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Applications for Tier 1 ‘Exceptional Talent’ Visa doubled

November 15, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

The UK Government announced today that double the number of Tier 1 ‘Exceptional Talent’ Visa’s will be available for individuals.

Is ‘regionalisation’ a good idea for the UK Visa system?

November 14, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking

Recently, the Mayor of London – Sadiq Khan, published a document centered upon the topic of the future of immigration.

Reassurance for EU Citizens in the UK

November 10, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

The Government has released a document which provides EU nationals in the UK with more certainty about their future in the UK.

Will the Eurasian Economic Union become the new EU?

November 6, 2017 | Latest Thinking, News

Can it be plausibly suggested that the EAEU, with its rapid expansion, will become the new EU?

Illegal Immigrants Face Bank Accounts Being Frozen

November 3, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

In a policy which went live this week by the Home Office, anyone who is in the UK illegally, face having their UK bank accounts frozen or closed down.

Rahul Batra provides evidence at the House of Lords.

November 1, 2017 | Employment, Immigration, Latest Thinking

Rahul Batra joined forces with global advertising company McCann to take on questions prompted by the Communications Committee at the House of Lords

Citizenship for robots; the end of the nation state?

October 30, 2017 | Latest Thinking

Saudi Arabia recently granted a robot named Sophia citizenship for the first time, raising several ethical questions.

Are there immediate immigration insecurities for businesses vis-à-vis Brexit?

October 25, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

There is a serious concern regarding the EU principle of free movement of people for those remaining within the UK.

Prime Minister’s message to EU nationals in the UK

October 20, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, recently released a press statement with an update for EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals

Are digital borders the future of immigration for post-Brexit Britain?

Post-Brexit Britain is foreseen to be heavily laden with increased border controls. Therefore, are digital borders the answer?

Oman – Update

October 16, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

The Government of Oman has recently halved the salary threshold for foreign nationals who are working there and want their family members to join them. The salary threshold which was previously set at OMR 600 per month, is now at a much lower rate of OMR 300. This is a big slash in price and

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The ‘End is Nigh’ for Turkey-U.S. Relations.

October 9, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

On Sunday 8th October 2017, both Turkey and the United States announced that all visas between the two countries would be suspended, following from a diplomatic fall out between the two.

How does France’s new anti-terror bill affect Human Rights?

October 9, 2017 | Latest Thinking, News

On Tuesday 3rd October 2017, France approved a new anti-terror legislation, following from the recent terrorist attacks. Since the Paris attacks in 2015, France has been in a ‘state of emergency’ – However, how far does this new anti-terror legislation affect Human Rights and the application of democracy?

Faster UK Border Entry – 15 new countries added

October 6, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Being a traveler, especially a business traveler, you want to be able to enter a country with ease and speed. Therefore, it’s good news for all travelers as the UK have now added 15 new countries to the 25 existing countries on the list on 5th October 2017.

Brexit – The latest update

This is an update following the end of discussions of the fourth round of negotiations between the UK and EU in Brussels last week.