New rules for Tier 2 (ICT)

New Immigration Rules are being introduced on 6 April 2017 and will 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 ICT applications as of […]

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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 […]

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New Immigration Rules announced!

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 […]

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Tier 2 salary requirement set to rise…again!

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 […]

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More Tech Nation Visa endorsements!

The Tech Nation Visa Scheme has been granted an increased endorsement allocation for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa applications. Introduced in November 2015, the scheme aims to facilitate the entry of highly skilled and innovative digital technology professionals into the UK and enables government body Tech City UK to endorse up to 200 Tier 1 applications […]

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The end of EU free movement to the UK?

According to reports, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to announce the end of free movement to the UK this March. It has been claimed that May will clarify her approach to EEA (European Economic Area) free movement around the same time that she plans to trigger Article 50. The announcement is predicted to […]

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UK visa applications made simple in New York

Submitting UK visa applications can be made simple if you know what you are doing. Thankfully, our UK immigration team based in New York is made up of experts who do exactly that. As one client put it: “The whole ‘moving’ process is not exactly fun, by FAR the easiest and most straight forward part has been […]

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Immigration Skills Charge announcement

Subject to parliamentary approval, the much anticipated Immigration Skills Charge will come into force on 6 April 2017. From this date onward, employers will be required to pay an additional charge when they sponsor a worker from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). A Home Office press release confirms the skills charge will apply to sponsors […]

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Expanding online application services for EEA nationals

The online service for EEA nationals is now open to all applicants! The Home Office online application service allows EEA nationals to apply for documents such as a Registration Certificate or Permanent Residence confirming their right to reside in the UK under European law. Previously only single applicants who were EEA (European Economic Area) nationals […]

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Tier 2 sponsors renew your CoS allocation now

April’s deadline for the renewal of your annual unrestricted CoS allocation is fast approaching! If you are the sponsor of skilled foreign workers, now is the time to renew your allocation of unrestricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS). Current allocations will expire on 6 April this year and any unused certificates will be withdrawn from use. “We advise employers to […]

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