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UNITED KINGDOM: No Suspension of Tier 1 (Investor); Publication of Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules [LATEST]

December 11, 2018

The UK has announced an upcoming Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, to include several changes to Tier 1 routes. There are also reports that the Home Office has ‘’suspended the Tier 1 (Investor) route’’’ until further notice, but there is still no public announcement of this suspension.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Citizens’ Rights Under the Withdrawal Agreement Versus a No-Deal Scenario

December 10, 2018

On 14 November 2018, the UK government reached an agreement with the European Union (EU) on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The deal, which still needs to be ratified by both the UK and European parliaments, includes arrangements about the legal status of EU citizens in the UK post Brexit.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Home Office Releases More Details About Upcoming New Application Service

October 23, 2018

UK Visas & Immigration has released further information about its upcoming new Visa & Citizenship Application Service. The Home Office promises a more streamlined intuitive process, but implementation delays are likely. Applicants considered higher risk are likely to be subject to stricter scrutiny.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Immigration Health Surcharge To Double [UPDATED]

October 12, 2018

[UPDATE] On 11 October 2018 the government laid before parliament the Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2018, which seeks to double the IHS to £400 per annum. Students, as well as those on the Youth Mobility Scheme, will continue to receive a discounted rate of £300.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules Launches Second Pilot Phase of EU Settlement Scheme

October 11, 2018

The UK Home Office has published a new statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, due to take effect 1 November 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Updated Guidance for Tier 2 and Tier 5 Sponsors

July 26, 2018

Effective 18 July 2018, the United Kingdom Home Office has updated its guidance for sponsors of Tier 2 and Tier 5 of the points-based system.

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UNITED KINGDOM: New Scheme for Non-EEA Researchers

July 9, 2018

Effective 6 July 2018, the UK Home Office has introduced the new “UKRI Science, Research and Academia” scheme, which allows non-EEA researchers, scientists and academics to come to the UK for up to two years.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Turkish Business Persons Again Allowed to Obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain

June 18, 2018

In the latest statement of changes to the immigration rules, the UK Home Office has introduced a new indefinite leave to remain route for Turkish business people under the European Communities Accession Agreement (ECAA or the Ankara Agreement) and their families, coming into force on 6 July 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Non-EU Doctors and Nurses to be Excluded from Tier 2 Cap

June 15, 2018

The UK Home Office has announced it will exclude doctors and nurses from the annual cap on non-EU skilled workers, in response to the shortages and pressures currently facing the NHS. This could make available thousands of extra visas for IT specialists, engineers and other professionals.

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UNITED KINGDOM: New Start-Up Visa Announced

June 13, 2018

The UK Home Office announced the creation of a new Start-Up Visa during London's Tech Week. The new visa, scheduled for launch in Spring 2019, will be available for tech entrepreneurs seeking to work in the UK.

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