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Deeper dive into the immigration strategy announcement

June 24, 2021 | Immigration, News, UK Government

On 24th May 2021 the Home Office announced a New plan for immigration: legal migration and border control strategy statement. In another post we gave an overview of the proposals. In this post we will take a deeper dive into the plans.    Simplify rules   The UK government aims to simplify the immigration rules

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How much does it cost to sponsor a skilled worker?

As an organisation sponsoring a skilled worker, there are a number of charges involved that you must be aware of. There is a fee to apply for a sponsor licence and subsequent costs involved when sponsoring a worker.    Salary   According to the Immigration rules, a skilled worker will need to be paid at

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Panama introduces new remote work visa

In May 2021 Panama introduced a new remote worker visa for foreign nationals who intend to work in Panama remotely for a period of 9 months. The visa can be renewed for a further 9 months and the applicant must meet the same requirements again for the renewal. Individuals who work locally or provide services

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UK strategy statement announcement on the new plan for immigration

June 24, 2021 | Immigration, News, UK Government

On 24th May 2021 the Home Office announced a New plan for immigration: legal migration and border control strategy statement. The statement outlines the UK’s goals for the coming years to improve UK immigration. Since the pandemic has hit, the UK government is putting plans in place to build back the economy through various means,

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EU Blue Card Directive: what is it?

June 24, 2021 | Immigration, Travel, UK Government

The EU Blue Card Directive is an EU-wide work permit that allows highly-skilled non-EU nationals to live and work within the member states in the EU. The only member states which are not included in this Directive are Denmark and Ireland.   Currently, the salary threshold requirement is that foreign nationals working in the EU

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Reminder for those applying for the EU settlement Scheme

June 24, 2021 | Immigration, UK Government

The deadline for applying to the EU settlement Scheme (EUSS) is 30th June 2021.   From 1st January 2021 new rules came into play for everyone, including EU nationals residing and working in the UK. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen who has been living in the UK before 31st December 2020, you

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Who can apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa?

June 24, 2021 | Immigration

    A Youth Mobility visa allows people to travel to the UK to live or work for up to 2 years. This visa has replaced the Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa. You can apply for this visa if you are between the ages of 18-30 and are a national of any of the following

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What salary does a sponsor have to pay a skilled worker?

In order for a skilled worker to be eligible for the Skilled Worker visa, they must show that they will be earning the required level of income. According to the Immigration rules, a skilled worker will need to be paid at least the minimum salary for the type of work they will be doing. This

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South Africa to introduce remote working visa?

South Africa is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations and along with most other countries, the tourism sector in South Africa was hit hard by the pandemic. South Africa has been said to be one of the best places for remote working due to the extensive co-working spaces, fast internet and internet cafes. It

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What is a Home Office action plan?

Action plans are issued to Tier 2, Tier 5 sponsors and skilled worker sponsors who have been B-rated after a Home Office compliance visit. If you have had a compliance visit by a Home Office caseworker and they establish that you do not meet certain requirements as a sponsor, the caseworker may note these in

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Extension for the right to work checks

In a previous post, we explained that the UK government had announced that as of 17th May 2021, right to work checks can no longer be made by checking digital documents or scanned copies of documents online. It must be noted that the UK government has now extended this to 21st June 2021. This means

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What happens after a Home Office compliance visit?

The Home Office may conduct sponsor licence inspection visits on work premises in instances where an application for a first sponsor licence is made or when a sponsor licence is being renewed. When the Home Office visits your business premises they are generally looking for the following: General sponsor duties are being met Sponsors are

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Who is eligible for an Intra-company transfer visa?

There are two types of intra company transfer visas: intra-company transfer visa and intra-company transfer graduate trainee visa. You can apply for the intra-company transfer visa when you’re being transferred to a role in the UK by your employer. This is usually applicable to people who work for international companies who have offices in the

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The return of the sponsor licence inspection visits?

The Home Office may conduct sponsor licence inspection visits on work premises in instances where an application for a first sponsor licence is made or when a sponsor licence is being renewed. During the pandemic, many employers have put most of their focus into actually keeping afloat with many employees being furloughed. The UK government

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Philippine Alien Employment Permit changes

For those who intend to work in the Philippines, an Alien Employment Permit (AEP) must be obtained from the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE). There are some changes to the Alien Employment Permit which are expected to be introduced on 5 May 2021.  AEP changes include the following: At least 15 days before an

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