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Business plan quality is key to Tier 1 entrepreneur visa applications

August 11 2015 Although the terms under which Tier 1 investment visas are granted appear quite straightforward, the majority of applications are refused by the UK…

Entrepreneurs must pass a ‘genuine entrepreneur test’

June 9 2015 Successive British governments over the years have been encouraging talented entrepreneurs to bring their business to Britain. One tried and tested…

Administrative reviews increase UK visa refusal woes

September 17 2015 As a result of the UK Government’s Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules: HC297, published on 13 July 2015 the process governing appeals…

Partner visa appeals restricted

June 19 2015 The rules relating to appeals against refusals to grant spouse visas changed on April 6th 2015 and from an applicant's point of view they did not…

Tier 2 suspension notice requires immediate and informed action

August 18 2015 The UK Border Agency works to a strict and rapid timescale when it comes to Tier 2 Suspensions. This means that anyone who is told that their licence…

Cyprus going all out to attract investors

October 24 2015 Cyprus is rich in attractions. Physical, historical, climactic and economic conditions in Europe's southernmost autonomous territory put it high on…

Immigration Skills Levy adds to Tier 2 tightening

October 22 2015 If there is one thing the current British government can claim to understand with absolute certainty it is the laws of supply and demand. This is…

Rising visa refusal rate points to need for expertise

October 20 2015 UK visa refusals have risen by 18% over the past year. Combined with a marked restriction in the number of visas - particularly student visas -…

Cyprus has reason to celebrate

October 16 2015 There is only good news coming out of Nicosia. With the government set to announce a €1.5 billion bond issue in October, with unemployment falling and…

May’s immigration rhetoric preceded by sponsor licence crackdown

October 15 2015 From April 6th 2015 Sponsor Guidance for Tier 2 and Tier 5 visas were changed with the effect that the UK Border Agency was given the right to…