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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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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 Senior or Specialist visa?

The Senior or Specialist visa is for people who want to come to the UK to do a job for an eligible job at a UK branch. A senior or specialist worker must be an existing worker of a company that has a UK sponsor licence and must have worked for the company for at

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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 requirements for the Graduate Trainee visa?

The Graduate Trainee visa is for people who want to come to the UK to do a placement as part of a graduate training programme that will lead to a managerial or specialist role.  The graduate trainee must have worked for their employer for at least 3 months overseas. The company must have a valid

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What are the UK visa fee increases 2022?

April 12, 2022 | Business, Immigration, News, UK Government

From 6th April 2022 the Home Office increased the UK visa fees. A lot of routes have not seen an increase, but for many of the working routes, there has been a slight increase of around £15 for applications made both inside and outside of the UK. For the full list of visa fees, please

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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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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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Why is the UK Sole Representative visa being replaced?

From 11th April 2022, the new Expansion Worker visa is replacing the Sole Representative visa, therefore applications for the Sole Representative visa will close at this point. What is the difference between the Sole Representative visa and the Expansion Worker visa? The Expansion Worker visa is a sponsored, points-based route that allows individuals to come

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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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What are the risks of not complying with sponsor licence duties?

A sponsor licence company that employs foreign nationals to work for them, has specific responsibilities that they need to adhere to in order to ensure that they are remaining compliant with the UK immigration rules and laws.  What are the duties of a sponsor licence holder? As a sponsor, a company has a responsibility to

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Bahrain announces a new Golden Residency Visa

February 21, 2022 | Business, Immigration, News

Bahrain has set up a new Golden Residency route for Bahrain residents and foreign nationals who are already living and working in Bahrain but who want to continue to do so on a long term basis. They must plan to reside in Bahrain for at least 90 days per year. The visa is aimed at

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Hungary announces new digital nomad visa

Hungary has introduced a new “White card” which is a one-year permit for digital nomads or remote workers who want to live in Hungary whilst working for a foreign employer or foreign clients.  In order to be eligible for this visa, applicants must earn at least 2000 Euros per month. They must have received this

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