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UK Immigration: Government introduces changes to the Immigration Rules

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 29 2014

The UK Home Office has released a "Statement of Intent" introducing several changes to the Immigration Rules. These changes will impact most Tiers

Simplification of the visitor routes welcome news for Business Visitors

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 24 2014

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) is exploring options to make the immigration system for visitors clearer and more accessible. It is envisaged that the

Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship monthly limit being reached

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 24 2014

A restricted Certificate of Sponsorship (RCoS) is required where a sponsor wishes to sponsor: a new hire on a salary package of less than £153,500

Tier 5 update

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 24 2014

Tier 5 caters for youth mobility and temporary migrant workers. Under the Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme), which is for young people from

British-Irish visa

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • October 24 2014

In early October 2014, the UK and Ireland officially agreed to a new British-Irish Visa Scheme, which will allow Chinese and Indian visitors to

Changes to Tier 1

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 24 2014

The recent changes to the Immigration Rules have brought about various amendments to the Tier 1 routes. A summary of these changes is below: Tier 1

Validity of applications

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 24 2014

Welcome changes are being introduced to the validation process for immigration applications. Currently, Tier 2 applicants sometimes find themselves

Tier 2 - the return of discretion

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 24 2014

A major development in the Tier 2 categories has been announced. A 'genuine vacancy' test will apply to Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) and Tier 2

United Kingdom implements significant changes to immigration laws

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 24 2014

In our previous updates regarding the United Kingdom, we discussed the increased scrutiny on immigration compliance currently taking place in the

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)'s call for evidence an opportunity for the tech sector

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 24 2014

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been commissioned to conduct a partial review of the Shortage Occupation Lists for the UK and Scotland