 months before i came in uk.work permit in curry chef.my company is not good.company not issued inssurance number for me.temparary closed my resturant now.now i join other firm in same work permit in scotland.that company tell me i issued pay slip next week.and change your visa also infew weeks.otherwise if complaint old boss in homeoffice i have any problem whati do nowtell
Reply: Thank you for your enquiry. It occurs to me that you are on a work permit (Tier 2 general) and you are working with a different employer. In that case please note that, it is a clear violation of the immigration rules therefore kindly regularise your visa status as soon as possible. If you need any further assistance do not hesitate to contact me on 07904178787. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by manugladiston : my mother is a british citizen.me and my sisters are indian citizens, so how can we settle in uk, what r the formalities....
Reply: Dear Manugladiston, Thank you for your e-mail. Please note that its depends on how and when your mother had obtained her British Passport. Unfortunately I am not in a position to advice you more on this unless I have the full information. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Joseph Alex : Dear Sir, While I am calculating points for UK immigration ,I found there are some points for earnings,if I am selecting a band from earnings ,is it essential to show the bank balance of equivalent earnings?is it a must? or a high paying salary slip is enough? Please clarify me, Joseph Alex.
Reply: Dear Mr Faiz, Thank you for the e-mail. Tier 1 general will be your best option as far as your visa is concerned. In order to qualify for a visa under Tier 1 general (HSMP) category the minimum educational qualification is a Masters degree and the maximum age limit of 31 years to claim points under the new point based system. You will also need a minimum earning of 16,000.00 per annum (Approximately Rs 1lakh/month in India) to claim minimum points for earnings along with funds to support yourself and any dependants. For the main applicant this is 2,800 with a further 1,600 needed for each dependant accompanying you or planning to join you within 12 months of your arrival in the UK Even though you do not require a job offer from the UK but you will need to demonstrate that you are highly skilled and you can speak English and will be able to support yourself. Those who come to the United Kingdom under this category can either look for a job or can become self-employed. The minimum Points required is 75 for attributes and 10 points for English language and 10 points for available maintenance (funds) in order to qualify for the Tier 1 general. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by mohamed faiz : hi there iam a dentist with british post graduation MFDS RCPS(GLASGOW) Recently started working in dubai i am undergoing MF HOM(Dent)Luton preparation probably the first homeopathic dentist from asia i would like to know the success chace of my migration
Reply: Dear Mr Faiz, Thank you for the e-mail. Tier 1 general will be your best option as far as your visa is concerned. In order to qualify for a visa under Tier 1 general (HSMP) category the minimum educational qualification is a Masters degree and the maximum age limit of 31 years to claim points under the new point based system. You will also need a minimum earning of 16,000.00 per annum (Approximately Rs 1lakh/month in India) to claim minimum points for earnings along with funds to support yourself and any dependants. For the main applicant this is 2,800 with a further 1,600 needed for each dependant accompanying you or planning to join you within 12 months of your arrival in the UK Even though you do not require a job offer from the UK but you will need to demonstrate that you are highly skilled and you can speak English and will be able to support yourself. Those who come to the United Kingdom under this category can either look for a job or can become self-employed. The minimum Points required is 75 for attributes and 10 points for English language and 10 points for available maintenance (funds) in order to qualify for the Tier 1 general. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by syamaprasad k krishnan : to a law graduate from india and us national what are the terms to practice in uk.
Reply: Dear Mr Krishnan Thank you for your e-mail. You will need sit for the QLTT Exam(Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test) for you to be eligible to practice in the UK as a Solicitor. Being a US national is not very helpful when it comes to qualify and work in the UK as a solicitor, as you will need a visa which allows you to work here in the UK. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Md Ashique : Dear Sir, I have a question that for immigration purposes , the Masters degree by distance education from accredited universities are acceptable? I would like to hear from you, Md Ashique.
Reply: Dear Mr Ashique, Thank you for the e-mail. To know whether your masters will be taken into account for immigration purpose, you can check the same with the UK NAARIC. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Binu Baby : Dear Sir, I am working in UK for 18 month work visa. I am MBA graduate and working as as a Financial Controller for Freight Forwarding compnay in London. Can I apply to become a permanent residet or a visa for a longer period? Your advise in this matter will highly appriciated. Thanks and regards, Binu Baby
Reply: Dear Mr Baby, Thank you for your e-mail. You have not mentioned your visa status for me to advice you accordingly. However I am afraid as you have been in the UK only for 18 months getting permanent residency straightaway is out of the question. Regards, Sajeev Kooran.
