Application process for EEA Nationals
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.
Read more “Brexit – Application process for EEA Nationals”
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.
Read more “Immigration Skills Charge – Tier 2 Sponsors take note”
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
To find out more about our services or whether you are eligible, please contact us.
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.
Read more “Update – Tier 2 Rule Changes 2016”
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.
Read more “EU citizens living in the UK, what does Brexit mean for you?”
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.
Read more “Marriage Visa UK – Getting Married?”
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
Read more “Immigration Act 2016 – Royal Assent”
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.
Read more “Tier 2 Visa Changes 2016”
The Points Based System Calculator has now been removed from the UK Visas and Immigration Website.
The Points Based System Calculator is an assessment tool which helps applicants identify their eligibility to meet the points requirements for a work or study visa. It may only be used for Points Based System visa applications under Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5.
Due to the varying complexities and evolution of the UK immigration rules, particularly in the most recent years. The Points Based System Calculator no longer serves a significant purpose for the assessment of verifying an applicant under the Points Based System.
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UK Visas and Immigration has introduced new visa application and service fee changes for 2016. These fee changes are said to reflect a self-funding system while simultaneously maintaining a competitive level of service to the general public.
Read more “UK Visa Application fees set to rise on 18th March 2016”