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Migration Advisory Committee recommendations for the Health and Social Worker visa

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) creates annual reports based on reviews of certain visa routes and immigration issues more generally.  In a recent report, the MAC was commissioned to do “an independent review of adult social care, and the impact the ending freedom of movement has had on the sector.” The MAC made the following

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How to conduct right to work checks on EU workers

On 30th June 2021 applications for the EU settlement scheme closed and from 1st July 2021, the right to work check rules changed for EU nationals. Now, providing an EU passport or national identity card is not valid proof of having a right to work in the UK.   Workers with pre-settled or settled status You

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High Potential Individual visa: global universities list is updated

The High Potential Individual visa will be introduced as a new UK visa route on 30th May 2022. This visa is applicable to those who have graduated from an eligible university in the 5 years prior to making the visa application.  It is for those who have shown that they have high potential to contribute

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What do sponsors employing Global Business Mobility visas need to know?

On 11th April, the UK government introduced five new visas in a new visa category called Global Business Mobility. This includes the Senior or Specialist Worker visa, the Expansion Worker visa, the Secondment Worker visa, the Graduate Trainee visa and the Service Supplier visa.  Generally speaking, the visas are for companies to employ temporary workers

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What are the requirements for the Expansion Worker visa?

The Expansion Worker visa is for people who need to come to the UK to set up a branch of an overseas business that has not yet started trading in the UK.  It must be noted that if the company already has a branch in the UK, the applicant will need to apply for a

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What are the requirements for the Service Supplier visa?

The Service Supplier visa is for foreign workers who have a contract to provide services for a UK company as an employee or as a self-employed individual.  The service supplier must have worked for their overseas employer for at least 12 months outside of the UK. Self-employed service providers must have had at least 12

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What are the requirements for the Secondment Worker visa?

The Secondment Worker visa is for people who are working for an overseas company that needs to transfer them to the UK to do temporary work for a different company. The worker’s overseas employer must have a high-value contract with the UK sponsoring company that is worth at least £50 million. In order to be

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What are the transitional arrangements for the new Global Business Mobility routes?

On 11th April 2022, the following visa routes opened in the UK: Senior or Specialist Worker route Graduate Trainee route UK Expansion Worker route Service Supplier Worker route Secondment Worker route In light of the new visas, the Home Office has put some transitional arrangements in place for those employers that are hiring workers under

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Changes to the UK Health and Care Worker visa

Care workers, care assistants and home care workers have been added to the Home Office Skilled Worker list of occupations temporarily in order to help with staff shortages in the UK. It is said that the jobs will be available for 12 months, until February 2023. Eligible workers will be able to apply for the

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UAE launches a remote working visa

April 6, 2022 | Business, Employment, Immigration, News

The remote working visa that was announced in March 2021 is now open to applications.  The UAE Remote Working Visa Scheme enables foreign workers who are employed by companies abroad to work remotely in the UAE. The new route will allow those who can work remotely to do so without having to obtain an employment

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What does the new right to work check guidance involve?

From 6th April 2022, the way in which employers must complete their right to work checks will change. Biometric Residence and Permit holders and Frontier Worker Permit holders will need to prove their right to work using the Home Office online checking service meaning employers will no longer be able to check physical copies.  Employers

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New UK visa routes for April 2022

The most recent statement of changes has highlighted a few amendments to the immigration rules. Here is a breakdown of what is to come, the following new visa routes will be effective from 11th April 2022: Senior or Specialist Worker route The senior or specialist worker route will be replacing the Intra-Company Transfer visa. The

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Important updates to the right to work and live online Home Office system

The “view and prove” system is a way of viewing your immigration status online. It allows you to also update personal details and check rights in the UK such as the right to work and rent. The service can be used by those who have pre-settled status or who have applied for a visa using

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Changes to the Immigration Health Surcharge requirements

The immigration health surcharge (IHS) is an extra health care fee that allows visa holders to access medical treatment through the UK National Health Service. People who usually need to pay IHS are those who are applying for a visa from outside of the UK for more than 6 months or those applying for a

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The UK allows concessions for offshore well boat workers

According to new UK government guidance, in February 2022 the Minister for Safe and Legal Migration granted a concession to the immigration rules for foreign national workers who are employed by certain companies “owning or operating well boat vessels in the UK territorial seas.” A well boat is a fishing vessel that has a well

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