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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Immigration Health Surcharge to Double

The House of Lords has today approved the proposed doubling of the Immigration Health Surcharge from £200 per year for each migrant to £400 per year. Continue reading “Immigration Health Surcharge to Double” »

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Immigration Health Surcharge to be doubled

Parliament is expected to approve the Government’s proposal to double the Immigration Health Surcharge from 18 December 2018. Continue reading “Immigration Health Surcharge to be doubled” »

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Sajid Javid about to announce relaxing of immigration rules

Sajid Javid is expected to announce the relaxing of immigration rules to enable the NHS to hire non-EU doctors and nurses. Continue reading “Sajid Javid about to announce relaxing of immigration rules” »

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Brexit Reducing Skilled Migration to the UK

Many will have voted in favour of Brexit due to concerns about low-skilled migration. The actual impact has been somewhat different. Continue reading “Brexit Reducing Skilled Migration to the UK” »

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Huge increases in Home Office visa application fees

The Home Office have announced increases to visa application fees of up to 25%.

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Home Office in Chaos

Employers are currently struggling to obtain Certificates of Sponsorship for existing and new employees, preventing them from hiring skilled workers in the UK and preventing some existing employees from continuing to work. Continue reading “Home Office in Chaos” »

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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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