Immigration to the UK

People from various parts of the world come to settle in the UK for different reasons, such as job, business, study, family, or settlement The UK’s immigration system is complex and has undergone various changes in recent years, with different rules and requirements for different types of visas, including the Tier 2 Work Visa, Spouse Visa, and Student Visa, among others. The UK government has also introduced various measures to control immigration levels, including the points-based system, which assesses visa applicants based on their skills, education, and other factors. Immigration to the UK can be a complex process, but you can navigate the system with ease with Marif International.

UK Visit Visa

If you are a Pakistani citizen and looking to visit the UK for tourism, family visit, or business purposes, you will need to apply for a UK visit visa. As a leading consultancy firm, we can assist you in the process of obtaining a UK visit visa from Pakistan. We understand that the visa application process can be daunting, and our experienced team of consultants can provide you with the necessary guidance and support to ensure a smooth and successful application process. Our services include assessing your eligibility, preparing and submitting your UK visa application, and providing guidance on supporting documents and the interview process. We also ensure that your application is compliant with the UK immigration rules and regulations, to minimize any potential delays or rejections. At our consultancy firm, we are committed to providing exceptional service and ensuring that your visit to the UK is hassle-free and enjoyable.

What We Do:

  • Planning the Course of Action
  • Profile Up-Graduation as Required
  • Analyzing/Verification of Financial matters
  • Analyzing the Business/Employment Activities
  • Align all required Documents accordingly Form
  • Filling and Submission accordingly
  • Handing over the Physical File for submission
  • Complete Interview preparation (If required)

UK Work Permit Visa (Tier-2)

The UK work permit visa, also known as the UK work visa, is a popular option for individuals seeking to work in the UK. The requirements for the UK work permit visa include meeting the criteria for the Tier 2 visa UK, which measures candidates against various standards to evaluate their eligibility for the visa. These standards include the applicant’s skills and qualifications, the job offer from a UK employer, and their ability to speak English. For Pakistani citizens who wish to work in the UK, the process of obtaining a UK work visa for Pakistani nationals can be complicated. However, with the assistance of an experienced immigration consultancy firm, such as ours, you can navigate the application process with ease. Our team of experts can provide guidance on the UK work permit visa requirements and assist you in applying for the UK work visa to achieve your immigration goals.

Requirements for the UK work permit visa

  • To apply to live in the UK, you must be employed by a licensed sponsor.
  • The sponsor verifies that you are qualified for a UK work visa and capable of performing the position for which they are hiring you.
  • Company will issue you with a sponsorship certificate (COS).
  • If you apply for your visa from outside the UK, you should receive a response within three weeks.
  • You are welcome to bring your spouse and any children under the age of 18 along.
  • State schools in the UK offer free education to children under the age of 18.
  • Medical care in the UK is free for you and your family if you pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS).
  • The spouse can work full-time in the UK.
  • Get ILR after 5 years in the UK, leading to British Nationality and British Passport.

UK Spouse Settlement Visa

The UK Spouse Settlement visa allows individuals to join their UK-settled partner, who is either a UK resident or a permanent resident, and plans to reside in the UK permanently. The visa initially allows a period of 2.5 years, with the option to apply for an extension of another 2.5 years, and then, after a total of five years, applicants may apply for Permanent Residency and the UK Passport can be granted for an overall period of six years. The applicant must meet the English Language requirement either through a degree taught in English or by obtaining an IELTS for UKVI certificate with CEFR Level A1 at the time of the initial application. The spouse in the UK must have an annual income of at least £18,600/-, and if the applicant has children who will also join them in the UK, they will require additional funds. However, English proficiency will not be necessary if the applicant is over 65 years old or has a physical or mental condition that prevents them from meeting such requirements. Moreover, if the applicant is a national of a specified country, they do not need to prove English proficiency as per UKVI rules. The UK Spouse Settlement visa is also known as the UK settlement visa and is intended for individuals planning to settle in the UK with their spouse.

UK Start-up Visa

The UK Start-up Visa is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to establish their business in the UK for the first time. This visa category is a replacement for the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa, and unlike the Innovator Visa, it is not for experienced entrepreneurs. Graduates, Tier 2 Migrants, Tier 4 (General) Students, and Standard Visitors who are prospective entrepreneurs can apply for this visa. The visa will be granted for two years, during which time the applicant must develop a business that is creative, viable, and scalable, and this business plan must be endorsed by an approved endorsing body. There is no specific requirement to have investment funds, but the main applicant must have supporting funds of £945, and £630 for each dependent, for at least 90 days. Applicants must also provide proof of English language proficiency, either through a degree taught in English or by taking an IELTS for UKVI exam with CEFR Level B2. The visa allows the applicant to bring their family along, and during the granted time of leave, the applicant can also take on other work outside of their business to support themselves.

UK Innovator Visa

UK Innovator Visa is a new Business Visa Route that has been introduced by the UK Government to replace the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa. It is intended for genuine entrepreneurs who want to start a business in the UK that is innovative, viable, and scalable. Your proposed business plan will be assessed and endorsed by an approved endorsing body. The visa allows you to bring your family with you to the UK. Initially, the visa is granted for three years, and after this period, an extension for a further two years may be granted. After a total of five years, Permanent Residency can be applied for, and you and your family can be granted a UK Passport for a total time of six years. To fulfill the English language requirement, you must have knowledge of English either through a degree taught in English or by completing an IELTS for UKVI assessment with CEFR Level B2. If you are a Pakistani national and looking to apply for a UK business visa, you can explore the Innovator Visa option for starting your business in the UK.