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What are the rules for UK nationals who moved to the EU before 1st January 2021?

November 25, 2021 | Immigration, News, Travel

The UK left the EU on 31st January 2020 and the transition period ended on 31st December 2020. The “Withdrawal Agreement” set the terms of the UK’s departure in order to provide a smooth transition for people, businesses and organisations across the UK. Who is protected by the withdrawal agreement? UK nationals who moved to

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Can I work remotely in the EU without a work permit?

November 25, 2021 | Employment, Immigration, News, Travel

Since Brexit, UK nationals now have to apply for work permits if they want to live and work in an EU country. If you are a remote worker, meaning you earn your own income and can travel and work from any location, you may not be eligible for a work permit, but you are also

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Dubai introduces 5-year visa for global company employees

Employees of international companies based in Dubai can benefit from the newly introduced 5-year multi-entry visa allowing them to attend training, conferences, events and other business activities. This visa allows workers to visit the UAE for up to 90 days with the option of extending for another 90 days.   This new visa is said to

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When will the Youth Mobility scheme open to Indian nationals?

November 24, 2021 | Immigration, News, UK Government

On 1st January 2022 the Youth Mobility scheme will open to Indian nationals. This comes in response to many UK employers struggling to recruit and with many EU nationals now requiring a visa to work in the UK. This is a good opportunity for eligible Indian nationals as it allows them to work in the

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What are the rules for UK nationals who moved to the EU before 1st January 2021?

November 18, 2021 | Immigration, Travel

The UK left the EU on 31st January 2020 and the transition period ended on 31st December 2020. The “Withdrawal Agreement” set the terms of the UK’s departure in order to provide a smooth transition for people, businesses and organisations across the UK. Who is protected by the withdrawal agreement? UK nationals who moved to

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Temporary Seasonal Worker visa requirements

November 17, 2021 | Business, Employment, Immigration, News

A seasonal worker visa is a temporary visa for those who need to do specific jobs in the UK. This includes those who work in “edible horticulture” picking fruit or vegetables, pork butchery, poultry work and HGV drivers.  Deadlines for applying for seasonal worker visas: Poultry workers– You must have applied for the seasonal worker

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UK Budget 2021: Proposed plans for UK immigration

Proposals were made by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer for development of certain immigration routes as part of the 2021 Budget and Spending Review Report. The immigration proposals are outlined as part of the “investing in growing” section of the budget plan. The plan is summarised as follows: High-Skilled Migration The government aims to

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Latest UK immigration changes in the recent statement of changes

November 10, 2021 | Immigration, News, UK Government

On 1st November 2021, the UK government published another statement of changes outlining amendments to the immigration rules. The following changes have been made: “Pork butchers” have been added to the Seasonal Worker route. Originally the Seasonal Worker route was used for eligible horticulture workers and was recently extended to HGV drivers and poultry workers.

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Change in rules for the Saudi nationalization scheme

November 3, 2021 | Business, Employment, Immigration, News

The Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has made some changes to “Saudization” and employment requirements. “Saudization” is the Saudi Arabia nationalization scheme which requires companies to employ Saudi nationals in their workforces up to certain levels.  This policy is aimed at reducing reliance on expat workers. Although this policy has been existent

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Oman gives more details on long term residency scheme

November 3, 2021 | Immigration, News, Travel

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion of Oman announced a new long term residency scheme for eligible foreign investors in September 2021. When the visa was first announced the details were limited, however Oman has now provided more information on this route. This visa is aimed at foreign investors and their families who

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What is the cooling-off period for revoked sponsor licence holders?

If a sponsor licence is revoked, it means that the sponsor cannot sponsor migrant workers. The Home Office may impose a “cooling-off period” if a licence is revoked which means that during this time, you will not be able apply for a new sponsor licence until the cooling-off period has lapsed. The cooling-off period is

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Can I stay in the UK after I have graduated?

October 26, 2021 | Immigration, News

In short, graduates can stay in the UK if they are successful in applying for another visa. Since the Graduate route was introduced on 1st July 2021, graduates now have more options to remain in the UK. Options as a graduate  Graduate visa This visa gives graduates an opportunity to live and seek work for

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Migration Advisory Committee review of ICT route summarised

October 22, 2021 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

The Home Secretary commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to carry out a study of the Intra-Company Transfer visa route and provide recommendations. The following points were raised and are summarised: Skills threshold: The minimum skills threshold for the ICT route was increased to RQF6 in 2012. The MAC recommended that the skills threshold remains

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Isreal extend the validity for experts on the short-term work visas

October 19, 2021 | Business, Immigration, Travel

B-1 Short Employment Authorization (SEA) visa holders can now stay longer in Isreal. Previously these visas were valid for 45 days annually, however, this has been extended to 90 days per calendar year. The B-1 visa allows expert foreign nationals who have a unique skill or knowledge to undertake urgent foreign work in Isreal.  Within

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New Zealand to introduce residence visa for temporary residents

October 19, 2021 | Business, Immigration

New Zealand is creating a new visa pathway called 2021 Resident visa. This is a one-off visa for temporary workers currently in New Zealand. The visa is said to become available on 1st December 2021 for some eligible applicants and from 1st March 2022 for remaining eligible applicants. Those who are eligible include individuals who

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