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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UK should aim for visa-free travel to...

UK should aim for visa-free travel to EU

The United Kingdom should look to obtain visa-free travel between Britain and the European Union following the former’s decision to exit the single market, said the ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) on 4 April. ABTA, an association of UK travel trade, said that such a pact would help the tourism sector. After the UK […]

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 […]

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 […]