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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...

Simplifying UK visa and immigration rules would save £70m

22:15 21/01/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: Complicated immigration rules make it more likely that mistakes are made leading to refusals. Migrants then end up paying even more money in Government fees by applying again...

UK visa rules suspended for polo teams to ‘please Queen’

19:32 20/01/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: Numerous employers have complained that the UK visa system does not enable enough lower or medium level skilled employees to enter the UK. Polo teams desperate for visas may feel...

US L1 visa, E1 visa and E2 visa validity reduced for Israel

2:39 11/01/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: What this means in practice is that Israeli nationals will have to apply more frequently for visa renewals than was previously the case. The E2 visa and E1 visa , for example, can...

Home Office UK visa discriminatory data algorithm decision criticised

1:13 08/01/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: Unfortunately, because of numerous problems at UK visas at the Home Office, people are more inclined to think the worst of any system used by them. There have been a number of...

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