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You can apply to live and work in the UK as a media employee. The Media Employee Visa category is for Representative of an Overseas Newspaper, News Agency or Broadcasting Organisation is for employees of media organisations being posted to the UK on a long-term assignment as a representative of their overseas employer.
The Representative of an Overseas Newspaper, News Agency or Broadcasting Organisation visa allows an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation to be posted to the UK on a long-term assignment to work as a full-time representative of their overseas employer.
Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) can be achieved after 5 years in the Representative of an Overseas Newspaper, News Agency or Broadcasting Organisation visa category.
UK Visas & Immigrations have a set rules and requirements a Media Employee Visa applicant must meet before the visa is granted. These are as follows:
- You are employed by an overseas media agency or organisation;
- You were recruited outside of the UK;
- You are being posted to the UK on a long-term assignment;
- You intend to work full time for your employer and will not take other work;
- You satisfy an English language requirement;
- Your employer’s principal place of business is outside of the UK;
- You will be able to maintain and accommodate yourself without recourse to public funds.
To be sure of what you really need for you’re a Human Rights application, you may need to seek professional advice from an immigration lawyer. In other to brighten your chances of success at first attempt, and reduce to chances of failure, it is advisable you speak with in an immigration lawyer in every situation.
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Extension of stay with Media Employee Visa
In order to extend your stay as a Representative of an Overseas Newspaper, News Agency or Broadcasting Organisation, you will need to satisfy UK Visas & Immigration that:
- you are still engaged in the employment for which your entry clearance was granted;
- you are still required for the employment in question, as certified by your employer;
- you are in receipt of a salary from your employer (you will need to provide evidence of your salary being paid in the previous 12 months;
- you intend to work full time for your employer and will not take other work;
- you can maintain and accommodate yourself and your dependants without recourse to public funds.
Settlement routes from Media Employee Visa
After spending a continuous period of 5 years in the UK as a Representative of an Overseas Newspaper, News Agency or Broadcasting Organisation, you may be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain.
In addition to continuing to meet the requirements as set out above for an extension of stay, you will also need to show that:
- You have sufficient knowledge of language and life in the UK;
- You have spent a continuous period of five years in the UK;
- You have not been absent from the UK for more than 180 days in any of the five years prior to the date of application.
Our expert immigration lawyers can help with this processes.
Reviews and Appeals
There are many reasons why your visa applications may be refused by the UK Visas and Immigrations, especially when you fail to seek expert advice before your first attempt. Sometimes, denial could be on technical ground or done in error by a consular officer.
If your application for entry clearance or leave to remain in any circumstances at all has been refused, our expert immigration lawyers can advise on the merits of making a fresh application or challenging the decision.
If your application was refused by the consular officer as a result of failure to correctly apply the UK Immigration Rules or Home Office policy, then our immigration experts can bring Administrative Review proceedings to challenge the decision to refuse your application.
Also, if the refusal of your application is adjudged by our experts as a decision reached unlawfully, unreasonably or procedurally improper, then our immigration experts can bring an application for Judicial Review. We will also brief our barristers to represent you at Judicial Review hearings.
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