Posted by Bindu Joseph : Sir, i am staff Nurse working in kerala. i am planning get job as a staff Nurse in UK. I am getting many Appointment letters. from UK based Hospitals. i am having IELTS Score 6.5 Overall band. with this score can i work as staff Nurse in UK. kindly reply me
Reply: Dear Bindhu, Thank you for your e-mail. Please be aware of the fact that as long as you are an overseas qualified nurse you cannot straightaway start work as a registered nurse in the UK. In order to qualify in the UK you will need an overseas Training Program. And it is a strict requirement for all the applicants to have a minimum score of 7 for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery council UK. In addition to all these please take a note that you will need valid visa to come to the UK , for that you will need a job offer letter from a UK based employer to process your Tier 2 general application. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by manjusha joseph : 5 months maternity leave out side uk, will it affect my PR. Awaiting for your response
Reply: Dear Manjusha, Thank you for the e-mail. Yes, I think you might encounter some problems while you apply for your PR as the immigration rule clearly states that you should not be out of the UK not more than 450 days in total for the past five years and not more than 90 days at a stretch. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by george : hi, could you please let me know after getting the PR,is the dependends is allowed to stay away from UK, if it is ok ,how long for,is this affect to get the citizenship.
Reply: Dear George, Thank you for your e-mail. Once you obtain your PR status in the UK you are allowed to stay a maximum of 2 yrs out from the country without losing the PR status but please note that,it could possibly affect your right to apply for a British Citizenship. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Joe Mathew : Hi, I am 33 years old and living outside EU now. My parents are naturalized British Citizens and I was born in India. My parents being UK citizens, am I eligibale to migrate/settle in UK? I also went to school in UK to finish my higher studies.Please let me know if I my parents can file for my permanent residency application ? Thank You Joe
Reply: Dear Mr Mathew, Thank you for your e-mail. It occurs to me that you might be eligible for applying for a certificate of entitlement to right of abode. First of all you will need to check whether you will be eligible for certificate of entitlement to get your right of abode endorsed in your passport. Unfortunately I am not in a position to advice you more on this unless I have the full information. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by mathew c : sir, am a registered male nurse.how can i get a work permit in UK ? what all are the procedures for this?. if i got a student visa how much time i can stay over there?
Reply: Dear Mathew, Thank you for your e-mail. Please go through the Tier 2 general requirements in my previous replies. On a student visa you can stay till the completion. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Reny Phil Jacob : HI, I have more that 3 yrs of experience in accounting field. Currently i am working in kuwait. I am a PG holder in Information Technology. I am 26 yrs of old. Can i get a job in UK? what all are the things which i have to do?
Reply: Dear Reny, Thank you for your e-mail. Overseas accountants have to qualify under the UK system to work in the UK. Regarding your visa, you may qualify under either Tier 1 or Tier 2 general provided you meet all the other requirements. Please refer to my replies on Tier 1 general and Tier 2 general to see what might suit you better. Regards Sajeev Kooran
Posted by eldose m jacob : i want one job,like cleaning,room boy,office boy,petrol pump etc..,now am working in uganda(farming & exporting feild,if u have eny chance pls give me 1 mail,i have friends in uk,good day,by
Reply: Dear Mr Jacob, Thank you for your e-mail. Unfortunately the system in UK does not promote foreigners for above jobs as you mentioned in your mail. Regards Sajeev Kooran
Posted by SABU : how can i apply for a student visa.how i can get a scholarship from u.k,what are the possibilities to get a scholarship.
Reply: Dear Sabu, Thank you for your e-mail. You will need to follow the procedures for a Tier 4 student visa category. For which you will have to have a course acceptance letter from an approved UK based course provider. Please check whether they are genuine, have they got a valid licence from the UK border agency and are they on tier 4 register of sponsors along with the required maintenance funds which depends upon your course duration and the location of your study etc. And regarding scholarship you need to check with your course provider about it. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by JELSON : MY WIFE IS BSC NURSING QULIFED WITH IELTS, WHAT ARE THE CERTIFICATE TOBE ATTESTED FROM UK EMBESSY? AND ALSO WHAT IS THE PROCEEDURE FOR MIGRATION ?
Reply: Dear Jelson, Thank you for your e-mail. Your question seems a bit confusing. For migration purpose your wife will need to follow the Tier 2 general requirements. And regarding attestation I think all the documents submitted at the embassy should be attested. If you feel that I havent answered your query please re phrase your question. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by boby varghese : sir i am a bsc nurse..i am a student here in london doing nvqw 4.can i get work permit here as a care assistant?i have 6.5 IELTS...thankyou....
