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UK Business Secretary urges firms to prepare for new visa system

22:11 14/10/2020
Comments by Sanwar Ali : Employers should apply for a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence if they think they will need overseas staff including newly arriving EU citizens from 1 January 2021. The end of free...

UK Budget hits migrants with £624 immigration health surcharge

23:48 15/03/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: UK visa fees are already very high. This huge increase in the immigration health surcharge will make it even more unaffordable for migrants. After the end of the Brexit...

Sanwar Ali: UK Tier 2 Sponsor Licence and 2021 points system

1:30 23/02/2020
By Sanwar Ali As expected, it seems that there will be an expansion of the Tier 2 Sponsor Licence and Tier 2 visa system in 2021. Unless there is a delay in the Brexit transitional period more...

Brexit day and UK immigration and visa update 31 Jan 20

21:24 31/01/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: Finally after all the arguments, and drama over the last few years Britain is leaving the EU tonight at 11pm UK time. As there is a transitional period things will stay largely...

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...

Sanwar Ali: New UK Visa Department under Boris Johnson

21:45 28/12/2019
By Sanwar Ali Apparently Boris Johnson wants to set up a new replacement UK Immigration Department . Having a separate UK visa department that is not part of the Home office has been tried before...