Posts tagged Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship

Steps to counter visa threat ready

Steps to counter visa threat ready

The Indian government will consider limiting royalty and technical fees to foreign companies if the country’s services sector is hit by new immigration laws being pushed in the West. Officials said the commerce ministry was preparing a note on possible actions if trading partners took steps to reduce Indian services exports through visa curbs. While […]

UK Visa Application Changes Allowing ...

UK Visa Application Changes

Anticipating a huge demand for UK visas during the summer in India, the United Kingdom will allow Indian nationals applying for standard visitor visas in India to apply for visas three months prior to the expected date of travel.  This was announced at a British event in Pune as the “Beat the Peak” campaign.  In […]

Parliament Approval Needed to Trigger...

Parliament Approval Needed to Trigger Brexit, UK Supreme Court

The UK Supreme Court ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May must get parliament’s approval before she begins Britain’s formal exit from the European Union. The highest judicial body of Britain refused to accept the argument of the government that Prime Minister Theresa May was entitled to utilize her ‘royal prerogative’ the executive powers to make […]

UK launches drive for Indians to appl...

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The UK today launched a new campaign to encourage Indian visitors to apply early for their visas in the quieter, off-peak period of January and February, the British High Commission said. Visa applicants can expect to get a visa decision more quickly outside the peak period, and benefit from quieter Visa Application Centres and more […]

Government report rules out UK Visa r...

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The government report appears to conclude that regional visa schemes will not be considered for a post-Brexit immigration system, including the London visa scheme. The government’s rejection of regional visa schemes comes in response to a report produced by the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee, which urged Westminster to review plans for a formal […]

UK investor applications rise post-Br...

UK investor applications rise post-Brexit12

 Investor visa applications for the UK surged after the Brexit referendum with affluent foreign nationals trying to cash in on a falling pound and special rules for immigration. The number of applications rise by 61 percent in the three months post-Brexit when compared to the same period a year ago, expecting more stringent rules on […]

EU citizens of right to stay ‘w...

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Government has said The UK would lose “negotiating capital” in Europe if it unilaterally granted EU citizens the right to remain after Brexit. EU citizens from the office of the home secretary, Amber Rudd, the government said it “recognises that EU nationals make an invaluable contribution to our economy and society”. However, in an apparent hardening of the […]

Integration of immigrants

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The title of the report is instructive. As with the recent government-backed Casey review, which called on migrants to swear an oath of allegiance to Britain, discussions about integration in the UK tend to place the responsibility on the incomers rather than on the hosts. The authors of this latest report are thoughtful about what local communities and […]

The British government wants to imple...

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The British government wants to implement an immigration regime under which controls would be applied to both skilled and unskilled European workers, the Guardian understands. Ministers have told colleagues they want a tough system that is profoundly different to the one that currently exists, with restrictions at all levels. But sources have suggested that they […]

CHANGES TO THE UK IMMIGRATION RULES

CHANGES TO THE UK IMMIGRATION RULES

Some of the changes to the UK Immigration Rules: The Tier 1 visa route Applicants will be asked to provide more documentation when applying for, or extending, this type of visa. This will also be the case for any application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) made under the Tier 1 category. The amount of documentation […]