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Immigration news

Visa waiver program is now permanent

13:49 18/10/2000
The visa waiver program allows nationals of certain countries to enter the US as tourist or business visitors for three months without obtaining visas from the US Embassy. The US House of...

Independent migration to the UK moves a step closer

16:40 15/10/2000
New Home Secretary David Blunkett announced that one of his priorities will be to introduce a scheme for independent migration to the UK ('Green Cards'). Although no more detail has been announced,...

H1B application costs will rise

17:44 12/10/2000
US employers wishing to hire an overseas worker for temporary skilled work under an H1B visa will now typically expect to pay $1110 instead of $610 (including the usual INS fee). The Senate just...

Innovator visa

11:48 01/10/2000
Latest News - The UK government has launched a new type of visa for ‘Innovators’ – those with good ideas and business experience but little capital. Innovator visas are not covered in this guide –...

Possible UK Green Card scheme

9:59 29/09/2000
Following a large number of enquiries, we would like to point out that as of yet, there are no plans to introduce a US-style ‘Green Card’ or Australian-style ‘points system’ in the UK. The Government...

Changes to the United Kingdom work permit criteria – Business and Commercial

17:24 16/09/2000
As from 1 st October 2000, a number of significant changes to thecurrent scheme will, take place. The main changes are as follows: 1. Skills, Qualifications and Experience OLD RULES: Candidate must...