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By Asma Bashir
Earlier this month, the Home Office issued guidance on how to calculate a period of continuous residence in the UK when making an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain in a working category.
By Asma Bashir
The UK Border Agency has released their Statement of Intent today and will be placed before Parliament in mid March.
By Asma Bashir
The UK Border Agency announced on 10th January 2011 that they are considering offering a fee paying premium service for certain applications for residency under European Law.
By Asma Bashir
In a series of recent announcements, the coalition government has set out its plan to comprehensively review the British immigration system with a view to achieving a substantial reduction in net migration figures to tens of thousands per year.
By Asma Bashir
We have recently reported on the government’s interim limits on non-EEA economic migration under the Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the points based system and we have also emphasised the importance of responding to the government’s consultation document in our previous article.
By Asma Bashir
On 19 July temporary immigration caps were imposed on Tier 1 (General) applications made outside the UK and Tier 2 (General). Permanent caps are due to be introduced on Tier 1 (General) and Tier 2 from April 2011.
By Asma Bashir
The civil penalty regime introduced by section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 on 29 February 2008 is one of a range of sanctions that can be imposed in relation to illegal employment.
By Asma Bashir
Obtaining immigration permissions is a critical factor to consider in any international relocation process. For businesses, identifying and coming to grips with immigration-related issues early in the process can save time and money, as well as minimizing disruption to the business, the assignee and his or her family.
By Asma Bashir
The UK Border Agency has been forced to make amendments to the Immigration Rules following two successful legal challenges. The two cases, Secretary of State for the Home Department v Pankina [2010] EWCA Civ 719 and English UK v Sectetary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 1726 (Admin), were both handed down in July 2010.
By Asma Bashir
On 28 June the coalition government announced temporary measures towards limiting the number of non-EEA highly skilled and skilled workers entering and remaining in the UK.
By Asma Bashir
All Tier 2 sponsors may be audited by the UK Border Agency at any time, with or without prior notification
By Rahul Batra
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has made certain changes to the Immigration Rules affecting migrant students and educational providers which sponsor them under Tier 4 of the points-based system.
By Rahul Batra
After launching the Points-Based System (PBS) just two years ago, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has implemented another set of changes which have taken effect from 6 April 2010.
By Rahul Batra
With the general election only days away, all parties are working hard to make their election policies known. Immigration has been highlighted as a key election issue.
By Rahul Batra
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has provided detailed information regarding their policy as to when a new Tier 2 application is required because of changes of employment.