UK, Immigration and Visa news.

Welcome to the SkillClear Immigration Services news page, where we keep you updated with the latest immigration, work permit and visa news, along with general interest news about the UK and about SkillClear.

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UK Employers hit with further immigration fees

The Home Office have announced that UK employers will have to pay up to £1,000 per year per non-EU employee sponsored under the Tier 2 Visa scheme from April 2017. Continue reading “UK Employers hit with further immigration fees” »

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Theresa May attacks the education sector

Theresa May has announced yet more changes to the UK immigration rules, this time attacking students and the education sector. Continue reading “Theresa May attacks the education sector” »

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British Government continues to discriminate against British Citizens

The recent Court ruling regarding the UK Spouse visa rules decided that there was nothing “irrational, or inherently unjust or inherently unfair” about the rules or the Financial Requirement.

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The Cost of British Citizenship

With the Home Office applications fees due to be increased by as much as nearly 40% from April 2014, we thought it might be interesting to look at the cost of British Citizenship. Continue reading “The Cost of British Citizenship” »

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Skilled Migrants and Families to be hit by huge fee increases

The Home Office have announced plans to increase fees for the family members of skilled migrants by nearly 40%. Continue reading “Skilled Migrants and Families to be hit by huge fee increases” »

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UK Immigration Curbs Branded Ridiculous

Peter Sutherland, International Chairman of Goldman Sachs, has branded efforts to curb immigration “ridiculous”. Continue reading “UK Immigration Curbs Branded Ridiculous” »

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UK Border Agency scraps plans for a UK Visa Bond

Controversial plans for a £3,000 bond for UK Visa applicants from a limited number of “high risk” countries have been scrapped. Continue reading “UK Border Agency scraps plans for a UK Visa Bond” »

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Net migration figures fall

The Home Office have announced a reduction in net migration and heralded this as a success. Many question the value of this fall and current policies are branded by some as being damaging to the UK’s reputation internationally and to UK business. Continue reading “Net migration figures fall” »

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International Student numbers expected to fall.

The number of international students coming to the UK is expected to fall significantly due to the forthcoming change to the Tier 1 Post Study Worker Visa.

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Universities warn student against hostile student visa changes

The government’s proposal to reduce the number of overseas students has been described by vice-chancellors as a hostile act against British universities.

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