Posts tagged tier 2 genral visa

Five costly immigration changes in Ap...

Five costly immigration changes in April 2017

The headlines may be focused on the fact Article 50 will be triggered on 29 March, starting off the process towards Brexit, but just a few days later employers should also brace themselves for another set of changes to immigration rules. These changes mean that from 6 April 2017, it will become far more costly […]

Tier 2 sponsors may now have their re...

Tier 2 sponsors

The Home Office priority change of circumstances service offers Tier 2 and Tier 5 A-rated sponsors the opportunity to pay for faster processing when submitting a change of circumstances application, and it has recently been expanded to include another aspect of the sponsorship management system (SMS). For a fee of £200, sponsors may now have […]

Beginning of an ebb as the Going gets...

Beginning of an ebb as the Going gets tougher to the UK

The new policy that would be coming into effect post 6th March of 2017 will bring about predominant changes to the visa charges and stringent procedures of processing for the Tier 2 visa, which is a highly opted path chosen especially by Indians. This will be the impact felt also to applicants outside EU. The […]

UK should aim for visa-free travel to...

UK should aim for visa-free travel to EU

The United Kingdom should look to obtain visa-free travel between Britain and the European Union following the former’s decision to exit the single market, said the ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) on 4 April. ABTA, an association of UK travel trade, said that such a pact would help the tourism sector. After the UK […]

UK visas set to get more expensive fr...

Indian IT industry needs to rethink business strategy after immigration curb

UK Home Office last year is set to take effect from Thursday, affecting Indians and other nationals from outside the European Union (EU). 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 tourism body calls for visa-free E...

visa-free EU travel after Br-exit.

Britain should aim to secure visa-free travel between the UK and the European Union in upcoming negotiations to leave the bloc, an association of travel agents said on Tuesday, adding that a transitional deal could also help the sector. Britain formally began its divorce from the European Union last Wednesday, and airlines have demanded that […]

PM Modi’s intervention could settle I...

PM Modi’s intervention could settle India’s US visa concerns

IACC (Indo-American Chamber of Commerce) held the view that if Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, could schedule a visit to the US early, he could resolve issues relating to the US visas with Donald Trump, the US President. NV Srinivasan, National IACC President, was quoted by the Press Trust of India as saying that it […]

No Immigration Skills Charge for PhD ...

No Immigration Skills Charge for PhD level occupations on UK Tier 2 Visas

Employees recruited into PhD-level occupations will not be subject to the Immigration Skills Charge. Meanwhile any students in the UK on a Tier 4 visa who are able to switch to a Tier 2 visa (General) under immigration rules are also exempt from the fee. Initially, it was not disclosed by the Home Office as to whether those applying […]

NEW RULES FOR TIER 2 (GENERAL)

NEW RULES FOR TIER 2 (GENERAL)

New Immigration Rules are being introduced on 6 April 2017 and affect most if not all UK visa categories. Major changes are being made to the UK’s skilled worker visa categories, Tier 2 General and Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT). Below, we look specifically at what will come into play for Tier 2 (General) applications as of 6 […]

TIER 2 SALARY REQUIREMENTS SET TO RIS...

TIER 2 SALARY REQUIREMENTS SET TO RISE

The Government has openly admitted its aim of reducing skilled migration to the UK using cost as its main deterrent.These financial measures are taking many forms and the next batch is arriving this April. With new and amended costs specifically designed to make the prospect of hiring a non-EU national a lot less attractive, the changes will mainly […]