Why UK

The United Kingdom’s immigration policies, standard of living, flexible work and labor market makes it a best suited place for migration. Being a historical place, Britain takes pride in its culture and heritage, which is foreseen in the literature, sports, cuisine and general communications. It has a vibrant history with multi-cultural diversity and is well known for Shakespeare‘s writings. Originally called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain (GBR) consists of England, Wales and Scotland, while the UK has England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Currently, the country is ruled by the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who is the head of state and the territories. It has been ranked number one for the Higher Education System, thus various prevailing factors make it easy for an individual to adapt and stay in the United Kingdom. Hence, provides recognized degrees worldwide with a high employability margin after graduation. It has famous universities like University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College of London, University College of London (UCL), University of Edinburgh etc. with marvelous architecture such as Abbey, Alfred’s Tower, Amberley Castle, Royal Crescent, Bodleian Library.

UK being the birthplace of cricket, it has some famous cricket grounds like Lords, The Oval, and Edgbaston etc. It is also famous for its beautiful museums, cathedrals, theater and education. Thus, it has a variety of cuisine, whether you go for Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Indian, Pakistani and Chinese etc. It has a blend of modern cities like London, Leeds, Manchester, and Liverpool, and natural suburbs of countryside with great infrastructure and farming. There are many facilities which a resident of the UK avails. It provides the citizen a great deal of free health care and education facilities with a well maintained transport system and safety.

The UK is manifested as a nominal platform for world class universities with renowned research work not only in the field of science and technology, but also in economics and law with high academic standards. Ranking as a sixth largest economy and having lower unemployment rates paves the way for skilled newcomers for great job opportunities. A talented individual can procure a job in the field of choice, namely business, education, marketing, graphic designing, health care etc., by availing the opportunity of a post study UK visa. Universities and embassies can provide suitable jobs, thus benefiting with earn and learn schemes; additionally, there are various agencies which provide apprenticeships and stipend internships. WWOOF, or World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, is a network of independent farms which allows youths to work in the farm with a good stipend. One can apply for British citizenship after living in the UK continuously for 5 years, hence 7conferring a ‘settled status’. Apparently, Cosmos is always ready for extending support and plays a major role in helping with applications and immigration support.

Visa Categories

  • Business Visa

    The U.K. many reasons for being one of the best destination to migrate is because it connects major EU countries U.K is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in north-western Europe.

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  • Student Visa

    UK offers a Post Study Work Visa of two years after completing a Bachelors or Masters Course. Students who will complete their degrees after June 2021 will be eligible for the Post Study Work Visa.

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  • Visit Visa

    You might come to U.K for reasons such as holidays, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends, to be a business visitor or for other short-term non-work things like medical treatment or medical consultations.

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UK Follows a point based system for classification into a Tier system, which has been implemented since 2008. The various categories are:

  • Tier 1 Visa

    This includes people from higher class investors and those bearing special talent and contributions, and applicable to people outside the EEA (European Economic Area). An individual can choose to become an investor, by obtaining an entrepreneur UK visa. Generally, the visa is available for 1-4 months, but can be extended further for 2 years for a legal stay in the UK.


    • Valid passport
    • Income and bank balance minimum of £2,000,000
    • Tuberculosis negative test result
    • Clean Criminal records
  • Tier 2 Visa

    This Visa is usually granted to a working category who is sponsored by an employer on an event of transfer or shortage of an occupation type in a specific field


    • Good knowledge of English
    • Passport, multiple passports in case of a frequent traveler
    • Proof of Funds in order to support the travel cost and stay
    • Tuberculosis test if your country is among the listed testing criteria
    • Clearance on criminal history, if you have any, then documents regarding the details, in addition to doctoral statements etc.
    • Sponsor details if getting funds for travel and living in the UK
  • Tier 3 Visa

    This type was awarded previously for ‘low skilled workers’, since not comprehended by the government, this visa is not in existence.