Reply: Dear Mr Varghese, Thank you for your e-mail. As such there are no issues for you to switch into a tier 2 general category as a care assistant, provided you meet all the criteria to qualify under the new point based system. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Gince mathew : sir,iam staff nurse working in dubai since 10yrs.interested to work in u.k.2-3times i consult agency they told me they can send me through student visa.if i come like that can i get a pr later ,and can able to sponsor my family.pls clear my doubts. Thanks& regards Gincy
Reply: Dear Gincy, Thank you for your e-mail. If you come to the UK on a student visa the time you stay on the student visa will not be taken into account while applying for the PR. Please note that for you to work here in the UK as a registered nurse you will need a score of 7 for IELTS for registration along with other overseas conversion programmes. And regarding your visa even though you are allowed to switch from a student visa to employment visa you will need to qualify for a Tier 2 general visa under the new point based system. Please bear all these in mind before taking up the student visa. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Lilly John : Dear Sir, I am a staff nurse and my work Permit was issued to me when I was in India for 60 months from the date of entry. My interview date was Apr 26th 2005 at Chennai. But the issue date of visa on passport was printed as 7th Apr 2005. I came to UK on 15th of May 2005. Am I eligible to apply for ILR since my visa expires on 7th Apr? Waiting for your valuable reply. Thank you Lilly John.
Reply: Dear Lilly, Thank you for your e-mail The qualifying period only start running from your date of entry to the UK but not from the date of your visa stamped. And you will be eligible to apply for the ILR 28 days before you complete 5 years qualifying period. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by yoonus : sir,can i come on visit visato search job there?is there any opportunities in the chemical field such as qc/chemist/laboratory?
Reply: Dear Yoonus, Thank you for your e-mail. Yes it is possible to come to the UK on a visit visa to search for a job, but will have to return to the country of origin to get your job visa stamped as switching from a visit visa is not allowed. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by saju : sajeev, how will i get domestic visa for someone to look after my kids? my kid s r with me here in U.K.could u pls.suggest.
Reply: Dear Mr Chacko, Thank you for e-mail. Yes, it is possible to get domestic visa to work in a private household provided you meet the immigration requirements .As the paper works are a bit complicated, I would suggest you to approach an immigration solicitor to do the same. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Vinod Mathew : My wife is working in Ireland for the last five years as a staff Nurse,does she still require IELTS 7 band for UK registration.What are the possibilties for Nurses at present.If I move to U.K as a dependentant doI require a work permit,or to do business, permission
Reply: Dear Mr Mathew, Thank you for your e-mail. Please check with NMC about the IELTS requirement. If your wife is successful in finding a job, yes you can become her dependant and there are no work restriction for dependants here in the UK to work or conduct business. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by lina : How many years after applying PR in UK
Reply: Dear Lina, Thank you for the e-mail. As per the current immigration rule you will only be eligible to apply for PR once you complete your required qualifying period. The qualifying period varies from category to category for an instance if you are on a work permit then you will need to complete five years under the same category. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by najeeb : I had taken MBA Degree in Marketing.Presently I am working in One of FMCG Company Dubai.Have any chance to get job similar field in UK? How much dollar is needed for getting visa? Is there any ban for Muslims? My wife is working as a staff nurse in Dubai.She is having experiance also.Any ban for nurses? Please let me know your valuable advise. Thank You.
Reply: Dear Najeeb, Thank you for your e-mail. There are no ban here in the UK for Muslims or nurses at the time being. You can find your job opportunities in the UK by searching the UK based websites on the internet .As far as your visa is concerned you can try for a Tier 1 general as you have masters and provided you satisfy other criteria under the new point based system or your wife can apply for Tier 2 general .please refer my previous replies on Tier 1 and 2 general for further information on these. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by pradeep.k.s : sir iam pradeep basicaly iam from kerala now iam in dubai iam working iam interesting going for working or studing in uk what is procedier if we want going there SHOULD I PASS IELTS CAN U GIVE ANSWER FOR ME REGARDS PRADEEP.KS
Reply: Dear Pradeep, Thank you for your e-mail. Please be more specific about your requirement to enable me to answer your question. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by siju manuel : Sir, I am a malenurse working in MOH Oman ,I wish to migrate UK wht shuld i do and wht all r the formalities?Wht is the initaial score of IELTS for nurses to work in UK?
Reply: Dear Mr Manual, Thank you for your e-mail. The IELTS score is 7 and you need to follow the procedures for a Tier 2 general visa. Please refer to my replies on the general requirements for a Tier 2 general. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Renny Andrews : renandrews@alsuwaidi.com.sa my wife presently working in ICU-MOH Saudi.she has ielts 6 score. if she can come in uk. she has alreay supervisory placement approval docs. what to do for to work in uk.
Reply: Dear Mr Andrews, Thank you for your e-mail. According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of the UK, to register as a nurse a score of 7 for IELTS is needed. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Hareesh : Im Hareesh. Presently working as a power plant commissioning engineer in Siemens-KSA, so I would like, migrate into UK, so please advice me How I can achieve this target.
Reply: Dear Hareesh, Thank you for your e-mail. For you to migrate to the UK under the Tier 2 general as per the new point based system, you will need a job offer letter from a employer holding a valid sponsorship licence along with other criterias like age, qualification, earnings, English proficiency etc. if your area of expertise is under chemical engineering which is included under the new shortage list of occupation in the UK, it will be more easy for you to qualify under the point based system. Regards, Sajeev Kooran.
