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UK Tier 2 visa and Tier 2 Sponsorship...

UK Tier 2 visa and Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence rules must be relaxed

UK Visa rules must be relaxed.  Australia has told the UK to relax Tier 2 visa restrictions and Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence rules if it wants to strike a free trade deal post-Brexit. Australia’s high commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer, said that Canberra – Australia’s capital city – would seek better access for business people operating in the […]

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 […]

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 visas set to get more expensive fr...

Indian IT industry needs to rethink business strategy after immigration curb

UK Home Office last year is set to take effect from Thursday, affecting Indians and other nationals from outside the European Union (EU). 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 tourism body calls for visa-free E...

visa-free EU travel after Br-exit.

Britain should aim to secure visa-free travel between the UK and the European Union in upcoming negotiations to leave the bloc, an association of travel agents said on Tuesday, adding that a transitional deal could also help the sector. Britain formally began its divorce from the European Union last Wednesday, and airlines have demanded that […]

PM Modi’s intervention could settle I...

PM Modi’s intervention could settle India’s US visa concerns

IACC (Indo-American Chamber of Commerce) held the view that if Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, could schedule a visit to the US early, he could resolve issues relating to the US visas with Donald Trump, the US President. NV Srinivasan, National IACC President, was quoted by the Press Trust of India as saying that it […]

No Immigration Skills Charge for PhD ...

No Immigration Skills Charge for PhD level occupations on UK Tier 2 Visas

Employees recruited into PhD-level occupations will not be subject to the Immigration Skills Charge. Meanwhile any students in the UK on a Tier 4 visa who are able to switch to a Tier 2 visa (General) under immigration rules are also exempt from the fee. Initially, it was not disclosed by the Home Office as to whether those applying […]

TIER 2 SALARY REQUIREMENTS SET TO RIS...

TIER 2 SALARY REQUIREMENTS SET TO RISE

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 […]

NEW IMMIGRATION RULES ANNOUNCED!

rules

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 […]