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UK Immigration Policy and the General Election

19:59 20/04/2010
In the last week opinion polls have shown an increase in support for the Liberal Democrats who probably have more liberal policies on immigration than the Conservative or Labour Party. For example...

UK Tier 2 Visas - Longer advertising requirements

17:18 01/12/2009
UKBA has announced recently that from 14 December 2009 the resident labour market test requirement for Tier 2 visas will be four weeks. Previously you had to advertise for a period of two weeks or...

UK Work Visa restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians to continue

15:51 05/11/2009
On 3 November 2009 the UK Government announced that restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK will continue until the end of 2011. In 2004 when nationals of the Czech Republic,...

UK Financial assistance to Zimbabwe nationals continues

15:03 03/11/2009
Zimbabwe nationals wishing to emigrate from the UK back to Zimbabwe will be provided enhanced assistance for a voluntary return. Cash payments will be phased in over a six month period instead of "in...

HSMP judicial review arrangements put into action

16:47 20/07/2008
• Media Center » Tier 1 Fully Implemented June 2008 Many highly skilled foreign workers are cheering a decision by a UK High Court which grants a reprieve to potentially thousands of HSMP visa...

HSMP visa holders win back old extension rules

17:16 11/07/2008
• Media Center » Tier 1 Fully Implemented June 2008 After a decisive win against the UK Border Agency by an advocacy group (called the HSMP Forum), some Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) visa...