  • Tier 4 Visa

    This visa can be awarded to students outside EEA, who wish to pursue their higher studies in the UK. They need to secure a registered place in an academic institution for this application.

    The intake in the UK mostly starts in September for major courses, January for selected courses and June for a few. The fees may vary depending upon EU and non-EU candidates. One can avail the sponsorship. The university ranking is provided below:


    • English Proficiency with good score
    • Documents and certificates translated to English or Welsh
    • Acceptance letter from the University
    • Proof of the funds available for traveling and bearing the cost of expenditure.
    • If the visit is sponsored then details regarding the same.
  • Tier 5 Visa

    This consists of six subclasses including people from a field which belongs to creativity, sports, religious workers, and the youth mobility scheme which permits 55,000 young people annually to work in the UK on working holidays.


    • Proof of necessary documents
    • Valid passport
    • Clearance on criminal history if any
    • Proof that you will return to your home country after the work is completed
  • Visitor Visa

    This is for visitors who can enjoy a vacation or leisure time in the UK for a medical treatment, taking part in sports or creative events for a stipulated duration. This is available for 6 months it can be a multi-entry visa to different places, like London Visit Visa from Dubai, UK Visitor Visa from Dubai


    • Valid Passport
    • Certified Documents in English or Welsh
    • Purpose of visit and thus supportive documents
    • Other important supportive documents for medical treatment
    • Details of the place where you will stay
    • Financial details which will bear the total cost of your travel and visit
    • Documents that will state your occupation and parent country details
    • Details of family members
    • Travel history details if applicable
    • Details and proof of documents of the sponsor, If sponsored by a third party
  • UK Family Visa

    This type supports visiting a family member in the UK or helping your family to get to the UK. This can be supported if you have a partner/spouse who is a citizen of the UK, or your child is a citizen of the UK hence you are planning a visit. Thus you are allowed to live for a span of 2.5 years. Forms are available for the application along with fee waiver forms which will help you if you are not able to afford due to any valid circumstances.


    • Valid Documents (Passport, educational qualifications)
    • Proof of civil partnership, engagement, marriage that is accepted in UK
    • Good knowledge of English (IELTS 6.0 - 8.0 overall band)
    • Documents and proof to support your travel and stay
    • If your child is a citizen of the UK, thus you want to apply for a visa as it is not possible to leave the UK for them.
  • UK Family Visa

    This covers the visa type awarded for short term and long term business purposes


    • Valid passports and documents stating the purpose of travel, for example the conference, meet etc.
    • Proof of funds available to travel
    • Proof that you shall be returning to your home country once the work is completed
    • Supporting documents and frequent visit details if any

Benefits of Migrating to Denmark

  • Avail Permanent Citizenship
  • Free healthcare by UK National Healthcare service
  • Freedom to migrate and work within the UK and Ireland
  • Purchase a property
  • Stable Economy
  • Advantage for educational provisions
  • High Quality of life Index

Permanent resident visa

You have a right to live and work in the UK indefinitely. There are no immigration restrictions on working or for business in the UK. Below list shows the length of time one must spend in the UK on various visas in order to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR):

  • Married or unmarried partner to UK citizen- 2 years
  • Legal stay on any basis (long stay)- 10 years
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 visa- 5 years
  • Business owner Investor, arts, sportsperson - 5 years
  • Ancestral origin- 5 years
  • If your stay in the UK is within any of the categories above and it has been completed according to the stipulated length of time, you become eligible to apply for UK residency. When it comes to residency, completing the application process is one of the important things you will have to do. Firstly comes the eligibility check and relevant paperwork. Then you need to ensure that you have all the details of your immigration history, especially if you have been on a various visas in the country.

There are two types of application forms available depending on your condition:

Set (M)

You can use this form if you have lived in the UK in any one of the immigration categories above.

Set (O)

You can use this application form if you are the partner/ parent of a UK citizen, settled in the UK.

