News Archive

Archive of: April, 2015

UK Needs Immigration Points System says Nigel Farage UKIP Leader

Talking in Margate at the anti-immigration/anti-EU UKIP’s spring conference, Nigel Farage said that the UK should have an Australian-style points scheme to regulate who can settle in the country. Which may be a bit of an odd thing to say as the UK has had a points based system since 2008.

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Apr
29
UK Visa Application Will Need You to Sign Up To 'British Values’

New Conservative suggestions would require foreign visitors who want to work, study or do business in Britain to pledge allegiance to so-called “British values”, in a move branded “ridiculous” by senior coalition partners.

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Apr
29
Plans to overhaul the visa system for visitors to the UK.

Theresa May has publicised plans to overhaul the visa system for visitors to the UK. May wants to make it easier for corporate people and performing artists and certain others to access Britain.

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Apr
24
Streamlining the existing 15 visitor routes down to four

The UKVI have reduced the types of visit visa to just four: visitor (standard); visitor for marriage or civil partnerships; visitor for permitted paid engagements and transit visitor.

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Apr
22
Overseas applicants now have to collect BRP Cards on arrival in the UK

As with all UK applications currently, overseas applicants will now be issued a BRP card, as required by EC Regulations.

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Apr
15
New salary thresholds and rates for individual occupations (SOC Codes) for Tier 2 visas announced

Very slight increases to the Tier 2 (General) minimum salaries and Tier 2 (ICT) thresholds have been announced, effective 6 April 2015.

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Apr
15
Notifying Changes of Circumstances

The UKVI are becoming increasingly vigilant in their pursuit of sponsors not advising them of changes to their organisation and/or sponsored staff.

Here is what you MUST report to the UKVI.

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Apr
08
Registered Traveller Service launched

The UKVI have just launched a Registered Traveller service designed to improve the way some regular travellers enter the UK.

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Apr
08
The Process behind a UK ILR

The precise jargon for full or permanent placement is indefinite leave to remain (ILR). You can apply for ILR in several different ways dependent upon your UK migration standing.

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Apr
05
The new Health Surcharge

The UKVI have rather stealthily introduced a new Health Surcharge to visa applicants, with the payments going to the NHS.

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Apr
05
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