Why do foreign citizens come to the UK for work?

Economic prowess alone makes a country attractive to many foreign citizens looking for work. The United Kingdom, a member of G7, or the seven most advanced economies in the world, is amongst the most popular destinations for overseas labour. In the newest survey conducted by the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), the UK ranked third; only falling behind Switzerland and Singapore. Among...

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This is why foreign citizens visit the UK

There is something about the United Kingdom that makes it hard to resist. Some say it’s the culture, the arts, the countless museums, historic landmarks, and unique architecture, while to others, it’s all about the simple beauties like the music scene, the sprawling lakes outside the cities, and even the Queen. And we haven't mentioned the wonderful accents yet, the iconic red telephone booths and...

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Why do foreign citizens come to the UK to study?

The United Kingdom has long been famous for its world-class universities. The city of London is home not only to world recognised educational institutions but also to its beautiful campuses; enough to lure thousands of students from across the world every year. Currently, the UK is the second most popular destination in the world for international students after the United States.     So what...

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Why do foreign citizens come to the UK to visit their family?

According to a report by the Migration Observatory, the number of foreign-born population in the United Kingdom had increased by over 100 percent between 1993 and 2015 from 3.8 million to almost 8.7 million.  This number alone explains why thousands of family visa-related requests are generated every year. The more immigrants the UK accepts, the more reason for the immigrant's loved ones to...

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UK government starts using premises license to detect illegal workers

Since 6 April 2017, UK immigration officers have been enjoying their new powers in which they could refuse to grant a license to applicants who do not have legal permission to be or work in the country. Through this, the UK Home Office and Immigration Enforcement will be able to determine illegal immigrants by simply scouring unlicensed liquor store shops across the country. Speak to one of...

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UK government releases statement on Manchester attack, offers help

Through the Home Office, the government of the United Kingdom has issued a statement following the recent terror attack in Manchester. Home Secretary Amber Rudd expressed the government’s condolences to all the innocent victims who have been affected by the attack, calling it “barbaric” and “horrific.”   “My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and the victims who have been affected,...

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Explaining the Leave vote, or why a big slice of UK’s population chose to part ways with the EU

  Brexit was a tragic experience that couldn’t be altered anymore, especially if the new UK prime minister’s stance on the matter is to respect the majority vote. Tragic, because it’s akin to witnessing the first months of an erring, newly elected populist leader, as a lot of Brits seemed to have felt its horrible aftereffects even though the EU divorce remains a nascent idea since it has yet to...

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UK Immigration Terms: What is Right of Abode?

UK Immigration: What is the Right of Abode?   Foreign citizens applying for a visa to the United Kingdom often encounter the term “Right of Abode,” which could be mistaken for one’s entitlement to own a house or property. According to the UK government, the phrase means “one’s right to live or work in the UK without any immigration restrictions.”  According to UK immigration rules, there are...

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End of free movement for EU migrants becomes closer to reality as Brexit, Article 50 looms

  End of free movement for EU migrants becomes closer to reality as Brexit, Article 50 looms   Several months ago, reciprocation sat comfortably at the centerpiece of the table every time the EU and the UK exchanged words about the impending separation. Both parties agreed that the immigration crackdown would only be imposed on undocumented immigrants. Those with all the rights—and the proper...

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UPCOMING CHANGE: New UK Immigration Skill Charge Implementation

  New UK Immigration Skill Charge Implementation The UK government’s new Immigration Skill Charge will begin implementation on April 6th 2017. Foreign workers who plan to work in the UK are encouraged to apply for a Tier 2 visa right before the government applies the new ruling.  Those with existing visas that are near expiration are also advised to apply for an extension.   What is the new...

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