UK Other Visa

  • Domestic work visa

    The "domestic worker" immigration category allows overseas employers to bring their domestic workers with them when they visit or move to the UK. . A domestic worker may include a cleaner, chauffeur, gardener, cook, nanny or carer in a private household. Once a domestic worker has been in the UK for five years, they can apply to stay here permanently. Employers seeking to sponsor or hire foreign workers can sign up for UK Corporate Immigration Services.

    If you wish to apply for this category, applicants must have been employed as a domestic worker in their employer's private household and intend to work full-time as their domestic worker in the UK. Furthermore, applicants must:

    •  as a domestic worker in the same house as their employer or;
    •  in a household that their employer uses on a regular basis, and there is evidence of a connection between them and their employer.
    • Employer may sponsor, or individual may self-petition.

    Please contact our highly expert immigration consultants for more information.

  • Tier 1 exceptional programme

    The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) category is only for individuals who are outside the UK and for those individuals who are internationally recognised as world leaders or potential world leaders in the fields of science and the arts, and who want to work in the UK.

    Applicants must be internationally recognized as world leaders in their field.

    Requirements

    The UK government has placed a limit on the number of people who can come to the UK in this category by requiring each initial application to be endorsed by a designated competent body. Each of the prescribed bodies has a fixed quota of endorsements they can make in a given period

    You must be able to obtain at least 75 points . This is rather a complex area with on-going changes and we recommend that you contact us.

    Please contact our highly expert immigration consultants for more information.

  • UK Ancestry Visa

    This category is suitable for Commonwealth citizens with a grandparent born in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and who wish to live and work in the UK. -. Applications for UK Ancestry visas may be considered valid based upon the British birth of any of your four grandparents, alive or deceased.

    There are some requirements for this visa. Details are :-

    • You are a Commonwealth citizen.
    • You are aged 17 or over.
    • You have a grandparent who was born in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).
    • You are able to work and you plan to work in the UK.

    Please contact our highly expert immigration consultants for more information.

  • EB-2 & EB-3—First Stage: Labour Certification

    Description

    This preference category is reserved for persons who are members of the professions holding advanced degrees (EB-2) or for professionals, skilled workers, and other workers to immigrate permanently to the United States. The second step in the process is immigrant petition, which is filed with the US Citizenship Services.

    Please note—because of the complexity, uncertainty, and length of time to complete the immigration process in the EB-2 and EB-3 categories, Visas Wizard separates and provides each stage of the immigration process separately.

    Requirements

    • Labour Certification must be approved by US Department of Labour within 180 days of filing I-140.
    • Must show that worker possesses the minimum requirements specified in approved Labour Certification.
    • Employer must demonstrate its ability to pay the proffered wage, usually by showing net income or assets on tax return greater than the worker’s annual wage.

    Procedure

    • I-140 filed with USCIS service centre.

    Please contact our highly expert immigration consultants for more information.

  • I Media Visa

    Description

    This visa is available to media employees including reporters, freelance journalists and film crew members.

    Requirements

    Bona-fide representative of foreign press, radio, film or other foreign information media: Includes both primary employees of foreign information media engaged in filming news events or documentaries, as well as employees of independent production companies if the employees either:

    • hold a credential issued by a professional journalistic association; or
    • If no such credential is available because the sending country has no credentialing authority or the authority does not offer credentialing to the class of media representatives to which the employees belong.
    • Television included. Private production crews where film will be distributed for information or news not commercial entertainment are also included.
    • Free Lance Media Workers as long as they have a valid contract.
    • Representative of tourist bureau (whether or not controlled by foreign government) who engage primarily in disseminating factual tourist information about the country.

    Employees of Organizations Disseminating Technical Industrial Information.

    Does not include:

    • Film production/distribution unless film is informational or educational.
    • Camera crew and other workers producing for commercial entertainment/advertising purpose.
    • Foreign press includes a foreign press owned by US shareholders if staffed in large part by non-Americans to collect information for foreign audience.
    • I visa holder may be employed by a US branch office or US subsidiary of the foreign company provided his or her activities are being conducted principally for the benefit of the foreign-based media.
    • Must be entering solely to engage in vocation.

    Duration and Limitations

    • Visas usually granted for 1 year.
    • Admission for D/S (duration of status).
    • Extensions available in 1 year increments from US consulate.

    Procedure

    • Application if filed at US consulate in home country.

    Notes

    • Processing Time: usually 3 - 4 weeks.
    • Dependents including spouses and children under 21 allowed on these visas.

    Please contact our highly expert immigration consultants for more information.

  • O-1A Extraordinary Ability (Science, Education, Business, or Athletics)

    Description

    The O-1A category applies to individuals who have extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim.

