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Apr
07
2020

How to sponsor overseas workers
#Immigration

A business will usually consider sponsoring overseas workers when they require a particular skill for their business that cannot be sourced in the UK. ...

Apr
06
2020

Furloughed Tier 2 Workers
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The long-awaited Home Office policy on furloughed sponsored workers in the UK has finally been published. A summary is below:...

Apr
01
2020

Citizenship ceremonies on hold
#Immigration

Once a citizenship application has been granted, an applicant usually has 3 months to book their citizenship ceremony. However, in light of Covid-19 as ceremonies are put on hold,......

Mar
31
2020

NHS workers and Covid-19
#Immigration #Healthcare

We can all agree that NHS workers have been the true heroes throughout these unprecedented times of Covid-19......

Mar
31
2020

Updated Right to Work Checks
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We expect the government measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic to continue until 6 months. This means that a large majority of employees will continue working from home. ...

Mar
30
2020

COVID-19 update: Immigration applications
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The EU Settlement scheme is still open however the Home Office are no longer accepting documents by post....

Mar
25
2020

EU Settlement Resolution Centre closes
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Unfortunately, the EU Settlement Resolution Centre has closed presumably due to Covid-19. It has not been published on the website yet and therefore many may not be aware. When we recently called the helpline,......

Mar
25
2020

Immigration policy on Coronavirus updated to include all foreign nationals
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The Home Office has finally updated its immigration policy on Coronavirus (COVID-19). Previously this policy only related to Chinese nationals, and automatically extended their leave until 31 March 2020,......

Mar
24
2020

COVID-19 update: Closure of USCIS centres for UK visas across USA
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The U.S. government has suspended operations across their Application Support Centres run by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These centres are also used to submit biometrics for UK visas made from the U.S.A......

Mar
23
2020

COVID-19 update: Secure English Language Tests (SELT) suspended until 17 April 2020
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The Government announced the closure of all schools on Friday, 20 March 2020... ...

Mar
23
2020

UKVCAS Update
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If you have an upcoming biometric appointment at a Sopra Steria UKVCAS visa centre then you should read the below carefully....

Mar
18
2020

Immigration in the time of Corona
#Immigration

The Coronavirus has peaked in China, and the number of new infections there are steadily declining. Whilst Europe is now at the forefront of this novel virus, it seems that there are effective measures which can be taken to prevent the spread. The new world has taught many new lessons in distance working, but there are many who still have to travel and brave these uncertain times....

Mar
18
2020

Do sponsors have to report migrant worker activity related to Coronavirus?
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Due to Coronavirus, the government has provided a concession for some points-based system visa categories, to ensure both migrants and employers are not disadvantaged by the Coronavirus pandemic. ...

Mar
17
2020

Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) to increase in October 2020
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The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is a fee which is levied on most visa applications in the UK. ...

Mar
10
2020

Immigration guidance on the Coronavirus: March 2020
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The Government has said that it continues to monitor the immigration implications of the Coronavirus, which has prevented travel to various regions of the world....

Mar
05
2020

Spouse Visa - What sources of income are not permitted?
#Immigration

Previously we have focused on the sources of income which can be counted towards the financial requirement, but in this blog we will shed some light on the sources of income which are not counted towards the financial requirement. ...

Mar
05
2020

Immigration Bill to end freedom of movement to be introduced today
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The Government has announced that it intends on introducing the Immigration Bill to the House of Commons today, 5 March 2020. This bill will end freedom of movement for EU nationals once the transition period ends, and will provide a unified immigration system from 1 January 2021....

Feb
28
2020

What is the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) and how much do you have to pay?
#Immigration

The Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) is a levy on companies who sponsor migrant workers. This levy was imposed on 6 April 2017. The Government states that the charge has been levied to contribute towards addressing the skills gap in the local economy....

Feb
20
2020

The Global Talent Visa is here: What are the key changes?
#Immigration

The Global Talent visa officially opened today and has been added to Appendix W (or Workers) of the Immigration Rules. Ironically, this latest visa category is not within the Point-Based System, and it is unclear how it will function when the new Points-Based System route opens in 2021....

Feb
19
2020

An end to low-skilled migrant workers: Government announces its policy for the 2021 immigration system
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The Government has today released its Policy Statement on the UK’s Points Based Immigration System. ...

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