Immigration news & views
from Smith Stone Walters
Inside this issue...
Tier 1 Workers Beware
Introduced in 2008 as a replacement to the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme, the Tier 1 (General) route was designed to allow highly skilled people to enter the United Kingdom without a specific job offer. Following the government’s decision to phase this scheme out completely, an important date is looming for all existing Tier 1 (General) visa holders, which may affect them more than they realise.
IMMIGRATION TEAM OF THE YEAR
Smith Stone Walters is proud to have been announced as the Immigration Team of the Year at the prestigious Re:locate Awards 2013/14. These awards are recognised as a benchmark of excellence across all aspects of relocation, both in the UK and internationally.
VISA APPLICATION CENTRES
Visa application centres collect information from those migrants applying for a UK visa. This month’s focus falls on the work carried out within the UK visa application centres (VAC) run on behalf of UK Visas and Immigration.