    Requirements

    • The O-1A category applies to individuals who have extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim.
    • The individual must be coming to the US to work in his or her area of extraordinary ability or achievement.
    • A US employer, agent, manager, or other sponsor must file the petition.
    • Evidence that the alien has received a major, internationally-recognized award, such as a Nobel Prize, or evidence of at least three of the following:
      • Receipt of nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in the field of endeavour;
      • Membership in organization which requires outstanding achievement;
      • Original scientific, scholarly, or business-related contributions of major
      • significance in the field;
      • Employment in a critical or essential capacity for organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation.

    Procedure

    • A particular form is filed with USCIS Service Centre.
    • Upon approval, if candidate is out of US, he/she must obtain visa stamp at US consulate in home country.

    Duration and Limitations

    • Initial O-1s may be approved for up to 3 years.
    • Extensions—USCIS will determine time necessary to accomplish the initial event or activity in increments of up to 1 year.

    Notes

    • O-2 visa available for individuals who will accompany an O-1
    • Artist or athlete, to assist in a specific event or performance,
    • For an O-1A, the O-2’s assistance must be an ―integral part‖ of the O-1A’s activity.
    • O-2 worker has critical skills and experience with the O-1 that cannot be readily performed by a US worker and which are essential to the successful performance of the O-1.
    • O-3 visa available for the spouse or children of O-1s and O-2s.

    Please contact our highly expert immigration consultants for more information.

  • O-1B Extraordinary Ability (Arts, Motion Picture, or Television)

    Description

    The O-1B category applies to individuals who have demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry.

    Requirements

    To qualify for an O-1 visa in the motion picture or television industry, the beneficiary must demonstrate extraordinary achievement evidenced by a degree of skill and recognition significantly above that ordinarily encountered to the extent the person is recognized as outstanding, notable or leading in the motion picture and/or television field.

    • A US employer, agent, manager, or other sponsor must file the petition.
    • A written advisory opinion from a peer group (including labour organizations) or a person designated by the group with expertise in the alien's area of ability which describes the person’s ability/achievements in the field and the duties to be performed (we will help obtaining this letter).
    • A copy of any written contract between the employer and the alien or a summary of the terms of the oral agreement under which the alien will be employed;
    • If the events will take place in multiple areas, an itinerary or schedule must be submitted which sets forth the dates and locations of the events.
    • Evidence that the beneficiary has received, or been nominated for, significant national or international awards or prizes in the particular field, such as an Academy Award, Emmy, Grammy or Director's Guild Award, or evidence of at least (3) three of the following:
      • Performed and will perform services as a lead or starring participant in productions or events which have a distinguished reputation as evidenced by critical reviews, advertisements, publicity releases, publications, contracts or endorsements;
      • Achieved national or international recognition for achievements, as shown by critical reviews or other published materials by or about the beneficiary in major newspapers, trade journals, magazines, or other publications;
      • Performed and will perform in a lead, starring, or critical role for organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation as evidenced by articles in newspapers, trade journals, publications, or testimonials;
      • A record of major commercial or critically acclaimed successes, as shown by such indicators as title, rating or standing in the field, box office receipts, motion picture or television ratings and other occupational achievements reported in trade journals, major newspapers or other publications;
      • Received significant recognition for achievements from organizations, critics, government agencies or other recognized experts in the field in which the beneficiary is engaged, with the testimonials clearly indicating the author's authority, expertise and knowledge of the beneficiary's achievements; or
      • A high salary or other substantial remuneration for services in relation to others in the field, as shown by contracts or other reliable evidence.

    If the above standards do not readily apply to the beneficiary’s occupation in the arts, the petitioner may submit comparable evidence in order to establish eligibility (this exception does not apply to the motion picture or television industry).

    Procedure

    • A particular form should be filed with USCIS Service Centre.
    • Upon approval, if candidate is out of US, he/she must obtain visa stamp at US consulate in home country.

    Duration and Limitations

    • Initial O-1s may be approved for up to 3 years.
    • Extensions—USCIS will determine time necessary to accomplish the initial event or activity in increments of up to 1 year.

    Notes

    • O-2 visa is available to individuals who will accompany an O-1, artist or athlete, to assist in a specific event or performance. For an O-1B, the O-2’s assistance must be essential‖ to the completion of the O-1B’s production.
    • The O-2 worker has critical skills and experience with the O-1 that cannot be readily performed by a US worker and which are essential to the successful performance of the O-1.
    • For an O-1A, the O-2’s assistance must be an ―integral part‖ of the O-1A’s activity.
    • O-3 visa is available to the spouse or children of O-1s and O-2s.

    Please contact our highly expert immigration consultants for more information.

