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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…

A Y & J Solicitors will match the total donation received and double YOUR contribution. India is home to 40% of the world’s illiterate. Children suffer the most. Without education, these underprivileged children are vulnerable and unlikely to ever rise above the poverty of previous generations. In India, multi-million children work as child labourers. It…

On 1st November 2019, the Guardian’s often insightful ‘long read’ made the case that the immigration system in the UK, as it stands, is heavily biased towards hostility and rejection, rather than welcoming and accepting.  Unfortunately, this will come as no surprise to many.  The Windrush scandal, the cancelling of thousands of study visas following…

Thinking of your next business move considering international expansion?  The Sole Representative Visa could be the perfect opportunity to access the UK market. Although entry requirements do not hold the notorious reputation as those under the points-based system, the application should be approached with the same tenacity. The Rules and guidance under this category are…

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