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UNITED KINGDOM: Immigration Health Surcharge to Increase from October 2020

March 11, 2020

The UK government has announced that, effective October 2020, the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will increase from £400 to £624 per year.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Government Publishes Policy Statement on Future Immigration System

February 28, 2020

The UK government has released more details of its proposed new ‘points-based’ system for employment immigration routes, due to take effect from 1 January 2021, under which free movement will end and EU nationals will be covered by the same rules as non-EU nationals.

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UNITED KINGDOM: New Fast-Track Visa Scheme for Top Scientists

February 20, 2020

The UK Government has announced that the Global Talent route, a visa scheme for top scientists, researchers and mathematicians, will open on 20 February 2020.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Migration Advisory Committee Recommends Limiting Points-Based System to Skilled Workers Without Job Offer

January 29, 2020

The Migration Advisory Committee has published its report responding to the government’s request to consider how a points-based system (PBS) could be introduced in the UK.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Further Changes to Immigration Rules for No-Deal Brexit

October 25, 2019

On 24 October 2019, the UK government published another statement of changes to the Immigration Rules to prepare for a potential no-deal Brexit.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Government Announces Two-Year Post-Study Work Visa

September 11, 2019

The UK Government has announced a two-year post-study work visa, similar to a scheme scrapped in 2011.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules

September 10, 2019

The United Kingdom Home Office published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules in September 2019, including changes to Tier 2.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Stricter Document Retention Rules for Sponsors

August 22, 2019

Effective immediately, the Home Office has updated its guidance on document retention for sponsors under the Points Based System.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Post-Brexit Immigration System – Update

August 20, 2019

At a recent event held by senior immigration policy officials, the Home Office affirmed its ongoing commitment toward an updated immigration system, to be introduced in January 2021.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Migration Advisory Committee Recommends Broadening Shortage Occupation List

May 30, 2019

The UK Migration Advisory Committee (the independent immigration advisory body) has published its review of the Shortage Occupation List.

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