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Sanwar Ali: Coronavirus update for UK, US, Europe and migrants

1:57 17/05/2020
By Sanwar Ali There continues to be some relaxation of restrictions on travel and “lockdowns” around the World as the number of deaths due to coronavirus COVID-19 continues to fall. We cover some...

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...

Tier 2 visa sponsor licence registrations reach record levels

22:06 03/03/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: Newly arriving EU citizens after the Brexit transitional period will need to come under the new points based immigration system . The so called Australian style points system...

Non-EU immigration to UK reaches record levels; Tier 4 visas

1:06 29/02/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: The high levels of UK immigration confirm that there are very serious skills shortages in the UK, and also confirms the great success that UK higher educational institutions have...

Tier 2 Sponsor Licence employers see 7% Tier 2 visa rise

19:27 04/12/2018
According to official figures, the number of UK work visas issued in the last year was the highest since 2009. There has been an increase in demand from employers with a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence . This...

UK Tier 1 investor visa by Chinese up 56%. Also Abramovich leaves

15:17 12/06/2018
Sanwar Ali workpermit.com comment: Now that Israeli-Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich another tier 1 investor has now decided to leave the UK and live in Israel and Russia, will this discourage...