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IMMIGRATION NEWS

Brexit White Paper Published

The government has today (2 February 2017) confirmed that it will need to introduce new legislation to set out the post-Brexit immigration and customs systems. The announcement came after the Brexit Secretary David Davis released...
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Brexit will start in early 2017

In a Sky News interview today (22 September 2016), the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Boris Johnson) revealed that the government intends to invoke Article 50. . .

Scotland May Have Veto Over Brexit

Scotland’s First Minister and staunch supporter of the European Union, Nicola Sturgeon, has today (17 July 2016) suggested that Scotland may be able to “veto” when the UK leaves the European Union. Scotland voted by...
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Changes to Tier 2 of the PBS

Today (24 March 2016), the government has announced its response to the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of Tier 2, and its separate review of whether nurses should remain on the Shortage Occupation List. Tier 2...
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Amendments made to immigration laws

The UK government has today (11 March 2016) made amendments to the immigration laws. Amendments have been made to the immigration rules which make the following changes: Update the definition of “public funds” by including...
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Revised Right To Rent Guidance Issued

The Home Office has today published revised guidance on the obligation of UK landlords to carry out immigration checks on their tenants. The guidance sets out how landlords can discharge their duty under Immigration Act...
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Latest Immigration Statistics Released

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its latest UK immigration figures. The ONS’ Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR) is a summary of the latest quarterly release of official international migration statistics. The report...
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Changes to Tier 4 Immigration Rules

The UK's immigration authorities (UK Visas and Immigration) have announced further changes to the UK's immigration laws. Many of these changes will relate to Tier 4 migrants (i.e. students). The main changes will: bring an...
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Further Changes To Immigration Laws

Following the Queen’s Speech today, the government has published a policy paper setting out further immigration reforms aimed at tightening UK immigration control and rules. Proposed changes include: introduction of a criminal offence of illegal working, with...
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New transit visa requirements

The airside and landside transit visa requirements will be changing on 1 December 2014. Transit visas are required by some travellers passing through the UK en-route to another country within 24 or 48 hours. Some nationals...
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British-Irish Visa Scheme

A new Memorandum of Understanding will allow the UK and Ireland to share data and exchange information which, it is hoped, will allow visitors from India and China to travel more easily between the two countries. This...
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Changes to immigration laws

The Home Office has declared that new changes to the Immigration Rules will help UK businesses employ skilled international workers as well as supporting its long-term economic plan to to build a stronger, more competitive economy....
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New premium visa services

The UK immigration authorities have announced that they will be targeting business travellers with new premium visa services. The new service will be an invitation only service providing "top business executives" with bespoke support from...
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