News and opinion from the world of UK immigration law and practice

1st Aug 2021

Tier 2 & Skilled Worker Visas: A Guide

As of December 2020, as a result of Brexit, a new Points Based Immigration System was implemented in the UK. Take a look to learn more....

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14th Jul 2021

New 2021 UK Immigration System and Right to Work Checks

Brexit has brought with it a myriad of changes regarding the immigration system and right to work processes. Since January 2021, various new changes have come into effect; take a look at what these are and how they may impact you....

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12th Feb 2018

Tier 4 Students switching into a Tier 2 (General) visa

Switching from a Tier 4 visa into a Tier 2 (General) visa from inside the UK - information for students and employers....

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6th Apr 2017

Immigration Skills Charge for Tier 2 Sponsors

Information on the implementation of the new Immigration Skills Charge, including amounts payable, exemptions and the refund process....

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15th Jan 2017

Right to Work Checks for UK Employers

Guidance on UK 'Right to Work' checks...

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24th Jun 2016

Brexit and EU Nationals residing in the UK

After 43 years of membership, the UK has voted to leave the European Union. We have consequently seen an increase in enquiries from EU Nationals regarding their status in the UK and future options....

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22nd May 2015

Reporting Migrant Activity to UKVI - A Guide for Sponsors

After sponsoring a migrant worker and taking their contact details and copies of the relevant documents, it is important to remember to keep track of any changes that would need to be reported to UK Visas & Immigration....

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5th May 2015

Complex situations with Tier 2 Sponsorships

In the ever-changing world of UK Immigration, it can be very easy to fall into the trap of assessing all sponsorships under the same or out-of-date criteria....

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23rd Apr 2015

Immigration Health Surcharge - A Comprehensive Guide

The much debated health surcharge for migrants who are coming to the UK for more than 6 months to work, study or join family members has now been implemented....

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22nd Apr 2015

Factsheet for Tier 2 Sponsored Workers

After frequently receiving various immigration and travel related queries from HR professionals and Tier 2 visa holders, I have drafted a factsheet on the rights and responsibilities of Tier 2 workers....

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21st Apr 2015

An overview of the upcoming changes to the UK Immigration Rules for Tier 2 Sponsors April 2015

The most recent statement of changes, which come into effect on the 6th April 2015 includes an additional health surcharge for migrants....

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