As the new year begins, many people start planning their dream to apply for a UK Visa. Others start preparing for the extension of their UK visa or citizenship application.
Breytenbachs have prepared some general tips for clients to keep in mind to ensure a smooth UK visa application process!
Do not let your current UK visa expire
This may sound like an obvious thing not to do. Unfortunately, there are many people who forgetfully do so. Make a note of when your visa will expire, and mark this on your calendar. Also, allow enough time to get everything in order for the visa application.
If you have let your visa expired, contact Breytenbachs without delay!
Make sure your passport is current and valid
Always make sure that your passport is valid and current. In cases where your passport has expired or will before you submit your visa application, you must apply for a new one. Take note that some visa applications will require a longer validity date than others.
Keep original documents safe
You will need original documents for most UK visa applications. Keep all your original birth certificates, marriage certificates, degree certificates or any important documents. It is a cumbersome and long process to reapply for such documents.
Know the rules of your current UK Visa
Every UK visa or permit has its own rules. Make sure you know what the rules are and that you follow these rules. Should you break any immigration rules attached to your UK visa, it might jeopardise a future extension application. Your Breytenbachs consultant will be able to advise on any questions you might have.
Be a good citizen
When you apply for British citizenship, you will have to fulfil the good character requirement. Make sure your taxes and National Insurance contributions are up to date. Criminal convictions and bankruptcy might also jeopardise your citizenship application.
UK visa application fees are expensive, and so are the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) attached to UK visa applications. Fortunately, the IHS is not payable with ILR and citizenship applications. Rather save upfront than qualify for ILR and not be able to afford to apply.
If in doubt, get professional help
There are a number of requirements to meet for every application, and it can be very overwhelming. Arrange a consultation with Breytenbachs and allow us to ease the burden and help you to ensure a smooth UK Visa application.
How Breytenbachs can help you with a smooth UK visa application
Breytenbachs have a team of highly qualified consultants who will be able to assist with your UK visa application. Using Breytenbachs will increase your chances of success! Contact us today for more information.
Please note that the information in this article does not constitute professional advice. It is provided for general information purposes without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.