Posts tagged UK visa

Business groups slam Migration Watch ...

Business groups slam Migration Watch UK for misleading UK Visa Tier 2 visa report

UK business leaders have launched a scathing attack on Migration Watch UK – a self-proclaimed, independent, non-political think tank, which campaigns for tighter UK immigration rules – after the organisation claimed that the Tier 2 visa system and Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence scheme had a ‘negligible effect on the ability of companies to recruit skilled workers from non-EU nations. The anti-immigration […]

UK will pay huge price for prioritisi...

UK will pay huge price for prioritising migration curbs

The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that the economy of Britain has remained in good shape even after the Brexit vote last year only because the pound has fallen. In his unusual candid remarks regarding the long-term ally nation, The Dutch PM warned that a closer and critical analysis will reveal that the […]

UK Visa Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer...

UK Visa Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer route hit with immigration

The Home Office has announced that the Tier 2 intra-company transfer (ICT) route will be subject to the immigration health surcharge (IHS). The surcharge was one of the key changes within the Immigration Act 2014 and came into force in April 2015 for a number of visa categories.   Employers with a Tier 2 Sponsorship licence are finding […]

UK immigration laws are stifling cult...

UK immigration laws are stifling culture

Trump’s controversial immigration order has caused international outrage. One story that particularly resonated with Trump’s critics was that of Asghar Farhadi, the director of The Salesman, who boycotted the Oscars this year because he was born in Iran, one of the countries on Trump’s blacklist. Though Farhadi was granted access to the US, he said he […]

Brexit: Minister hints at £1,000 fee ...

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Companies could be charged to hire skilled workers from the European Union after Brexit, Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill has suggested. A £1,000 immigration “skills charge” is being brought in this April for firms recruiting workers from outside the EU. Mr Goodwill told peers a similar levy for EU workers “may be something that has been […]

Business Visa, Tier 1 Entrepreneur UK...

Business Visa, Tier 1 Entrepreneur

UK immigration team celebrated another notable UK visa success story last month when it attained a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa for a US client in only 24 hours. The Tier1 Entrepreneur visa enables non-EEA nationals to pursue the entrepreneurial aim of starting a business in the UK and is normally granted for an initial 3 years and 4 months.UK  market […]

Indian STEM students may have better ...

Indian STEM students may have better alternative for UK and US opt for Australia

UNESCO has revealed that Indian students are more and more choosing Australia as their destination for overseas higher studies. It was reported by the India that the US remains at the top position in terms of choice of Indian students for now while Trump’s immigration policies have started adversely affecting this status. Australia has already […]

UK Visas urgently needed to employ im...

immigrants says CBI

UK government rejected proposals for London-only and Scotland only visa schemes. An official report signed by newly installed UK immigration minister, Robert Goodwill, determined that ‘such a system would not be conducive for UK employers.’ At present, the visa regime in the UK permits entry of highly skilled overseas immigrants through the Tier 2 visa and Tier […]

Brexit Secretary David Davis says UK ...

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David Davis has risked angering Brexit voters after admitting the UK will not suddenly shut the door on workers coming in from the EU. The Brexit Secretary said it could take “years and years” for Britain to fill all the jobs that would otherwise have been done by EU immigrants coming to the UK to work .And he said […]

Applications for US visas down by 70%

The number of people who are withdrawing their visa applications for the US has dropped by nearly 70%, say immigration agencies and lawyers based in Chandigarh. US had in fact offered almost 900,000 visas to Indians in 2014 and there is likely to be drastic cut in the number of visas that will be issued to the Indians this year, as quoted by the Times of India. An associate member of bar in Canada, UK and the USA, Kuldip Singh who possesses more than 45 years in immigration law has said that on a day to day basis he is receiving almost 100200 applicants and around 400500 e-mail queries regarding changing their destination to either New Zealand, Australia or Canada. Kuldip went on to describe the passage of a Bill in which the American president had banned the entry of people from seven countries, as "arbitrary and unjustified". A civil engineering student at State University of New York, Rushil Verma, had earlier planned to settle in the US after his studies. However, he has changed his mind now. "It's not on my mind anymore. I have many Sikh friends here and their parents are now planning to shift to Canada. They don't want to live here anymore. I will not be surprised if there is a dip in the number of Indian students applying to US universities next academic year," he said. Chandigarh based immigration consultancy firm IDP’s official has confirmed that there has been a decline in the visa applications by students who planned to study in the US. He added that students now prefer Germany, Australia and New Zealand instead of the US. The students are also worried that Trump might be send them back home after a while, explained the official. Capability Developer at the Chandigarh based The Chopras Sapna Hundal has said that several students are withdrawing their applications for US study visa in the middle of the process of submitting the applications. This is unprecedented, added Sapna. A student from Amritsar Nitin has also conveyed similar opinion that he no more aspires to study in the US and is looking for alternate destinations. In fact Indians who are already in the US are also edgy as Aditi Sharma said that she had moved to the US recently with her husband employed in the IT firm but they are now not sure whether they should return to India or stay back in the US.

The number of people who are withdrawing their visa applications for the US has dropped by nearly 70%, say immigration agencies and lawyers based in Chandigarh. US had in fact offered almost 900,000 visas to Indians in 2014 and there is likely to be drastic cut in the number of visas that will be issued […]