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UK Immigration - Shortage occupation list changes now in effect for Tier 2 visas

18:37 16/11/2011
UK immigration's shortage occupation list changes for the Tier 2 immigration route is now in effect. The changes affect those applying for Tier 2 visas, making it more difficult for some workers to...

UK proposes controversial Tier 2 visa Indefinite Leave to Remain changes

17:31 08/11/2011
A leading non-profit organisation, the HSMP Forum that campaigns in support of the immigration rights of Indian and non-EU professionals, has strongly opposed the newly announced recommendation by...

UK Tier 2 Visas: Fewer shortage occupations from 14 November 2011

16:33 19/10/2011
There will be further changes to the UK shortage occupation list. This will make it more difficult for some people to work in the UK under the Tier 2 visa skilled immigration route. The UK Government...

UK may decrease eligible skilled immigration jobs

11:32 14/09/2011
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended reducing the number of available occupations for non- EU skilled migrants to 190,000; This is the number of people working in the UK in the new...

UK economy at risk from immigration cap

15:33 07/09/2011
The UK Government's own advisory committee, the Migration Advisory Committee, has stated that the British economy could suffer permanent damage if the Government continues to restrict non-EU skilled...

MP calls for changes to UK immigration

14:11 19/07/2011
A Northern Ireland MP, Jim Shannon, has called for immigration changes that would allow Filipino fisherman to keep on working in Northern Ireland. Under current immigration rules, approximately 70...