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How has Covid changed immigration globally?

Since the pandemic hit in 2020, the world as we know it has changed. With travel being restricted, countries in and out of lockdowns and remote working being the new normal, global immigration has also been affected.  Changes to immigration routes around the world As a result of the pandemic, countries around the world have

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What is the UK Start-up visa?

The Start-up visa is for those wanting to come to the UK as an entrepreneur and wanting to set up an innovative business. To be eligible for this visa, you must have an original idea which is different from anything on the market currently and should have potential to grow. To be able to apply

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Domestic worker visas

April 1, 2021 | Immigration, UK Government

A domestic worker can apply to visit the UK with their employer where they have worked with the employer for at least a year. This can include cleaners, chauffeurs, cooks, nannies and those providing personal care to the employer. This visa is meant for those who will be working whilst their employer is in the

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Why do companies need to know about immigration compliance?

As the UK government is making more restrictive approaches to immigration compliance, it is important that both employers and migrant employees adhere to the immigration rules.  There are a number of ways that companies who hire migrant workers must be compliant and it starts off by understanding their role as a sponsor. In order for

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How will Brexit affect right to work checks for EEA nationals?

March 24, 2021 | Business, Employment, Immigration

Employers have a responsibility to carry out right to work checks on employees to ensure that they have immigration permission to work in the UK to prevent illegal working. With Brexit and the end of free movement of persons, what should employers do now? Right to work checks post Brexit The majority of EU nationals

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Genuine vacancy requirement changes for sponsor licence holders

The UK Home Office have updated their guidance on advertising and genuine vacancy requirements for employers of migrant workers.  For some working visa routes, sponsors must show that they have carried out a resident labour market test before employing a migrant worker to demonstrate that they cannot find a suitable settled worker for the role.

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What are defined and undefined CoS?

The Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa. It allows people from outside of the UK to obtain work with an approved employer in an eligible job in the UK. In order to be eligible for the skilled worker visa, the applicant will need to provide a CoS as part of

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Global immigration updates

March 16, 2021 | Immigration, Latest Thinking

Singapore: As of May 2021 Dependent pass holders now require an employment pass in their own right to be able to work in Singapore. Prior to this rule change, Dependent pass holders could ask for permission from the Singapore government to work by applying for a Letter of Consent. This is no longer applicable and

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Latest UK immigration statement of changes

The UK government published the latest Statement of Changes on 4th March 2021. The changes are due to come into force on 5th April 2021.  The notable changes include the following: Skilled worker route: Minimum salary: The minimum salary must equal or exceed £25,500 per annum, £10.10 per hour and the “going rate” for the

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The UK announces visas changes in the budget plan

New unsponsored highly skilled migrant visa During the “budget speech” Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans for a new unsponsored high skilled migrant visa. By launching this visa route, the UK government aims to attract highly skilled migrants “to help rebuild” the UK’s economy after COVID. The Chancellor announced this as part of his £65 billion

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Requirements for the Ancestry visa

March 4, 2021 | Immigration, UK Government

You may be able to apply for an Ancestry visa if you are a commonwealth citizen and you can prove that one of your grandparents is from the UK. On this visa, you’re able to work, study and bring a partner or child. There are 54 commonwealth countries which gives a wide scope for those

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Australian visa changes for 2021

February 25, 2021 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, Travel

Like many other countries, Australia is seeking to find ways of boosting its economy post-Covid and one way is through immigration. As such, there have been a number of changes among some of the visa categories, namely, the Business, Investment and Innovation Program, Global Talent Independent program and the partner visa. The aim across all

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Recent changes to the Belgium foreign work permit rules

February 23, 2021 | Business, Immigration, News, Travel

Changes to the foreign worker rules in Flanders have been announced by the Belgium government which will come into force on 1st March 2021. The changes are said to simplify the bureaucracy involved in the immigration process for foreign workers in the Flanders region of Belgium.  Key changes: Short term work– a worker who commutes

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Visa routes for family members of EU nationals

February 22, 2021 | Immigration, Travel, UK Government

With talk of Brexit and changing rules for EU nationals, where does this leave family members of EU, EEA or Swiss individuals who are wanting to move to the UK? Family members of EU nationals who started living in the UK before 31st December 2020 You may be able to come to the UK by

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Visit visas for the UK and current travel restrictions

February 22, 2021 | COVID-19, Immigration, News, Travel, UK Government

Lately there have been numerous changes to travel rules. As of 15th February 2021, additional restrictions have been put in place for people travelling to the UK.  Current travel restrictions Currently, it is illegal to travel abroad from the UK for leisure purposes. You cannot travel unless you have a legally permitted reason to do

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