Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship Allocations

Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship Allocations

Tier 2 Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship allocations for this month are significantly less than the last quarter due to the annual allocation for restricted CoSs coming to an end in March 2018, which may mean applications for RCoSs in March stand further scrutiny by the Tier 2 Limits Team. If you are applying for a restricted Certificate of Sponsorship be aware that your application will have to score highly to succeed, or it may rollover to the following month or ultimately refused.

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11 Tips – Presenting your UK visa application

11 Tips – Presenting your UK Visa Application

The Visa Office caseworkers have put together some tips on how to present a UK visa paper application. Please read below:

  • Allow plenty of time to make your application – If you are making an application inside the UK start compiling your documents at least 60 days before the expiry date of your visa. This will give you time to order certificates, request documents from HMRC and sit your English Language exam.
  • You may make your application for an extension up to 28 days prior to the expiry date of  your current visa.

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Brexit – Process for EEA Nationals

EEA Application Process

The UKVI have released a technical paper confirming that they intend to streamline the application process in order to wade through the 3 million possible applications from EEA Nationals living in the United Kingdom.

The new system will be designed from scratch using a digital application  which draws on government data  such as employment records etc. This will minimise the burden on documentary evidence and the overall processing cost for the individual.

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Immigration Skills Charge – Tier 2 Sponsors take note

Immigration Skills Charge

Skills Charge – Businesses who employ foreign workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) through the Tier 2 visa routes for Skilled Workers and Intra Company Transfer be aware that subject to parliamentary approval, the charge will be rolled out on 6th April 2017.

The Surcharge is designed to encourage businesses to source their skilled work force from the UK resident labour market and to invest money into apprenticeship training for their employees. The skills charge will also help reduce the burden of tax from the Immigration System.
Unless otherwise listed below, all businesses will be required to pay £1000 per Tier 2 migrant per year.

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Permanent Residency and Naturalisation Representation Package

Permanent Residency and Naturalisation Representation Package

Following the uncertainty of Brexit and what it may bring to people who have set up their lives and invested in the United Kingdom. We have created an Immigration package which is specifically designed for EEA Nationals who have been resident in the United Kingdom for over five years.

Our Permanent Residency and naturalisation package includes the following:

  • A one hour consultation with a regulated Immigration Adviser
  • Formal Opinion
  • Document Review
  • Application and document assembly
  • Representation
To find out more about our services or whether you are eligible, please contact us.

Update – Tier 2 Rule Changes 2016

Tier 2 Changes – Update

Update – Earlier this year the Home office announced reforms to the Tier 2 route for skilled workers following recommendation by the Migration Advisory Committee’s report October 2015. The changes came about on 24th November 2016. Further changes affecting the Tier 2 (Intra company transfer) Skills Transfer route will be announced in in due course.

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EU citizens living in the UK, what does Brexit mean for you?

EU Citizens

1. Do EU citizens have a right to live and work in the UK post EU referendum results?

The rules governing the rights of EU citizens who reside in the UK legally currently remain in place.

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Marriage Visa UK – Getting Married?

Marriage visa UK

Marriage Visa UK – If you are a couple and you intend to get married in the United Kingdom you may want to apply for permission to enter the UK known as Entry Clearance. Entry Clearance applies to people who are nationals from outside the EEA. If you do not need a visa to visit the UK ie you are from the United States, you are still required to apply for Entry Clearance for  the purpose of marriage or civil partnership in the UK.
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Immigration Act 2016 – Royal Assent

Immigration Act 2016

The Immigration Bill 2015/2016 has now received Royal Assent and will be known as the Immigration Act 2016. The Bill which was introduced in September 2015 was designed to:

  • Reduce illegal migration
  • Protect UK public services
  • Tackle exploitation of low-skilled worker

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Tier 2 Visa Changes 2016

Tier 2 Visa Changes 2016

The Home Office has confirmed that the MAC Review on policy recommendations will be implemented in autumn 2016 and April 2017. The following changes are policy. The Migration Advisory Committee were commissioned by UKVI to advise on restricting Tier 2, to skills shortages and experts who specialise within their respective fields.

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