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U.K. Begins Rolling Out eVisas to Replace BRP Cards

April 19, 2024

The United Kingdom began rolling out eVisas to replace the physical residence permit cards for immigrants as part of a plan to introduce a digital… continue reading

Use the Isle of Man’s Attractive Innovator Visa to Migrate

April 16, 2024

The island nation’s Innovator programme similar to the United Kingdom but the country has a more attractive tax structure, no health surcharge, better… continue reading

Visa Opportunities in the Isle Of Man (Part of the British Isles)

April 08, 2024

Economic activity in the Isle of Man is poised to grow as the government targets £1 billion in public and private investment until 2032 under its ‘Our… continue reading

Growing International Migration Trend Affecting U.K.

March 27, 2024

International migration is shaped by economic, geographic, demographic and other factors resulting in distinct migration patterns, such as migration… continue reading

U.K. Home Office Accepted £71m Faulty IT System, Data

March 21, 2024

Atlas, meant to automate asylum, citizenship and visa applications, has been causing serious delays and errors with a series of bizarre glitches, some… continue reading

U.K. Sponsor Licences to be Extended by Ten Years

March 13, 2024

The extensions will be automatic for licenses expiring on or after 6 April 2024, although holders will still be subject to compliance duties Holders… continue reading

Twenty One Occupations Likely in New Shortage List

March 07, 2024

The occupations represent eight percent of job roles eligible for the Skilled Worker route by employment The Migration Advisory Committee has… continue reading

New U.K. Rules Provide Flexibility to Business Visitors

February 27, 2024

The rules now allow legal professionals on business visit visas to advice clients, provide advocacy for a court or hearing, appear in arbitrations or… continue reading

Apply for a UK Business Visit Visa for Short Trips

February 20, 2024

You can apply for a Business Visit Visa if you wish to travel to the U.K. for up to six months at a time for unpaid business activity The Business… continue reading

U.K. Facing Rush to Hire Foreign Staff As Deadline Looms

February 12, 2024

More than nine million people of working age have quit the jobs market The United Kingdom is facing an unprecedented rush to hire foreign workers as… continue reading

U.K. Net Migration Projections Raised 29 Percent by ONS

February 01, 2024

Net annual international migration in the U.K. expected to be 315,000 from year ending June 2028, up from previous projection of 245,000 Net… continue reading

Existing Skilled Workers Exempt From New Base Salary

January 24, 2024

U.K. Home Secretary also commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee to review the Shortage Occupation List that will be renamed the Immigration… continue reading

U.K. Softens Planned Income Hike for Family Visas

January 05, 2024

Income required to bring in foreign spouses reduced to £29,000 from £38,700 The United Kingdom scaled back plans for a steep increase in the minimum… continue reading

Documentation Needed for a UK Sponsor Licence

January 03, 2024

We outline the process for obtaining a UK Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence Does your business need to recruit workers from overseas? The Skilled Worker… continue reading

Obtaining a Licence to Sponsor Foreign Workers

December 20, 2023

Since the planned changes in immigration rules will make it more expensive to hire foreign workers from April, it may be worthwhile to apply for a… continue reading

U.K. Minister Revolts, Saying Rwanda Bill Disappoints

December 07, 2023

Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick resigned saying the government’s new Rwanda legislation does not go far enough to stop challenges to deportation… continue reading

U.K. Announces Measures to Cut Migration by 300,000

December 06, 2023

As we expected Home Secretary James Cleverly announced a series of measures that will reduce the high numbers of dependents coming to the U.K. The… continue reading

U.K. Immigration Has Little Impact on Employment, Wages

December 05, 2023

Immigration had little or no impact on average employment or unemployment of existing workers, according to a 2018 review of the U.K.’s Migration… continue reading

U.K. Immigration Climbed to a New Record in 2022

November 28, 2023

Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick has drawn up a set of proposals to reduce immigration to the U.K. that is being discussed by the government Net… continue reading

What Drove Immigration in the U.K. in 2022?

