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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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UNITED KINGDOM: New Application Service Announced for Work and Study Visas

May 22, 2018

On 17th May 2018, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) announced that it had awarded a contract to French outsourcing specialist Sopra Steria, to deliver a new service for applications for work and study visas, settlement and citizenship from within the UK, from October 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM: No New ILR Applications for Turkish Businesspeople

May 11, 2018

The Home Office has updated its guidance on leave to remain applications for Turkish businesspeople under the European Communities Accession Agreement (ECAA or Ankara Agreement), and from 16th March 2018, no new applications for settlement under the ECAA business persons category will be accepted.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Universal Jobmatch to be replaced by ‘Find a Job’

April 25, 2018

It has been officially announced that Universal Jobmatch – a government website used by UK recruiters and Tier 2 licensed sponsors to advertise jobs – is being replaced by ‘Find a Job’ service.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Tier 2 General Quota Oversubscribed for Five Consecutive Months

April 20, 2018

The monthly allocation of the Tier 2 (General) Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (RCoS) has been exceeded for the fifth consecutive month.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 30th June 2018

March 20, 2018

The current work authorisation requirements for Croatian workers in the UK will be lifted on 30th June 2018. Background When Croatia joined the EU in 2013, the UK and other member states were able to place restrictions on labour market access for Croatian nationals for five years, with the option to extend for a final […]

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UNITED KINGDOM: New Immigration Fees From 6th April 2018

March 19, 2018

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have published updated fees for 2018/19 for all immigration and nationality applications made outside and from within the UK, effective Friday 6th April 2018. Applications made outside the UK There are to be increases to fees across a number of immigration categories, including but not limited to the following: Tier 1 […]

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