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Reminder of changes to overstayer applications from 1 October 2012

United Kingdom - September 7 2012 In July 2012 we announced on our website that the UKBA would be introducing changes to applications from overstayers from 1 October 2012 in line with the new immigration rules for family migration which came into effect on 9 July 2012.

Pat Saini.

Important information about renewing your sponsor licence

United Kingdom - August 17 2012 Holders of sponsor licences have recently been receiving emails from the Home Office informing them that the initial grant of four years is to come to an end soon.

Pat Saini.

Court of Appeal rules employment agencies are not entitled to a sponsor licence

United Kingdom - August 10 2012 In a recent ruling in the Court of Appeal, an employment agency which provided migrant health workers to the NHS has failed in its bid for permission to apply for judicial review against the UKBAs decision to suspend its Tier 2 sponsor licence.

Pat Saini.

India announces rollout of TB programme

India, United Kingdom - August 9 2012 Following on from the UK Governments announcement in May 2012 that 67 countries would be subject to a UK pre-entry tuberculosis screening programme, details for the rollout of the programme in India have been announced

Pat Saini.

Tier 4 premium sponsorship

United Kingdom - August 2 2012 George Shirley, Deputy Director of PBS Sponsorship at the UKBA, confirmed at the annual UKCISA conference that a pilot ‘premium sponsorship’ scheme for Tier 4 sponsors is being introduced from July 2012 and will run until March 2013.

Ros Martin.