November 23, 2023

Foreign students were the biggest contributor to the surge in immigration in the U.K. in 2022, accounting for 39 percent of non-EU arrivals. As… continue reading

U.K. Immigration Has Positive Fiscal Impact

November 20, 2023

The average European migrant will contribute £78,000 more than they take out in public services and benefits over their lifespan in the U.K., while… continue reading

U.K. Settlement Approval Rate Has Improved

November 20, 2023

On average, settlement applications of 128,446 people were approved by the U.K. Home Office each year between 2004 and 2022, according to most recent… continue reading

Higher Migration to Help Boost U.K. Economy

November 16, 2023

Migrants will add to the labour force and boost the supply side of the economy, Bank of England Chief Economist said Higher-than-expected migration in… continue reading

Biometric Residence Permits to be Replaced by eVisas

November 14, 2023

Holders of the permit will need to register and set up online accounts so that they can view and share relevant information The United Kingdom’s… continue reading

U.K. Migration Expected to Decline After Record 2022

October 19, 2023

A total of 606,000 people were added to U.K.’s population in 2022 but that number is forecast to drop to about 245,000 annually by 2027 Migration in… continue reading

How Large is the U.K.'s Immigrant Population?

October 16, 2023

The proportion of the foreign-born population as a percentage of the total in the U.K. is identical to that in the United States and Spain Immigration… continue reading

Choose the Isle of Man for a Business Representative Visa

October 13, 2023

The Representative of an Overseas Business visa route was closed by the U.K. in 2022 but is still available in the Isle of Man The Representative of… continue reading

Do Businesses in the Isle of Man to Benefit From Growth?

October 11, 2023

The island has unveiled an ambitious plan to double the size of its economy by 2032 In 2019, Canfields Law helped me set up a business consulting… continue reading

Penalty for Renting to Illegal Immigrants to Jump

October 04, 2023

Government announces multi-fold increase in fines for landlords renting to illegal immigrants Fines for U.K. landlords are set to increase sharply if… continue reading

UK Visa Fees Increase October 2023

October 04, 2023

The increases will help pay for public sector pay hikes The planned 15 to 20 percent increase in fees for a range of immigration and nationality… continue reading

Fines for Employing Illegal Immigrants to Triple

September 28, 2023

Initial penalty for employing somebody who does not have the right to work in the U.K. will rise to £45,000 from £15,000 in 2024 The government has… continue reading

Requirements of the Global Business Mobility Visa

September 26, 2023

Applicants must have been working for the overseas business outside the U.K. for a cumulative period of at least 12 months. This is the second part of… continue reading

Getting Familiar with the Global Business Mobility visa

September 24, 2023

This visa is for workers on temporary assignment to the U.K. This is the first part of a two-part article. The Global Business Mobility Secondment… continue reading

Getting the Business Plan Right is Key to Visa

September 20, 2023

Visa Kings Global is familiar with the local business environment as well as the approval process and works with a team of professional writers who… continue reading

Duped? Rely on us to Obtain a Skilled Worker Visa

September 18, 2023

Visa Kings Global has obtained hundreds of U.K. skilled worker visas, including for care givers, helping applicants avoid being swindled by rogue… continue reading

Settlement with the UK Global Talent Visa

September 14, 2023

Depending on your category you can apply to settle in the U.K. in three years with the Global Talent visa The U.K.’s Global Talent visa is tailored… continue reading

Applying for a Global Talent Visa Based on Prizes

September 12, 2023

If you have received one of the identified prizes you can apply for a Global Talent visa without an endorsement The U.K.’s Global Talent visa is… continue reading

Applying for Endorsement for a Global Talent Visa

September 11, 2023

You can apply for a Global Talent visa if you have been endorsed by an approved body as a leader or a potential leader The U.K.’s Global Talent visa… continue reading

Applying for a UK Global Talent Visa

August 14, 2023

If you are a leader in either academia, research, arts and culture or digital technology, you can apply for a Global Talent visa The U.K.’s Global… continue reading