Posted by sudhi : sir,im working in kuwait.i come/my boss spain my visa only 3month.if i runaway here what happen me after.after how many years i can go india.pls give me ans.thank you
Reply: Dear Sudhi, Thank you for your e-mail. I would advise you not to be stupid to do something that will ruin your whole life. As an illegal it may be extremely difficult for to find a job. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Noufal kv : I want to know the procedure for migrating to uk,Currently am wroking in Dubai in a geology lab, I am post graduate in Physics
Reply: Dear Noufal, Thank you for your e-mail. The current UK shortage occupation list includes the following :- geologist, geological engineer, hydrogeologist, geophysical specialist, geological advisor, geological analyst, geological associate, geophysicist, geoscientist, geosupport engineer, contaminated land engineer, geoenvironmental engineer, reservoir panel engineer, rock mechanics engineer, soil mechanics engineer, geomechanics engineer, landfill engineer, contaminated land specialist, geoenvironmentalist. If your expertise comes under any of the above category and provided you find an employer here in the UK with a valid sponsorship licence, you will be eligible to qualify easily for Tier 2 general under the new point based system that has been introduced here in the UK recently. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by libin : hi mr sajeev ,am a chef student in newzeland...level -4,can i migrate to uk from heir after my course ,what is currently going on their.........how can i come their.....pls advice me.........thanks
Reply: Dear Libin, Thank you for your e- mail. Please refer to the detailed mail to one Mr Rogi in order for you to get an idea about the criterias to qualify to come to the UK as a chef. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Rogi : I am working in Gulf as a chef de partie in a five star hotel property. I am interested to work in UK. Can see many vacancies in web, but am not eligible to apply for the same. Could you please advise me how to procede to apply. Thanks and kind regards
Reply: Dear Rogi, Thank you for your e-mail. In order for you work here in the UK as a chef you will need Tier 2 general visa (old work permit) under the new point based system. So if you can find an employer who has a valid sponsorship licence and is willing to give you a job offer letter , you will be primarily eligible to apply for a Tier 2 general visa provided you satisfy other criterias like age, qualification, earnings, English proficiency etc. Please make a note that the current shortage list of occupation in the UK includes chef ,which makes matters more easy for you to qualify under the new point based system. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Tony : Hi, I have completed my MBA from Cardiff University and am a malayalee. My post study work visa was rejected, but i have appealed and appeal has been allowed on 1st June 2009. I have contacted tribunal and i was told all the papers were sent to the home office. Recently i contacted home office and i was told there is no time scale for this. 60 days are over, how long shall i wait to get PSW Visa?
Reply: Dear Mr Tony, Thank you for your e mail. You are safe, as long as your appeal has been allowed. They should normally communicate the same to the Home Office within a reasonable period of time but again its depends on their internal work load etc. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by S Nik : Hi, One of my friend is getting an onsite assignment in UK. There is some mismatch in his date of birth on his pass port from birth certificate. In all other certificates the DOB mentioned is same as in Pass port . Will it make any difficulty in getting the UK visa.
Reply: Dear Nikhil, Thank you for your e-mail. I dont foresee any problems at all for your friend as you do not require to submit your birth certificate while applying or for his entry to the UK. However it is better for your friend to rectify the issue. Regards, Sajeev Kooran.
Posted by H KABIR : DEAR SIR, MY WIFE SHEIS IN INDIA NOW.SHE CAME UK UNDER DEPENDENT VISA AND STAYED ONLY FOUR MONTHS HERE AND LEFT.SHE HAS HAVING FIVE YEARS PERMIT.SHE WOULD LIKE TO COMEBACK AFTER 14 MONTHS.BUT SOMEBODY TOLD ME SHECANNOT COMEBACK AFTER ONEYEAR.SHE CAN STAY ONLY ONEYEAR THERE AND COME BACK WITHIN ONE YEAR OTHERWISE VISA TO BE CANCELLED IS IT TRUE OR NOT. I NEED YOUR KIND REPLY. THANKIN YOU .KABIR
Reply: Thank you for your e-mail. As long as your wife has got a valid dependant visa there is no such restriction whatsoever for her to enter the UK. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Abdulnazar : Sir I Recived a job offer from R W Freight Services Ltd 7 Bernard Road Romford, Essex RM7 0JD Tel: +447011182366, +447031963458, Fax: +447035954158 Email: hr_department@rwfreight.net, rwfreight.recruiter@gmail.com sir ,how can know authencity of this mail,if you give your e mail id i can send full detail they send
Reply: Dear Abdulnazar, Thank you for your e-mail. To comment more on this please provide me with the complete details about your job offer. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Vijayalekshmi.T : Hello Sir, I am a post graduate with a B.Ed and i have 4 years of teaching experience in India,i am 29 and i would like to know whether i can work as a teacher there and i also want to know what other reqirements are needed to work there and how can i apply for a job there.I am married and i want my family to be with me,so how is it possible?i dont want to settle there,i jz want 2 work 4 some yrs
Reply: Dear Vijayalekshmi, Thank you for your e-mail. The recently published UK shortage lists of occupation have included secondary education teachers within the subjects of maths and science. If your qualification falls into any of the above category, it may be easy for you to qualify for a Tier 2 general visa. Please check the below link for more information on it http://www.tda.gov.uk/partners/recruiting/ebr/ottprog.aspx. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by RAJU K.G : I am civil draughts man how I can find job in U.K My wife is Teacher.Now Iam working in U.A.E .If any service charge pls GIve me detail Thanking you
Reply: Dear Raju, Thank you for your e-mail. Please note that I am not an agent or recruiting person. As it says on my details I am a Solicitor (lawyer) here in the UK who just wants to share my expertise for the benefit of our malayalee community. The service provided here is completely free of charge. Now coming to your question for you to migrate to the UK you will need a Job offer from a UK based employer to qualify for a Tier 2 general visa under new the point-based system. The points are normally claimed on the basis of the candidates age, qualification, earnings, English proficiency etc. Also please note that the recently published UK shortage lists of occupation have included secondary education teachers within the subjects of maths and science. If your wife falls into any of the above category she can apply for the Tier 2 general visa and you can become her dependent. Please check the below link for more information on it http://www.tda.gov.uk/partners/recruiting/ebr/ottprog.aspx. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by shihab : howmuch total expence for a visit visa (one month. what is the procedure for it?
