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Archive of: April, 2014

What you need to Know When Applying for a UK Tier 2 Visa

The UK Tier 2 visa broadly covers skilled workers with a job offer from a UK-based employer and is subject to the most recent changes to the UK immigration system, with new rules on fees, length of stay and minimum salary levels being introduced with effect from 6 April 2014.

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Apr
30
Why is the UK Such a Great Place to Study?

Each year, thousands of international students successfully apply for UK student visas to come and study in the United Kingdom. In fact the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) who, as their name suggests, provide application services for UK higher education providers, claim that over 430,000 international students come to the UK to study every year, from over 180 different countries.

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Apr
23
The UK Visa Lottery

In recent months, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the so-called ‘Visa Lottery’. Currently, migrants can gain entry by investing £1m or more in the UK, which will qualify them for a UK Visa Application, as an investor. However a recent report by the Migration Advisory Committee has recommended that doubling the minimum investment to £2m is the way forward. However, the foreign migrant investor would only gain settlement rights and not citizenship.

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Apr
15
New 'anti-slavery laws' must be strengthened say MPs

A parliamentary committee designated to work on new anti-slavery legislation has called for the laws, first announced in November of last year, to focus on its support of victims. This will include increased legal support, more protection for child victims and appropriate compensation. In order to secure convictions for perpetrators, criminal offence definitions would need to be simplified for the law to be clear about what constitutes the definition of slavery in modern terms.

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Apr
07
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