Posts tagged Tier 2 sponsors

Indian IT industry needs to rethink b...

UK visas set to get more expensive

The Indian information technology industry will be forced to seek newer ways of doing business as governments in major markets like the US, the UK and Singapore place a slew of restrictions on travel and immigration of engineers that are disrupting the outsourcing model which has delivered enormous growth in the past two decades. The […]

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 […]

Possible to switch to a Tier 2 permit...

Possible to switch to a Tier 2 permit from a Student Visa

The UK Home Office has tightened the rules in regard to switching from within the UK over the past years, on when Tier 4 (General) migrants (i.e. those holding a student visa for the UK) can switch into the Tier 2 (General) category. Fortunately, there are still options available to migrants who are currently 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 […]

Scotland to hold another referendum o...

Scotland to hold another referendum on exiting U.k

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who asked lawmakers to authorize her to request the referendum, says Scots must be given the chance to vote on their future before Britain leaves the European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to launch the U.K’s two-year process of exiting the EU.  Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of […]

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 IMMIGRATION RULES ANNOUNCED!

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The spring changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules have been announced and will be introduced on 6 April 2017. The Statement of Changes confirms the completion of the government’s two-stage approach towards changing the UK’s skilled migration category Tier 2, as promised in March last year. The main changes being introduced on 6 April: Tier 2 (General): Tier […]

Changes to the immigration rules full...

immigration rules full fill the Migration

On March 16, the UK government announced changes to the UK’s immigration rules, implementing the final phase of changes previously recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee in March 2016. The majority of these changes will take effect on April 6, 2017. The UK Home Office is extending the requirement to provide criminal record certificates for […]

Change in UK visa application

Change in UK visa application

THE BRITISH High Commission has announced that the application process for submission of bio metrics for the United Kingdom (UK VI) visa will change in Trinidad from April 1, 2017. A release from the High Commission said, its commercial supplier, VFS Global Ltd, from April 1, will carry out the visa application processing at a […]

Five costly immigration changes in Ap...

Five costly immigration changes

April 2017 sees another set of changes to immigration rules, including the Immigration Skills Charge and changes to minimum salary thresholds.   The headlines may be focused on the fact Article 50 will be triggered on 29 March, starting off the process towards Br exit, but just a few days later employers should also brace […]