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Theresa May’s refusal to remove...

Theresa May’s refusal to remove foreign students from immigration figures ‘damaging UK’s world-class universities’

Theresa May is under mounting pressure to remove foreign students from the immigration figures after MPs warned that her refusal to do so is damaging Britain’s world class universities. In a report published today, the cross-party Education Select Committee calls for overseas students to be recorded “under a separate classification and not be counted against the […]

UK will need Sikh values of equality,...

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Prime Minister Theresa May today said Britain needs Sikh values of equality and respect more than ever as the country forges a “new and ambitious role” in the world post Brexit. Greeting the Sikh community on the occasion of            Vai sakhi, May said Sikhs have set an example for all. “I send my best […]

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 Tier 2 visa and Tier 2 Sponsorship...

UK Tier 2 visa and Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence rules must be relaxed

UK Visa rules must be relaxed.  Australia has told the UK to relax Tier 2 visa restrictions and Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence rules if it wants to strike a free trade deal post-Brexit. Australia’s high commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer, said that Canberra – Australia’s capital city – would seek better access for business people operating in the […]

Tier 2 Visa Certificates of Sponsorsh...

Tier 2 Visa Certificates of Sponsorship for UK Visas Available for Allocation in March

The number of Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) available for March 2017 stands at 2,169, according to UK Visas and Immigration data. The department published its February report citing that its figures were correct as of 23 February, 2017.   If you gain enough points this should mean that you will receive a Tier 2 visa CoS and then be able […]

UK visas to get more expensive for In...

UK visas to get more expensive for Indians, non-EU nationals from today

The changes, which were announced in 2016, are being made by British government in their efforts to cut down the number of immigrants and have stringent visa regulations. Indians and other non-European Union citizens, who mostly use Tier 2 category of visa to enter UK. The multiple changes incorporated in the Tier 2 category of visas […]

UK Visa Costlier from Today, Exemptio...

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The Tier 2 category of visas, a route used by many Indians and other nationals from outside the EU, will undergo major set of changes under the new rules. Companies in the UK hiring workers from outside the EU, such as Indians, will have to shell out an additional 1,000-pound annual “Immigration Skills Charge”, announced […]

May under new pressure from Tory MPs ...

May under new pressure from Tory MPs to EXCLUDE foreign students from migration figures

 The UK Prime Minister is facing a revolt from within her party who oppose her move to not include foreign students in the immigration figures. Around 134,000 foreigners entered Britain to study in the last one-year ending September 2016, until which time the total net migration was 273,000. Ben Hewlett, the Tory MP for Bath, was quoted […]

Visas granted under 457 schemes

Visas granted under 457 schemes

The Federal Government will abolish the 457 visa and replace it with two new visas, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says. Current visa holders will not be affected by the changes, which will see the introduction of two new temporary skills visas — a two-year visa and a more specialised one for four years “targeted at […]

UK universities want new immigration ...

UK universities want new immigration policy for international students

LONDON: British universities have called on the government for a “new immigration policy” to encourage international students to choose the UK, after recent figures showed a “worrying decline” in the number of students from countries like India. Universities UK, the representative body for higher education institutions, expressed concerns this week over a “worrying decline” in […]