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UK Tier 2 visa £30,000 salary threshold could be scrapped

22:39 27/01/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: The salary threshold of £30,000 per annum mentioned in the media as the salary requirement for Tier 2 visa applicants sponsored by an employer with a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence , is...

Trump new US visa travel ban to include seven new Countries

22:44 26/01/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: There is still some uncertainty as to which Countries will be included in the new Trump US visa ban. It may also be possible for some Countries to persuade the US that they should...

UK Tier 2 Visa restricted CoS availability February 2020

18:09 25/01/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: Tier 2 restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) are needed in most cases for employing Tier 2 General visa migrants who live outside the UK. The employer has to have a Tier 2...

Increase in US work visas issued to Mexicans under Trump

21:36 24/01/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: Both President Trump and before him President Obama have failed to enact significant immigration reforms. It is very difficult to pass substantive US visa changes through both...

Australian-style UK visa points-based system by end of 2020

23:23 23/01/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: There are a number of problems with the current UK visa system. This is despite the system having been developed over a number of years, with plenty of time for improvements to be...

NASSCOM challenges US L1 visa and H1B visa fee increases

21:50 22/01/2020
Sanwar Ali Comment: Obtaining US visas is a huge burden. The amount of paperwork needed for visas such as the L1 visa can be enormous. Complicated and confusing regulations makes visa applications...

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