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5 02, 2018

The UK Tier 2 Visa Resident Labor Market Test Details Revealed

By | 2018-03-17T12:51:04+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: Tier 2, Tier 2 (General)|Tags: , , |

The resident labor market test is an important aspect of the UK Tier 2 Visa. This test exists to protect the settled workforce and as an employer, you are required to advertise the job you want to recruit for to give settled workers a chance to apply. An employer can only recruit a migrant if [...]

11 01, 2018

Update – Changes to points based system come in to effect, Jan 2018

By | 2018-03-17T13:08:10+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent), Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Investor, Tier 2 (General), Tier 4 (General), UK Visitor / Tourist Visit Visa|Tags: |

Changes to the points based system announced on 7th Dec 2017, have come in to effect on 11th Jan 2018. On 7 December 2017 the government announced changes to the Immigration Rules. These Amendments have brought a lot of clarity with regards to certain provisions that were in existence, especially with regards to Tier 1 [...]

4 07, 2017

Starting a business in the UK

By | 2018-03-19T06:51:38+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: Representatives of Overseas Business, Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Investor, Tier 2 (General), UK Investors Visa|Tags: |

Despite the recent events linked to Brexit UK continues to be an inviting destination for entrepreneurs and companies wanting to set up branches in the UK. So, if you’re looking to start or expand your company in another country, the UK is an ideal place. Starting a business in the UK The United Kingdom (UK) [...]

14 03, 2017

UKVI announces Priority change of circumstances service for Tier 2 Sponsors

By | 2018-03-19T08:58:58+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Tier 2, Tier 2 (General), Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer), Tier 2 Priority Applications, UK Visa News|Tags: |

Tier 2 A rated sponsors would benefit from a new Priority Change of Circumstance Service introduced by UK Immigration. Launched in 7 November, 2016, the service enables Tier 2 sponsor companies to submit an application for four types of change of circumstance requests for faster consideration, including: In year, Unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) allocation. [...]

7 03, 2017

UK Tier 2 Visa – Amends to the Certificate of sponsorship start dates

By | 2018-03-19T09:16:04+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Tier 2 (General), Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer)|Tags: |

The Home Office has issued new guidance on the CoS start date that Tier 2 sponsors need to take in to account when considering the start date for employment in the UK for Tier 2 employees. The start date given on the CoS must be the date that the migrant employee will start working for [...]

6 03, 2017

Immigration Skills Charge – 2017 : Tier 2 Visas – what you need to know

By | 2018-03-19T09:19:19+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Tier 2, Tier 2 (General), Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer)|Tags: |

1) What You Need to Know About Immigration Skills Charge We had reported last year of the changes that the UK government would introduce for Tier 2 visas (Read: UK Government announces changes to Tier 2 program from April 2017). The Govt. has announced that pending Parliamentary Approval Immigration Skills Charge will apply from [...]

5 01, 2017

2016 the year of UK Tier 2 visa changes

By | 2018-03-19T09:30:16+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Tier 2 (General), Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer), Tier 2 (Minister of Religion), Tier 2 (Sportsperson), Tier 2 Priority Applications|Tags: |

UK Immigration law has always been an evolving field, there have been several changes to UK Immigration rules. 2016 was no different, if the referendum for Brexit got the EU Nationals scurrying to secure their status with a Registration Certificate and applying for Residence Card for their non EU spouses. The UK government based on [...]

14 11, 2016

Understanding the test of genuineness for Tier 2 general and Tier 2 ICT vacancy

By | 2018-03-19T09:44:49+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: Tier 2 (General)|Tags: |

The test of genuineness for vacancy introduced by the UKVI empower UK Entry Clearance Officers to evaluate Tier 2 visa applications on a ‘balance of probabilities’ and to refuse applications for entry to the UK if there are ‘reasonable grounds’ to believe that the job described by the sponsor company in its offer advertisements is [...]

31 03, 2016

Key changes to UK visa fee increases

By | 2018-03-19T10:25:23+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Categories: Tier 2 (General), Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer), Tier 2 (Minister of Religion), Tier 4 (General)|Tags: , , |

In a move designed to benefit the UK and affect thousands of applicants, the UK has announced changes to UK visa fee which is an increase in the visa fees from 18 March 2016 on wards. Tier 4 student visas and Tier 2 work visas  will see an increase of about 2%, as will the [...]

30 03, 2016

UK Tier 2 changes to adversely impact small businesses

By | 2018-03-17T11:32:26+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Categories: Tier 2 (General), Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer)|Tags: |

Initial feedback from the business bodies representing small and medium businesses on the Home Office changes to the Tier 2 programs reveal that the changes are likely to adversely impact small and medium businesses. The reforms to the UK Tier 2 visa for skilled immigration were announced by the government, following a review by the [...]