Key Aspects of Self-Sponsored Skilled Worker Visas

August 10, 2023

Applicants for a self-sponsored Skilled Worker visa need not satisfy a minimum funds requirement. If you set up a new business in the U.K. or already… continue reading

Obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship For a Visa

August 07, 2023

Your company will need to apply for a certificate of sponsorship after your sponsor license has been approved. If you set up a new business in the U.K… continue reading

Applying For a Sponsor License to Sponsor Yourself

August 02, 2023

To apply for a sponsor license, your U.K. business must be genuine, capable of carrying out its sponsor duties and offer employment that meets the… continue reading

Steps to Obtain a Self-Sponsored UK Skilled Worker Visa

July 27, 2023

You can set up a company in the U.K. which may qualify to sponsor your visa If you set up a new business in the U.K. or already own one, you may be… continue reading

Foreign students cannot bring dependents to the UK

July 21, 2023

Rule will not apply to those pursuing PhD or research degrees International students in the United Kingdom will no longer be allowed to bring their… continue reading

UK Immigration Fees to Rise Sharply

July 21, 2023

Visa and nationality fees to rise by at least 20 percent The United Kingdom announced plans for stiff increases in the immigration health surcharge… continue reading

UK Eases Visa Rules For Building, Fishing Industries

July 21, 2023

Labour shortages worsened after Brexit and Covid If you are in the building trade or the fishing industry, it will now be easier for you to work in… continue reading

Getting a Scale-up Visa Licence

November 01, 2022

Companies growing rapidly can attract foreign talent through Scale-up Visas The UK government introduced a Scale-up Visa in August 2022 to enable high… continue reading

The New UK Scale-up Visa

October 04, 2022

Exploring the new UK Government visa category for immigrants introduced in August 2022 The Scale-up Visa was introduced by the UK government in August… continue reading

Human Performance Managers

September 14, 2022

I would like to bring to your attention today our Human Performance Managers, their role and how they could be of help to you. Getting a visa is… continue reading

Aspects of the UK Innovator Visa

September 06, 2022

Today, I am going to discuss some aspects of the UK Innovator Visa that I often get asked about. One question that people frequently ask me is which… continue reading

The Importance of Business Plans & Interviews

September 01, 2022

Today, I would like to present some perspectives on two aspects of the Innovator and the Start-up Visa — the business plan and the interview. How… continue reading

UK Start-up Visa Funding

August 26, 2022

I'd like to point you to an issue of funding for Start-up Visas that we could help with. In order to get a Start-up Visa, you need to be endorsed by… continue reading

Keeping Your UK Innovator Visa

August 24, 2022

Here are some perspectives on keeping your UK Innovator Visa. Many people don't appreciate that getting the visa is not the end of the story. It is… continue reading

Triple Protect Plan for UK Innovator & Start-up visas

August 22, 2022

I would like to introduce you to our exclusive Triple Protect plan. Our Triple Protect plan gives you protection in three areas when you apply for a… continue reading

Exploring the UK Expansion Worker Visa

August 12, 2022

Today, I wanted to present further perspectives on the new UK expansion worker visa. Is it an attractive option? Now it may be the case that it may be… continue reading

Are there problems with the new UK Expansion Worker visa?

August 11, 2022

Could the new Expansion Worker visa be of any interest to skilled workers and business managers? The first thing to consider is why this visa category… continue reading

Latest Developments in UK Start-up & Innovator Visas

August 08, 2022

There have been considerable changes to the government’s attitude to awarding the Innovator and Start-up visas over the last few months. When they… continue reading

The UK Innovator Visa has Arrived — Here’s How to Qualify for it…

March 20, 2019

In a sweeping change, the UK Home Office announced on 7th March 2019 the closure of Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa category. The new replacement category… continue reading

UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa — Two Success Stories

January 29, 2019

We’ve had two recent successes. One applicant getting his visa with a £50,000 investment backed by a Venture Capital company and the other succeeding… continue reading

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