25 November 2010

UK Visa cap and immigration changes announced by the Home Secretary

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The UK Home Secretary announced a number of changes to immigration policies in respect to Tiers 1 and 2 of the points-based system this week.

As well as limiting the number of skilled non-EU workers businesses can bring into the country, the Home Office is tightening the intra-company transfer route,  which will sit outside the annual limit.

Other changes include closing the Tier 1 (General) category and reforming categories under Tier 1 to only allow entrepreneurs, investors and people of exceptional talent into the UK.

The new measures include:

Further details of these UK Immigration changes will be published before they are implemented in April 2011. 

The UK Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their  UK immigration applications to the British High Commission.

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