Following a meeting of the Council of Ministers held in July 2019, the Cyprus Investment Programme (CIP) has been revised, and the changes are already effective. These are summarized below: The requisite donation will now be payable only after the Citizenship application has been approved by the Council of Ministers. The Council of Ministers will
Following the abolishment of the Post-Study Work Visa (PSW) by Theresa May in 2012, the scheme will return next year. Students studying at a British University in the UK who graduate with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree will qualify to work in the UK for 2-years. At present students have 4-months to work in the
Following the review of the Shortage Occupation List in May 2019, the UK Government has announced that the shortage occupation list has been expanded, effective today. These new additions mean the UK business has more and improved access to skilled workers under the Tier 2 Points-Based System. Seem Kennedy, Immigration Minister has stated: “Giving British
The UK has announced the immigration arrangements for EU citizens in the event of a No Deal Brexit. The main points are outlined below. EU/EEA and Swiss citizens residing in the UK before 31 October 2019 (11 pm): will retain their rights to settlement and access to services as they currently have. They will need
Citizens from Commonwealth countries who have a grandparent born in the UK, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man can apply under the Ancestry route. This visa allows them to live and work in the UK unrestricted. Requirements An applicant can apply for an Ancestry if they are able to meet the below criteria. They
On 8th August 2019, the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) announced that they will be introducing a new fast track visa to ‘cement the UK as a science power’. This visa scheme has been created to attract selective individuals with skills in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) subjects and is designed on the existing
Priti Patel, MP of Witham was endorsed by the PM and left the Home office last week as the new home secretary. A leading member of the 2016 Vote Leave campaign, Patel promises to revamp the UK’s immigration system in her new position. In a recent interview with Dailymail, Patel announced her immigration plans with
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has completed a full review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) in May 2019. There are currently 34 occupations with 143 job titles on the list. The main benefits it provides are priority in the event of the cap being reached for Tier 2 (General) work visas issued by the
We are delighted to be listed in the UK Investment Support Directory which has been launched yesterday. The Directory is a smart, new digital tool which promotes private sector expertise in the UK to investors across the globe. To coincide with this launch, the Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart stated- Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart
Henceforth, all Christian Churches will no longer be legally required to hold ‘Sunday Services’
Updates for Long-Term Visas
Could the gradual implementation of lie detector tests in the courts lead to the eventual end of the necessity for a defendant to be trial’d?
Updates for Venezuelan nationals
In the latest initiative to digitalise the justice system, defendants will now be able to declare whether they are guilty or not via an online system.
Updates for EU nationals