Posts tagged Tier 2 Visas

India’s most powerful passport makes ...

India-passport

The country visa policy, the duration, the expense it takes for the stay and a lot more that comes with it reasonably. But there are a few countries that just need you to soar down with a backpack and a well-planned stay. The reason being an Indian passport is listed as the 85th most powerful […]

Malaysians make the most of e-tourist...

Malaysians make the most of e-tourist visa facility

E-Tourist Visas have increased appreciably, ever since the visa scheme was launched at most Indian airports. A growing number of travellers who are availing this facility are of Malaysian nationality. At present, there is direct flight connectivity between India and regions of South-East, selective South and West Asian routes. Since its reintroduction, at international airports […]

UK TECH FIRMS TO STRUGGLE UNDER NEW C...

UK TECH FIRMS TO STRUGGLE UNDER NEW CHARGE

Tier 2 skilled worker visas issued to overseas migrants in 2016 were granted to those with a job offer within the UK’s booming technology sector. Despite these figures, however, a recent report from Coo dec revealed that many small and start-up UK tech companies are struggling under the heavy costs and lengthy processes involved in the current immigration […]

UK Immigration Skills Charge to be in...

cost uk

The Skills Charge will apply to sponsors of Tier 2 employees assigned a certificate of sponsorship in the ‘General’ and ‘Intra-Company Transfer’ routes. The charge will be levied whether they are applying from outside the UK, inside the UK to switch to the Tier 2 route from another route, or inside the UK to extend […]

EU nationals given permanent residenc...

EU nationals given permanent residence in UK

The number of EU nationals given certificates confirming their right to live in the UK permanently has jumped to its highest level in at least a decade, figures show. A total of 7,307 documents certifying permanent residence were granted to people from the bloc in the three months to the end of June. This was […]

Non-resident Indians to be allowed vi...

visa-free into Malaysia

 Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Malaysian Minister of Tourism and Culture, on 16 February announced that Indians can here after apply for a visa online for Malaysia from any location and receive it within two days. It will be free starting now and a processing fee of $20, or INR 1,342, will be charged. At a […]

EU Negotiate a Better Free Trade Agre...

UK makes up 3.4 per cent of India's overall exports, it accounts only for less than 2 per cent of India's exports. India’s High Commissioner to the UK Y.K Sinha has said that addressing the issue of immigration of workers will be crucial to the free trade agreement between both the nations after the Brexit is executed. He was speaking at an event organized on discussing trade prospects between India and the UK after Brexit. He said that while it would be easier to negotiate a bilateral trade agreement with the UK than the entire EU block, it was crucial for India to ensure free movement of its professionals especially in the IT services and financial sectors. It has to be ensured that these professionals can visit and depart from the UK, freely added the India’s High Commissioner to the UK, as quoted by the Hindu. Sinha said that India and the EU had been discussing the free trade agreement since 1997 and there was no progress made for diverse reasons. These reasons included concerns of the UK on the draft agreement. Mr. Sinha explained the issues of discussions with a large trade block and said that several interests have to be catered to in this scenario and trade agreements are easier. The instance was the setting up of a joint working group last year. Facilitating free movement of professionals was beneficial to both India and the UK as they contribute greatly to the economy of the UK when they live there and to the economy of India when they return here. The event is jointly organized by the university of East Anglia and FICCI and is the latest in the series of discussions that are being held based on prospects of trade relations between both the nations. The UK on its part is very keen to sign a free trade agreement with India and this was stressed by its Prime Minister Theresa May when she visited India last year. The current scenario was volatile and efforts must be made to leverage the emerging scenario to the advantage of the nation. While the existing trade relations between both the nations were good, much potential remains untapped. The study report published by the Commonwealth last year pointed out that if a free trade agreement was implemented between India and the UK after the Brexit, it would result in an increase of 25% in trade. Secretary General of FICCI Dr. Didar Singh said that though the bilateral trade between the UK and India would increase for a short term, the Brexit uncertainty will result in adversely affecting the investment of India in the UK. While Britain was a part of the EU, it remained as the chief investment partner of India but the uncertainty caused by the Brexit would hinder the complete investment scenario. We need to comprehend this reality and the potential markets and profitable sectors need to be explored, added Dr. Singh. International Institute for Strategic studies’ Head of the South Asia Program Rahul Roy Chaudhary said that as uncertainty looms large over the bilateral economic relations between India and the UK, defence and security sectors have the prospects for emerging as the dominant areas in bilateral trade relations. Rahul Roy Chaudhary also observed that bilateral co-operation between India and Britain had boosted in these areas in the past few years. The instances were signing of initiatives to counter terrorism and prevent terrorist attacks in India, joint initiatives to curb tactical and financial aid to Lashkar-e-Taiba and the signing of an agreement for civil nuclear co-operation.

UK makes up 3.4 per cent of India’s overall exports, it accounts only for less than 2 per cent of India’s exports. India’s High Commissioner to the UK Y.K Sinha has said that addressing the issue of immigration of workers will be crucial to the free trade agreement between both the nations after the Brexit […]

Britain’s exit from the EU will benef...

FTA between the European Union and India

The UK and companies based here can sell their goods freely to customers anywhere else in the EU without those customers having to pay additional taxes to import those goods. British consumers and companies can also import from elsewhere in the EU without tariffs.  The EU also has agreements allowing free trade with countries such as […]

Immigration Changes Makes India Stude...

India Students Look for Alternate Options

U.S. Creeping into the minds of entrepreneurs now the likewise is making the students who have flocked into America to panic about their careers, totally oblivious as to what is going to surface as the days progress. The quick changing policies at times immigration bans are the reasons for overseas students to opt out of […]

Lords coalition set to fight for amen...

Lords coalition set to fight for amendments Brexit bil

The group of peers across parties in the UK will seek modifications to crossbench, in spite of critics contending that the attempts would initiate reforms to the upper chamber of the UK Parliament. Peers cutting across party lines will attempt to modify the Brexit proposals of Theresa May in the House of Lords of the […]