Is the person applying in a relationship with an eea national? If so what is there relationship to them?
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A non-EEA national may apply for a visit visa from another country provided that they have the right to stay in the other country and have treated it as the country in which they are ordinarily resident (ie. The country in which they normally live and which they are legally allowed to live in).
The eligibility criteria for a visitor's visa is as follow, is that you need to show that:-
· You want to visit the UK for no more than six months;
· You intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit;
· You have enough money to support yourself during your stay in the UK without working or needing help from public funds
You have to try and show them that she has continuing obligations in her home country which will continue after the visit and therefore convince them that she is not a risk of overstay. Things like a letter from his employer stating she has a job (if she does) and is expected to return to continue that job, return flight tickets, evidence of continuing accommodation (eg. tenancy agreement of evidence of ownership of a property), bank statements showing the money he has available and evidence of other responsibilities that she has which will continue after the visit.
If someone will assist her during the intended stay you should ask them to go to a local solicitor to draft a sponsorship declaration in which they state the terms of his visit, that the visitor is to return at the end of and that the person assisting shall accommodate the visitor and shall pay the costs of any unforeseen expenses that should occur during the stay so that nether person will need to access public funds.
This should cost around £50+vat and you can find immigration solicitors via:-
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Sorry, are you saying that she is applying for a two year work visa to work in the UK?
If so, what has she said the visa is called please?
Can you find out from her please because it's not at all clear from the information you have given me what type of visa she is applying for?
There are none, that is why I'm asking..
If she is able to naturalise as an Italian citizen then this would probalby be the best thing to do, once naturalised she would be able to travel to the UK under her Italian passport and work straight away. I would investigate this with an italian lawyer first.
Assuming she doesn't have access to £200, 000gbp for investment in to a UK business or is already employed with am employer who wanted to move her job to the UK, then she would be looking at applying under the Tier 2 Sponsored Skilled Workers Visa provisions:. You will have to see if there is a job that she could do in the UK on the shortage occupation list:-
If her job is not on this list then this means that an employer would have to offer her job and then apply to become a licensed sponsor of skilled migrants and also confirm to the home office that they have carried out a the Resident Labour Market Test. This test is effectively to show that there are no resident/eea national in the locality that can perform the role role,.
You would have to then secure a job offer from a UK employer who is or would become a licensed sponsor of skilled migrants:-
If she is able to secure a job offer for tier 2 purposes from an employer licensed to sponsor tier 2 migrants then she can apply under this visa category and then apply for indefinite leave to remain after 5 years. However, she would have to make the application from the united states and could not make the applicaiton from within the UK whilst on a visit visa.
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Generally, yes she can only stay for 6 months and that is the length of the visa that would be granted.However, if she wanted to she could apply for a long term multi-entry visit visa on either a 1, 2, 5 or 10 year basis. This would allow her to enter the UK as many times as she likes within the visa period but again subject to the requirement that she does not spend more than 6 months in any 12 month period in the UK,
If she visits for 6 months then returns to Italy, she would have to wait a further 6 months until she can apply again.
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