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Ireland relaxes immigration rules for foreign doctors

March 16, 2022 | Immigration, News

As a result of the pandemic, the Irish government tried to reduce the stress on the healthcare system by introducing a 2-year multi-site General Employment Permit to allow non-EEA doctors to work in Ireland.  The Irish government has now relaxed some of the immigration rules for some international doctors in order to attract global talent

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Latest UK visas for Ukrainian nationals

The UK government has made a number of visas available for Ukrainian nationals as a result of the current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The following visas are available depending on the individual’s circumstances: Ukrainian nationals with family in the UK: Ukraine Family Scheme Ukrainian nationals with no family in the UK: Local Sponsorship Scheme for

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Important updates to the right to work and live online Home Office system

The “view and prove” system is a way of viewing your immigration status online. It allows you to also update personal details and check rights in the UK such as the right to work and rent. The service can be used by those who have pre-settled status or who have applied for a visa using

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Changes to the Immigration Health Surcharge requirements

The immigration health surcharge (IHS) is an extra health care fee that allows visa holders to access medical treatment through the UK National Health Service. People who usually need to pay IHS are those who are applying for a visa from outside of the UK for more than 6 months or those applying for a

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What are the UK visa options available to Ukrainians?

As a result of the current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the UK government has made a number of concessions and options available to Ukrainian nationals.  Ukraine family scheme As of 4th March 2022, extended family members of British nationals can apply to the Ukraine Family Scheme. Extended family members include grandparents, adult children and siblings.

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Who needs a visit visa for the UK?

March 2, 2022 | Immigration, News, Travel, UK Government

A visit visa for the UK allows eligible people to travel to the UK for tourism, some business activities such as meetings or conferences, some study or academic purposes such as short pieces of research and in exceptional circumstances, to seek private medical treatment. Generally, a UK visitor visa allows you to stay up to

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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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Temporary visa concessions for British nationals in Ukraine and Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine and the UK

The UK has granted various concessions to Ukrainian citizens in the UK, such as temporarily extending visas and allowing visa routes to be switched. Additionally, non-British family members of British nationals who live in Ukraine can now apply for family migration visas for free. Those eligible for a family migration visa include the following: a

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Israel eases travel restrictions for visitors

February 24, 2022 | COVID-19, News, Travel

As of 1st March 2022 all tourists whether vaccinated or unvaccinated will be permitted to travel to Isreal providing they have a PRC test before travelling and on arrival to Isreal.  Israeli nationals will only need to provide a PRC test on arrival to the country and unlike before, unvaccinated nationals will not need 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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UK closes the Tier 1 (Investor) route

The UK government announced last week that it will be closing the Tier 1 Investor visa route, also known as the “Golden visa.” As of 17th February 2022, the route is closed to new applications as a result of concerns that it has been open to abuse including fraud and illicit finance.  The Home Secretary

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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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The UK allows concessions for offshore well boat workers

According to new UK government guidance, in February 2022 the Minister for Safe and Legal Migration granted a concession to the immigration rules for foreign national workers who are employed by certain companies “owning or operating well boat vessels in the UK territorial seas.” A well boat is a fishing vessel that has a well

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The Surinder Singh route closes this year

February 16, 2022 | Immigration, News, UK Government

The Surinder Singh route is available to certain non-EEA family members of British citizens in situations where both have lived together in another EU country before 31st December 2020 and are wanting to move to the UK. This visa option allows UK nationals to return to the UK with their spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner,

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Can I work remotely on a tourist visa?

The idea of working remotely has become more popular since the pandemic. People have had the opportunity to work from home away from the office which has been a welcome change to the “normal” traditional ways of working for some. As many countries around the world are introducing remote worker visas or digital nomad visas,

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