The New Graduate Route to Work in the UK The new Graduate Visa will allow international students who have completed their studies at a UK educational institution to find work and gain experience in the UK. Students who have successfully completed an Undergraduate or Masters degree will be able to stay for two years and…

A welcome change to the Global Talent visa requirements for endorsement in the Film and Television field. Global Talent applicants in the field of Film and Television no longer need to apply for endorsement if they have won any of the following Main Awards: An Academy Award (an Oscar) A British Academy of Film and…

Change to Global Talent Visa The UK Government has announced its intention to reform the Global Talent Visa, which has not been as successful as hoped, due to stringent qualifying criteria. It is proposed that a new “Global Mobility” Visa will be introduced in spring 2022. Not much is yet known about plans for this…

UK’s new elite visa is to be launched in a year During his Budget speech on 3rd March 2021, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced plans for a new “elite” points-based visa as part of the government’s overhaul of the immigration system. This visa will allow highly skilled people from overseas to…

28 February 2021 Most business owners understand that from 1 January 2020, if they want to recruit talent from the EU/EEA they will need a UK Sponsor Licence.  However, successfully obtaining a Sponsor Licence is only the beginning of the process. 

8 January 2021 Migrants who would otherwise have no legal right to remain in the UK can, if their circumstances allow, make an appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal on human rights grounds.  In most cases, such appeals are made under art.8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).  

21 November 2020 The transition period between the UK and the European Union (EU) is coming to an end on 31 December 2020.   It has been well-advertised that EU/EEA nationals living in the UK who wish to stay must apply for Settled or Pre-Settled Status under the UK’s EU Settled Status Scheme (the Scheme)…

12 October 2020 Despite the uncertainty regarding the post-Covid-19 economy and Brexit, exceptionally talented people continue to come to the UK with the aim of advancing their career or conduct advanced research.  In the third quarter of 2020, visa applications to Tech Nation exceeded those in the same period in 2019 by 8%.  And many…

1 October 2020 The clock is ticking down for EU nationals to apply under the Settled Status Scheme to secure their right to live and work in the UK after the Brexit transition ends.  Applications must be made before 30 June 2021.  If you miss this deadline, you may be classed as an ‘irregular migrant’.

26 September 2020 For those who have demonstrated top talent within the technology sector, the Global Talent Visa provides one of the most flexible routes to live and work in the UK.  It has also proved a popular route; over 4,000 Global Talent Visas have been granted.

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