You will need to provide documents as proof of your legal stay in the UK as part of the application process. These may include:

  • Payslips
  • Bank account statements
  • Council tax letters (if applicable)
  • Letter from employer on company’s letter head.
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The UK electronic visa waiver (EVW) is a form of authorization for travel which allows citizens from the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman to enter in the UK. This is an online application process. Under the EVW scheme Emirati, Omani and Qatari passport holders can travel without a visa.

An Applicant needs to have a valid passport, which won’t expire till your visit day at least, from one of the eligible countries and a credit or debit card to pay the visa fee. Once the complete application has been submitted and approved, a link is sent to the applicant which can be used to download the UK EVW.

The person applying for eVisa can avail it for 180 days.

A person applying from Gulf need to pay the fees in US dollars

One can make the application three months prior to the travel

The person can apply for a UK visa if they are legally present in that place.

Yes applicants can get their visas within 2-3 days, thus the process is subjective to paying additional charges.

One will have to cancel and rebook another visa application date

Apparently, the time for UK visa processing from UAE is usually 10-15 days for all types of non-settlement applications. And 3-5 days with priority service. However, the UK spouse settlement visa timelines are normally within 60 days and 30 days with the priority service.

The requirements for submitting supporting documents with the UK visa application form is slightly different for UAE nationals and residents. However, the requirements for UK visa supporting documents are the same for the UAE nationals and residents. Therefore, an applicant applying for UK visa from UAE needs to submit the following types of documents at the UKVAC:

  • Print out of the UK visa online application form
  • Current valid passport
  • Previous passport, if applicable
  • Translation of documents in English/Welsh which are not
  • A valid UAE residence visa (for foreign residents applying from UAE)
  • Invitation letter, if applicable
  • Current Business/Employer details
  • Tax registration certificate
  • Tax returns
  • Bank statements
  • Salary slips (for employed persons)
  • Marriage certificate, if applicable
  • Residential address in the UAE
  • Rental Agreement of the address in the UAE (if applicable)
  • A UK address stating the place of stay during the visit
  • UAE contact number
  • Ownership of assets in the UAE (and also in the Home Country)

Indeed, the weather in the UK is unpredictable - sunny, raining during summer and frosty snow during winters. Weather changes in the UK, of course can be a great surprise for the visitors. Sitting near to a river bank enjoying sunshine, family time in parks, playing with snowballs are very popular activities you must experience There are apparently four specified seasons in United Kingdom, so when you are planning the visits can consider these seasonal changes for delightful

  • Winter - December to February - Snow and Freezing cold climate
  • Spring - March to May – Mild weather , Blooming flowers and Green
  • Summer - June to August – Sunny and Green
  • Autumn - September to November - Windy and leaves falling from trees

UK is a country that comprises with four other smaller countries:

  • England ( Capital city is London )
  • Scotland ( Capital city is Edinburgh)
  • Wales (Capital city is Cardiff)
  • Northern Ireland (Capital city is Belfast)

The passport should be less than 10 years old to qualify in applying for a UK visa. This is one of criteria in the initial documents checklist acceptable by the embassy in processing your application. If your passport is older than 10 years, unfortunately application will not be accepted. In such cases better you renew your passport before initiating to apply for a UK visit visa from Dubai.

It is not possible for everyone to take out the passport during the application processing, except professionals such as Aviation officers such as pilots, Cabin crews. Or else it can be an exceptional consideration by the embassy upon request by the applicant/s.

Please note that no visa application payment will be refunded by the embassy. Therefore you need to submit accurate documents.

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory. The travel insurance will cover instances such as accidents, natural disasters and emergency medical treatments etc.

The Schengen area is an area made up of 26 European states that have abolished all official and other types of border control including passports within their mutual borders. The area mostly functions as a single jurisdiction for international travel purposes having a common visa policy. The area is named after the 1985 Schengen Agreement signed in Schengen, Luxembourg.

