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Brexit: Minister hints at £1,000 fee ...


Companies could be charged to hire skilled workers from the European Union after Brexit, Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill has suggested. A £1,000 immigration “skills charge” is being brought in this April for firms recruiting workers from outside the EU. Mr Goodwill told peers a similar levy for EU workers “may be something that has been […]

UK Visas urgently needed to employ im...

immigrants says CBI

UK government rejected proposals for London-only and Scotland only visa schemes. An official report signed by newly installed UK immigration minister, Robert Goodwill, determined that ‘such a system would not be conducive for UK employers.’ At present, the visa regime in the UK permits entry of highly skilled overseas immigrants through the Tier 2 visa and Tier […]

Applications for US visas down by 70%

The number of people who are withdrawing their visa applications for the US has dropped by nearly 70%, say immigration agencies and lawyers based in Chandigarh. US had in fact offered almost 900,000 visas to Indians in 2014 and there is likely to be drastic cut in the number of visas that will be issued to the Indians this year, as quoted by the Times of India. An associate member of bar in Canada, UK and the USA, Kuldip Singh who possesses more than 45 years in immigration law has said that on a day to day basis he is receiving almost 100200 applicants and around 400500 e-mail queries regarding changing their destination to either New Zealand, Australia or Canada. Kuldip went on to describe the passage of a Bill in which the American president had banned the entry of people from seven countries, as "arbitrary and unjustified". A civil engineering student at State University of New York, Rushil Verma, had earlier planned to settle in the US after his studies. However, he has changed his mind now. "It's not on my mind anymore. I have many Sikh friends here and their parents are now planning to shift to Canada. They don't want to live here anymore. I will not be surprised if there is a dip in the number of Indian students applying to US universities next academic year," he said. Chandigarh based immigration consultancy firm IDP’s official has confirmed that there has been a decline in the visa applications by students who planned to study in the US. He added that students now prefer Germany, Australia and New Zealand instead of the US. The students are also worried that Trump might be send them back home after a while, explained the official. Capability Developer at the Chandigarh based The Chopras Sapna Hundal has said that several students are withdrawing their applications for US study visa in the middle of the process of submitting the applications. This is unprecedented, added Sapna. A student from Amritsar Nitin has also conveyed similar opinion that he no more aspires to study in the US and is looking for alternate destinations. In fact Indians who are already in the US are also edgy as Aditi Sharma said that she had moved to the US recently with her husband employed in the IT firm but they are now not sure whether they should return to India or stay back in the US.

The number of people who are withdrawing their visa applications for the US has dropped by nearly 70%, say immigration agencies and lawyers based in Chandigarh. US had in fact offered almost 900,000 visas to Indians in 2014 and there is likely to be drastic cut in the number of visas that will be issued […]

Couples speak of pain over spouse vis...

spouse visas

Supreme Court has ruled that Government financial measures which are hitting British citizens who want foreign spouses or partners to join them in the UK do not breach human rights legislation. Seven justices at the UK’s highest court announced their decision on Wednesday in a number of linked challenges brought against a mandatory “minimum income” immigration requirement. […]

Indians largest group of foreign skil...


Indians are the largest number of overseas skilled workers in the UK with a total of 53, 575 workers. The overseas skilled workers from the US were the second largest group with 9, 348 workers. Indians represented the largest group of overseas skilled workers who were authorized to reside and work in the UK with […]

Tier 2 Visa Costs for Employers Annou...

Detail from a US visa document. Note to image inspector: the

 Immigration Skills Charge will come into force on 6 April 2017. Employers will be required to pay an additional charge when they sponsor a worker from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). A Home Office press release confirms the skills charge will apply to sponsors of Tier 2 workers in both the ‘General’ and ‘Intra-company Transfer’ routes […]

Tier 2 recruitment process with our g...

Resident Labour Market Test

The Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) is a key component of the recruitment process for Tier 2 migrant staff and ensuring that each RLMT is correctly conducted should be a top priority. When looking to recruit an overseas national for a UK role via the Tier 2 (General) immigration route, it is necessary for employers to […]

India’s most powerful passport makes ...


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 […]



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 […]

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 […]