UK Immigration Update – June 2018

IMMIGRATION RULES TO BE RELAXED FOR NON-EU DOCTORS AND NURSES On Friday 15 June 2018, the British government is expected to announce that doctors and nurses from overseas will be…

UK Immigration Update – April 2018

TIER 2 GENERAL QUOTA OVERSUBSCRIBED FOR 5 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS Annual Quota Skilled workers applying to come to the UK under the Tier 2 General route are subject to a monthly…

UK Immigration Update – Proposed changes to Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)

In 2015 the UK Government introduced the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) payable by third country nationals and their family members applying for visas to live in the UK for six…

UK Immigration Update – Changes to Immigration Rules concerning Indefinite Leave to Remain

Following changes to the UK immigration rules on 11 January 2018, the Home Office have published updated guidance on calculating continuous residence for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) applications due…

UK Immigration Update – Changes to your company ‘size’

Today the Home Office have introduced a new requirement for Tier 2 sponsors, as part of their ongoing compliance duties, to notify the Home Office where the business changes in…

UK Immigration Update – Statement of changes

Following the Statement of Changes published by the Home Office on 7 December 2017, we have prepared a summary of the visitor and work related visa changes as outlined below.…

Brexit Joint Report on Phase 1 negotiations published today

The negotiators for the EU 27 and UK Government have today published a joint report on Phase 1 of Brexit negotiations. The report sets out details intended for inclusion in…

US Immigration Update – Holiday Travel Alert

With increased travel to and from the United States over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, it is important that travellers seeking to enter the country are properly prepared. Travellers should…

UK Immigration Update – November 2017

 Home Office announce “commitments” on new administrative processes for EEA nationals applying for residence documentation after Brexit   The Home Office have published a ‘technical document’ for consideration by the…

Global Immigration Update – November 2017

Austria Austria has adopted a new intra-corporate transfer (ICT) scheme to align itself with European Union Directive 2014/66 on “the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the…

Immigration Update – October 2017

Update on EU negotiations Although the EU negotiations continue the UK government has released a statement to say that: – The settled status scheme for EU nationals in the UK,…

UK Immigration Update – Home office Brexit plan leaked

Following the 26th June update whereby the government proposed to protect current UK resident EU nationals, there has since been a “leaked” Home Office document which, if credible, appears to…

Global Immigration Update – September

Switzerland – EU/EFTA L or B quotas exhausted for Third Quarter 2017 As previously communicated in November last year, the Swiss authorities have decided to maintain a reduced amount of…

US Immigration Update

USA Update: Enhanced Vetting for Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Applications The U.S. Foreign Affairs Manual, which provides guidance to consular officers regarding the issuance of U.S. visas, has been updated as…

UK Immigration Update – August 2017

It was widely reported in the mainstream media (17th August 2017) that UK government sources have confirmed an intention to allow EEA nationals to continue to visit the UK without…