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UK employers will take on immigration...

UK employers will take on immigration enforcement, say experts

Employers in Britain will have to take more responsibility for enforcing immigration rules after Brexit because the Home Office does not have the manpower to monitor EU migrants as well as those from the rest of the world, experts warn. Although the government has not yet revealed the details of its new immigration system, it […]

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 […]

UK’s tough new visa norms, whic...

new visa norms

The United Kingdom’s new restrictive visa norms will take effect on April 6, affecting the applications of scores of Indians and other workers from nations from outside the European Union. The curbs include a £1,000 (approximately Rs 69,470) annual “Immigration Skills Charge” for companies hiring employees from outside the European Union. “The charge is designed to cut […]

March 2017 UK Immigration Update

March 2017 UK Immigration Update

Changes to the immigration rules fulfil the Migration Advisory Committee’s previous recommendations. 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. Overseas Criminal […]

UK Visa Costlier from Today, Exemptio...


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 […]

Brexit ‘barista visas’ pl...

'barista visas' plan

New rules are essential as, without a steady stream of migrants, many hospitality businesses could go bust, industry experts say. The Home Office is looking at plans for “barista visas” to ensure coffee shops and pubs are fully staffed after Brexit. Young European citizens would be able to come to the UK to work in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UK Visas to Become More Expensive fro...

UK Visas to Become More Expensive

The UK Home Office announced that the new rule is set at 1000 pounds per year for each employee. There is a reduced price of around 364 pounds to the small as well as the charitable organizations. The new rule will reduce the total businesses that are bringing the immigrant workers. It will also help […]