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Global Immigration Update – 8th July 2015

July 8, 2015

In this edition, we report that there will be a minimum salary threshold for migrants who wish to settle in the UK, as well as a Home Office squeeze on businesses hiring illegal workers in the UK. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Australia and Malaysia.

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UK: Registered Traveller Service Reduces Border Customs Queuing

June 25, 2015

The UK Visa and Immigration"s new "Registered Traveller service" has now gone live. This new service will stream line border crossing for regular visitors and visa holders from eligible countries that have been enrolled. As we head through…

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Global Immigration Update – 25th June 2015

June 25, 2015

In this edition, we report that China and Australia have signed a free trade agreement, and that the new Registered Traveller Service provides a way to avoid border customs queuing in the UK, along with the latest immigration news from Shanghai and The Netherlands.

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Canada: Mandatory ETA in 2016 for Visa Exempt Nationals

May 14, 2015

The government of Canada has announced its intention to implement a pre-entry screening process for those foreign nationals who are currently exempt from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa (TRV) before they enter Canada. This means that visitors…

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NHS Surcharge for Migrants in the UK

April 8, 2015

The Home Office, as part of a reform programme led by the Department of Health, has taken steps to ensure that temporary migrants coming to live in the UK are contributing to the cost of their NHS healthcare. Temporary migrants…

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Ebola: How the Virus has Affected International Travel

November 5, 2014

The Ebola virus has caused a tremendous worldwide shake up. The rigorous measures being implemented by several nations may not only inhibit the development of any medical treatment, but these restrictive moves may also affect the import and export industries....

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Registered Travellers Scheme

October 11, 2013

The Home Office has recently announced that they have introduced a scheme called the Registered Traveller Scheme. The Scheme, which is now open for people to register, will be initially operated at Heathrow and Gatwick and will allow certain travellers…

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New ‘Cash Bond’ for UK visitors from certain countries?

July 15, 2013

We have recently been following plans for a new, controversial Home Office scheme which has caused something of an uproar in both the UK and international press. The scheme is still in the pre-implementation stages and it appears that plans...

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Is the UK destroying Entrepreneurship when we need it most?

January 18, 2013

A recent article written by a Director and Professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in America, which discussed U.S. immigration policy in respect of international students and their options post-graduation, has caught our eye and inspired us to consider...

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A Fast Track to the UK for Business Travellers?

October 5, 2012

It is all too common knowledge that over the past year waiting times for non-European passengers at Border Control in the UK's airports have been on the rise. In May the American movie star, Joan Collins, famously tweeted her disapproval...

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