Author Archives: Dom Schunker

About Dom Schunker

Dom Schunker is a Senior Consultant with SkillClear Immigration Services with over 15 years experience advising on UK Immigration matters. Primary areas of speciality are work-related visas, including Tier 1 Visas and Tier 2 Work Permits.

5,000 jobs to go at UK Border Agency

A further 5,000 jobs are set to be axed at the UK Border Agency over the next four years, its chief executive said today.

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Immigrants to be charged for appeals

Immigrants and asylum seekers will have to pay for appeals against decisions made over their cases, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said.

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Immigration cap ‘threatens future of leading genetics lab’

Britain’s leading genetics laboratory will struggle to pursue cutting edge research due to a brain drain caused by the Government’s immigration cap, its director has warned. Continue reading

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Row over child benefit for East Europeans

Tens of thousands of children living in Eastern Europe will continue to receive child benefit despite the payment being stripped from middle-class families in this country.

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Minister sets out evidence for immigration policy change

The government will ensure that the UK maximises the benefits of immigration, Immigration Minister Damian Green has said.

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More than 100,000 identity cards issued to foreign nationals

The UK Border Agency has now issued more than 100,000 identity cards for foreign nationals, mostly to those extending as students or spouses – and regulations laid this week will, if approved, accelerate the roll-out of the scheme.

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New controls help protect jobs for British workforce

A raft of new government measures will ensure that resident workers can have every opportunity to fill vacancies before they are offered to workers abroad, the Home Secretary announced today.Following careful consideration, the government has accepted the recommendations made last … Continue reading

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Tough new points system for earning citizenship

Plans requiring would-be-citizens to earn enough points to stay permanently in the United Kingdom were revealed by the Government today.

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New student immigration system set to launch in the UK on 31st March 2009

The UK Government today announced the go-live date for the student tier of its new points-based system for migration.

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Migrant workers face tougher test to work in the United Kingdom

Measures to raise the bar for foreign workers wishing to enter the United Kingdom, and to give domestic workers a greater chance of applying first for United Kingdom jobs, have been unveiled by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

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