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Points based style Immigration System and an End to Free Movement

February 19, 2020 | Employment, Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

On 19th February 2020, the Home Office published a policy paper, The UK’s points-based immigration system which announces pivotal policy changes to UK immigration. In alignment with the UK government’s manifesto commitments to end free movement, reduce net migration and only attract skilled labour into the UK, it has delivered the following changes: – No

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Schengen Visa Update

February 5, 2020 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

A Schengen Visa is designed to be short-stay visa that grants nationals of non- EU countries access to any of the 26 countries in the Schengen area, 22 of them being within the European Union. It is one of the world’s most renowned visas, with visa applicants continually increasing.  The current EU Visa Code, also

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New Changes to the UK’s Points Based System

January 29, 2020 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is an independent advisory body that provides its recommendations on multitudinous issues to the UK Government. Considering these recommendations, the Government then decides to set a policy. The previous Home Secretary requested MAC to proffer its recommendations on what the salary thresholds should be for migrant workers entering the UK

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Global Talent Visa

January 29, 2020 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Boris Johnson has just announced that a new Global Talent visa will be launched on 20 February 2020, aiming to attract individuals who work in a ‘qualifying field’ and have been endorsed by a recognised UK body. This is a new innovation to the current Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa route. The fundamental foundations of

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UK Ancestry Visa

August 16, 2019 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

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

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Fast-Track Global Talent Visa

August 14, 2019 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

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

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Priti Patel: The UK’s new home secretary and her plans

August 1, 2019 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

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

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Review of Shortage Occupation List

August 1, 2019 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

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

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Hudson McKenzie listed in UK Investment Support Directory

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

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Update: Canon Law stops Sunday Services

Henceforth, all Christian Churches will no longer be legally required to hold ‘Sunday Services’

Global Immigration Update – United Arab Emirates

April 26, 2019 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Updates for Long-Term Visas

Is a lie detector in the court practicable?

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?

Global Immigration Update – Colombia

April 25, 2019 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Updates for Venezuelan nationals

Update: Digital plea now implemented

April 25, 2019 | Latest Thinking, News

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.

Global Immigration Update – Denmark

April 25, 2019 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Updates for EU nationals