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Non-EU immigration to UK reaches record levels; Tier 4 visas

1:06 29/02/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: The high levels of UK immigration confirm that there are very serious skills shortages in the UK and also confirms the great success that UK higher educational institutions have...

US E2 visa and E1 visa validity for Dutch citizens reduced

1:00 28/02/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: Ever since 1815 when the first E2 Treaty Investor visa and E1 Treaty Trader visa scheme was introduced for UK citizens, the scheme has been there to encourage trade and investment...

Tier 2 visa sponsor licence fees unrealistic for small firms

18:49 27/02/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holders and Tier 2 visa applicants have to pay a number of different fees . As well as the Tier 2 visa fee there is the health surcharge of £400 a year and...

US H1B visa cap lottery system for employers set up by USCIS

0:50 26/02/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: It remains to be seen how the system operates in practice. It will be much simpler and cheaper for employers. You just need to submit an online application with the small fee of $...

UK Visas and Immigration director general quits

0:21 25/02/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: There have been claims that Mark Thomson the director general of UK Visas and Immigration and HM Passport Office resigned due to Home Secretary Priti Patel. Finding out the truth...

Sanwar Ali: Extremist parties spreading coronavirus xenophobia

1:28 24/02/2020
By Sanwar Ali : Some on the extreme right are using the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) outbreak to spread fear about foreigners. Currently about 70,000 people have become ill and 1,700 people...

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