  • P-1A Athletes

    Description

    The P-1A classification applies to an alien coming to the US temporarily to perform at a specific athletic competition as an athlete, individually or as part of a group or team, at an internationally recognized level of performance.

    Requirements

    •  Written advisory opinion from the appropriate labour organization which evaluates the person’s or group’s ability, comment on their international recognition and state whether services being performed are appropriate for an internationally recognized athlete.
    • Tendered contract with a major US sports league or team or one commensurate with international recognition in the sport.
    • Copies of evidence of at least two of the following:
      • Significant participation in a prior season with a major US sports league;
      • Participation in international competition with a national team;
      • Significant participation in a prior season for a US college or university in intercollegiate competition;
      • A written statement from a US official in the sport detailing how the individual or team is internationally recognized;
      • A written statement from an expert or sports media detailing how the individual or team is internationally recognized;
      • A Evidence as to the individual’s or team’s ranking; or
      • Evidence of a significant honour or award in the sport.

    NOTE: If the events will take place in multiple areas, an itinerary or schedule must be submitted with the P visa petition. The itinerary must set forth the dates and locations of the events.

    Procedure

    • A particular form should be filed with USCIS Service Centre.
    • Upon approval, if candidate is out of US, he/she must obtain visa stamp at US consulate in home country.

    Duration and Limitations

    • Individual Athlete
      • Initial period of stay—time needed to complete event, not to exceed 5 years.
      • Extensions— time needed to complete event in increments of up to 5 years. Total stay limited to 10 years.
    • Athletic Group
      • Initial period of stay—time needed to complete event, not to exceed 1year.
      • Extensions— time needed to complete event in increments of up to 1 year.
    • Essential Support Personnel
      • Initial period of stay—time needed to complete event, not to exceed 1 year.
      • Extensions— time needed to complete event in increments of up to 5 years. Total stay limited to 10 years.

    Notes

    • Dependents including spouses and children under 21 (P-4) allowed on these visas.

    Please contact our highly expert immigration consultants for more information.

  • P-1B Entertainment Group

    Description

    The P-1B classification applies to an alien coming temporarily to perform as a member of a foreign-based entertainment group that has been recognized internationally as outstanding in the discipline for a sustained and substantial period of time. This person also must have had a sustained and substantial relationship with the group (ordinarily for at least one year) and/or provide functions integral to the group's performance.

    Requirements

    • Written advisory opinion from the appropriate labour organization which evaluates the person’s or group’s ability, comment on their international recognition and state whether services being performed are appropriate for an internationally recognized entertainment group.
    • A statement that the group has been established and performing regularly for at least one year.
    • Evidence the group is internationally recognized as outstanding in the discipline for a sustained and substantial period of time as demonstrated by evidence of the group's receipt of, or nomination for, significant international awards or prizes for outstanding achievement in the field, or evidence of at least three of the following:
      • The group has performed and will perform as a starring or leading entertainment group in production or events which have a distinguished reputation as evidenced by critical reviews, advertisements, publicity releases, publications, contracts, or endorsements;
      • The group has achieved international recognition and acclaim for outstanding achievement in its field as evidenced by reviews in major newspapers, trade journals, magazines or other published material;
      • The group has performed and will perform services as a leading or starring group for organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation as evidenced by articles in newspapers, trade journals, publications, or testimonials;
      • The group has a record of major commercial or critically acclaimed successes, as evidenced by indicators such as ratings, box office receipts, record, cassette or video sales, and other achievements as reported in trade journals, major newspapers or other publications;
      • The alien has received significant recognition for achievements from critics, organizations, government agencies or other recognized experts in the field in which the alien is engaged, with the testimonials clearly indicating the author's authority, expertise and knowledge of the alien's achievements; or
      • The group has commanded and will command a high salary or other substantial remuneration for services comparable to others similarly situated in the field, as evidenced by contracts or other reliable evidence.

    NOTE:If the events or performances will take place in multiple areas, an itinerary must be submitted with the P visa petition. The itinerary must set forth the dates and locations of the events.

    Procedure

    • I-129 is filed with USCIS Service Centre.
    • Upon approval, if candidate is out of US, he/she must obtain visa stamp at US consulate in home country.

    Duration and Limitations

    • Individual Athlete
      • Initial period of stay—time needed to complete event, not to exceed 5 years.
      • Extensions— time needed to complete event in increments of up to 5 years. Total stay limited to 10 years.
    • Athletic Group
      • Initial period of stay—time needed to complete event, not to exceed 1year.
      • Extensions— time needed to complete event in increments of up to 1 year.

    Notes

    • Dependents including spouses and children under 21 (P-4) allowed on these visas. Please contact our highly expert immigration consultants for more information.

    Please contact our highly expert immigration consultants for more information.

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