After months of waiting, the speculation is now over. Britain has exited the European Union following last week’s referendum. Amongst other vital issues, there are Hard-hitting concerns over immigration and it is natural to be concerned over the uncertainty that will ensue. Furthermore, we have seen the announcement of David Cameron’s resignation, who will stand
Does the implementation of an Australian-style points-based system guarantee reducing net migration?
In recent weeks, the idea of Britain adopting a points based system similar to that of Australia has come to light, with many ‘Brexiteers’ and ‘Brexit’ campaign leaders applauding the system. If Britain were to leave the EU, it is of widely popular belief that the Australian points based system, or one similar to it
The possibility of a ‘Brexit’ has brought immigration to the very forefront of the political and legal agenda, it is therefore imperative to have a clear understanding facts, figures and impact of immigrants in this country. With reports that immigration to the UK is almost reaching an all-time high, and with the fear mongering attached
Relocating to the UK can be confusing and time consuming, it is therefore important to ensure that you are getting the right information and that you meet the criteria set out by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before coming to the UK. One of the main requirements for people coming to the UK for
Year on year the Home Office make it more difficult for sponsors to apply for a Sponsorship Licence and given the current climate and the fact that Britain may exit the European Union, many sponsors who employ a number of EU nationals will be looking to secure a Tier 2 sponsorship licence in an attempt
Don’t be caught out by the changes for the United States that have affected tens of thousands of people travelling there. All eligible international travellers wanting to travel to the United States for 90 days or less under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must apply for authorisation online, known as Electronic System for Travel Authorization
Providing you meet the eligibility requirement in full there is no reason why you cannot apply and free yourself from Immigration Restrictions in the UK.
On 19 January 2016, the Migration Advisory Committee was commissioned by the UK Government to advise on a number of potential changes to Tier 2 category of the Points Based System with regard to the increasing number of migrant workers in this route and UK businesses relying on them to fill shortages in the UK
As we are all aware the EU referendum is not far away now and the question we are all asking is will Britain leave the European Union (EU)? The referendum is being held on 23rd June and depending on which way the majority of the UK public votes go; we may well be on the
Advertising a job, seems straightforward, doesn’t it? However, when it comes to employing a non-EU national under the Tier 2 (General) arrangements, is when it all becomes complicated. We come across many employers who contact us to assist with Tier 2 (General) applications and they confirm they have conducted the Resident Labour Market Test and
Once again it is that time of year where UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has introduced a number of changes to the UK Immigration system, the majority of the changes will come in be rolled out in two batches. On 18th March 2016 we saw the Government fees increase by a huge 25% and introduced
The Home Office has laid before parliament a package of changes to the Immigration Rules which would affect applications made on or after 6th April 2016. With less than a month to go until these are implemented, we have outlined the key changes so relevant individuals/businesses can take timely action. Visitors Introducing Electronic Visa Waiver
In January 2016, the Home Office introduced legislation to set the maximum amounts it can charge for visa, immigration and nationality applications over the next four years. The new legislation will come into effect on 18 March 2016 and it means that visas linked most closely to economic growth e.g. work and student visa will
Hudson McKenzie is pleased to announce that Sarah Buttler, former Director and Head of Global Business Immigration Services at Ernst & Young LLP, London has joined the firm as an Immigration Partner and Global Practice Leader. Sarah will serve as a leading advisor to the firm’s Business Immigration team. “Hudson McKenzie is pleased to welcome
For many EU nationals, moving to the UK probably required a few lifestyle adjustments: the infamous weather, the frenzy of the rush-hour commute, and the firmly established queuing system; to name just a few. All of a sudden five years has passed and you realise that when the sun shines, this is actually the