Reply: Dear Shihab, Thank you for your e-mail. The visa fees for a visit visa upto 6 months is approximately RS 5700/-while you are applying from India. You can apply for a visit visa at the nearest British Embassy through your local VFS. While applying you need to show the evidence that you are working full time and only want to visit the UK and plan to leave the UK at the end of your visit. You will also need bank statements as evidence to show that you have enough money to support and accommodate yourself without working and can meet the cost of the return or onward journey and do not intend to carry out any business whilst you are in the UK. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by BINOY S SKARIAH : I am an MBA graduate,36yrs old staying with wife and 2 children in UAE, having 12 yrs experience in GCC countries and India would like to settledown in UK.Job is gurenteed in UK in my same field. I need a permenent visa. What I need to do ?binoysskariah@rediffmail.com
Reply: Dear Mr Skariah, Thank you for your e-mail. Tier 1 general will be your best option as far as your visa is concerned. In order to qualify for a visa under Tier 1 general (HSMP) category the minimum educational qualification is a Masters degree and the maximum age limit of 31 years to claim points under the new point based system. You will also need a minimum earning of 16,000.00 per annum (Approximately Rs 1lakh/month in India) to claim minimum points for earnings along with funds to support yourself and any dependants. For the main applicant this is 2,800 with a further 1,600 needed for each dependant accompanying you or planning to join you within 12 months of your arrival in the UK Even though you do not require a job offer from the UK but you will need to demonstrate that you are highly skilled and you can speak English and will be able to support yourself. Those who come to the United Kingdom under this category can either look for a job or can become self-employed. The minimum Points required is 75 for attributes and 10 points for English language and 10 points for available maintenance (funds) in order to qualify for the Tier 1 general. And regarding the permanent visa, according to the UK immigration rule one cannot directly qualify for a permanent visa status, only after completing 5 yrs of residence under the same category visa will be eligible for this status. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Fr.Robert : Dear Sajeev, This is not a question but a word of appreciaion for the great service you provide freely for our poeple in need. I have gone thorugh the questions and answers and I thought they were quite informative and highly professional and I am sure many are benefitted by your voluntary service. Adding your contact number would be of great help. With every good wishes Fr.Robert, London.
Reply: Dear Fr Robert, It is very kind of you to drop in a few lines of appreciation which is very encouraging. And about your suggestion to add my mobile number will be looked into. Thanking you Sajeev Kooran
Posted by john jacob : can you advise me when its going to change PR ruls i alredy compliet 2 years new rules effect for me
Reply: Dear Mr Jacob, Thank you for your e mail. There has been a lot of misleading information about changing the PR rules, which are propagated by some local online newspapers running within the UK. They are merely trying to attract peoples attention by making such news. Please be aware that even though the Home Office is trying to introduce some changes to the rules affecting the PR nothing has been finalised as for yet. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Hemachandran : Dear Sir, I hav right of abode visa of uk in my passport.since my passport expiring on sept 2009 how to transfer right of abode visa to the new passport,what are the requirements, at present iam working in dubai.my father expired in 2005, he was a british citizen.
Reply: Dear Hemachandran, Thank you for your email. You can either hold on to your old passport along with the new one or you can get the right of abode endorsed in your new passport by sending the relevant documents to the nearest British Diplomatic Post. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by safvan : Hai Mr, Sajeev I am Safvan from India,But now I am working as a cook in a private house in Soudhi arabia, I have heared that I can come to UK as a domestic worker with my employer while he visit the UK.I have seen on UK Border agencies website that if complete 5 year as a domestic worker in the UK I will get ILR.now sombody told me UK has stopped the ILR ans Citizenship.pls let me know about it.
