Posts tagged Tier 2 visa

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 […]

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 […]

Malaysia and India to common ground w...

Malaysia and India to common ground with best benefits

 Malaysia and India to accomplish things by working together in one accord and together not just a little but together a lot more can be achieved. Perhaps this was one unanimous oath between India and Malaysia. A promising future can create a world of opportunities and enhance a better understanding. This indicates the prolific visit […]

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 […]

Only Skilled Should Get U.K. Work Vis...

Only Skilled Should Get U.K

Britain should aim to retain visa-free travel with the other 27 European Union member states after its withdrawal from the bloc but only issue work permits to skilled employees, Migration Watch U.K. said on Wednesday. Refusing permits to unskilled workers would reduce the net inflow of migrants from the EU by about 100,000 people a […]

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 […]

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 […]