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Benefits of migration officially recognised

The positive contribution of migrants around the world has been recognised at a recent conference on financing development which took place last week in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. Along with deciding upon a series of bold steps by which global financial practices will be overhauled, the conference has recognised that migration mostly incurs sustainable and […]

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Applying for a Tier 1 visa?

Are you planning to come to the UK as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) or a Tier 1 (Investor) visa holder? If so, there is a new requirement that you will need to take note of. Anyone wishing to enter the UK from outside the EU as an investor or entrepreneur will need to provide criminal record […]

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UK advised to partake in migrant relocation

The UK has been advised to support the recent EU proposal to relocate the 40,000 third-world migrants over the next two years. The European Commission has proposed a two-year scheme which would see the relocation of those migrants who have entered Greece and Italy in a desperate attempt to flee the humanitarian crises in their native […]

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Tier 4 student route is changing

Substantial changes are being made to the Tier 4 student visa system in an effort to reduce net migration figures. Many of these reforms will come into force on 12 November this year as part of a three-phase implementation plan including changes to other UK entry routes within the Points-Based System. Despite growing concerns that […]

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Join us at Re:locate Global Immigration Breakfast!

Want to find out how your organisation could be impacted over the coming months by movements in the world of UK immigration?  The inaugural Re:locate Global Immigration Breakfast offers you the chance to do just that with experts from both UK and global immigration sectors taking centre stage followed by a lively debate and a scrumptious […]

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Improved figures for July restricted CoS

Breaking news: July will see the granting of all applications for Tier 2 restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) which have scored 45 points or above. UK businesses wishing to sponsor and employ non-EU nationals in the UK will rejoice to hear that June’s dramatic refusal rate should be much reduced this month, with requests for […]

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ILR applicants look out for new income requirements!

Any Tier 2 UK visa holder wishing to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK will have to earn upwards of £35,000 in order to do so from 6 April 2016. This new income threshold is to be introduced next year and will subsequently affect many Tier 2 visa holders wishing to apply for […]

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Have your say on the Tier 2 review

The Tier 2 visa entry route into the UK is currently under review by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) with the intention of slimming down opportunities to come to the UK as a Tier 2 worker. To inform their review, the MAC is hosting an Open Forum on Monday 13th July to seek views and […]

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Cameron refuses Mediterranean migrants

The recent EU summit held in Brussels descended into chaos after David Cameron refused to accept the UK’s quota of the Mediterranean migrant refugees. The UK Prime Minister was under pressure from day one at last month’s EU summit to take on a portion of the 150,000 refugee migrants who have arrived on the northern shores of […]

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UKVI sponsor licence helpline

Contact the UKVI sponsor licence helpline from inside the UK If you need information on your UK sponsor licence, are not already using a legal representative and have no plans to do so in the near future, then the Sponsorship, employer and education helpline can provide you with a direct line to UK Visas and […]

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