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UK, EU Agree On Transitional Arrangements Following Brexit

As part of Brexit negotiations, the European Union and the United Kingdom have now agreed in principle to a transition period during which the free movement of EU workers will continue; EU workers must complete a registration...more

Monthly Quota for Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship Reached for Second Time

The monthly allocation for December 2017 and January 2018 has been exceeded, but those whose applications were turned down can reapply....more

1/24/2018  /  Applications , EEA , Sponsorship Agreements , UK

UK Immigration Update: Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules Announced

The UK Home Office published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, including a reduced waiting period for graduating students to switch from Tier 4 to Tier 2 and the proposed issuance of electronic entry...more

UK, EU Release Joint Brexit Report Impacting Employers and EU Nationals

Employers should audit the immigration status of their workforce, review long-term recruitment, and take a number of other steps to manage risks and ensure a smooth transition into a post-Brexit world....more

October 2017 UK Immigration Update

The UK government has set out a plan for transitioning EU nationals in the UK post-withdrawal, and released updated guidance on Employers’ Right to Work Checks....more

10/4/2017  /  EU , Foreign Nationals , Immigration Reform , UK

March 2017 UK Immigration Update

Changes to the immigration rules fulfill the Migration Advisory Committee’s previous recommendations. On March 16, the UK government announced changes to the UK’s immigration rules, implementing the final phase of...more

November 2016 UK Immigration Update

The changes are designed to incentivise businesses to reduce their reliance on migrant workers. On 3 November, the UK government announced changes to the UK immigration rules, implementing revisions that the Migration...more

UK Home Office Launches Online Application and Check and Send Service

EEA and Swiss nationals applying for a registration certificate or permanent residence can now apply online and avoid the need to surrender their passports. The UK Home Office recently launched two new services for...more

10/6/2016  /  EEA , EU , Passports , Permanent Residence Cards , UK

September 2016 UK Immigration Update

New developments include a number of Immigration Act provisions, changes to the recording of right-to-work checks, and early invitations to sponsor licence extension applications. Although the United Kingdom has voted in...more

Immigration Update 2015

Biometric Residence Permit regulations will begin rollout in March. New regulations will require individuals from overseas who apply for a visa for more than six months to obtain a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)...more

2/12/2015  /  Immigration Procedures , UK , Visas
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