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  • Extension of employment restrictions for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals
    10 January 2012
    Controls to restrict how Bulgarian and Romanian nationals access the UK labour market will be extended until the end of 2013. This means Romanian and Bulgarian (EU2) nationals seeking to work in the UK will continue to require permission from the UK Border Agency before they can work in the UK.
  • New fees for some asylum and immigration appeals.
    19 December 2011
    From today, the UK government's Ministry of Justice is introducing new fees for some asylum and immigration appeals, and changing the way customers can submit their appeals. In particular, fees in the amount of £80 for a paper consideration and £140 for an oral hearing will be applied to appeals against decisions taken on or after 19 December 2011.
  • YOUTH MOBILITY SCHEME- IMPORTANT UPDATE
    15 December 2011
    The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme allows young people from certain countries to have free access to the UK labour market and gain work experience for a limited period of time, namely two years. The countries that already participate in the scheme are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and Monaco.
  • Tier 2 and shortage occupation list.
    05 December 2011
    UK employers who wish to employ migrants from outside the European Economic Area usually have to show that they have advertised the job concerned in the appropriate trade press as well as at Jobcentre Plus to show that no appropriate British or settled candidate could be found. This is known as the “Resident Labour Market Test”.
  • SAME DAY SERVICE SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR 7.12.2011
    23 November 2011
    At Migra& Co, we still have few same day slots available for Tier 1 General extension applications to be processed using the UKBA's premium service for legal representatives. Our service will include a detailed advice in connection with the applicable Immigration Rules assessing the specific circumstances of your case and providing clear guidance in relation to the mandatory evidence and procedures involved. In addition, we will prepare your application bundle and representations once we have received the required documents and we will liaise with the UK Border Agency on your behalf until successful completion. We will submit your application for same day processing on 7 December 2011.
  • Marriage/Fiancee visas - New UKBA policy on age!
    14 November 2011
    The UK Border Agency has issued new policy guidance following the judgement of the Supreme Court in the case of Quila and Bibi v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] UKSC 45.
  • Tier 2 Settlement- MAC recommendations.
    07 November 2011
    The MAC was commissioned by the government in June 2011 to identify the most significant economic criteria for determining which Tier 2 migrant workers could settle permanently in the UK and what the economic effects of restricting or removing settlement rights would be.
  • Update on settlement requirements for Tier 2 migrants and work permit holders
    31 October 2011
    On 6 April 2011, the Immigration Rules were amended to introduce a salary requirement for settlement applications made by work permit holders and migrants under Tier 2 of the points-based system. Their applications must now include written confirmation from their employer or sponsor that they are being paid at or above the appropriate rate for their job.
  • Changes to the Tier 2/work permit visa category
    21 October 2011
    Earlier this week the government accepted the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)’s recommendations, which were submitted for consideration in September 2011. In its report, the MAC focused in particular on those industries and sectors where it deemed that resident workers are now available to fill the vacancies.
  • Youth mobility scheme is open to Taiwanese nationals
    19 October 2011
    From January 2012, Taiwanese young people will be eligible to apply for a youth mobility scheme visa for the UK.

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