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Rules for international students to change in January 2024

The government has announced a new set of measures to reduce the number of international students in the UK. From January next year, students will not be allowed to bring their dependants to the UK unless they are studying at PhD level or to switch into a work permitting route before completing their course of studies.

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UK Visitor Visa

Long Residence rules change from 12 April 2023

On 12 April 2023 long residence rule will change to exclude from the definition of lawful residence temporary immigration categories, such as visitor visa, short term student visa and temporary admission granted while an application for asylum or humanitarian protection is under consideration. Check out if you or your client may be affected

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work permitting routes

Immigration News Update – New Work Permitting Immigration Routes

The recent changes in the Immigration Rules introduced some new work permitting routes in UK immigration. The first change, effective from 11 April 2022, is introduction of the Global Business Mobility Scheme which combines five immigration routes available for workers seconded for temporary assignments to the UK. These routes do not lead to settlement. The…

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Visa concessions for Ukrainians in the UK

Full details of visa concessions for the Ukrainian citizens have not yet been announced but some steps have been taken to facilitate the visa application process. Family visas will be granted free of charge for close family members of British citizens or of Ukrainian citizens with indefinite leave to remain in the UK. The UKVI aims to process a family visa application within 24 hours from submission of biometrics at the chosen visa application centre.

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Investor route closed

The Investor Visa Category Closed for New Applicants

The Investor visa closed for new applicants with immediate effect on 17th February 2021. It remains open for extension applications and applications for settlement. There are no changes to the extension or settlement requirements. No prior announcement of the closure was made and the government chose to step aside from its standard policy of giving…

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New Health and Care Visa

Health and Care Worker visa expanded

In an effort to boost adult social care following the pandemic, care staff (social care workers, care assistants and home care workers) have been added to the shortage occupation list.  Employers will be able to sponsor candidates in these professions for the Health and Care visa starting from 15th February 2021.

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England Travel rules

England Travel rules: Covid-19 tests, vaccines and quarantine

If you are travelling to the UK from another country, there are multiple rules that need to be followed due to Covid-19.   Updates to the Covid-19 travel rules If you are fully vaccinated and you arrive after 4am on 11th February 2022: You do not have to take a PCR or LFD COVID-19 test before

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Short-term visas for lorry drivers and poultry workers announced

Due to the current shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers in the UK the government has announced multiple new measures. In addition to introducing free, short and intensive training courses to become HGV drivers for British residents, and sending thank-you letters to British HGV drivers (encouraging those who have left the industry to return),

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fast-track Sportsperson visa route

Fast-track routes for talented individuals to come to the UK

On 10th September 2021, the UK government announced further simplifications to the Immigration Rules, focused on high-achieving individuals. International Sportsperson route announced The publication outlined the creation of a new fast-track International Sportsperson visa route, that is said to make it easier for professional athletes to work in the UK. This route is said to

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