UK Visitor Rules: Enhancing Business Flexibility

UK Visitor Rules: Enhancing Business Flexibility

UK Visitor Rules: Enhancing Business Flexibility In a new Statement of Changes, the Government have unveiled modifications to the Immigration Rules concerning visitors with effect from 31 January 2024.  In summary, these new amendments have created flexibility,...
A Rapid Review by MAC into the New UK Immigration Salary List

A Rapid Review by MAC into the New UK Immigration Salary List

A Rapid Review by MAC into the New UK Immigration Salary List The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) plays a crucial role in shaping immigration policies in the UK. Following, their recommendations to abolish the Shortage Occupation List in October 2023, MAC have now...
EU Settlement Scheme Update – Good News for EU Nationals!

EU Settlement Scheme Update – Good News for EU Nationals!

EU Settlement Scheme Update – Good News for EU Nationals! Permanent residence card holders can now apply for the EU Settlement Scheme application despite missing the deadline. On 16 January 2024, the Home Office published their updated guidance confirming that where a...
Update: UK IHS Fee increase January 2024

Update: UK IHS Fee increase January 2024

Update: UK IHS Fee increase January 2024 Individuals looking to enter or remain in the United Kingdom will soon need to budget more for healthcare fees, with a significant increase to the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) originally set to take effect 16 January...
Managing the conflicts of employment and immigration law in 2024

Managing the conflicts of employment and immigration law in 2024

Managing the conflicts of employment and immigration law in 2024 First Brexit, then COVID-19, and now new immigration rules. The Government made their intention to reduce net migration in the UK very clear when the Home Secretary set out the five-point plan to reduce...
New Draft Code of Practice on Preventing Illegal Working

New Draft Code of Practice on Preventing Illegal Working

New Draft Code of Practice on Preventing Illegal Working The United Kingdom places a significant emphasis on maintaining a fair and lawful workforce. Employers and individuals alike are expected to adhere to regulations outlined by the Home Office to ensure that...
Ancestry versus Spouse visa – Which one do you qualify for?

Ancestry versus Spouse visa – Which one do you qualify for?

Ancestry versus Spouse visa – Which one do you qualify for? There are numerous visas available to enter the UK. The qualifying criteria as well as the requirements and costs can be very overwhelming. Everyone’s situation and family history are different, the laws are...
Suggestions made to end the shortage occupation list

Suggestions made to end the shortage occupation list

Suggestions made to end the shortage occupation list The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) carried out a full review of the current shortage occupation list. What has the Migration Advisory Committee said? The committee is not convinced that the current shortage...
All in a Day’s Work: Senior or Specialist Worker Visas

All in a Day’s Work: Senior or Specialist Worker Visas

In this month’s episode we will be covering the Senior or Specialist Worker Visa (Global Business Mobility). We will be discussing the eligibility criteria for this type of visa, how long you can stay in the UK and the costs associated with obtaining it. We will also...
UK Visa Fees Increase From 4 October

UK Visa Fees Increase From 4 October

UK Visa Fees Increase From 4 October The UK Home Office recently announced that visa application fees will increase substantially starting on 4 October 2023. The fee hikes will impact almost all UK visa categories, including skilled worker visas, student visas, and...