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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.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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....Read More
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…Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More