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Business Immigration / 15 Mar 2024

Skilled Worker UK Visa Changes: April 2024

A new Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules has been published on 14 March 2024 outlining upcoming changes to the Skilled Worker visa route.

The changes primarily concern steps to reduce net migration by raising the general salary threshold to £38,700, while bringing salary requirements for individual occupations in line with median pay for resident workers, and replacing the Shortage Occupation List with a new Immigration Salary List.

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Personal Immigration / 08 Sep 2023

New Youth Mobility Scheme Arrangement With Andorra And Enhancements For Australian And Canadian Nationals

The UK has negotiated a new Youth Mobility Scheme arrangement with Andorra.  Accordingly, Andorra will be added to the list of countries and territories participating in the Youth Mobility Scheme visa as from 31 January 2024, and the Immigration Rules will be amended to reflect the requirements for Andorran citizens coming to the UK.

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Business Immigration / 17 Jul 2023

UK construction and fishing sectors benefit from Shortage Occupation List updates: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The UK Government is introducing changes to the Immigration Rules, effective from 7 August 2023, which will make it easier for UK businesses within the construction and fishing sectors to recruit skilled workers from overseas.

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Personal Immigration / 30 Jun 2023

Second ballot of the 2023 Youth Mobility Scheme visa for Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan nationals

The second ballot of the 2023 Youth Mobility Scheme opens on Monday 24 July 2023 and closes on Wednesday 26 July 2023.

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Personal Immigration / 29 Jun 2023

Youth Mobility Scheme enhancements for New Zealand nationals

From 29 June 2023, the age limit for New Zealand nationals applying to come to the UK on the Youth Mobility Scheme visa has gone up from 30 to 35 years and the maximum length of time New Zealand nationals can stay in the UK has been extended to 3 years.

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Personal Immigration / 25 Apr 2023

Global Talent Visa: Tech Nation

On 25 April 2023, Tech Nation announced it has become part of Founders Forum Group and will continue to assess digital technology applications for the Global Talent UK visa route.

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Business Immigration / 14 Apr 2023

Appendix A: Supporting Documents For Sponsor Licence Applications Updated

Appendix A: supporting documents for sponsor licence applications has been updated, to be used for all sponsor licence applications made or decided on or after 14 April 2023. Appendix A lists all of the documents which a company must send to the Home Office to support its application for a Sponsor Licence on the Worker, Temporary Worker or Student routes.

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