Author Archives: Dean Marshall

About Dean Marshall

Dean Marshall is a Senior Partner with SkillClear Immigration Services with over 20 years specialist experience advising on UK Immigration law. Primary areas of speciality are work-related visas, including Tier 1 Visas and Tier 2 Work Permits and Sponsorship Licences.

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%.

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UK Immigration Curbs Branded Ridiculous

Peter Sutherland, International Chairman of Goldman Sachs, has branded efforts to curb immigration “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.

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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 … Continue reading

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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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UK immigration system in chaos

The Home Office have been criticised for the rapid introduction of new rules without following due democratic process and accused of rushing the introduction of new rules without proper consideration and due diligence.

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High Court judges interim immigration cap to be illegal

Two senior judges have ruled that the temporary UK immigration limit imposed from 28 June on Tier 1 and Tier 2 skilled migrants from outside the European Union is unlawful because ministers sidestepped proper parliamentary approval when it was introduced.

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Government proposes major changes to Tier 4 UK Student Visas

The Government has announced a range of proposals designed to reduce the level of student migration to the UK.

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Immigration Cap loophole showing potential 50% increase

The interim immigration cap has seen the use of Intra-Company Transfers (ICTs) to bring non-EU workers to the UK surge.

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