Posts tagged tier2 general

Steps to counter visa threat ready

Steps to counter visa threat ready

The Indian government will consider limiting royalty and technical fees to foreign companies if the country’s services sector is hit by new immigration laws being pushed in the West. Officials said the commerce ministry was preparing a note on possible actions if trading partners took steps to reduce Indian services exports through visa curbs. While […]



The Government has openly admitted its aim of reducing skilled migration to the UK using cost as its main deterrent.These financial measures are taking many forms and the next batch is arriving this April. With new and amended costs specifically designed to make the prospect of hiring a non-EU national a lot less attractive, the changes will mainly […]



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 […]

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

UK Tier 2 visas issued

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 on Tier 2 Visas. The figures were released […]

US Visa and UK visa boost on agenda w...

US Visa and UK visa boost on agenda when May met Trump

During the visit to the US in January 2017 to meet newly installed President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, planned to discuss how to boost US-UK migration – according to sources within the British government. May was in the US partly to discuss an early trade deal once Britain has left the European […]

Indian mission in UK issues advisory ...

Indian mission in UK issues advisory

The Indian High Commission in London today advised Indian nationals in the UK to not entertain suspicious phone calls after some community members received calls demanding money for alleged mistakes on their passport and visa documents. The Indian High Commission in London today advised Indian nationals in the UK to not entertain suspicious phone calls […]

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 […]

Scottish lawmakers debate new indepen...

Scottish lawmakers debate new independence referendum

British Prime Minister disapproved for a freedom referendum for the Scotland prior to the UK’s exit from the European Union. This was condemned by Scottish First minister Nicola Sturgeon and she termed the referendum as a democratic indignation. Both the leaders have taken a completely divergent stand on the issue and are heading for a […]

Br exit won’t mean ‘cliff...

Br exit won't mean 'cliff-edge' shift in migration policy

The immigration minister has tried to reassure business and industry that there will be “no cliff-edge” change in migration policy post-Br exit. But Robert Goodwill has hinted that the new system for controlling migration from the European Union could involve different rules for different sectors of the British economy as well as allowing flows to fill skill […]