UK Visa Application

Skilled Tier 2 chefs

When is a job “skilled” and when is it not? And more specifically when is a chef “skilled” and when are they not?   These interesting questions may come to mind for restaurant or hotel owners who cannot easily find sufficiently skilled chefs to cook their food. In some cases they would like to take advantage of the Tier 2 sponsorship scheme to sponsor chefs so that they can come to the UK and work for them. Chefs from outside the EEA

Visa decision-making algorithms – how do they work?

“Algorithm” is a word that has become part of general parlance over the last year or two. Algorithms, so they say, can in some situations save a lot of time by carrying out complex calculations very quickly. Not everyone knows this, but British diplomatic posts use algorithms in their visa application decision-making. But it was not really a secret: the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration in a report published in 2017 explained about this in at least some detail. When confronted

Students who want to stay and work in the UK

It is presumably the case that many international students come to study in the UK because British education has a high reputation. Currently around 450,000 international students per year are coming here, and most come under the points-based system Tier 4 Student route. China, the world’s second-largest economy, has in the last year sent over 100,000 students to the UK. Even the United States – whose education system is also highly rated – has sent around 15,000, and a large