Posts tagged Tier 2 sponsors

Post-Brexit UK’s trade pact with Indi...

Post-Brexit UK’s trade pact

 “Britain’s current crop of ministers seem not to have taken on board that the attempted EU-India agreement foundered not because of the rest of the EU but, in substantial part, because Britain rejected it.   “Attempts to open the UK to more Indian IT specialists and other professionals (the so-called Mode 4) foundered on the […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Indians account for 57% of UK Tier 2 ...

IT companies with Tier 2 Sponsorship Licences sponsors most on Tier 2 UK visas

According to a report published in the Hindustan Times, Indian nationals secured almost 60% of the Tier 2 skilled worker visas granted by the UK in the year ending September 2016, despite UK visa numbers falling to their lowest level since 2014. Employers need to have both a Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence and a Certificate of Sponsorship for each employee they need to employ […]

Immigration Review April 2017

Immigration Review April 2017 Immigration Review April 2017

A controversial Immigration Skills Charge for many Tier 2 Visa holders is about to be introduced from 6 April, 2017 up to £1,000 a year depending on the size of the employer. This change to UK visa policy will make it even more expensive and difficult for employers with Tier 2 Sponsorship Licences wishing to employ non-EEA migrants on Tier 2 […]

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 visa restrictions will hit 30,000 ...

UK visa restrictions will hit 30,000 Indian techies

After losing their prospects of working in the US, Indian software professionals at least 30,000 of them will be impacted by the UK government’s move to impose restrictions on work visas, including discontinuing the short-term visa category. The short-term visa was primarily being used by Indian IT services companies to send young engineers to work […]