UK Government Immigration policy changes
UK Government announces Immigration policy changes, especially EU, Tier 2 and Investor/Entrepreneur categories.
Contact EIS for advice on how these changes may affect you.
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules December 2017
Changes in many areas, including electronic entry clearance, visitors, Tier 1, and Tier 2.
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EEA Update on Brexit
The wait for information is nearly over - an agreement has now been reached with the European Commission providing more certainty about the rights of EU citizens and their family members.
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Tier 2 skilled worker changes July 2016
Following announcements earlier this year by the government in connection with reforms to the Tier 2 route for skilled workers in the UK, we set out a timetable of the proposed changes which will be phased in with the first set implemented in Autumn 2016 followed by further reforms in April 2017.
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Immigration Bill 2015/16
The first steps of creating an enforcement agency targeting employers who employ illegal workers has been announced.
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Migration Advisory Committee publishes recommendations to tighten skilled worker visa routes to reduce non-EU migration
The Migration Advisory Committee has recommended the Government uses higher salary thresholds to prioritise higher value, skilled migrants within the Tier 2 visa route.
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Restricted CoS Allocation (Tier 2 General Certificates of Sponsorship)
The Home Office is changing the operation of the Tier 2 (General) limit to maximise the number of places which can be allocated each month, within the overall annual limit of 20,700. There will be a new emphasis on Shortage Occupations, PhD level occupations and salaries offered.
Please contact EIS for more details.