The UK has no legal obligation to pay £50bn divorce bill

  The UK may not be obligated to pay £50bn Brexit Bill       The May administration can easily walk out of EU without minding the £50 billion (€60 billion) divorce payment, a member of the upper house committee said. According to EU Financial Affairs Committee chair, Baroness Kishwer Falkner, the law itself clarifies that a country has no legal obligation to pay a single penny should no deal be...

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How to apply for a UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa?

  ​Applying for a UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa? Check This Out   The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa is an immigration route designed by the UK government to cater to foreign citizens with exceptional talent in the fields of tech, science, humanities, engineering, and the arts.   The visa description itself says that it’s not for everyone, especially because the UK government requires...

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UK Extends Overseas Criminal Record Certificates to Tier 2 Visa

UK Extends Overseas Criminal Record Certificates to Tier 2 Visa   Starting 6 April 2017, all Tier 2 Visa applicants will be required to provide criminal record certificates. Failure to comply with this new ruling will automatically nullify an application, as this is part of the UK government’s goal of conducting stricter screening procedure for foreign citizens entering the country for various...

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UK Home Office publishes new immigration and nationality fees

The UK Home Office has recently published its indicative fees for all immigration and citizenship applications.  As proposed, the previous fees have been increased by 25 percent. The Home Office began the implementation of the new fees on 3 April 2017.   The new fees are as follows: Family and spouse visas - £1,195 Adult Dependant Relatives - £2,676 Settlement application within the...

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UK announces new immigration rules

Last year, the government of the United Kingdom said that there would be a few tweaks to its immigration policies. Some of these were implemented at the outset of the year, including the immigration health surcharge and the minimum income requirement for sponsoring non-EEA spouses.  The new changes focus on the Tier 2 visa, the main immigration route for skilled workers.  On April 6, 2017, as...

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UK announces new language requirement for Non-EEA Parents and Partners

The UK announces new language requirement for Non-EEA Parents and Partners   In November last year, the government of the United Kingdom announced that it was mulling over a new language requirement for all parents and partners from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) zone.Just two months after, on 18 January 2017, it was officially announced that the new requirement would be...

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Questions you are asking us: How to Qualify for a Tier 2 Skilled Worker UK Visa?

  Do I  Qualify for a Tier 2 Skilled Worker UK Visa?   The Tier 2 Visa allows foreign skilled workers from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to enter and stay in the United Kingdom for a specific period of time to fill a critical industry job post. As of today, over 28,000 UK business owners are licensed Tier 2 Visa sponsors.   Available jobs in the Tier 2...

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How to expand your business in the UK

  Are you a businessperson wishing to expand and settle in the United Kingdom?   Try the Tier 1 Route   While Brexit has created a great divide between the UK government and the rest of the world, especially with its closest neighbours in the European region, aspiring entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about.  In an effort to help build and stabilise the economy, the government...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Updated Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List

Updated Tier 2 - Shortage Occupation List    The government of the United Kingdom has recently updated its Shortage Occupation List (SOL). There are currently over 30 jobs on it, which is a relief to many employers who need to hire foreign talents to realign their operations immediately. The great thing about hiring skilled employees through SOL is that employers don’t have to deal with...

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5 Things to Expect From UK Visas & Immigration in 2017

New Year, New Changes for UK Visas & Immigration     There is no doubt that 2017 is a big year for UK immigration, especially after the Brexit result last year. The country is about to trigger Article 50, this upcoming March 2017 and this alone will bring many changes to the country’s visas & immigration sector. So, here's a look at some of the upcoming changes: 1. Introduction of the...

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