Reply: Dear Safvan, Thank you for your e mail. Yes, the information you have heard is right. As per the current immigration law you will be eligible to apply for PR once you complete your five years of residence in the UK as a domestic worker. Changes to the Immigration rules for ILR and Citizenship are still in the pipeline nothing is been confirmed yet. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Shamsudheen.Olassery : Dear sir, I got one Workpermit from some one for three years for paying big amount in Saudi Arabia.He told my proffession is Computer designer or some thing..But I am basically in the field of Accounts and Finance.He told me I can find out another job and Trnasfer workpermit to them.Is it possible? 1-Can I renew this work permit after 3 years?Who will renew?me or employer? 2-Can I bring family?
Reply: Dear Shamsudheen, Thank you for your e-mail. It sounds like a trap to me. According to the new immigration rule from March 2009 onwards there are no more works permits as the whole system is now changed to a point based system. Technically speaking, it is possible for one to transfer work permits provided you again qualify for the new job under the point-based system. And your family will be able to join you if you are working full time and can maintain your family without recourse to public funds. However the practicality of the above situation is not as easy as it sounds. Please make a note that as an overseas qualified accountant you will not be able to work in the UK without equalising your qualification to the UK level therefore you definitely will have trouble finding jobs and there would be no ways to extend your visa. So please be careful and dont fall into such traps. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Jaafar : Im working in UAE as an IT proffesional, since Jan/2004,total 8 yrs of working Exp. , 31 yrs old ,qualification :Bsc, MCA, I would like to migrate to UK for a job and want to do PHd in Computers from there, How can I ? what should I do?.
Reply: Dear Jaafar, Thank you for your e-mail. First of all you need to make up your mind whether you want to work here or study as the visa requirements for both are different from one another. If you are planning to work here you will need to qualify for either Tier 1 general or a Tier 2 general visa. Please refer to my replies on the requirements for a Tier 1 general and Tier 2 general. The main difference is that if you are on Tier 1 general you can look for jobs or even be self employed whereas the Tier 2 general allows you to work for the particular employer only. On the other hand if you wish to pursue your studies you will need to apply for a student visa under Tier 4. To qualify for a Tier 4 visa, you will need to obtain a course acceptance letter from an approved education provider along with the maintenance funds. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by shoukath : i am traing to stady visa please sent to me for full details.. I am following agent
Reply: Dear Shoukath, Thank you for your e-mail. As per the new point based system, the student visas are referred as Tier 4 visas. In order for you to apply for a student visa, you will need an acceptance letter from an approved UK educational provider along with the required maintenance funds. Once you are here in the UK you are legally allowed to work for 20 hours/week. Please be aware of the fact that there are a lot of bogus educational consultancies offering courses and jobs after completion. Please do your own research and check whether they are genuine, have they got a valid licence from the UK border agency, are they on tier 4 register of sponsors (also known as education providers) etc Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Anna mathew : I submitted my passport in home office more 18 months now for student visa renewal,but still now no reply.i am working as a care assistant, can I apply for work permit? pls reply regards anna
Reply: Dear Anna, Thank you for your e- mail. As long as a valid application is pending before the Home office awaiting decision your stay is considered to be legal in this country. You are allowed to switch from a student visa to Tier 2 general visa provided you have a job offer from an employer with a valid sponsorship licence and you meet the other requirements of the Tier 2 general visa. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by jamshad : i am working as a housekeeping supervisor in five star hotel Abudhabi.How i will get beter post or similer post in UK? To whom can help me for this?
Reply: Dear Jamshad, Thank you for your e-mail. You need to find an employer with a valid sponsorship licence who is ready to offer you a job here in the UK. And follow the steps for Tier 2 general visa. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by shibu k rajan : dear sir, iam asking for my wife she is a general nurse working in sharja hospital uae If want to come in uk what is the legal way to do.for ielts she scores only 5.5marks.hope u will clear my doubt
Reply: Dear Mr Rajan, Thank you for your e-mail. The current NMC requirements for nurses to register in the UK is that they need a score of 7 for IELTS.Your wife will also require a job offer letter from a UK based employer to be eligible for a Tier 2 general visa. Regards, Sajeev Kooran.
Posted by Dipin Raju : Hi Sajeev, Im a software Engineer working in a US based IT firm in Trivandrum. I would like to migrate to UK. Could you let me know whats the current scope of IT professionals in Europe especially UK.
Reply: Dear Mr Raju, Thank you for your e-mail. I will not be able to give you a specific answer, as you have not mentioned your qualifications. If you have a post graduation you can try for the Tier 1 general provided you satisfy the other criteria for it. Please refer to my replies on Tier 1 general for more information. As you have mentioned that you are working in the IT sector you have an alternate option of applying for a Tier 2 (intra company transfer) provided your company has offices here in the UK. Taking into consideration the current financial crisis the chances for most of these sectors are very slim. Regards, Sajeev Kooran.
