Posts tagged UK visa

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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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 […]

US Visa and UK visa boost on agenda w...

US Visa and UK visa boost on agenda when May met Trump

During the visit to the US in January 2017 to meet newly installed President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, planned to discuss how to boost US-UK migration – according to sources within the British government. May was in the US partly to discuss an early trade deal once Britain has left the European […]

Indian mission in UK issues advisory ...

Indian mission in UK issues advisory

The Indian High Commission in London today advised Indian nationals in the UK to not entertain suspicious phone calls after some community members received calls demanding money for alleged mistakes on their passport and visa documents. The Indian High Commission in London today advised Indian nationals in the UK to not entertain suspicious phone calls […]

Scottish lawmakers debate new indepen...

Scottish lawmakers debate new independence referendum

British Prime Minister disapproved for a freedom referendum for the Scotland prior to the UK’s exit from the European Union. This was condemned by Scottish First minister Nicola Sturgeon and she termed the referendum as a democratic indignation. Both the leaders have taken a completely divergent stand on the issue and are heading for a […]