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30 / 06 / 2019

What US Citizens need to know about UK Immigration

QC Immigration has represented hundreds of US clients on a daily basis. The matters American clients instruct us include and not limited to Spouse / Partner Visas, Family Visas,  Investor Visas, Entrepreneur Visas, Business Visas and Tier 2 Company Sponsorship matters. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions when US clients approach us:

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Do Americans need visas to come to the UK?

Generally, US citizens can travel to the UK without a visa and stay for up to 6 months if they are coming for tourism. Nevertheless, it would be preferable to apply for a visa if you have previously been refused entry into the UK or have a criminal record. Additionally, if you wish to come to the UK either to study (for longer than 6 months), work, join your partner or family for a long stay or to get married or enter a civil partnership then you will need a visa.

As a QC Immigration client, we can help you identify the right type of visa for you and to ensure a smooth entry into the UK.

Can a US citizen get married or enter into a civil partnership on Tourist Visa in the UK?

A US citizen cannot get married or enter into a civil partnership on Tourist or Standard Visit Visa in the UK. They will need to apply instead for a Marriage Visitor or Fiancé / Fiancée visa.

Can an American work on a Visitor Visa in the UK?

A US citizen cannot work on a Visitor Visa in the UK, including remote working. However, if a US citizen is invited as an expert in the UK then they will be able to stay for up to 1 month without a visa and can be paid to do specific things. You can find the full list of what you can be paid to do on the Home Office official website.

What documents are required for a UK visa?

The documents that are required for a UK visa depend on the type of visa that you are seeking to apply for.

As a QC Immigration client, we will provide you with a list of documents that is customised to your circumstances.

How early can I apply for a UK visa?

If you are applying from outside the UK, then the earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. If you are applying in the UK, then you can apply at any time before your visa expires.

How much is a UK visa?

The cost of the Home Office fees for a UK visa depends on the type of visa, your circumstances, where you are and how you apply. You will also need to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application (unless you are applying to remain permanently in the UK). You can check how much you need to pay on the Home Office official website.

QC Immigration is familiar with the needs of American clients and can provide an efficient solution to you.

Contact us on 0203 647 8633 or info@qc-immigration.com

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Long Residence Settlement (10 years) client – Mauritian

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Tier 1 (General) visa client – Singaporean

I would like to thank you for all the hard work you’ve done for us in the past few years! I am now finished with the whole process and had my UK Citizenship ceremony. We couldn’t have gotten this far without you!

Entry Clearance Settlement (Spouse) visa client – Canadian

Thank you for all your help. I got the visa this morning and look forward to going on holiday. See you again in 30 months for the next visa.

PEO same-day service (Spouse leave to remain) client – Thai

We are so glad that our friend recommended you to help with our ILR application and we have no doubt it may have been a different story if we were applying without your support! We appreciate your professional approach and knowledge on immigration matters and wish your business well in the future (we are sure you will be very successful). Have no doubt we will be using your services for our application for Citizenship.

Indefinite Leave to Remain (Spouse) client – Russian

The QC Immigration team has proved an absolute star on the immigration front and my son’s fiancée is now happily settled, thank you again.

Partner (Fiancée) Settlement Visa – Brazilian

Many thanks for all your work on our application, especially since I contacted you on short notice! I contacted you on Sept 22nd and we signed up with you on/around Sept 27th! So we pulled this all together a little over 3 weeks.

Premium Service (Fiancée) Partner visa client – American

You have exceeded our expectations by saving us so much time and money when organising this! Thank you for also co-operating with our investment manager and accountant to ensure everything ran smoothly.

Tier 1 Investor (Super Premium Service) client – Chinese

Naturalisation (British Citizenship) client - Dutch

EEA Permanent Residence client – Belgian

My family and I were very emotional receiving the good news today. Thank you for all your help and we will definitely recommend you to our European friends who are planning ahead after Brexit!

Naturalisation (British Citizenship) client – Dutch

My family and I were very emotional receiving the good news today. Thank you for all your help and we will definitely recommend you to our European friends who are planning ahead after Brexit!

Naturalisation (British Citizenship) client – Dutch

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