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UK work restrictions for Bulgarians and Romanians to continue

17:28 07/01/2009
On 18 December 2008 the Government announced that for the time being Bulgarians and Romanians will not get free access to the British labour market. It is interesting to note that Bulgarians and...

UK immigration system and childrens welfare

10:28 07/01/2009
The welfare of children in Britain's immigration system is a top priority, according to new UK Border Agency guidelines introduced on 6 January 2009. The new code of practice deals with how...

Woolas advocates a five-year 'probationary citizenship' for economic immigrants to UK

9:55 08/12/2008
Under new proposals put forwards by UK Immigration Minister Phil Woolas, economic immigrants in the UK will have to earn the right to a passport by serving a five-year 'probationary citizenship .' In...

Britain needs sheep shearers, fish filleters and other skilled workers

11:44 14/11/2008
• Media Center » Video Immigration News The UK government has released a list of those jobs available to migrant workers from outside the European Union . The shortage occupation list is fundamental...

UK to close under-used retirement immigration scheme

13:02 11/11/2008
• Media Center » Video Immigration News As one of several changes to UK immigration policy , the immigration route for retired persons of independent means will close to new applicants on the 27th of...

UK introduces biometric ID cards for overseas students

11:16 11/11/2008
• Media Center » Video Immigration News Under tougher United Kingdom immigration rules designed to tackle bogus colleges, overseas students coming to the UK will need biometric identity cards...