01 July 2010
UK Visa cap consultation now launched
The expert body that advises government on the impacts of immigration has launched a consultation on the annual UK Visa limit for non-EU migrants.
The Migration Advisory Committee will gather evidence to help determine the appropriate UK Visa limit, which will be implemented in April 2011.
Submissions can be made to the consultation until 7 September 2010, and the advice will be presented to the government by the end of that month.
The process will look at Tier 1 and 2 of the UK immigration points system, and cover both skilled people applying to work in the UK with a job offer, and those applying without an offer.
MAC chair, Professor David Metcalf, said: “The MAC is pleased that it has been asked to carry out this work and looks forward to working with its partners to develop robust and well-informed advice to the government.”
The UK Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their UK Visa applications to the British High Commission.