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Tier 2 Skilled Workers Visa Category Changes Coming Soon- Advice for UK Employers and Sponsorship Licence Holders.

MIMIUM THRESHOLD SALARY INCREASE FOR TIER 2 Hiring skilled non-EEA workers is set to become much more expensive for UK employers Tier 2 threshold salaries are to be increased from the current minimum of £20,800 to £25,000 this autumn and will then jump to £30,000 from April 2017. Please note that the salary increases will […]

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Shamaila Khan
Incoming Immigration Changes April 2016

Incoming Immigration Changes April 2016 Increase in UKVI application fees The most significant increase in fees is in the family immigration categories. Fees for Sponsor Licence applications and Certificate of Sponsorship fees remain the same and there is a small increase for Tier 2 application fees. The new fees have been applied from 18th March […]

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Sponsor Licences: What You Need to Know When Hiring Staff from Outside the EEA

If you’re an employer seeking to hire staff from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, then you may need to apply to the Home Office for a sponsor licence. This also applies to charitable organisations employing unpaid staff. Types of sponsor licences Sponsor licences are categorised under Tier 2 and Tier 5. Tier […]

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Shamaila Khan
UK HOME OFFICE INTRODUCES REQUIREMENT FOR CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS BEFORE APPLYING FOR TIER 1 ENTREPRENEUR OR TIER 1 INVESTOR VISAS

From 1 September 2015, Applicants applying for a Tier 1 (Investor) or Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa will have to provide a criminal record certificate from every country they have lived in continuously for 12 months or more during the previous 10 years. This new requirement will be relevant to the Tier 1 (Investor) and Tier […]

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