Posts tagged UK immigration

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 […]

Scotland to hold another referendum o...

Scotland to hold another referendum on exiting U.k

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who asked lawmakers to authorize her to request the referendum, says Scots must be given the chance to vote on their future before Britain leaves the European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to launch the U.K’s two-year process of exiting the EU.  Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of […]

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 […]

NEW RULES FOR TIER 2 (GENERAL)

NEW RULES FOR TIER 2 (GENERAL)

New Immigration Rules are being introduced on 6 April 2017 and affect most if not all UK visa categories. Major changes are being made to the UK’s skilled worker visa categories, Tier 2 General and Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT). Below, we look specifically at what will come into play for Tier 2 (General) applications as of 6 […]

NEW IMMIGRATION RULES ANNOUNCED!

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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 […]

India adds E-Visa channel

India adds E-Visa channel

India’s great beauty has made the country tourist potential. An unending choice for travellers is the climate variations ranging from the coldest hottest and driest spread across the country. The best attractions are the simply astounding architectural wonders, topographical magnificence and last but not least the diversity of food that varies by state serves every […]

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 […]

UK Visas and immigration back into th...

UK Visas and immigration back

UK visas and immigration policy is thrust back into the spotlight following the aftermath of the London terrorist attack, which left five people dead – including police officer, PC Keith Palmer – and more than 40 people injured, messages of condolence poured in from around the world. However, some have used the tragedy as an […]

Malaysia Promotes Sustainable Tourism...

Malaysia Promotes Sustainable Tourism, Aims for One Million Indian Visitors

Malaysia has launched a new visa scheme that allows Indian passport holders to get an e-visa for a 15-day stay within 48 hours Tourism Malaysia is promoting sustainable tourism and niche travel products in India and aims to attract one million Indian visitors this year. A Malaysian delegation, led by Minister of Tourism and Culture […]

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 […]