Posted by N. K.Koshy : being and Indian, what is benefit attaining from permanent residence in U.K.
Reply: Dear Mr Koshy, Thank you for your e-mail. If you have a permanent residence in the UK you will not have any immigration restriction. In addition you will be eligible for all state benefits like a normal British Citizen. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by sony jose : i am Bachelor of engineering in Mechanical with 4 years gulf experience.now i am doing my BTEC HND in quantity surveying.after this course i am planning to migrate to UK. what are all the steps to be done for migrating and getting a job there.
Reply: Dear Mr Jose, Thank you for your e mail. As you do not have a post graduation Tier 2 general may be your best possible option. You will need to qualify for the tier 2 general visa under the new point based system . The points are normally claimed on the basis of a job offer letter from an UK based employer with a valid sponsorship licence, candidates age, qualification, earnings, English proficiency etc. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by jolly george : i am a bsc nurse working in ireland for the last 1.5 years and i would like to know about what are the procedures for permanant residency or citizenship in u.k
Reply: Dear Jolly, Thank you for your email. As per the immigration rule one of the criteria to be eligible to apply for the Permanent Residency is that the applicant should fulfil the Residential Qualifying Period, which is You must have been physically present in the UK 5 years under the same category(work permit). During the 5year period you should not have been absent from the UK for more that 450 days of which no more than 90 days should have been taken at a stretch. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by ranjith.p : sir,MY wife is working as Tier 2 General skilled worker worker visa in u.k.London LHS.fron last 1 month before she worked in a private hospital (7month).I am working in in Kuwait so now I wish to go in U.K and wish to live and work their so what type of visa we can apply and what are the document need from my side and my wife side.If any problem to travel from Kuwait to London.
Reply: Dear Ranjith, Thank you for your e-mail. I have answered a very similar question like yours to another Ranjith with all the details of a dependent visa, please refer to that to answer your query.As long as your wife has already changed her Tier 2 general visa with the new employer there shouldnt be any problem for your dependent visa. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by abdul kader : Iam working in Dubai,i would like to get a visiting visa to the UK,IS there any tough interview to get avisitig visA?
Reply: Dear Mr Kader, Thank you for your e-mail. You can apply for a visit visa at the nearest British Embassy. While applying you need to show the evidence that you have a permanent job there in Dubai and only want to visit the UK and plan to leave the UK at the end of your visit. You will also need bank statements as evidence to show that you have enough money to support and accommodate yourself without working and can meet the cost of the return or onward journey and do not intend to carry out any business whilst you are here along with a Statutory Declaration. Provided you submit an application with the right paper works you might not even need to attend an interview. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Ranjith.P : Sir,I am Ranjith.P working in Kuwait .My wife is working in LHS Grate Alexander Memorial Hospital Harlow .I wish to go their and settil their is it possible to travel from Kuwait and what are the documents need from my side and my wife side for a dependent visa.thanks by ranjith
Reply: Dear Ranjith, Thank you for your e-mail. Yes, you can join your wife as a dependant provided you should obtain an entry clearance prior to your travel to the UK . The main requirements for applying for a dependent visa are your wifes bank statements and payslips showing a minimum balance of 1333.00 (800 +533 for each dependent) in her account for a minimum of 3 months before submitting your application to substantiate that she has the required funds to maintain herself and you without any recourse to public fund, employment letter confirming her employment in the UK, tenancy agreement/title deed of your house to support accommodation status, copy of your wifes passport with visa page to prove her legal status in this country, along with a sponsorship declaration from your wife. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by MR.P.JACOB : SIR, CAN I KNOW THE PROCEDURE TO GET STUDENTS VISA AND AFTER GETTING IT HOW WE CAN STAY THERE. THANKS JACOB.P.
Reply: Dear Mr Jacob, Thank you for your e-mail. As per the new point based system, the student visas are referred as Tier 5 visas. In order for you to apply for a student visa, you will need an acceptance letter from an approved UK educational provider along with the required maintenance funds. Once you are here in the UK you are legally allowed to work for 20 hours/ week and stay until your leave expires . Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by c.t. joseph : Dear Sir, My sone would like to complet his higher education in one of the uk university for is post graducation in Public Relation and Media marketing. He got his admission and would like to go to london by the end of October, 2009. please let me know if he can work their alongwith the studies. with best regards, c.t. joseph
Reply: Dear Mr Joseph, Thank you for your e-mail. Yes, According to the immigration rule anyone who is on a student visa can work up to 20 hours/week. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Abdul raheem : Dear Sir, i am a engineering degree hoder waht are the possible way to go to England for doing a job and what are are the requirements they need from me if am able to get visa? I have Visited Cyprus for 10 days but valid 1 year Visa on my passport from the country of Cyprus but i need permission to go again will it help me to get England Visa Easly please advise
Reply: Dear Mr Raheem, Thank you for your e-mail. Visiting the Cyprus will not be of much advantage to you when it comes to the UK visa.If you want to come to the UK on a job visa, you will need to follow the requirements for a Tier 2 general. Please refer my replies on Tier 2 general. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by naijil kurian : now I am a student in U.K. doing nvq-4. The date of the visa will end on february 2010.How can i get a work permit here.
