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In mid-May, the British government released the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules presented to Parliament in May 2020.  Before the release of the Statement, the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, made clear that the criteria of the Representative of an Overseas Business Visa (ROBV) would be strengthened. The changes take effect from 4 June 2020. This…

On 12th June, 2020, #Jazz FM invited Mr Yash Dubal, Director at A Y & J Solicitors to discuss the Points Based Immigration System. Here’s how the discussion goes down: Part 1: Question 1. How do you see the current situation around immigration playing out? Answer: With many industries like care and hospitality so reliant…

The coronavirus crisis has led to considerable changes in society, and in the way, people work and travel. There are considerable implications for UK visa holders, potential visa holders, businesses employing foreign workers and businesses that aim to employ migrant workers in the future. Here, we answer some of your questions: Can I apply for…

The British government has unveiled its new points-based system (PBS) immigration policy in a paper released last week, and there is good …and a little bad news. The good news is that skilled workers from anywhere in the world will be able to apply for a work visa or Global Talent visa and eventually, Settlement. …

Last week the Migration Advisory Authority (MAC) published its recommendations on the Points Based System (PBS) and salary thresholds for immigration. “The report we publish today covers two commissions, one on the possible role of a points-based system and one on the appropriate level and design of salary thresholds. Both commissions are about the UK’s…

Coronavirus.  Whether it is the nightmare epidemic that world health specialists have been warning us about for years, or media-induced hysteria, COVID-19 (as it is officially called) is causing major international disruption. If you are currently applying for a UK visa, be it a Spouse Visa, Global Talent Visa, UK Standard Visitor Visa, Tier 2 Visa,…

Even with all the noise and political upheaval regarding Brexit, the UK remains and will continue to remain one of the best locations in which to do business as we progress into the 2020s.  For many companies outside of the EU and EEA considering their options for expansion and growth, making decisions which will prove…

Post-Brexit Britain needs you. Now that the UK has officially left the EU and entered a mere 11 month transition period, the race to reconfigure the immigration system to ensure, as a country, we attract the talent employers desperately require has begun.  On 30 January 2020, the Government introduced a Statement of Change to the…

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