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Anushka Sinha

Anushka Sinha

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In other news, the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will be increased from £200 to £400 per year from 8 January 2019. The costs will increase from £150 to £300 per year for students and youth mobility scheme migrants. The IHS...
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The Home Office has announced that the Tier 1 (Investor) category will be suspended from midnight tonight for those seeking to make initial applications under this route. Those who are already in the UK as Tier 1 (Investor) migrants will not be...
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The controversial immigration cap on non-EEA workers is currently set at 20,700 per annum and is broken down into monthly allocations. It has been met for seven months in a row leading to over 1.3K tech sector professionals being refused UK...
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Details of the proposed new settled status scheme were released by the Home Office last week. The EU Settled Status Scheme is promised to be streamlined and user-friendly and will be open for applications by 30 March 2019. The Home Office will use...
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Doctors and nurses will be exempt from the cap on non-EU workers in a bid to alleviate the huge number of vacancies within the NHS. The changes are due to be announced on Friday 15 June 2018. This will be welcome news to the tech industry as the...
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The UK government has announced a new visa scheme which will replace the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) category and allow applicants who are endorsed by a university or a business sponsor to start a business in the UK. The scheme will be launched in Spring...
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Amber Rudd has resigned as Home Secretary following pressure over her handling of immigration policy. She has been replaced by Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid who is promising an end to the term ‘hostile...
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If you are a sponsor of skilled non-EEA nationals under Tier 2, you may have been inundated with reminders from the Home Office to submit your requests for Unrestricted Certificates of Sponsorship (UCoS) allocation renewals. Any unused UCoS will be...
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Plans to register millions of EU citizens following Brexit could descend into chaos as a former Home Office official warns that stretched resources and politically motivated decisions will hamper the ‘presumption in favour of granting status’ to...
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Theresa May has conceded in the battle over migration policy during the transition period. EU migrants who come to Britain during the transition period after the UK exits the EU will have the right to settle permanently in the UK. The government was...
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The ONS published statistics last week confirming that “Brexodus” is happening: Net migration from the EU (the difference between the number of people arriving and leaving) has dropped below 100,000, the lowest level for five years. The...
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Immigration lawyers are concerned by the fact that the number of applications for certificates to sponsor Tier 2 (General) skilled workers has exceeded the monthly cap for the third consecutive month. This is an indication of greater pressure on...
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