Reply: Dear Binu, Thank you for your e-mail. Both of you being post graduates, Tier 1 general will be your best option as far as your visa is concerned. In order to qualify for a visa under Tier 1 general (HSMP) category the minimum educational qualification is a Masters degree and the maximum age limit of 31 years to claim points under the new point based system. You will also need a minimum earning of 16,000.00 per annum (Approximately Rs 1lakh/month in India) to claim minimum points for earnings along with funds to support yourself and any dependants. For the main applicant this is 2,800 with a further 1,600 needed for each dependant accompanying you or planning to join you within 12 months of your arrival in the UK Even though you do not require a job offer from the UK but you will need to demonstrate that you are highly skilled and you can speak English and will be able to support yourself. Those who come to the United Kingdom under this category can either look for a job or can become self-employed. The minimum Points required is 75 for attributes and 10 points for English language and 10 points for available maintenance (funds) in order to qualify for the Tier 1 general. I must admit that finding a job is not an easy task especially in the light of the present financial crisis period. Trying the internet and other media might be useful option for job hunt. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by binuanit : we are interested to migrate to uk.i have masters degree in commerce and my wife has masters in computerapplication. since 1995 i am working in accounts. at present in uae working as an accountant - in hospitality industry.my wife arrived las april looking for job.in whick way we can get job in uk. plese advice me the procedure and scope for us. thanks and regards.
Reply: Dear Binu, Thank you for your e-mail. Both of you being post graduates, Tier 1 general will be your best option as far as your visa is concerned. In order to qualify for a visa under Tier 1 general (HSMP) category the minimum educational qualification is a Masters degree and the maximum age limit of 31 years to claim points under the new point based system. You will also need a minimum earning of 16,000.00 per annum (Approximately Rs 1lakh/month in India) to claim minimum points for earnings along with funds to support yourself and any dependants. For the main applicant this is 2,800 with a further 1,600 needed for each dependant accompanying you or planning to join you within 12 months of your arrival in the UK Even though you do not require a job offer from the UK but you will need to demonstrate that you are highly skilled and you can speak English and will be able to support yourself. Those who come to the United Kingdom under this category can either look for a job or can become self-employed. The minimum Points required is 75 for attributes and 10 points for English language and 10 points for available maintenance (funds) in order to qualify for the Tier 1 general. I must admit that finding a job is not an easy task especially in the light of the present financial crisis period. Trying the internet and other media might be useful option for job hunt. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Shincy : I am an oncology Nurse, (general nursing), having 7 years experiance, please give me a guidence about finding a job at UK, migrating and working there.
Reply: Dear Shincy, Thank you for your e-mail. You need to fulfil all the criteria for a Tier 2 general so as to score enough points as per the new point based system. Unfortunately oncology nurses are not in the shortage occupation list of the UK. Along with that all nurses must have an IELTS score of 7 to register with the Nursing & midwifery Council ,UK. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by PAUL VINCENT : DEAR SIR.I AM 48 YEARS OLD , I WISH TO DO MBA COURSE, DO MY AGE HAVE ANY RESTRICTIONS. PLS REPLAY ME.. THANKS
Reply: Dear Mr Vincent, Thank you for your e-mail. As far as the education system in UK is concerned I dont think there is any age limit for most of the courses here. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
Posted by Rosily Mathew : One of my working in dubai for 10 years ahs received an appointment letter from sherato Hotel in UK middle Sex as an an accountant. Thay have requested him to conact the high commision in NewDelhi and pay the ViSa fees. Could you please let me know how much it will be and further documents needed.
Reply: Dear Rosily, Thank you for your e- mail. I think you friend need to apply under the Tier 2 general( skilled worker) category .He first of all need to do a point score on the electronic self assessment point calculator which will tell him clearly whether he has the qualifying points required to apply under this category. If he has the required points he then need to fill out a VAF 9 Form along with the documents stated on it. I think the fees for Tier 2 general is RS 18,300 per person. If you contact the VFS (your local branch) the form and other details can be obtained free of charge. Regards, Sajeev Kooran.
Posted by sindu : iam going to get my pr in ,nov ,same time iam having my delivery also,if ineed to do through the soliciter its do u know how much money cost
Reply: Dear Sindu, Thank you for your e-mail. The Solicitors fees for the same day services vary one to another but I think you are looking at something between 250-400. Regards, Sajeev Kooran
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