Posts tagged UK immigration

UK will need Sikh values of equality,...

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Prime Minister Theresa May today said Britain needs Sikh values of equality and respect more than ever as the country forges a “new and ambitious role” in the world post Brexit. Greeting the Sikh community on the occasion of            Vai sakhi, May said Sikhs have set an example for all. “I send my best […]

UK visas to get more expensive for In...

UK visas to get more expensive for Indians, non-EU nationals from today

The changes, which were announced in 2016, are being made by British government in their efforts to cut down the number of immigrants and have stringent visa regulations. Indians and other non-European Union citizens, who mostly use Tier 2 category of visa to enter UK. The multiple changes incorporated in the Tier 2 category of visas […]

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 […]

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

IT companies with Tier 2 Sponsorship Licences sponsors most on Tier 2 UK visas

According to a report published in the Hindustan Times, 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 […]

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 […]

Beginning of an ebb as the Going gets...

Beginning of an ebb as the Going gets tougher to the UK

The new policy that would be coming into effect post 6th March of 2017 will bring about predominant changes to the visa charges and stringent procedures of processing for the Tier 2 visa, which is a highly opted path chosen especially by Indians. This will be the impact felt also to applicants outside EU. The […]

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 […]

Possible to switch to a Tier 2 permit...

Possible to switch to a Tier 2 permit from a Student Visa

The UK Home Office has tightened the rules in regard to switching from within the UK over the past years, on when Tier 4 (General) migrants (i.e. those holding a student visa for the UK) can switch into the Tier 2 (General) category. Fortunately, there are still options available to migrants who are currently in the […]