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands (excluding Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovakia, Spain (with special provisions for Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden, Switzerland

No, you are not able to visit the United Kingdom using the Schengen visa. In the same way one is not eligible to visit Schengen listed countries.

Specific documents, based on visa applicant’s employment status are as following:

For employees:

  • Employment contract from employer
  • Latest bank statement of 6 months.
  • Leave permission from the previous employer or recommendation letter.
  • Income Tax Return (ITR) form or Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary.

For the self-employed:

  • A business license proof.
  • Bank statement from Company of the latest 6 months.
  • Income Tax Return (ITR).

For students:

  • Letter of acceptance.
  • No objection letter from School or University.
  • Good academic records

For retired people:

Pension statement of the latest 6 months.

If unemployed and married to an EU citizen:

  • Confirmation of Employment letter, no older than three months, from their spouse’s employer stating the position held within the company as well as the starting date.
  • Spouse’s valid passport.
  • An official marriage certificate.

The parents or legal guardians is possible of minors who are applying for a Schengen visa, must submit some extra documents for the underage applicant:

  • The minor’s birth certificate.
  • Application forms signed by both parents.
  • Family court order – in cases where only one parent has full custody over the child.
  • Certified copies of ID / passport of both parents.
  • A notarized parental authorization signed by both parents / guardians if the minor will be travelling alone.

Subsequently only 1 UAE national can get a transit visa during 2018. However, there might be many foreign residents, who might have got the UK transit visa from the UAE.

Perhaps, most of the UK transit visa applications from the UAE are usually processed within 10-15 working days. Furthermore, at times the decision-making process may consume more time.

In all, 265 UAE citizens can got the short term study visa during 2018.

A UAE resident can apply online for any type of UK visitor visa and submit the application at UKVAC Dubai, Sharjah or Abu Dhabi. An applicant perhaps can read the questions in different languages. However, they can answer only in English. After selecting a particular language for reading the questions, one needs to select UAE as the country if an applicant is applying from inside UAE. If a UAE passport holder is applying for a UK visa when outside the UAE then he/she needs to provide the details of the residence.

A few spouse visa applications from UAE are processed within 15-30 working days i.e. 3 to 6 weeks. For most of the settlement applications, the UK visa processing time from Dubai is usually 12 weeks or 60 working days. Subsequently, some applications even remain outstanding after 120 working days.

During term time one can work for a maximum of:

  • 20 hours a week with a study abroad programme at an "overseas higher education institution" in the UK
  • 10 hours a week a course that is below degree level at a "higher education institution"
  • 10 hours a week if one has immigration permission as a Tier 4 (Child) Student

Your work conditions, including the maximum hours you can contribute and are normally printed on your visa sticker or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

If you are interested in finding part-time work in the UK, there are a variety of different options available. Jobs such as a coffee shop barista or a clothing sales assistant are easy to apply for; the schools have available positions, many institutions have positions readily available for interested students and thus have an impact on the CV.

There are ample part-time, student jobs in London to help support the studies. Many universities have work placement centres to help you find the correct employment options Many universities have work placement centres to help you with good job options. . You can also search online at:

  • Careers Group London
  • Employment 4 students
  • StudentJob

If one prefers a combination of nature and robust career opportunities with slight historical culture, the United Kingdom is a perfect place for you. The United Kingdom provides you with eminent facilities and a balanced work life. Extremely multicultural and welcoming country due to various authenticities yet no problem in communication as the basic language is English with languages across the globe spoken in the UK. Thus, the UK is the best destination because of the high standards yet simple system of education with healthcare benefits’ provided.

Cosmos services include Skilled Migration, Business Migration and study abroad programmes, we provide end-to end services from determining the country of your choice, submitting your applications, complying with the requirements, understanding the migration law for a country or region; dos and don’ts before you arrive in the country of destination and once you arrive as an immigrant.

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