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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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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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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A Foreign National’s Guide to Getting Married or Forming a Civil Partnership in the UK

  Can I get married or form a civil partnership in the UK? One of the questions we often get here at Migration Expert is if foreign nationals can marry in the UK. They also get confused about the rules and regulations concerning this matter, and the mix-up usually worsens when it comes to notice periods. To answer: yes, anyone can marry in the United Kingdom as long as they satisfy the...

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UK SC: Income threshold to sponsor a spouse stands but rules need to safeguard children’s welfare

  UK: Income threshold to sponsor a spouse stands but rules need to safeguard children’s welfare   On 9 July 2012, then Home Office Secretary Theresa May imposed a new regulation that would make it harder for British citizens to sponsor a spouse to live with them in the United Kingdom. The new ruling states that a sponsor must earn at least £18,600 for their application to deserve attention...

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11 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to the United Kingdom

It’s not hard to understand why most people are anxious about moving to the United Kingdom. The political climate has been unpredictable since the much-publicised referendum, and a lot of laws and policies are expected to change in the coming months and years. Still, the country remains welcoming to everyone who’s coming to the country, chiefly to those who’ll do it legally. But beyond securing...

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