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March 28, 2018

UK Visa quota Tier 2 blocks NHS doctors

The UK Tier 2 Visa quota is blocking NHS doctors from outside the EU and NHS hospitals are struggling to fill the skill shortages. The UK Home office is denying the entry of these doctors. The NHS has blamed that UK Tier 2 Visa quota is blocking the entry of non-EU migrants. The limited sponsorship […]

Immigration
March 28, 2018

Sponsors of Tier 2 UK visas warned of winter delays

Sponsors of Tier 2 UK visas have been warned of winter delays as this category is used by employers to sponsor non-EU workers under the general visa categories. A report has been published by Personnel Today in this regard. It elaborates those applications for sponsorship of restricted certificates is not guaranteed success. These are required […]

Immigration
March 28, 2018

UK hikes HS for immigrants to 400

The UK has hiked Health Surcharge for immigrants – students and short-term visitors to 400 pounds from the existing 200 pounds for health services. It is applicable to Indians as well. This decision has been taken in order to enhance the collection of funds for National Health Services. Students from outside the EU and long […]

Immigration
March 28, 2018

Malaysia issued over 730,000 e-visas from May 2017

Malaysia had issued up to 734,364 electronic visas (e-visas) until 5 March after they were introduced for 10 nations on 1 May 2017, the Dewan Rakyat (the lower house of the Parliament of Malaysia) was told on 6 March. Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister, said that e-visa allowed nationals of these […]

Immigration
March 28, 2018

Reduction of migration to affect UK growth

Curtailing migration to the United Kingdom would, in all probability, reduce output and employment growth of the country, said an interim report commissioned by the UK government on 27 March. The MAC (Migration Advisory Committee) report was quoted by Reuters as saying that reduced migration would in all likelihood cause a growth of total employment […]

Immigration
March 27, 2018

UK Think Tank Pushes For Cheaper Visa For Indians

A leading UK-based think tank has released a research to support its call for a new, more economical visa regime to attract Indian visitors to the country.  The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) revealed that the UK was losing out as neighboring France attracted 185,000 more Indian business visitors and tourists in 2016.  Overall the number […]

Immigration
February 28, 2018

UK student visa numbers for Indians rise

Bruce Buckneil, the British Deputy High Commissioner to India, said on 20 February that the United Kingdom wanted more students from India to come to their country and enrol in educational institutions. He said that the number of tier 4 visas issued to Indian students increased by 27 percent in 2017. He was quoted by […]

Immigration
February 28, 2018

Highly-skilled Indian experts pace up UK protests

Highly-skilled Indian experts have stepped up their  UK protests against the hostile immigration policies of the government. They have now collaborated with immigrants from other nations. It is being planned to hold a large protest in front of the UK parliament in this week. The group Highly Skilled Immigrants represents almost 1,000 IT professionals, Engineers, Doctors, […]

Immigration